iPhone 12 Restoration - Almost Impossible

Here we go again...
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  1. vicious


    Prieš 23 minutes

    A: "So and how do I repair my iPhone?" B: "That's the neat part, you don't."

  2. morten huva stenseth

    morten huva stenseth

    Prieš 10 val


  3. Ladderadder Mcglitternips

    Ladderadder Mcglitternips

    Prieš 17 val

    (Product Ded)

  4. KoopaPlush 101

    KoopaPlush 101

    Prieš 19 val

    The info massages about the screen etc.. doesn’t seem to really stop third party repairs from fixing them. They will still most likely do it. (my local one just added the phone as an repair option)

  5. SimplyStimulating


    Prieš 22 val

    Extremely complicated and not worth it at all 💀

  6. SimplyStimulating


    Prieš 22 val


  7. Susan Tuna

    Susan Tuna

    Prieš dieną

    thats why i hate apple they just make more e waste by doing this

  8. chris brown

    chris brown

    Prieš dieną

    Just so you know you can now buy screens for the 11 series that will not show the 'maybe not genuine warning'. No flashing needed.

  9. Wurzel Tee

    Wurzel Tee

    Prieš dieną

    imagine after all this it slips out of your hand and the back glass breaks again.

    • H12


      Prieš dieną

      haha, true. Imagine handing the repaired phone to your customer, it slips out and fall on the floor. and the customer picks it up and says: "oh, so you couldn't repair it, after all?"

  10. Devon Ladd

    Devon Ladd

    Prieš dieną

    Im so glad i just take care of my devices (and also dont have apple ones either XD)

  11. HumanAbstract


    Prieš dieną

    Well at this point after removing all those parts you should replace the frame, not everyone got a laser machine or the budget to buy one !! Thanks to Apple for making this process easy to do, thumbs up to Apple for being such a stupid compagnies.

  12. The Redneck Ram

    The Redneck Ram

    Prieš 2 dienas

    any guesses on how many more generations of iphone they make before they start making the frame of the phone a non-replaceable part that bricks your device if changed

  13. Roy van Diest

    Roy van Diest

    Prieš 2 dienas

    engineering at it's worst!

  14. Z0diac


    Prieš 2 dienas

    Apple: Makes phone prevented from 3rd party repairs This guy: *repairs phone* Apple watching this: :|

  15. The Jester

    The Jester

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Remember when you could just...pull the battery out.

  16. Matt Theriot

    Matt Theriot

    Prieš 3 dienas

    2/10 reparability AT BEST.

  17. SmellTheL


    Prieš 3 dienas

    Apple is such a jerk

  18. Joaquin Benavidez

    Joaquin Benavidez

    Prieš 3 dienas

    13:55 Wouldn't be safer to use plastic tweezers to avoid scratches? Great video anyways!

  19. Evert van Ingen

    Evert van Ingen

    Prieš 3 dienas

    I constantly had the feeling he was working inside an Iphone 4... Looks really similar

  20. Atlas Hellwalker

    Atlas Hellwalker

    Prieš 3 dienas

    Fr, I think companies that do this should be taxed more. Edit: I’m talking about comps making the ikr products stupidly difficult to repair with 3rd parties.

  21. STnSHtube


    Prieš 3 dienas

    This whole thing gave me anxiety

  22. Cyriac George

    Cyriac George

    Prieš 3 dienas

    Can the back glass be removed without a laser and not having to remove the internal components?

    • The Redneck Ram

      The Redneck Ram

      Prieš 2 dienas

      sure, it just requires a hammer, some good cut resistant gloves (for safety of course), maybe a metal pick or two, some tweezer, and a lot of patience......oh and a lack of caring about anything inside the phone wouldn't hurt matters

  23. Darklurkr


    Prieš 3 dienas

    My android was 50 bucks suck it Apple

  24. Snoncy


    Prieš 4 dienas

    *laughs in 8 plus*

  25. Tony vlogs

    Tony vlogs

    Prieš 4 dienas

    I owned an iPhone 12 and it’s in its case take care of brand new phone to responsibly



    Prieš 4 dienas

    Planned obsolescence in a nutshell

  27. NotRainbow


    Prieš 4 dienas

    And moreover that if they do remove third party repair that makes you go to their repair services where they literally charge you for a price thats like 200$ so they get even more profit

  28. Astronomy Demon

    Astronomy Demon

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Is anyone else satisfied by watching the laser work? It was oddly beautiful in a way

  29. odedo1 :

    odedo1 :

    Prieš 5 dienų

    I always loved my Apple devices but at the same time I always hated the way Apple don’t care about their customers only their customers money $$$$, which by the way it was exactly the opposite when Steve Jobs was around! His customers where important to him so much that me a nobody always got replies from him to my emails with questions that I used to send. But after his death Apple totally changed and now it’s all about how much $$$ they can get you to spend !!!

  30. GcubePlayer8


    Prieš 5 dienų

    Nah the 12 gets a 0.1

  31. calastan


    Prieš 5 dienų

    i never use the Metal Pry Tool as they are way to thick i use the fine tip of a "Best BST-302'' as i can fit it under the screen/cables without force. you can remove the battery without the need of touching the speaker/taptic engine. ihold tool looks cool but overrated ;) u can hold the screen in place with one hand while locking down the connectors with the second hand. still overall a great div

  32. Huskey Kaito

    Huskey Kaito

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Good job on opening and yes this is first iPhone that apple try to make unrepairable. I haven't open yet one because all of it I recieved they are* Oh they have garanteed *.

  33. Aeri


    Prieš 5 dienų

    Apples repairability score is the same as Masterlocks security scale. The numbers are just made up

  34. Edoardo Zone

    Edoardo Zone

    Prieš 5 dienų

    Amazing work. Congratulations on your restoration.

  35. Mace


    Prieš 6 dienų

    i read almost and immediately clicked on it

  36. Saad Khan

    Saad Khan

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Nice work bro

  37. Maxime L'Écuyer

    Maxime L'Écuyer

    Prieš 6 dienų

    I got a message from my car dealer , By doing my oil change myself , it void the warramty and they disable 1st an 2nd gear on my car !... Now it took me 4 min to hit 60 mph , and im still going to buy a new one !

  38. Martin's Welt der Technik

    Martin's Welt der Technik

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Apple engeniers should go to hell for that.

  39. MrViral20


    Prieš 6 dienų

    Can you people please for the love of god stop buying Apple phones?....they don't give two shits about you.....

  40. Aaron Stevenson

    Aaron Stevenson

    Prieš 6 dienų

    apple should hire him lolololol

  41. Lukas Baltuonis

    Lukas Baltuonis

    Prieš 6 dienų

    i remember when you just took off the back case with your nail and could just take the battery cuz there was a little space to take it out

    • Len L

      Len L

      Prieš 3 dienas

      I still have a phone that does that thank god

  42. sig mocs

    sig mocs

    Prieš 6 dienų

    What song is used at the very end

  43. Allan Barr

    Allan Barr

    Prieš 6 dienų

    You can get a upgrade board for the vs1 programmer on Ebay. I just saw it a couple of days ago. For the iPhone 12

  44. Jonathan Cousins

    Jonathan Cousins

    Prieš 7 dienų

    this pairing business is utter crap

  45. Mr Gamebreak

    Mr Gamebreak

    Prieš 7 dienų

    What is the name of that machine you use to remake the back cover of the iPhone ?

  46. Lars Ricaldi

    Lars Ricaldi

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Great job with the repair, it was fun to watch. I am glad I stopped using apple products, they are a pain with all the limitations it imposes to customers in software and hardware.

  47. Irish Foreignfoxx

    Irish Foreignfoxx

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Jeff have you any fixed 11 pro max for sale

  48. Dick Kickem

    Dick Kickem

    Prieš 7 dienų

    apple users when they need to use a 1.5 Gigawatt nuclear fission based laztorch to fix the screen on their phone: _its fast tho_

  49. Abdul Samad Channa

    Abdul Samad Channa

    Prieš 7 dienų

    bro just throw it away and just buy a cheaper android!

  50. imblocko


    Prieš 7 dienų

    these phones un-repairability tells us that apple doesn't really care about being Carbon Neutral, because there phones cant be repaired by 3rd Parties. They want everyone to go through them so they can sell more phones.

  51. Quesler


    Prieš 7 dienų

    (repairs iphone) you are on the veil between life and death

  52. Th0mas


    Prieš 7 dienų

    The extra wire around the wireless charging coil is used for communication stuff like nfc

  53. Kont Hoofd

    Kont Hoofd

    Prieš 7 dienų

    If they dont want 3rd party repair they need to solder all parts to the motherboard

  54. Marie Hannah

    Marie Hannah

    Prieš 7 dienų

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  55. Ghostify~exe


    Prieš 7 dienų


  56. HouseOfGu44i


    Prieš 8 dienų

    I remember those days when I was fixing iPhone 3G's by myself but now I see that I have no chance to repair an iPhone 12. The amount of tools and work you need to do is insane.

  57. SirMexicanYCP


    Prieš 8 dienų

    People actually use true tone? I usually just keep that disabled myself.

  58. Jovan Radojevic

    Jovan Radojevic

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Remember guys if this guy dies after the video it isn't 'suicide', Apple probably did it.

  59. Xxtrans_tarantulaxX


    Prieš 8 dienų

    Why are people so ruff with there phones my phone is literally my child

  60. Dylan C

    Dylan C

    Prieš 8 dienų

    13:30 - "i'll just have to deal with" (no true tone) wait so you're going to use that phone? thought you hated them ;/

    • Huskey Kaito

      Huskey Kaito

      Prieš 5 dienų

      Guess we gonna have to wait until they make a gadget to transfer identification number for the replacement parts...

  61. A Rock.

    A Rock.

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Completely impossible to repair by design.

  62. Dylan C

    Dylan C

    Prieš 8 dienų

    9:00 nah. the iphones are rated at a much higher water resistance level, and yeah the samsung backs definitely come off easier. theyre plastic... lol

  63. Herkules


    Prieš 8 dienų

    easy fix: dont buy apple

  64. TQ LLA

    TQ LLA

    Prieš 8 dienų

    If the back glass breaks, I would just put a sticker over it. Or a case.

  65. Tyson W

    Tyson W

    Prieš 8 dienų

    The 433 dislikes are apple employees

  66. NekoKitsu


    Prieš 8 dienų

    If the people at apple can repair it, that must mean there’s a way to replicate that repair process. But how?

  67. Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu

    Prieš 8 dienų


  68. nutzeeer


    Prieš 8 dienų

    alternative: buy a fairphone

  69. nutzeeer


    Prieš 8 dienų

    next up: how i used the tokamak fusion reactor and a particle accelerator to repair the latest iphone

  70. nguyenthuanthanh nguyentuanthan

    nguyenthuanthanh nguyentuanthan

    Prieš 8 dienų


  71. n8neiTen8n


    Prieš 8 dienų

    Obviously, apple is trying to force their isheeps to buy new as frequently as possible.

  72. la blackzed

    la blackzed

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Let's repair Apple products pass me the sledge hammer sport.💥

  73. ink


    Prieš 8 dienų

    itd b so cool to have a transparent phone

  74. IamNotSuperStar


    Prieš 8 dienų

    rip whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  75. Mitchell Thy Artist

    Mitchell Thy Artist

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Has Android done this? If not, imma switch when I get a new phone sometime in the future

  76. Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith

    Prieš 9 dienų

    I bought a $30 android throw it across the room not even a scratch I bought a 1000 dollar iPhone looked at it wrong and the screen shatters you don't always get what you pay for they are meant to last more than a year and they claim to be trying to go 0 emissions to anyone who buys them for this there using you they don't care about e waist only that money in your pocket

  77. IzzyNarwhal


    Prieš 9 dienų

    Just imagine how many people would buy apple if it wasn’t this hard to repair anything!

  78. Carson Hart

    Carson Hart

    Prieš 9 dienų

    Just replace the back panel entirely why would you bother replacing the glass alone

  79. Vlad Ventura

    Vlad Ventura

    Prieš 9 dienų

    I remember that about 6 or 7 years ago my little sister told me that eventually Apple was gonna make phones that would need lasers to be repaired. I guess she was not joking huh?

    • ChicagoTv


      Prieš 5 dienų


  80. Gavin Hedgepeth

    Gavin Hedgepeth

    Prieš 9 dienų

    There was no need to remove all of the components to use the laser. At that point you might as well replace the housing. The only reason the dust was there, was because he modified it to run through the center of the phone, which is completely unnecessary as there is no adhesive there.

  81. Augustin


    Prieš 9 dienų

    Hi ! Where did you buy the backplate?

  82. God Speed

    God Speed

    Prieš 9 dienų

    i know one thing: Apple is pissed :D

  83. SleepyFox


    Prieš 9 dienų

    If you have hands steady enough to repair an iphone then you could make even more money by becoming a surgeon.

  84. Marinda space

    Marinda space

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Why iphone 12 look like a iphone SE with iphone x screen

  85. Trevor Omondi

    Trevor Omondi

    Prieš 10 dienų

    I bet the next iPhones internal components will just consist of one whole slab

  86. TheClementineCupcake


    Prieš 10 dienų

    watching you makes me hate apple more with every video.



    Prieš 10 dienų

    That boi doesn't look happy :(

  88. Red Emp

    Red Emp

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Fight for your Right to Repair laws.

  89. Gio00


    Prieš 10 dienų

    And people is still asking me why i hate apple

  90. JaggedBird


    Prieš 10 dienų

    What the hell did Apple do to this phone? It's a mess inside!

  91. Siri // GD Partitionhlep

    Siri // GD Partitionhlep

    Prieš 10 dienų

    apple basically wants you to buy a new iPhone 12 once your current iPhone 12 gets a cracked screen. apple these days...

  92. Celeztia


    Prieš 10 dienų

    Samsung galaxy grand prime. First smartphone i used. You could pop the back off and replace the battery in 10-20 seconds on a bad day

  93. HackZy


    Prieš 10 dienų

    Double notch

  94. Ratna Singha

    Ratna Singha

    Prieš 10 dienų

    I guess repairing cost of an Iphone 12 is almost similar to that buying cost of Iphone12... may be thats why the person threw it away. haha Lolz



    Prieš 11 dienų


  96. Vinicius Gregório

    Vinicius Gregório

    Prieš 11 dienų

    "We don't know why apple uses this kind of glue that nearly destroys the phone if you wish to just exchange one part and don't have extremely specific and expensive machinery for it" Yea, *we can only wonder* .

  97. Tristan Tipton

    Tristan Tipton

    Prieš 11 dienų

    6/10 repairability score? Maybe 4 at best considering all the effort you had to go through just to fix the back glass.

  98. m sai manish

    m sai manish

    Prieš 11 dienų

    So I wouldn't trust any 3rd party repairs



    Prieš 11 dienų

    Next step infiltrate apple repair center and then use their tech for true tone