Remove the cover by lifting the notch towards the bottom of the phone. Use your fingernail to lift it up.
  • Remove the cover by lifting the notch towards the bottom of the phone. Use your fingernail to lift it up.

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Remove these nine screws with a small phillips screwdriver. They are all the same size.
  • Remove these nine screws with a small phillips screwdriver. They are all the same size.

  • There is a small screw hidden under the warranty sticker. You may either remove or poke through it .

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  • Use the pry tool to gently separate the panel from the frame, starting from the bottom left corner and continue along the edge of the phone.

  • *WARNING* by doing this, you will void the manufacturers warranty.

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  • Continue using the pry tool around the back panel of the phone to separate both pieces.

  • Once you have gone around the entire frame, use both hands to pull it apart.

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  • Use the pry tool to disconnect the camera from the device.

  • Gently lift the camera up and use the tweezers to remove it from the phone.

  • Reinstall the camera. Then follow the guide in reverse to put the phone back together.

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  • Remove these three screws using 00 Philips screwdriver. Note the smaller screw circled in orange.

  • Then gently pry up on the metal antenna connector at the end of the grey wire. Move the wire out of the way.

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  • Next you must disconnect these three cables.

  • Use your pry tool to lift up on the brown tab to release the ribbon cable.

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  • For the last ribbon cable, use a spudger to gently pry up on the board under the right sim card slot.

  • Next, take your pry tool to lift up on the brown tab holding down the ribbon cable.

  • The cable is now free to be pulled back out of its' slot.

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  • Using a spudger, peel up on the mesh tape then use your tweezers to peel the rest of it up.

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  • Now that the motherboard is free to be pried up, be sure that no cables are in the way or can be snagged when removing the motherboard.

  • Just lift up and away.

  • Follow the instructions in reverse to put the phone back together.

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  • Using your tweezers, peel back the yellow film to free the cable from the screen.

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  • We used the iOpener tool, heated it up, and placed it on top of the phone for a few seconds to loosen up the glue.

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  • Once the screen has been heated and the glue is tacky, put a plastic opening tool between the glass screen and the frame. Start lifting the glass away around the whole frame.

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  • When finished separating the glass from the frame with the pry tool, grab both the frame and glass with both hands and separate both pieces. CAUTION, there is a ribbon cable that needs to be removed from the back of the phone before full separation.

  • As you can see, the LCD still needs a bit more work to come apart.

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  • Take a spudger and gently push the cable through the cutout on the frame to separate the glass.

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  • Congratulations! Your device is now ready for a new glass panel!

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Conclusion

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

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