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Want a BLACK screen on your RED iPhone 7?

  • Published on Mar 23, 2017 veröffentlicht
  • The new RED iPhone 7 looks absolutely amazing. I wish there was a black screen option. Luckily... I have an extra phone and some tools laying around, so I can build my own. This video shows the step by step method that I used to build my own black screen Product Red iPhone 7. Maybe Apple will be able to offer this version in the future. You will lose the water resistance if you do it yourself.
    The main problem is the home button. Apple claims security is the main reason they wont allow home button swaps, but its pretty simple to cover up with a skin or sticker. Hopefully MKBHD will help us out with that.
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Comments • 9 713

  • Eva Marie
    Eva Marie 3 years ago +1351

    I like having a black screen, because it makes me feel like the screen is bigger. Even though when you turn it on, you can tell it’s not, But whatever.

    • EinStein
      EinStein Year ago

      Yeah me too
      Plus the home button haptic vibration experience makes SE2 special over other phones

    • Giga Chad
      Giga Chad Year ago


    • Cay9s
      Cay9s Year ago

      Yeah I hate phones with bezels, I only buy bezelless phones

    • Odyx Martinez
      Odyx Martinez 2 years ago

      Me with my iPhone SE 2

    • Youtubehasa50lettercap Butyouarentallowedtouseit
      Youtubehasa50lettercap Butyouarentallowedtouseit 2 years ago

      Even when it is on it feels bigger because a lot of videos have black “frames” around them anyways.

  • Ganso Donald
    Ganso Donald 2 years ago +2125

    This dude predict the new design of the SE 2

    • FMZ-461
      FMZ-461 Year ago

      He didn’t predict it, he influenced it

    • mohamed mostafa
      mohamed mostafa 2 years ago

      I know right

    • Hollow Eyes
      Hollow Eyes 2 years ago

      Basically lol 😆

    • Trebelo Jaques
      Trebelo Jaques 2 years ago

      Holy shit people somehow found a way to be angry over here too.
      The dude who's contradicting this that it's not a prediction.
      I am sorry that it wasn't a funny joke.

    • Gaikwad Tushar
      Gaikwad Tushar 2 years ago

      Or may be Appel ceo watched this vedio

  • FinnishArmy
    FinnishArmy 3 years ago +15

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

  • BGP
    BGP 3 years ago +297

    Wow it’s funny how he covered the home button with his thumb in the thumbnail

    • Neenu
      Neenu Year ago

      Yeah that was so fricken funny Holy fuck I couldn't stop laughing

    • Tucker Creech
      Tucker Creech Year ago

      I kinda of like the white home button

    • Gareth Millar
      Gareth Millar Year ago +1

      @dev Doesn't really matter bro

    • dev
      dev Year ago

      That was his index finger...

    • Gareth Millar
      Gareth Millar Year ago

      Lol yeah

  • Flaire
    Flaire 3 years ago +1760

    "i'm not going to lose functionality for aesthetics" *destroys the phone's water resistance ability to make it black*

    • apodis -
      apodis - 2 years ago +1

      Phantom Xd they meant the 420th like i guess

    • Phantom
      Phantom 2 years ago

      @Colby Sproul how ?

    • Colby Sproul
      Colby Sproul 2 years ago +2

      Just gave you 420 likes. You’re welcome

    • Joseph Shamon
      Joseph Shamon 3 years ago +4

      Elijah Howe I think he knows that his not some dumb ass

    • Bahaa Abdelsalam Vlogs
      Bahaa Abdelsalam Vlogs 3 years ago +6

      xFlaire u don’t need to do that use a black glass protector

  • Charles Deffendoll
    Charles Deffendoll 3 years ago +1

    The white button adds a touch more of customization to it. Aesthetic or not. Love your videos. Keep up the great work.

  • R34 GTR
    R34 GTR 5 months ago

    There is a thing i saw in amazon, called home button touch id protector
    It comes in many colours including black
    And according to other videos, the touch id also works.

  • a plastic bag
    a plastic bag 2 years ago +8

    “It’s important to keep the tool from penetrating too deep”
    Well played, Zach

    • abrar
      abrar 10 months ago

      he didn’t play you, you just thought of it like that

  • Island
    Island 2 years ago

    I wonder if it's possible to replace the glass on the home button🤔

  • Jacob
    Jacob 5 years ago +15

    there are some display protectors who turn your front black

  • ms
    ms 2 years ago +2

    I knew that the app i use looked familiar
    I have an app called Touch Assistant because this old phone starts to click the recent button like crazy so i have to disable it and use that app, and it looks like the on-screen home button that you have and you can customize what it does
    its very useful 👌

    • Jackson's Universe
      Jackson's Universe 2 years ago

      I had it on before on my iPhone 7 and it was so annoying because whenever I played games it would always be in the way

  • Ur mom
    Ur mom 3 years ago +134

    Me watching this on my red iPhone 7
    My phone: oh gawd please don't!

  • Jackson's Universe

    I’d prefer the white screen with it because I think it looks cooler and you can see it in the dark

  • the On3
    the On3 Year ago

    Well, if you don't transfer the home button from the old display to the new one, you WILL lose Touch ID functionality.

  • Etan Chamare
    Etan Chamare 5 years ago +316

    They should have customized the startup colors to be red also.

  • VF28WWE
    VF28WWE 2 years ago +32

    Know what else they should have done?

    • adamator
      adamator Year ago +1

      @Ashley Nixon Samsung galaxy S10 would like to have a word. (S10 because it's waterproof and has a headphone jack). Or even the Note phones! A pen, headphone jack, and it's waterproof!?!

    • Cay9s
      Cay9s Year ago +1

      Forcing us to buy bluetooth although I do prefer bluetooth things over wired

    • Siddharth
      Siddharth 2 years ago +1

      @Ashley Nixon someone put it

    • Ashley Nixon
      Ashley Nixon 2 years ago +1

      I think it would kill the Mic and the vibrator also water resistant. Look Inside the iPhone where could you of put it?

  • MultiGamerInfinite
    MultiGamerInfinite 2 years ago +2

    They should make the home button red on product red iPhones.

  • RealmNate
    RealmNate 2 years ago

    I think it’s pretty cool with the white home button! 😃

  • John Doe
    John Doe 2 years ago

    so, I know this is late as they did away with the home button all together, but no, actually, there is not a better way to protect your phone from replacement of bio-metric sensors than to kill functionality. Mostly, because I can make a sensor that just sends the correct information no matter what fingerprint is on it. assuming a person had touchID set up, swap the sensor for one that allows any fingerprint and you can now unlock that phone. probably easier ways to fool touchID, but the fact is because they put the chip that does the fingerprint storage on the same device and then signal the phone either "match" or "no match" its not unreasonable to think a replacement might be made that always returns match. pairing the home button with the T2 chip and preventing replacement at all protects phones from this type of attack.

  • OVAS
    OVAS 5 years ago +489

    I'm pretty sure the reason for the white screen is that they have a lot of extra white home buttons,motherboards, and screens left over from the silver gold and rose gold iPhones.Due to the high demand of the matte black and jet black iPhones they couldn't spare any screens/motherboards and didn't want to spend more money producing new boards and screens.

    • Justin Russo
      Justin Russo 4 years ago

      But iphone 6s buttons are physical, not software with haptic feedback

    • alex
      alex 5 years ago

      Billy Bob i bet youre the only comment in this comment section that actually makes sense

    • Team3Gaming
      Team3Gaming 5 years ago +2

      ayuel wek since when was an apple white inside 😂

    • Hatim Amor
      Hatim Amor 5 years ago +1


    • Chol Aken
      Chol Aken 5 years ago +10

      Billy Bob a apple 🍎 is red outside but white inside that's probably the reason

  • Jonathan Watson
    Jonathan Watson 2 years ago

    And if you still want the home button black but you want it to function as normal , just put a glossy black sticker on it

  • Aviannauts
    Aviannauts 2 years ago +1

    i actually love the white home button, it's different!

  • fieldaf3
    fieldaf3 2 years ago

    I have actually done this properly, so that my home button works and it cost me about £130 for the total cost I brought a damaged black iPhone, swapped everything into an ebay red housing for the 7 and slapped a black screen on, so technically all I did was changing the housing from black to red

  • Sandeep Rexwal
    Sandeep Rexwal 2 years ago +4

    2017 : welcome to one of a kind iphone.
    2020 : hold my iphone SE

  • Nelson Gil
    Nelson Gil 5 years ago +26

    The white button actually looks kinda cool

  • Z-52
    Z-52 2 years ago

    Zach, you can actually buy a black home button sticker on amazon, Touch ID would still work too

  • Dilshan Kasun
    Dilshan Kasun 2 years ago

    hi,don't we need to add any adhesive when reassembling?

  • Luke G Brown.
    Luke G Brown. 2 years ago +1

    I think apple should have done this themselves because it would have looked great.

  • Jappiemoto
    Jappiemoto 2 years ago

    You just need to swap logic boards with a black screen one into a red housing and tada you have a fully functional iphone 7 red

  • kblue
    kblue 5 years ago +9

    Black screen with white home button looking beautiful

  • Mathieu Mouy
    Mathieu Mouy 2 years ago

    It’s better to buy a black iPhone and just change the frame : cost only ~15€, you keep Touch ID, a full black screen, and a black startup image.

  • Cosmo Cavalier
    Cosmo Cavalier 3 years ago +1

    If phones still had bezels then Jerry would probably make a clear bezel phone

  • superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur

    This is kinda funny looking back at it now that the SE has been released with the desired design.

  • Gavin Riddick
    Gavin Riddick 2 years ago +1

    Won’t you have to keep the same home button though?

  • Not4K
    Not4K 3 years ago

    Zach , you should try making a transparent screes IPhone ; like , change the bezels into something clear . that would be difficult tho

  • Matreeso
    Matreeso 3 years ago +1

    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

  • mikeyyyv
    mikeyyyv 2 years ago

    I personally think the white button looks real cool

  • dangers1921
    dangers1921 2 years ago +1

    Or you can just sand paper the bottom and top and put the tape at the home button and camera and just spray paint it

  • youtubequeen77
    youtubequeen77 3 years ago +1029

    Or just buy a phone with a black screen and paint your phone red

  • M
    M 2 years ago

    2:28 But unfortunately that will cost you the touch id 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Emil Holsvik
    Emil Holsvik 2 years ago

    But if u only switch out the homebutton itself instead of the whole wire? Will it then work on the device it came from?

  • Cesar Alanis
    Cesar Alanis 2 years ago

    I've always wondered if someone can just put the internals of an iPhone 8 inside an iPhone 6.

  • Grey Goose
    Grey Goose 3 years ago

    I kinda like the 2 tone panda home button. But I do agree that I wish the product red phones got a black face.

  • Uridien 1
    Uridien 1 3 years ago +2602

    "I'm not going to lose functionality solely for aesthetics."
    You've confused every Apple user.

    • real cartoon girl
      real cartoon girl 2 years ago


    • wewli
      wewli 2 years ago

      @Thirsty Demon L

    • I Quit.
      I Quit. 3 years ago

      MeetYourDemize oh boy ANDROIDERS ARE EVEN WORSE their toxic behavior is unspeakable I’ve seen some things.....

    • Johan Kudjoi
      Johan Kudjoi 3 years ago

      Uridien 1 00 320

    • Gavin Farley
      Gavin Farley 3 years ago

      Wow you’re hilarious

  • Infinitus
    Infinitus 3 years ago +1

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

  • dani
    dani 2 years ago +1

    I think the white home button looks cooler with the black lol

  • Ki Jó
    Ki Jó 2 years ago +1

    Mano imagina vc colocar uma tela do iPhone XS no iPhone 7

  • Clown
    Clown 2 years ago

    Wouldn't a hairdryer work in place of the heat gun?

  • briansmobile1
    briansmobile1 5 years ago +1347

    Excellent surgical work Dr. Everything.

  • J. Signer
    J. Signer 2 years ago +241

    Today‘s answer is: just buy an iPhone SE 2020 😂

  • Sybarite
    Sybarite 3 years ago

    The white home button actually looks good with the black background

  • SavHefner
    SavHefner 3 years ago

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

  • Cretzu44
    Cretzu44 3 years ago

    if you have a white home button wouldn’t it be easier using a black screen protector? it’s kinda the same thing plus it’s protected at the same time

  • The BlueJacket
    The BlueJacket 3 years ago +8702

    Just use a sharpie.

  • Cay9s
    Cay9s Year ago

    I dont like the iphones with their big bezels but I do indeed like the black and red color, looks cool

  • Shanaya Agarwal
    Shanaya Agarwal 2 years ago

    Apple really took a bad decision by putting white bezel glass on a red
    Black is perfectly a compatible combination with red back
    iPhone did realized this mistake and now we can see red-black combination on iPhone se 2020

  • L1amTheOne
    L1amTheOne 2 years ago +1

    Easy way: buy a jet black iphone 7 then buy a red dbrand skin and put it on the phone. The only problem is that the power button and volume rockers would be black.

  • Cheesy The Gamer
    Cheesy The Gamer 3 years ago

    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.

  • Billy Elliot
    Billy Elliot 5 years ago +5067


  • Kendall’s Life
    Kendall’s Life 3 years ago +7

    JRE: I can make a Red iPhone 7 screen black
    Red iPhone 8: Am I a joke to you?!?!?

  • bluubow
    bluubow 2 years ago +1

    aight time to go try this, thanks for this amazing tutorial that I'm sure most people watching will do [sarcastic}

  • Gabriel Miller
    Gabriel Miller 2 years ago

    Actually I've always liked the white screen on the product red 😂

  • Maggie12MD
    Maggie12MD 2 years ago

    Or you can get a product red iPhone XR 😂
    I had a silver 6 and now I have a silver XS, man I do miss the white front, it was so classic!

  • Norbert D
    Norbert D 5 years ago +89

    It might even look cooler with a color-matching red sticker on the home button instead of a black

    • Cool 76
      Cool 76 5 years ago

      Norbert D or a black home screen with red apple logo on it. it might look good... hmm

    • Felix
      Felix 5 years ago +2

      he will probably copulate with it, and can't say I blame him, the phone looks wicked! shame that the homebutton is homesick and can't be switched as easily Xd

    • JerryRigEverything
      JerryRigEverything  5 years ago +71

      ohh, ya! It'll be interesting to see what MKBHD does with it.

  • Gamingchannel2
    Gamingchannel2 2 years ago

    I love your videos they are very entertaining

  • Tim Bjoraker
    Tim Bjoraker Year ago

    Way cool in black, everything in my house is red and black. Thank you I am doing it!

  • Jappiemoto
    Jappiemoto 2 years ago

    If you replace the home button you should have no problem having the home button function only the touch id won’t work.

  • Auffq
    Auffq 3 years ago +1

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

  • pedro mendoza
    pedro mendoza 3 years ago

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

  • Junior Gabe
    Junior Gabe 2 years ago

    Cant you just paint the home button and lose touch ID?

  • Taylor Dani
    Taylor Dani 2 years ago

    Why didn't the button for the black screen work though? I guess it's a third party and apple doesn't allow that?

  • NotDaku
    NotDaku 3 years ago

    If you want the black home button just replace the logic board too

  • Elaina Barton
    Elaina Barton 5 years ago +993

    took Apple ten years to finally look like an Apple

  • fel-j
    fel-j 2 years ago

    Or buy one of those screen protectors that aren’t clear where the white bits are. But get black

  • whip1ashx
    whip1ashx 3 years ago +25

    If jerryrig would make a phone
    Just imagine about that

    • ashtronite
      ashtronite 2 years ago +1

      @No Madmann *Nokia brick crying in brick noises*

    • No Madmann
      No Madmann 2 years ago +1

      It would be a worthy opponent for the Nokia 3310

    • It’sCruzTube
      It’sCruzTube 2 years ago +1

      It would be really tough

  • Anshika V
    Anshika V 2 years ago +12

    2017 : JRE took a black screen from black iphone to make red black combo
    2020: Apple got it nspired from JRE video and made it themselves.

  • procrastinating studies
    procrastinating studies 2 years ago +1

    Or you could buy a screen protecter type of thing..

  • Saran Wrap
    Saran Wrap 5 years ago +12

    Do a network reset after installing a new Touch ID sensor to regain its functionality, It worked for my iPhone 6S

    • Frederic
      Frederic 5 years ago

      I thought they removed this in one of the latest ios-updates? So that a reset would make it work again

    • vido989
      vido989 5 years ago +6

      Super Ninja no you cant... its binded to a MBO, and every other toch id wont work except original one.

  • Hayato
    Hayato 2 years ago

    Dang the home button just ruins everything 😂

  • Louis Reda
    Louis Reda 3 years ago

    I think it looks good with a white home button

  • Manuel Guillen
    Manuel Guillen 2 years ago +308

    Imagine having a home button lmao

    • khtannnnnnnnnn
      khtannnnnnnnnn 2 years ago

      @atarei Ikr. The notch is annoying

    • Ashley Nixon
      Ashley Nixon 2 years ago

      @NinPien 🏳️‍🌈 no really Samsung home buttons are ugly. Before they got rid of it.

    • Ashley Nixon
      Ashley Nixon 2 years ago

      @Cycloid23 sooo true

    • Ashley Nixon
      Ashley Nixon 2 years ago

      @NinPien 🏳️‍🌈 yeah but apple Touch ID is kinda faster. Apple Face ID has invisible lasers to detect your face details and that’s why apple still has a big notch in 2020. Unlike android with a photo thing

    • Ashley Nixon
      Ashley Nixon 2 years ago

      @Filip Stevanovic imagine having a android that always gets virus and a crapy software.

  • Miguel Poole
    Miguel Poole 2 years ago +1

    Legit almost looks like the new iPhone SE 2nd generation

  • Oliwer Wijk
    Oliwer Wijk 5 years ago +272

    I like how you cover the home button in the thumbnail

  • KarstenPH
    KarstenPH 2 years ago

    The home button is kinda cool with the Black Screen.

  • Rimi
    Rimi Year ago

    I think they should make both, because some people like the white and others like black (i personally like the black version)

  • Cj Tube
    Cj Tube 2 years ago +1

    Your absolute absolutely awesome 😎 at this stuff

  • virtual.nebula
    virtual.nebula 3 years ago +1

    I got the same phone the same color THIS THING IS AWESOME THE IDEA IS SO COOL

  • Bach
    Bach 2 years ago

    alternative: absolutely demolish the lcd screen

  • F Sports
    F Sports Year ago

    Red and Black Great combination 👌🏻

  • Zak Morley
    Zak Morley 3 years ago

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

  • Yousif
    Yousif 3 years ago

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

  • Wow wow Wooowaah
    Wow wow Wooowaah 5 years ago +48

    @JerryRigEverything If you replace an iPhone the controller on the fingerprint sensor is serial# tied to the chip on the mother board. If you use the same home button from the original assembly the functionality will be replaced with a cache clear and reboot. I've repaired numerous iPhones not a single one has any problems with the sensor, If not than I'm a lunatic and going crazy. Literally never had a problem I hope that helps brother

  • Ghoste
    Ghoste 3 years ago +296

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

    • art_antiques
      art_antiques Year ago

      He said “Dont attempt this yourself.” and you did not listen..

    • S1R_0PIUm
      S1R_0PIUm Year ago

      @Cay9s he can’t Bc it broke💀

    • Cay9s
      Cay9s Year ago

      Redo the steps

    • Lovely Lori
      Lovely Lori Year ago

      F in the chat for phone..

    • S1R_0PIUm
      S1R_0PIUm 2 years ago

      @ian seldoon 😂😂💀my bad bro

  • Sandeep Singh
    Sandeep Singh 3 years ago +1

    Red and black combo is awesome

  • The Band of Brotherhood

    Just twist your tool gently to open up the screen

  • Adonis Sahatciu
    Adonis Sahatciu 2 years ago

    imagine apple watching this video they would be surprised

  • Mr TJ wit da B’s
    Mr TJ wit da B’s 5 years ago +13

    It would look sorta cool if the home button has a red ring around it instead of a silver one

  • nomad people allowed
    nomad people allowed 2 years ago

    I want a RED screen
    Oh and the black and white look really cool

  • David Dvd
    David Dvd 2 years ago

    I like more the black one bc that red and white doesent makes a good combo!

  • The Monkinizer
    The Monkinizer 2 years ago

    The home button would be cool if red or deep purple