What if I told you that iPhone 5’s screen can be replaced in 3 minutes? That’s exactly how much time you need to replace the iPhone 5 screen according to Jerry Rig over at YouTube, who has created this do-it-yourself video.
When iFixit disassembled the iPhone 5, they had reported that it was a lot easier to replace a cracked screen compared to an iPhone 4S because it opened from front-to-back, but I didn’t expect it to be so quick.
All you need is a 5-point Pentalobe screwdriver, a small Phillips head screwdriver, a replacement screen for your iPhone 5 and a suction cup (which may be provided with the screen). Amazon may be a good place to look for these parts, though the iPhone 5 screen and digitizer frame assembly replacement seems to be very expensive ($214.75) at the moment.
If that was too fast for your comfort, then you can check out iFixit’s comprehensive guide, which is 32 minutes long.