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Thread: How to remove back
11-15-2010, 10:08 PM #1
How to remove back
well ive converted 2 iphone4's from black to white. just got a new iphone and now the bottom screws are star(*) shaped and not the reg. phillips(+).
so i have no clue what size i need fora screwdriver.
i know it is T series
11-16-2010, 09:28 AM #2
my guess would be a t9 or smaller
11-16-2010, 03:51 PM #3
^+1, but haven't seen Apple putting torx screws in though. I wonder if somebody stripped the screws and put new ones in...
11-16-2010, 10:14 PM #4
nah i got it from advanced replacement, straight from apple.
2 of the iphones i had replaced last week. both come with torx screws. bought a t5 screwdriver. lol way too big. think i need t1 or t2
11-16-2010, 10:21 PM #5
hmmm apple must think we can't buy torx drivers lol
11-22-2010, 01:06 PM #6
i used a T1 screwdriver and its ending up stripping the scew. some help.
lol posting new thread
Last edited by trigun989; 11-22-2010 at 01:09 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
12-14-2010, 12:55 PM #7T1 ip4 5 point star torx screwdriver.
The new tamperproof/security screws that Apple installed on new batch of iPhone 4 is T1 ip4 5 point star torx. I have checked with all major tools manufactures in Europe and Southeast Asia and they informed me that none have it yet. Eventually, the manufacture that made those screws will start to leak out some of these screwdrivers and sell on the black market in China before the local brokers buy all and sell them in U.S.
12-19-2010, 07:37 PM #8
i dremeled the + one so it works perfectly with * one))
12-23-2010, 11:14 AM #9
12-23-2010, 08:54 PM #10
12-24-2010, 07:36 AM #11
I just ordered one from ifixit.
12-24-2010, 06:01 PM #12
yea same one that i ordered from ebay.
though mine was cheaper and ifixit is out of stock
12-31-2010, 02:50 PM #13
Ordered the tool from iFixit on Friday and it arrived Tuesday. Removed the back several times with the tool. Works great.
01-03-2011, 05:18 PM #14
Im not sure if they are the same size but the screws in the Ipad are T4s. Would make sense they would use that size for the iPhone 4s maybe.