UPS (via Next Day Air) delivered the two sets of adhesive strips from iFixit. I’m glad it arrived in the morning. ☀️🛬
Before I started my second attempt, I read the instructions and watched the videos again. 🍿
Read: Part one
iFixit included three words on their box: “You got this.”
They were right. I worked in silence for less than an hour, all went well, and the battery now feels secure. 🔋
I also swapped the Pentalobe screws with Phillips screws from the included Liberation Kit (available with their iPhone 6 Replacement Battery Fix Kit).
I’m sort of ignoring the amount spent for a few reasons. 💸
- Privacy. I didn’t want to leave my device with a third party for several hours/days.
- I didn’t have a working backup iPhone to hold me over.
- I’m saving money by not upgrading to a newer iPhone, especially since my current one is fine.
- I can be confident to do the same for Amy’s iPhone 6…when she’s ready. 💪🏾
- Maybe I can do this — and replace the cracked screen (Amy did it) — on my previous iPhone 5s.
- Fun. I haven’t tinkered like this since I built PCs years ago. See image of Grandpa Simpson yelling at cloud. I’m…not going to link to it. I think you know it. 😉