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Can I replace the LG G Stylo LG-H631 screen without digitizer

I am attempting my first phone glass replacement on my father's LG G Stylo. Since it is a lesser used phone, I wasn't able to find specific guides for that phone. However, I have watched glass replacement videos on other phones, complete with heat guns and adhesive and everything. I am pretty confident I can accomplish this on my dad's phone with some extra TLC.

The problem is that I can't seem to find the glass on sale anywhere online. I can only find screen replacement with digitizer. Are there some phones that you can't replace the glass by itself and you have to buy it with the digitizer? Thank you for your time.

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Replacing the glass vs replacing the LCD/digitizer is a difference between spending about 10$ vs 60$. I would prefer to replace the glass if possible. My concern is that spending 60$ is too much considering the cost of the phone, also I was really looking forward to learning about the glass replacement process on his inexpensive phone, so if I mess something up it isn't as big of a deal.

In theory, if I could find someone selling the glass, there should be nothing preventing me from replacing it on the phone correct?

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Well, for starters, let's clear up some terminology here.

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GLASS - the uppermost layer, what your fingers touch. This is the glass. Just glass. Usually color bonded bezel, with or without markings for capacitive buttons, cutout for home button etc.

DIGITIZER- Just bellow the glass, this is a thin, transparent layer, typically also made of extremely thin glass. This is what senses touch input, and translates it into readable data for the phone. Often times, the glass and the digitizer will come bundled together, pre-adhered to one another. If there's any chance that the digi must be replaced, its always best to go with a glass+digi combo, as adhering the two together is near impossible without special equipment. Plus, the glass+digitizer combo is general not much more expensive than just the glass itself. Other phones, such as Samsung Galaxy phones, have the digitizer built into the LCD/screen, instead. Determining how a specific phone is built before planing a repair and purchasing parts is always a good idea.

LCD/AMOLED/SCREEN - This is the part that actually displays the image. It, too, is mostly glass, and still extremely thing (paper thin, even, on some phones).

Finally, Some screens have the BACKLIGHT built in, such as on Samsung Galaxy phones. Other phones, such as (mainly) iPhones, have a separate backlight that goes on the very back once the glass+digitizer+screen have been bonded together.

So we have the GLASS then the DIGITIZER then the LCD/SCREEN and finally the BACKLIGHT. All of these elements combined, form a DISPLAY.

Finding and ordering parts can be a huge pain in the ass, with all the misused terminology, so it pays to be extra sure.

Now, how hard is it to replace a DISPLAY varies by phone, I would say a 5-7/10 difficulty, generally. It can be quick and easy, such as with iPhones, BUT something as small as switching a 1.3mm screw for a 1.1mm screw will render the phone permanently dead.

Glass only repairs are one of the most difficult, and labor intensive repairs there are. It's a 10. Unless you have a good deal of mobile device repair experience and a serious interest in a career in mobile device repair, I would not recommend attempting it. Especially not to save a mere 60 dollars - you will need at least that much worth of tools, glue, and supplies anyway. Do yourself a favor, and purchase the FULL DISPLAY. While not the easiest, it is still a manageable repair job for a novice. Better to spend a bit than almost certainly end up with a sticky pile of glass shards and junk.

I have been doing mobile phone repair for over 5 years, and I can assure you that glass only repairs are best left to professionals.

Just by purchasing the full display, and replacing it yourself, you are still saving quite a bit of money vs paying a repair shop to do it, so don't feel like you're missing out :)

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First of all, the G Stylo is not a popular phone so not many vendors sell parts for it Second, even fewer people have demand for the glass for this phone so that's why no one is selling the glass.

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Same here, guys! I just bought a brand new G stylo one week ago, i used to have galaxy s5 but i dropped the phone and cracked the screen and this is what happened with G stylo today. Is it risky to replace the glass only and i know this may sound stupid but is it possible to replace it with another brand glass?

Im afrid i wont find its glass where i live!

Thanks.

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I need a new screen too ! What is the answer here ?

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Go on your local Facebook groups and look for cell phone sale and electronic groups. Post that your looking for a Stylo with good glass but phone is dead. I got two I super bricked with perfect screens. I'm going to attempt replacement on broken glass one that works later today.

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If you can't find one locally , try eBay or hmu tat2edfreeky1@gmail.com. I buy and sell phones and if I don't have this one that I killed anymore I can probably find one in short order and ship it.

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It's usually best to just replace the LCD/digitizer assembly. Replacing just glass is risky to the LCD, it's very labor intensive and it will usually not look perfect. Mengtor.com sells the LCD/digitizer assembly for the Stylo.

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Great answers but how hard is it to replace the digitizer for a first timer from 1(easy) to 10(do not attempt please) ? Not sure if anyone would even see this but thank you for your time and the answer in advance

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LG G stylo is suck phone. I only use for one week and my screen cracked, because one of my friend accidentally sat down on it. I am looking for a repair screen too.

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I took it in today the repairman 1 of them want $150.00 for screen repair. n another one want $100.00 i don't know it work it to fix? I think i have to wait to buy a new one.

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well i have found my self the screen but replacing it is not easy as it was already said. If you no longer want and are willing to sell let me know

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Dude just get yo ass to work and make money broke ass fool

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please contact me at jenn.garland11@gmail. I have the same issue of cracked glass and rest is fine. after reading your post I am not going to attempt repair and am canceling the order I placed for new glass at $4.99 on ebay but interested in you fixing it as to the fact I cant afford another $200 for new phone at this time.

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