I've got a broken screen on my iPhone 4. Does anyone have any hints, suggestions, or products that you have used to repair your broken screen? Is there anything different about the iPhone 4 vs other iOS devices (due to the Gorilla Glass)?

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I would suggest the iFixIt kit and guide. It's gonna be expensive since unlike of the the previous versions iPhone, on iPhone4 you can't just change the glass without the changing LCD..

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    I would like to point out that that option is $150 with lots of of time, effort, and risk. Going through Apple is $200 and is fast, easy, and warranty-able. Jan 27, 2011 at 19:12
  • @Christian "fast" is only in USA and some countries.
    – cregox
    Jan 28, 2011 at 11:26
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    I replaced the glass on my 3GS with a kit from them and there were two big problems. First, it was actually quite difficult to do; if you don't have a lot of electronics experience and, especially, are used to doing things like using a heat gun to release glue, etc., I don't recommend doing it yourself. Second, the oleophobic coating of the original Apple part is way, way nicer: my screen gets gross very quickly and requires near-constant cleaning, and it doesn't clean well without a ton of rubbing. Wish I'd taken it to Apple, even with the significantly greater price. Apr 7, 2011 at 23:52

You probably have your IPhone fixed or replaced by now, but maybe others will find this useful.

I faced the same problem last Sunday - IPhone 4 glass shattered in thousand places after being dropped on the floor. We used iFixYourI to replace the screen assembly - they have a location in Boston, and it only took 20 minutes + about $130. On iPhone4 only the entire glass + digitizer + LCD assembly can be replaced. I would suggest googling "iphone 4 screen replacement" to see your local outlets first; if nothing is available nearby iFixYourI or others will still accept your phone by mail; Finally, if you want to DIY then screen assemblies can now be purchased now for less than $100.

Hope this helps.

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