iPhone 6 Housing Replacement

This week we decided to fix a bent iPhone 6 by installing a custom gold on black housing. As you might already know the iPhone 6 series, especially the larger Plus version, is prone to flexing over time and causing the components inside to become damaged resulting in loss of or intermittent touch functionality. While Apple had conceded that this problem does in fact exist, they still expect customers to pay in order to have the problem rectified. Unfortunately they did not include the 4.7″ version under their repair program and besides, why would we pay $149 later for something that we can prevent now? So, our preventative solution was to simply remove and replace the bent housing before it had a chance to damage the sensitive touch ICs inside of our phone. Besides that it turned out looking cooler in our opinion. We also decided to publish two videos this time. One shows the entire project from start to finish and the other is a time lapse for those of you who don’t want to sit through the full length version or maybe are curious but not really interested in performing the conversion.

The housing used in the video is no longer available but you can find similar parts below.

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There are several color combinations available in case you prefer something other than black and gold.

Full tutorial

These are the tools that were used for this conversion:

Opening pry tool set with tweezers

PH 000 Phillips screwdriver

Pentalobe screwdriver

Magnetic Mat

iScrews Organizer

Heat Gun

Be prepared to invest some time, keep your parts organised, and of course accept the risk that comes with this kind of project. It’s not for everyone and if you have problems we won’t be able to assist you since not having your device right here in front of us makes it very difficult and time consuming to figure out what went wrong if you end up having problems.

Time lapse version

Make sure to watch the entire tutorial before you start so that you’ll have an idea of what you’re getting into and also make sure that you have the right tools on hand. Good luck and if you want to submit a photo/photos of your completed conversion be sure to leave a comment in the section below.

3 Comments on “iPhone 6 Housing Replacement

  1. This is the best video I’ve seen on this subject. Great job!

    The tools list specifies a phillips #000 screwdriver, but I’ve seen many sources that indicate #00 sized screws for the LCD shield plate. I’m having a very difficult time removing these screws and so far have not been able to get them out. Can you please confirm for me the actual size of these screws? If they are #00, I see the screwdrivers for this size come in 1.5 mm and 2.5 mm versions. Which should I get? If you could also recommend a specific model of screwdriver, I would appreciate that greatly as well.

    Again, well done!

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