1 dropped screw that was found...""phew"".
i went ahead and removed the speaker, as i wanted to clean the 'grill'...i used alcohol and blew it out from the inside. got it nice and clean...no telling what THAT 'gunk' was...food grease i suspect(bought second hand...;)
now i have super sound coming from my iphone!!
i used the pointy black plastic stick in a rolling motion, to start pulling the adhesive strips...there is just a little bit of tacky there at the end that the point, if held almost parallel to the iphone and given a little twist to get it onto that tip. about to do the reassembly now...
all those teeny screws...and the world is so...well...BIG!
go slow and put those parts INTO something...
putting them "on" something will just cause heartache and and an infected bladder...
after a lot of froofroo and very errant iphone behaviour problems, i concluded that that tiny grounding piece must be being lazy as hello. i spread it out a bit to ensure a better contact with the back plate and everything appears to be working smoothly.
did this repair, as well as the battery replacement...GTG!!!
spoke too soon, i 'spect...random reboots persist.