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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Want COLOR on your iPhone and make it stand out from the crowd? We’ve got that for you here too.

 

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.

Yet another Jailbreak for New iOS Firmware 4.1 for all Devices with Limera1n (How to)

Bought a new apple device or just updated your device, that you wanted to jailbreak, but couldn’t because it had new firmware on it that couldn’t be jailbroken? Well now your wait is over. Geohot just released a new jailbreaking tool called Limera1n, which jailbreaks any iOS device, including the iPad (3.2.2 firmware). The current firmware by apple for iPhones and iPod touches is 4.1 and now could be jailbroken, also any previous versions, such as 4.0, can be jailbroken.
First download LimRa1n and Here is the video demonstration on how to jailbreak.

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Multifl0w brings multitasking to iPad, improves multitasking on the iPhone

I will preface this by saying that the application is for jailbreak users only. You didn’t think Apple allowed an app that changed multitasking in iOS did you? Well they didn’t, instead the creators of MultiflOw have their app for sale on the Cydia store for jailbroken iOS users. MultiflOw gives iOS users a very similar multitasking experience as WebOS or as the Safari browser tabs management. You can zoom out and see a cached image of all your open applications, then choose which one you want to jump back to. This application will definitely work better on the iPhone 4 compared to the iPad since the iPad only has 256MB of RAM, but it will work on either none the less. Now if only Apple could implement multitasking like this rather than the somewhat boring way of viewing different icons in a tray that they have now. Want to see MultiflOw in action? Check out the video demo after the break, then head over to MultiflOw’s website to learn more.

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Apple releases iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone, 3.2.2 for iPad, breaks jailbreak and fixes Safari’s PDF vulnerability

I wanted to say that didn’t take long, but in fact it actually took longer than I expected. The easy one click jailbreak that was available at Jailbreakme.com is no longer going to work. Apple fixed a bug related to the way Safari handled PDF’s closing the exploit allowing 3rd party programs root access to the device. Also if you have already jailbroke your phone, you might want to hold off on updating if you want to keep your jailbreak. It looks as though this patch only fixed that hole thus is not really worth updating. iPad users, ditto. Same thing for you. It will be worth the wait for most. 4.1 should be coming anytime now which will be a slightly more worthy upgrade.

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iPhone Jailbreak: may be legal but voids warranty

Although the U.S. Copyright Office’s recent ruling allow consumers to Jailbreak their iPhones legally, it really doesn’t matter much Apple. The law may have provided you the legal right to hack your iPhone any way you want but Apple still has a compelling factor to help you refrain from your antics; it’s called voiding your warranty. While the USCO has now allowed you to hack your iPhone, the ruling does not afford you the protection in case your phone breaks down.

Cult of Mac received a reply from an Apple spokesperson stating:

Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.

Jailbreaking also became legal on Monday, when the U.S. Copyright Office ruled several new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), including one that brings iPhone jailbreaking into legality. Apple previously tried to include jailbreaking in the DMCA.

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