Introduction

This guide is one of the longer processes, second only to the Logic Board, or the screen. Have a reasonably long time set aside to complete this guide.

Carefully pull the rear cover from the back of the phone.
  • Carefully pull the rear cover from the back of the phone.

  • Place a finger beneath the small lip on the left side of the battery.

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Lay the phone down on it's screen.
  • Lay the phone down on it's screen.

  • Lift up on the lip and pull the battery from the phone.

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  • Remove the four black 3.5mm T5 screws from the back of the phone.

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  • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the midframe and the display.

  • Slide the spudger along the seam between the frame and the display.

  • Using the spudger for leverage, carefully pry the midframe away from the display assembly.

    • This process will take some effort. Continue to pry slowly and carefully until the frame begins to detach.

  • As it releases, pull the midframe away from the phone.

  • The volume control tab may fall off during removal. It can be easily reattached.

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  • Disconnect the flash cable from its socket in the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Carefully pull the cable from its groove in the frame, working your way back to the camera.

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  • Pull the camera flash and cover off of the board.

    • You may need to peel back the sticker that sits behind the battery.

  • Work carefully. Excessive force can damage the camera or motherboard.

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  • Around the camera is a thin shielding. Remove it with tweezers.

  • Using tweezers, remove the primary camera.

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Conclusion

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

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