iPhone 4 Battery
The two white tapes immediately tore despite being very careful and following instructions to a T. Had to begin prying and bending battery free from top outside corner. Don’t pry from the inside (electronic components side). You’ll be likely to damage computer components. Use the metal outside frame of case to pry the battery. Once I was able to bend back the upper inch of the battery I was able to get hold of the white tapes and pull free. Removal of those adhesive strips was the biggest challenge of battery replacement. Amazing that we have phones in our pockets that have technology that surpasses all the computers that took us to the moon, and yet, developers aren’t able to come up with a more sophisticated an effective means to secure the batteries. Oh humanity, gotta love it.
On a positive note: Kudos to iFixit for XLNT products, tools, tutorials and customer service!