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iPhone 7 home button issues (My three assumptions)

Hi Folks,

I did a iPhone 7 screen repair yesterday in London. Although I had done and completed, successfully, hundreds of jobs of iPhone 7 & 7 Plus screens replacement. Yesterday, when I replaced the new screen, everything was working except home button. I tried my best to make it work by changing my another new screen but it did not work. Even I tried to replace broken original screen but did not work.

This issue of the home button is increasing nowadays with other iTech as well as per comments on this forum. Unfortunately, root cause, nobody could diagnose. Many people have different opinions. This issue is increasing but no one has final verdict. I have written my Screen vendors in China about this issue but they said their screens are perfect and AAA quality and never receive home button issues. Many people think that it is because of complications of new iOS 11 with non-original Apple screens.

I have few thoughs about it:

First, Apple itself, is trying to stop 3rd parties to replace screens. And when Apple online networks/sensors detect any non-genuine or 3rd party activity on the phone, they make home button disable.

Possible solution can be if we switch to aeroplane mode before turn off for replacing screen?

Secondly, my assumpution is that new iOS 11 has some intelligent code to detect any non-Apple store activity or screen detection.

I dont think so it will have any solution for 3rd party technician.

3rd assumpution is that iTech always break sensitive home button cable while taking off from the original screen.

It looks funny to admit it because I have done 100 of iPhone 7 screen repairs and now this time am I damaging home button cable everytime???

Currently, I have stopped myself to replace iPhone 7/7 Plus screens until I could find real reason or solution.

Can anyone help or share any resource please?



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This iOS 11 is becoming very annoying. I can't see how airplane mode would do anything. A possible solution is downgrading firmware. However our customers are not going to want to go through that, just to have a display replaced. Not to mention I've heard of people on the Q&A forum saying downgrading from iOS 11 to 10.3.3 left their phone unbooting. One of my friends completely stock iPhone 6 on 11.0.3 was so bad she couldn't wait for me to downgrade it for her and bought an iPhone 8. This is starting to sound like a scam. I agree something needs to be done. And likely just as it was with error 53. How to speed up said process though? Granted this time they went as far as to publicize this in their iOS update

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@irepairman @refectio is following this closely as well. He sure knows his way around those issues. Check it out on here

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Jessa at iPad Rehab seems to have some discussion of this on her blog though I haven't looked into it to check whether she has the answer. Having watched a few of her videos I'm persuaded that she would know the answer if anyone outside Apple does.

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