The following guide is meant to give you a step by step instruction on how to replace a broken, damaged or cracked LCD assembly on an iPhone 5. Please be sure to take care during all steps of this repair as parts and flex cables can be easily damaged or broken. As well, you must be sure to keep track of where each screw is removed from so that when it comes time to re-install them you know exactly where to put them. When removing or lifting flex cables, it is suggest to use plastic spudgers or plastic opening and lifting tools. Before continuing it is advised to read the disclaimer at the bottom of this article.
We suggest the following parts and tools for this repair:
If your screen is badly damaged apply clear packing tape to its surface until the entire glass assembly is covered.
Remove the 3.6mm Pentalobe or Phillips #000 screws located at the bottom of the phone near the dock connector. Note: The 5-point Pentalobe Screwdriver should only be used once as it has the potential to strip the screws.
Secure a suction cup to the front LCD Assembly and gently pull on the assembly while using a pry tool along the bottom and sides to lift the assembly away from the body of the phone.
Remove the 3 Phillips head screws near the top right of the battery to the metal assembly cable bracket from the phone.
Carefully disconnect the Front-Facing Camera flex cable, LCD Flex Cable and Digitizer Flex Cable from the logic board.
Remove the LCD Assembly from the iPhone.
Remove the 2 Phillips screws from the LCD Assembly that are securing the front facing camera and lift the speaker bracket, black plastic spacer and earpiece speaker from the assembly.
Carefully remove the front facing cable from the assembly and remove the front camera and rear microphone assembly.
Remove the 2 Phillips screws securing the home button and use the opening tool to pry the home button flex cable away from the display assembly.
Use the pry tool to lift the home button gasket away from the display assembly.
Remove 2 Phillips screws from each side of the assembly, 4 total.
Remove the Phillips screws from the metal plate and lift the LCD shield plate away from the assembly.
Re-assemble your iPhone with a new assembly, be sure to remove the film on the back of the LCD before proceeding and remove the front protective film after you have fully re-assembled your iPhone.
Note that the above information is provided for informational purposes only. We take no liability in for any damage or losses that may be done as a result of in-experience. If you are not comfortable with making repairs or cannot afford the loss of your device we suggest to contact an experienced professional to complete your repair.