How To: Fix your iPhone 4/3Gs/3G or iPod Touch: The Complete Guide

I got asked by a friend the other day, “Hey, do you know how to repair an iPhone 4? I dropped it and broke my screen.” I said, go on the interwebs. He looked at me with a daze and said, “I can’t find a good source. Do you know someone that will fix it?” Stunned, I told him to GO ON THE INTERWEBS because I know there are a ton of sites that give you step by step instructions for repairing your phone. That got me to thinking, there really isn’t a one-stop-shop (source) for all of this information compiled into one page. So as I sit here on my day off, I realize that this is something I can do without spending a lot of hours. So here it goes.

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Listed below you will find several sites and videos combined to give you the necessary information required to fix your iPhone 4/3G or iPod Touch.

iPhone 4:

This video below by DirectFix.com is a great ‘walk through’ of how to repair for your iPhone. DirectFix.com also provides the necessary parts and tools to repair your iPhone 4.

iFixit.com puts on complete how-to’s with step-by-step instructions on repairing almost all aspects of the iPhone 4. The guides are very easy to read and come with photos to walk you through the process. iFixit also has question areas if you get stuck or did something wrong through the repair process.

  • For the iPhone 4 on AT&T, you can go here.
  • For the iPhone 4 on Verizon, you can go here.
View a FULL list of .PDF repair instructions here.

iPhone 3Gs:

This video below by DirectFix.com is a great ‘walk through’ of how to repair for your iPhone. DirectFix.com also provides the necessary parts and tools to repair your iPhone 3Gs.

iFixit.com also has step-by-step instructions on how to repair the iPhone 3Gs screen (in addition to other tutorials). Head on over there to check it out here.

  • For the iPhone 3Gs on AT&T, you can go here.

iPhone 3G:

This video below by MissionRepair is a very good video showing you how to repair the screen of the iPhone 3G in about five minutes. It is a very simple video and you can just pause the video as you repair your phone. Make sure to have the proper tools and parts to repair your phone BEFORE you get started.

Again, if you want a step-by-step walkthrough, you can head on over to iFixit and read the 18 step guide.

For the iPhone 3G on AT&T, you can go here.

Here is another excellent guide to repair your iPhone 3G. It is in .PDF format. Click here to download.

Is your iPhone or iPod touch freezing up?

Then it needs to be restored. Check out this very simple video below that shows you how to restore your iPhone or iPod Touch.

 

iPod Touch repair

DigitalExpress provides and excellent video for repairing your iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd generation.

PDF Instructions for iPods:
iPod 3rd Generation Disassembly
iPod 4th Generation Disassembly 
iPod Mini Disassembly

 

 

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Need Apple Help?

For those of you seeking service questions or want to go directly to Apple, go here.

 

*We are NOT responsible if you brick your device or mess it up in any way or void your warranty with Apple. You do this at your OWN RISK.

Verizon spokesman says “no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future”

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During an interview from Beet.tv, Verizon Spokesman John Johnson stated:

Q: Let me ask you first of all about Verizon and the iPhone. What is happening, if anything? What is the status?

A: No one ever asks that question. (Smiles) So, no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future, but you’ve gotta look at the incredible excitement around the Android devices…

These comments should be taken with a grain of salt as TheStreet reports that analyst Ashok Kumar claims that Apple is getting ready to do a possible holiday launch on Verizon:

The Mac maker has also told its manufacturing partner Asustek to plan on starting full-scale production of a CDMA version of the iPhone to be available at Verizon as early as November, Kumar says. The report is yet another confirmation of Apple’s long-awaited Verizon iPhone, which still awaits final approval from the two companies that have not always seen eye-to-eye.

[via MacRumors]

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More iPhone 4G pics surface – 10 million CDMA iPhones ordered by Apple – iPad to hit Walmart

What a week for Apple. Jobs is either the greatest marketing genius every to walk the face of this earth or he is throwing some angry tirades in the Cupertino offices right now. The Vietnamese leaked photos and video (see below) from Taoviet, the French blogger site BeGeek thought they were fortunate to receive some pics too, but found out that they came from non other than: Taoviet.Hit link for videos and pics. Read more of this post

Verizon iPhone: Landor Associates working on upcoming iPhone campaign

Rumors are rumors but we’ve been saying this since last year that the iPhone is coming to Verizon. What we do know according to Crunchgear, is that  Landor Associates, an advertising company which has been contracted by Verizon, is doing some stuff for big red this summer. We are told that “working on an advertising campaign” for Verizon for an upcoming iPhone. Apparently, Ladnor has been working on Verizon branding since 2007 and is, according to a their tipster, now working on an iPhone launch this year.

Now whether that is it is the new iPhone 4G (or 4) or the original iPhone 3Gs with iPhone 4.0 updated on the handset. I would think that the latter is more of a possibility. Why? Because this way, Apple’s exclusivity to AT&T would not technically be broken since AT&T would get the new iPhone 4G released on their network while the iPhone 3Gs updated with 4.0 would hit Verizon’s network.

[via CrunchGear]

Titanium iPhone is the real deal you know it’s real

I was going to post information here but I’ll let the video speak for itself. If you want some nice photos of the this sweet Titanium mod of the iPhone, head on over to here.

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Read more via Engadget.

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