Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the battery on your Google Pixel XL if yours is damaged or broken.

Image 1/1: Remove the SIM card tray by sliding it out with your hands.
  • Power off your device.

  • Remove the SIM card tray by sliding it out with your hands.

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Image 1/2: It may be necessary to heat the glass panel with a heat gun  or hair dryer to soften the adhesive. Image 2/2: Carefully pry the front display assembly off the phone by sliding a plastic opening tool around the seam of the device.
  • Be careful when pulling the glass screen off the phone because there is a connector which connects the screen to the phone. This connector will be removed separately in the next step.

  • It may be necessary to heat the glass panel with a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the adhesive.

  • Carefully pry the front display assembly off the phone by sliding a plastic opening tool around the seam of the device.

  • Use the suction cup to pull the screen off if it will not come off with the opening tool.

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Image 1/1: Gently remove the metal screen connector shield.
  • Use the T5 screwdriver to undo the two black, 4mm screws which hold the screen connector shield in place.

  • Gently remove the metal screen connector shield.

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Image 1/2: Use the spudger or your fingernail to lift off the connector that holds the screen in place. Image 2/2: Lift off the display assembly completely and place it off to the side.
  • Be careful not to damage the connector when performing this step.

  • Use the spudger or your fingernail to lift off the connector that holds the screen in place.

  • Lift off the display assembly completely and place it off to the side.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the two silver 3mm T5 screws which secure the mid frame assembly. Image 2/2: There will be clicks as you take the mid frame out of the phone due to the clips that normally hold it in place.
  • Unscrew the seven black 4mm T5 screws.

  • Unscrew the two silver 3mm T5 screws which secure the mid frame assembly.

  • There will be clicks as you take the mid frame out of the phone due to the clips that normally hold it in place.

  • Lift the mid frame from the rear casing by pulling it upwards.

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Image 1/3: Use extreme care when handling the battery. A puncture or bend could result in an explosion. Image 2/3: Slide the spudger around the edges very carefully to pry the battery off the rear casing. Image 3/3: Slide the spudger around the edges very carefully to pry the battery off the rear casing.
  • Remove the connector from the battery to the motherboard.

  • Use extreme care when handling the battery. A puncture or bend could result in an explosion.

  • Slide the spudger around the edges very carefully to pry the battery off the rear casing.

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Conclusion

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

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