Use this guide to replace the rear facing camera located on the back panel of the phone.

  1. 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.

  2. Power off your phone.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Unscrew the one 1mm standoff screws holding the bracket in place along the top of the phone.

    • Carefully slide the bracket out of the tap and then maneuver the bracket off slowly.

    • Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using a spudger.

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

    • Disconnect the cable in order to expose the 5 screws along the right hand side of the motherboard.

    • Unscrew four 2mm screws to remove the motherboard.

    • Unscrew the remaining 2 mm screw to remove the motherboard.

    • Carefully lift up the motherboard and use the spudger to pry the camera from the camera holder.

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

    • Flip the motherboard over.

    • Using a philips head screwdriver to remove the remaining 1mm screw holding the bracket that is protecting the camera ribbon cable.

    • Remove the ribbon cable and rear facing camera carefully.


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

Grayson Starr

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Hey you're information are real usual, but replacement for the back glass would be nice as well. I've got mine damaged completely.


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