I agree with winternick … This did not work for me and now my phone is in pieces and I don’t want to risk putting it back together for risk of the batter now being damage by my attempts to figure out how to remove black tape at the base of the battery to try and find the adhesive tab which does not appears to exist on my iPhone 5S.
How extremely disappointing and at least an hour of my life that I won’t get back the same as my now useless phone.
I do not see any battery adhesive tab … Certainly nothing with any round hole in it … Now I am bummed…
Please see my previous comments at Step # 9.
No home button connector cable, no sign of any battery adhesive tab.
It seems I am now stuck with a useless phone …. This did not help at all … I bought a kit that is no use, a new / replacement battery that I can’t even use … :-/
Bummed ex- customer. Would not recommend ifixit for this idea.
I used the 5S battery kit that iFixit shipped me and attached the suction cup to the screen and gently started pulling to lift the screen. It lifted revealing a very slight crack and I used the spudger tool with the suction cup still lifting away gently and it opened more. At no point did I see any home button cable???
When the screen came off more I continued to follow all the other instructions and have got to step 23 … I see no battery adhesive tab???
Just loads of black electrical tape blending in with the battery seal. So now I have no clue how to complete taking the battery out?
Completely bummed at this point….