1. Remove the back cover of the phone
    • Remove the back cover of the phone

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  2. Remove the battery
    • Remove the battery

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    • Unscrew the four screws using the T6 screw driver

    • If you remove the screw in red, you void the warranty!

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    • Remove front silver trim by using plastic opening tools and wiggle it off.

    • This is difficult to remove, but it should come off if you do it with caution.

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    • Once you remove the rim cover, you should find two more screws on the top. Unscrew them using the T6 screw driver.

    It opened using a T7 screw driver for my mobile at this step

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    • Use the plastic removal tool to remove the entire back cover.

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    • Unplug the black antenna wire from the logic board.

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    • Peel off the three ribbon cables

      • They are orange and located on each side as well as on the top of the logic board

      • The cable circled in yellow is glued to the silver cap. Pull the ribbon cable upward towards the battery area.

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    • Take out your logic board

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    • Unscrew six small gold screws

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    • Separate the screen from its frame

    • After this step, you will need a torx bit smaller than a T-4. The circled display assembly can be replaced as a unit if you wish. In that case, this is the final step.

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    • Heat the digitizer

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    • Remove gold sticky film that attaches the digitizer to the screen

    • Separate the digitizer from its screen

      • Be careful not to tear the ribbon cable on the left side of the digitizer. That will be removed in a later step.

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    • Move the digitizer to remove both circled screws with a T-4 bit.

      • The screw in red is under the screen, be careful of the ribbon cable in the top left corner.

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    • Remove the circled screws with a T-2 bit.

    • Some kits do not have a bit small enough bit for these screws. If you do not have the proper bit, you should either buy one or simply replace the whole screen and digitizer assembly.

    • The silver plate may be covering up the screws. If you do not see them, slide it to the other end of the assembly.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the assembly.

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    • This ribbon cable comes out with a simple tug.

    • Pull the digitizer off the face of the phone and carefully guiding the ribbon cable out of the slot.

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    • Remove the screen using the opening tools.

    • The entire back of the screen is glued to the assembly, making it more difficult to remove. Since this part is already broken, don't be afraid to force it out.

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

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Superb wish I could get the heating instrument can u just describe?

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