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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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Replacing Battery with Cracked Rear Glass?

I’ve reviewed the process for replacing the iphone 8’s battery. It looks very similar to the 6 and 6S i’ve done before. But there is a catch:

My rear glass is shattered. Can I still replace the battery? Or will trying to remove the battery/battery adhesive end up destroying the glass? Is the battery adhesive what is holding the glass together right now?

The previous phones I’ve opened for battery swaps were all undamaged, or only had front screen damage. I don’t want to take this phone apart and end up with half a phone and a pile of glass shards and dust.

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Hi, you won’t damage the rear glass as the battery has its own adhesive similar to all the previous iPhone models.

Hope this helps, Luke

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But what I'm saying is, is the battery's adhesive stuck directly to the glass or is there some other kind of intermediate layer between the two?

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The back glass is a separate layer, there is a metal frame between the two.

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