Introduction

Note that before removing the Micro-USB port you will need to remove the battery.

If the display is damaged use clear packing tape to contain any glass shards.
  • If the display is damaged use clear packing tape to contain any glass shards.

  • Make sure the entire surface of the display is covered with tape.

  • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.

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Power off your phone. Remove the SIM card from the left side of the phone by pressing the small hole and allowing it to eject using the 0.8 screwdriver head. Remove the two 4mm  screws on the bottom of the phone using the Torx T3 screwdriver.
  • Power off your phone.

  • Remove the SIM card from the left side of the phone by pressing the small hole and allowing it to eject using the 0.8 screwdriver head.

  • Remove the two 4mm screws on the bottom of the phone using the Torx T3 screwdriver.

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Press the small suction cup just above the home button. While lifting up on the suction cup insert an opening pick into the crevice between the screen and back casing to pry the screen off carefully. Carefully separate the two halves to avoid tearing the volume rocker ribbon cable.
  • Press the small suction cup just above the home button.

  • While lifting up on the suction cup insert an opening pick into the crevice between the screen and back casing to pry the screen off carefully.

  • Carefully separate the two halves to avoid tearing the volume rocker ribbon cable.

  • Using the opening tool, disconnect the volume rocker ribbon cable from the base of the phone freeing the two halves of the phone.

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Using the J000 screwdriver head, remove the three 3mm screws holding the bracket in place.
  • Using the J000 screwdriver head, remove the three 3mm screws holding the bracket in place.

  • Remove the silver bracket that was held into place by the three screws just removed.

Disconnect the battery connection cable  by using the plastic opening tool and applying light pressure upwards on the cable.
  • Disconnect the battery connection cable by using the plastic opening tool and applying light pressure upwards on the cable.

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Unscrew the 1mm screw on the top left side of the phone Maneuver the bracket off slowly
  • Unscrew the 1mm screw on the top left side of the phone

  • Maneuver the bracket off slowly

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Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using the plastic opening tool Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using the plastic opening tool Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using the plastic opening tool
  • Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using the plastic opening tool

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Unscrew the 3mm screw located on the top left side of the phone with a flat head
  • Unscrew the 3mm screw located on the top left side of the phone with a flat head

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Unscrew the four 2mm screws along the right side of the motherboard with a philips head Unscrew the four 2mm screws along the right side of the motherboard with a philips head Unscrew the four 2mm screws along the right side of the motherboard with a philips head
  • Unscrew the four 2mm screws along the right side of the motherboard with a philips head

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Carefully lift up the motherboard and using the spudger pry camera from the camera holder Carefully lift up the motherboard and using the spudger pry camera from the camera holder
  • Carefully lift up the motherboard and using the spudger pry camera from the camera holder

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Lift off bottom plastic piece with flat antenna cables
  • Lift off bottom plastic piece with flat antenna cables

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Indeedthis isaname - Reply

one missing pic in step 9. also any ideas where i can get a replacement part?

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