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Released September 22, 2017. Model A1863, A1905. Available as GSM or CDMA / 64 or 256 GB / gold, silver, and space gray.

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Placing back the rear glass properly

I’m having trouble getting a tight fit on a rear glass replacement. Every tiny speck of glass has been removed from the back, as well as some sanding been done to flatten the overall surface as well, however I still fail to get a fit as tight as before.

I tried checking with a local shop to make sure if the glass I got wasn’t simply a badly made part, too short, thick or thin from our good and reliable Chinese sellers, but they confirmed it wasn’t the case, noting only the lack of a frame originally attached to the removed glass as the reason for the improper fit.

I don’t recall any frame besides the plastic one already attached to the chassis which was somewhat damaged, but not significantly. Any bends caused to the phone during removal were made inwards, not outwards, so I still don’t quite follow why I can’t get a good fit.

Strong pressure on the glass only gets it so snug, let alone any adhesive that is going to be used to get it stuck to the rear, so I’m worried it might end up even worser than it does when I simply place the glass on with my fingers.

Does anyone have any experience with getting the glass back on properly? Any tips?

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1 Answer

I`ve done loads of these but only have this problem when there are small fragments of glass there that I have missed.

your right not to stick it down yet as it should lay nice and flat with no issues, is it all corners that are like this?

When I do them I remove everything from the phone and heat it upto 280deg then push and scrape under the glass to get it off, I can get the job done in under 45mins quite easily.

I suggest you maybe strip the battery, logic board and speaker out to remove any pressure that maybe warping the underside and see if that helps, and if it does then glue the back on and clamp it up until its set solid then rebuild it.

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