Want a BLACK screen on your RED iPhone 7?

Want a BLACK screen on your RED iPhone 7?

Today Apple released a brand new iPhone 7. This goes hand in hand with their (PRODUCT)RED
line that donates a portion of their profits to AIDS and HIV programs with the hopes that
eventually we will have an AIDS free generation. Charity is always a good thing, especially
from one of the largest businesses in the world. When you buy the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, it comes
with a white screen. And while that does look pretty darn good,
I think a black combination would look even more dope. Let’s give it a try. [Intro] I turn the phone completely off and then remove
the bottom two silver pentalobe screws. While I don’t recommend attempting this
project yourself, since it is pretty difficult, I will be linking all the tools and replacement
parts that you might need in the video description. As we know, the iPhone is water resistant
which means there is a thin band of adhesive running around the edge under the screen. I’m going to use a heat gun to warm up the
glass until it’s just barely too hot to touch. Then I’ll use a large suction cup to lift
up the edge of the screen enough to slip my thin metal pry tool between the plastic edge
of the screen and the blood red metal body of the phone. Now this part is kind of tricky. It’s where most people will damage their
displays. There are some very fragile ribbon cables
along the right side of the phone, so as you are cutting through the adhesive, it’s important
to keep the tool from penetrating too deep inside of the phone and slicing that important
stuff. You also can’t lift the bottom edge of the
screen very high or it will put stress on the ribbons as well. You’ll see what I’m talking about in just
a second. The screen comes away from the device by pulling
away ever so slightly on the display to release the top clips and then the whole thing folds
open like a little book…a very good looking red book. I think the inside of this thing looks better
than the outside. The anodized red colored coating is all throughout
the device and not just the exterior. I’m definitely a fan. For the next step I’ll switch to my wide
triple zero bit since Apple likes to use weird screws inside of their phones. There are 4 screws holding down the metal
plate over the battery connector, fingerprint connector and LCD ribbon connector. I’ll set that off to the side next to the
screws to help keep them organized. Now we need a Phillips head double zero screwdriver
for the top screws next to the earpiece and front camera. If you think it’s weird that Apple has 3
separate screw types inside of their phone, you’re not alone. I think it’s pretty strange as well. After the two screws on the top bracket are
off I can unclip the front camera and the earpiece ribbon, and the screen is free from
the iPhone body. Now depending on where you get your screen
from there might be a few more steps. If you buy the replacement screen linked in
the video description, you’ll have to transfer over your earpiece, back metal plate, and
home button to your new screen. I show that in my iPhone 7 screen replacement
video. For the sake of time though for this video,
I’ll be using a screen and home button that I pulled off a fully functioning matte black
iPhone 7. It’s already got all the components attached
to it so it’s a direct swap and slightly easier. I’ll start by plugging in the ribbon cables
from the black screen. There are two down by the battery and then
one more up at the top. Each of them will clip in like a little Lego. Make sure to plug the battery cable in very
last; it’s safer that way. The two metal plates go over the top of the
cable connection. And then the 6 screws hold everything tight. Remember each screw is different so keep them
organized and put them back in the same hole they came from. The phone will fold shut just like a very
expensive book and then the top edge of the screen gets tucked up into place before the
rest of the display clicks down. I’m going to use the black screws that I
pulled from my other black iPhone 7 for a cleaner look. Replacement screws are also pretty easy to
find. I’ll link some below the video as well. And it’s time to turn our ultra good looking,
one of a kind cell phone on. And here is where we run into the first problem. Apple has this thing where if you ever need
to fix or replace your home button, they just kill the functionality of it altogether. It’s incredibly frustrating from a repair
perspective, but that’s a story for a different day. Apple claims it’s for security reasons,
which is valid, but there are other ways to protect your device besides killing functionality. The last warning that popped up was to tell
me that I have to use the on screen home button now instead of the physical button, and that’s
kind of annoying. While I love the look of the all black on
red, I’m not about to lose functionality solely for aesthetics. It’s time to reinstall the original home
button – the white one. See, iPhones and their home buttons are paired
at birth and remain together for the entire duration of their lives like some kind of
weird National Geographic documentary instead of a cell phone. To remove a home button there are 4 screws
and then the home button unsticks from the plastic frame and drops out from the front
of the phone. Then all I have to do is tuck the white home
button back up into place on the black screen, and then use the same screws to hold it in. And that’s it for the home button. It’s still definitely white, but this time
it’s functional and there are no error messages. Now one way around this would be to take the
main board from the black iPhone and plop it into the red frame. That way the black home button would remain
paired together with the black screen. But I would recommend against that because
the more components that you remove from the phone, the higher chance you have of something
breaking and going wrong and it never working again when you put it back together. I might compare this project to Legos during
the video, but it’s slightly higher risk than that. The simplest solution is to just get a small
black skin and put it over the white home button; incredibly inexpensive and at least
the skin isn’t covering the whole display. Now I don’t have any skins at the moment,
but I know a guy who does. I’m going to send this phone over to MKBHD
to let him work his magic on that home button. The phone is his to keep or giveaway…totally
up to him. What color combination do you think looks
best? Do you like the white screen, or do you think
Apple should have made a black and red iPhone variant? Let me know in the comments. Luckily I was able to grab two of these red
phones. I’ll be testing the scratch resistance of
the new color in my next video, so if you haven’t subscribed, now would be a good
time. My Twitter followers got the inside look of
this phone as it was happening. So follow me over there to stay ahead of the
curve. And thanks for watching. I’ll see you around.

100 thoughts on “Want a BLACK screen on your RED iPhone 7?

  1. Red and black looks better

  2. Me

    buys a black screen protector

  3. Apple released red ip8 with black front next year. 😂😂

  4. The iPhone 8 has a black screen

  5. I mean, if you really had the time to, you could replace the home button glass and not the parts with a black home button.

  6. Want a red iPhone 7 with black screen?

    Get the red iPhone 8 😂

  7. He thinks every things a lego🤪

  8. Black is so cool

  9. As I’m watching this with the i phone 11

  10. 0:13 LARGEST*

  11. I mean, I have a red 8+ and it has a black screen

  12. Now we know why he kept his thumb of the touch id

  13. I like the white home button with the black display. it's cool.

  14. Or you could wait for the red iPhone 8 😂

  15. half a year later, you can get an iPhone 8

  16. I don’t like what iPhone is doing, it is switching practically for looks and is now a status symbol, but android isn’t trying to do anything either. The main complaint for android for me is that the software is just to complicated. Android is basically using a phone as a computer, sure that may sound good but it’s not, phones are meant to be quick and easy use. That’s why I still use apple

  17. The security feature makes sense to me because someone could if they wanted, hack their own fingerprint into the software with their own scanner

  18. Best black and red iPhone 7!

  19. The moment he said “even though the white looks darn good, I think the black would look even more DOPE” I hit subscribe…

  20. Ill just buy a black tempered class

  21. My iPhone 7 has a replaced home button it works apart from touch ID

  22. Or get a private screen protector

  23. But the white home button is nice too

  24. 4:45 keyword, slightly

  25. döpe

  26. Why didn’t you put adhesive on after tho?

  27. I just did this and my phone broke like a little lego…..

  28. Or you can just just get a black iPhone 8 and a red case

  29. Yep, that white front on that pretty candy red back sucks. Black front is dope!

  30. The home button is encrypted to only work with it's screen, that's jacked up.

  31. switch logic boards

  32. You can black spray the home button

  33. What if you changed the iPhone 7 display into a iPhone X display

  34. I keep one fingernail long for opening iPhones. No need for a risky and dangerous metal tool or a heat gun.

  35. Black

  36. Can i get one iphone 7 or even the iphone 4 will work

  37. and im watching this with a red iphone 8 with black screen-

  38. Instead of doing this you can just take off the Screen protector and you get a round screen in the new IPhone 6s

  39. It is better to use a Black Tempered glass

  40. Red and black

  41. No wonder he covered the home button on his screen Xd

  42. Heck, the button should be red as well.

  43. White

  44. 0:18 dope

  45. He complains bout what they use in the phone but who wakes up and think I’m going to operate on a iPhone 7😤🤣

  46. …or just get dbrand skin

  47. عربي انا هيي

  48. Zack: Want a BLACK Screen On your RED iPhone 7

    Norman Foster: Hold My Beer

    Next Year Apple: We Are Proud To Unveil This IPhone We Call It The IPhone 8.

    a Few Minutes Later: We Have The Product (Red) and It Has A Black Screen

  49. I got mine already black screen but it’s a lot easy using dirt

  50. or just buy a black iphone and a red case..

  51. I want that my iPhone 7 is red on the back but white uhh

  52. Please watch the video from „Felixba“
    He swapped the whole mainboard with is

  53. The white home button looks sick though

  54. I thought he was gonna destroy the internals and the screen would turn black XD

  55. it looks like shit no offence, if you waited a couple years you get the XR product red which is a fullscreen display therefore its all black infront instead of shitting on whatever the phone was on this video

  56. Legit thot that was an xr not gun lie

  57. step 1: cover the cameras
    step 2: spray paint it black

  58. Will it still be waterproof

  59. Could of just got the iphone 8 in product red

  60. 4:53 Now it looks like you got it on a Spare Parts store 🙁

  61. Bro will you give up an iPhone

  62. You are good because you are always saying like a little logo and you are always doing experiments so well done!!

  63. Red and black looked a lot better than the original one it suits it black and red

  64. Just get an iphone xr lol🥱

  65. Black and red

  66. Black and red (;

  67. Just Use A Sharpie For The Home Button…

  68. I tried to fix my iPhone and it just died and never turned on again

  69. Actually I have that phone and I’ve wanted that because it looks better

  70. Buy iphone 7 2019

  71. Just cover up the screen and stuff to paint it

  72. My red iphone came with a black screen

  73. Apple is so annoying. Like even their 3-d party MFA approved cables work 50/50

  74. The reason apple puts different Types of screws is beacause they want to get stressed out that you buy a knee phone

  75. I put a black screen on my rose gold 8 🔥🔥

  76. The 8 plus was black tho with red

  77. Or you could just get a skin..

  78. I LIKE THE BLACK!!!!!!

  79. Just change the screen not that hard

  80. I think it looks good with a white home button

  81. Or you could just paint the home button

  82. How do I get the iPhone 7 product red I live in Ireland I don't no how to buy it

  83. Just use a fucking black screen protector

  84. Want a RED screen on your BLACK IPhone 7?

  85. Can I have that

  86. I always hated white screens and white phones in general, they hurt my eyes and my iphone 6 i loved it, because it had a black screen but i LOOOVE my iphone 7 plus because it is Jet black.

  87. I like the black and red

  88. just wait a week for the home button, it has to accept it

  89. U can just put a screen protector with black skin lamo 😂😂😂😂

  90. Mine already came with a black screen

  91. Your thin metal Pry Tool I assume Size is not a issue? As you are wheeling it?

  92. Just put a black screen protected on it that’s what I did with my 6 but I have a 11 now so it doesn’t matter lol

  93. I really enjoyed the inside of this phone, so it would have been very neat to see a clear front screen

  94. BLACK would have been soooo much better…

  95. i like how in the tum nail he covers the white home button

  96. That's so sick

  97. Apple defo hates this guy

  98. Nvm just keep the white

  99. Or you could get a skin

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