How To Make A Phone From iPhone Parts

By | December 31, 2022

Making a phone from scratch is for the tech-savvy. Let us look at how to make a phone from damaged phone parts as a complete newbie.

Let us leave making a mobile phone from scratch for the professionals to do. We will make our own phone using parts from damaged phones.

All we need to know is the type of phone we want to make and we can start getting the parts based on that phone.

What we need

The easiest way to go around this whole project is to make our phone from one of these popular brands. This will help us get the parts we need faster and easier. We need lots of parts for this project and we can’t get just random parts but parts that will fit with all the other parts.

Let us quickly take a look at some of the things we need.

  • Motherboard
  • Screen with touch
  • battery
  • housing
  • screws
  • other parts including the front and back cameras.

This is just a very short list to help us start the journey. There are other components that we might need later.

You need a level of technical knowledge to be able to pull this off. If you have no idea how mobile phones work technically, I recommend you do not follow these steps.

Disclaimer: Note that this is just for educational purposes only. If you follow the steps in this article, you do so at your own risk. ICT Catalogue will not be held responsible for any negative outcome.

Getting the items

One of the common phones you can easily put together by yourself is the iPhone 6 Plus. I will also recommend parts from only online stores so you can easily get them no matter your location.


The first part I want you to get is the iPhone 6 Plus motherboard. There is this store on AliExpress that sells cheaply unlocked and working 6 Plus motherboards. Here is a discounted link if you would like to purchase from them. You can get this for as little as $10.99 using this discount link.

How To Make A Phone-motherboard

Now that your motherboard is ready, let us get the other items.


One of the easiest iPhone parts to get is the battery. Once in a while, you will have to replace your battery so the brand new batteries are everywhere.

If you can’t find some in your local accessories shop, simply head to AliExpress. You should be able to get iPhone 6 Plus battery on AliExpress for as little as $6.


I recommend you get a brand-new battery. If you get yours from AliExpress, some shops are good enough to add some tools that will help you along the way.


The iPhone 6 plus housing only covers the back of the phone with the screen covering the other side. I recommend you get the housing on AliExpress. There is this shop on AliExpress that ships the housing with all buttons and a SIM tray. Use my special discount link and you can get it for as little as $5.


Replacement screen

You have to buy an iPhone 6 plus replacement screen as well. The screen should come with a Fingerprint sensor, front camera and receiver.

If you are wondering where to get a screen that comes with all these, then you should simply head to the AliExpress online shopping mall. The shop link provided sells screens that come with the above-mentioned components. It should worth $12


If you have purchased every item up to this point, then you are almost through assembling your own iPhone 6 Plus.

How to assemble the components

Basically, you need some level of technical knowledge to be able to put together the components of the phone.

If you cannot put them together by yourself, simply get a technician to help you out. It is very important to know what you are doing here. Else, you might end up damaging the components.

If you want to do everything by yourself, then you will a few tools. You will need a screwdriver set, a pair of tweezers and a cell phone adhesive.

If you have all those ready, You can start the journey by watching this iPhone 6 Plus Assembly on YouTube.

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