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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Apple’s media event round up: iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle

Well well, what have we here? It looks like Apple’s event ran as expected with the announcements of the new iPod touch, iPod Nano, and the iPod Shuffle. So what is it that is new and exciting about all of this? Well actually, quite a lot. This wasn’t your average refresh with a larger storage capacity or a slight bump in specs. No, this was a full fledge relaunch of some of their products, especially the iPod Nano. Lets take a look shall we? Read more of this post

Apple’s Fall media event [Update – Apple officially announces September 1st]

Apple is known for holding a Fall event to refresh their iPod lineup, which gives credence to Bloomberg’s latest prediction. According to Bloomberg, Apple will be holding a media event on September 7th in San Francisco. Aside from the boring possibility of a TV show rental service, what mobile tech is expected to be unveiled at this Apple event? Well let’s go down the list. Read more of this post

Verizon iPhone and next-gen iPad spotted in code, field testing next?

BGR was sent an interesting piece of code yesterday, he received this from a tipster of his telling him that code shown above lets the device pass through iTunes activation. He also mentions this block of code appears every year regularly before an iPhone or any Apple device release and then removed before the launch. So why would any device need to bypass activation? Most likely they are going to do field testing with whatever is being tested, Verizon iPhone or next-gen iPad with 3G built in.

Secondly, they also received a tip saying the platform code of the CDMA iPhone is N92AP and the platform code for the next-gen iPod touch is N81AP.

We should expect a next-gen iPod Touch at the rumored iPod event next month.

[via BGR]

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Apple hires NFC expert as mobile commerce product manager

As we just posted a story on Google and PayPal trying to cozy up to each other,  Apple has gone and hired a NFC (near field communications) expert to be their new head mobile commerce. Benjamin Viger, formerly product manager for mobile wallet, payment, and NFC at mFoundry, NearFieldCommunicationsWorld rounds up a plethora of recent Apple patent filings he just may be helping bring to market:

  • An NFC-based mobile payments service that lets consumers make payments to merchants and other consumers via a credit or debit card, directly from their bank account or using credit stored in their iTunes account.
  • The ‘iPay, iBuy and iCoupons’ patents, describing a comprehensive mobile payments, mobile commerce and mobile marketing business based around an NFC-enabled iPhone.
  • Products+, an NFC-based product marketing and promotions application.
  • An airline ticketing and boarding pass application that describes an unmanned, automated airport ticketing and baggage counter kiosk and introduces the concept of an automated security checking process where users of the iTravel app could process themselves through the security clearance system and check themselves in at the boarding gate.
  • The Grab & Go patent, designed to make it easy for customers to transfer files between devices such as the Mac, iPhone and Apple TV.
  • An NFC-enabled iPod, games controller, TV and iPhone.
  • An NFC-based concert, entertainment and sports venue ticketing application that includes exclusive bonus features for users of Apple’s service.

[via NearFieldCommunicationsWorld thru MacRumors]

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iOS 4.1 beta 3 released, cuts loose ends with iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G

iOS 4.1 beta 3 was released earlier to developers, almost a week after beta 2. While there is no change log included in this release, hopefully it means 4.1 is getting closer to a final release. The bad news with this release though was Game Center was unfortunately dropped from iPhone 3G and second gen iPod Touch users. There is no reason or mention from Apple for this but it looks like Game Center was too good to be true on those devices.

[via Engadget]

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iTunes wireless services finally coming?

BGR has found another “source” with some more Apple news. According to BGR’s latest source report, Apple is working on some cloud syncing services. There are going to be 3 essential services included in this new iTunes Cloud service. Here is what they are: Read more of this post

[Update – It is here!] iOS 4 is coming today, excitement is in the air if you’ve got an iPhone 4 or 3GS

Today is the big day for folks with the iPhone 3GS and 3rd gen iPod Touch. iOS 4 is expected to hit sometime today. There is no exact time for its arrival, but we will be hitting the refresh button on iTunes repeatedly until we get it. Are you as pumped as we are? Multitasking, Springboard back-rounds, Folders, Bluetooth keyboard support, threaded mail, screen rotation lock, and easily accessible iPod controls. Bring it on Apple!

Update – iOS 4 is now available for download via iTunes 9.2! It is available for the 3G (but with heavily limited functionality), 3GS, and iPod Touch. If you haven’t already, go get your update! Make sure to update all of your apps from iTunes because some developers may have added new multitasking or some other iOS 4 features to the application.

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[Video] Boy Buys App and Accidental Click Costs $1000

Imagine seeing that on your credit card statement?

I don’t know if click is the right word since you cannot click an iPod Touch but I was watching the news last night and saw this story come up throughout the broadcast and knew I had to share it with you guys. This kid accidentally purchased a $999 app known as BarMax, it helps you prepare for the Bar exam when wanting to become a lawyer. I knew before the story was going to be talked about that the iPod Touch had probably not asked him for a password and just went to purchase and download immediately, and my assumptions were correct. Sometimes when your keep purchasing apps on an iPod Touch, it stops asking for a password since the timeframe before purchases is so short. Luckily the mother emailed Apple, explained the situation, and received a refund. I am sure the son will be careful at what he touches next time. I am always careful to make sure before what I click or touch on my iPhone, is it the same on WebOS or Android when purchasing an app? Does it ask for a password or save it and purchase it right away? If you guys have any funny stories on your accidental purposes share them in the comments!

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iPhoneOS 4 event on April 8th

Today Apple sent out invitations to it’s newest iPhone event which was actually delayed from the usual March events they have had in years past. The event invite is simple enough, offering to show us the future of iPhoneOS. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific in the Town Hall on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. We will be covering the event in full force and keeping you all up to date on the newness Apple delivers.