Introduction

The actual screen cannot be detached from the front cover, so if its the cover that is broken, an entire new module will be needed. This will basically be a complete tear down of the phone, as most pieces will be removed to reach the screen.

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. Lift up on the lip and pull the battery from the phone.
  • 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. Remove the four black 3.5mm T5 screws from the back of the phone.
  • 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.
  • 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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Set the phone down on its screen. Using tweezers, unplug the small vibrator connector from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Set the phone down on its screen.

  • Using tweezers, unplug the small vibrator connector from its socket on the motherboard.

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Pull the vibrator motor from the phone.
  • Pull the vibrator motor from the phone.

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Disconnect the small speaker cable from its socket on the motherboard. Remove the earpiece speaker from the phone. Remove the earpiece speaker from the phone.
  • Disconnect the small speaker cable from its socket on the motherboard.

  • Remove the earpiece speaker from the phone.

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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. Carefully pull the cable from its groove in the frame, working your way back to the camera.
  • 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.
  • 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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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Around the camera is a thin shielding. Remove it with tweezers.
  • Around the camera is a thin shielding. Remove it with tweezers.

  • Using tweezers, remove the primary camera.

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Remove five T5 Torx screws from the motherboard. Remove five T5 Torx screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove five T5 Torx screws from the motherboard.

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Disconnect the flash cable from its socket at the bottom of the motherboard. Carefully pull the flash cable from its slot in the side of the phone. Carefully pull the flash cable from its slot in the side of the phone.
  • Disconnect the flash cable from its socket at the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Carefully pull the flash cable from its slot in the side of the phone.

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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.
  • 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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Now locate the coaxial bluetooth cable that connects the top and bottom boards of the phone. Use tweezers to pop both ends of the cable from the boards and remove it completely. Use tweezers to pop both ends of the cable from the boards and remove it completely.
  • Now locate the coaxial bluetooth cable that connects the top and bottom boards of the phone.

  • Use tweezers to pop both ends of the cable from the boards and remove it completely.

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Now find the AP FPC, one of the smallest connectors on the bottom board. Pop the small black tab up using tweezers, then unplug the cable. Pop the small black tab up using tweezers, then unplug the cable.
  • Now find the AP FPC, one of the smallest connectors on the bottom board.

  • Pop the small black tab up using tweezers, then unplug the cable.

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This step is pretty much irreversible, so do not do this unless you absolutely have to. Remember peeling back part of that big sticker in the middle? Now you get to take it all the way off. This may take some time, and the use of the tweezers, but keep at it until the whole sticker is off.
  • This step is pretty much irreversible, so do not do this unless you absolutely have to.

  • Remember peeling back part of that big sticker in the middle? Now you get to take it all the way off.

  • This may take some time, and the use of the tweezers, but keep at it until the whole sticker is off.

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Now find the GPS board in the upper left hand corner of the phone.
  • Now find the GPS board in the upper left hand corner of the phone.

  • Disconnect the white cable from its socket on the motherboard.

  • The cable does not need to be unplugged from the main bottom board.

  • This cable is connected to the underside of the bottom board. If it is detached, be sure to reconnect it before reassembling the phone.

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If this step does not progress easily, check to see that there are no screws still holding the board in place. With the cable removed, pop the GPS board out of the phone using tweezers. With the cable removed, pop the GPS board out of the phone using tweezers.
  • If this step does not progress easily, check to see that there are no screws still holding the board in place.

  • With the cable removed, pop the GPS board out of the phone using tweezers.

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Using a spudger, begin to pry the copper colored board in the middle away from the phone to loosen it. Also pry the small piece that runs under where the volume selector is on the full phone. Also pry the small piece that runs under where the volume selector is on the full phone.
  • Using a spudger, begin to pry the copper colored board in the middle away from the phone to loosen it.

  • Also pry the small piece that runs under where the volume selector is on the full phone.

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There is a connecter cable under the main board, so do not pull it all the way off right away. Gently pop both the top and bottom boards off of the phone, and turn them over to the left Gently pop both the top and bottom boards off of the phone, and turn them over to the left
  • There is a connecter cable under the main board, so do not pull it all the way off right away.

  • Gently pop both the top and bottom boards off of the phone, and turn them over to the left

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With the back of the main board exposed, flip up the little brown lever at the end of the connector and unplug the final cable that connects it to the main board. With the back of the main board exposed, flip up the little brown lever at the end of the connector and unplug the final cable that connects it to the main board.
  • With the back of the main board exposed, flip up the little brown lever at the end of the connector and unplug the final cable that connects it to the main board.

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Caution: If your screen wasn't already cracked, it is very easy to do so in the next few steps. Proceed very carefully. This step could take several minutes of heating.
  • Caution: If your screen wasn't already cracked, it is very easy to do so in the next few steps. Proceed very carefully.

  • This step could take several minutes of heating.

  • Use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the adhesive between the screen and the chassis

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Once heating is done, carfully peel the covering along the sides of the phone away. Once heating is done, carfully peel the covering along the sides of the phone away. Once heating is done, carfully peel the covering along the sides of the phone away.
  • Once heating is done, carfully peel the covering along the sides of the phone away.

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insert the spudger into the top closer to the back of the phone and slide along to fully disengage the adhesive. Do this for both sides. Caution. The digitizer is firmly glued to LCD glass screen. Look closely to make sure you separate the digitizer from LCD panel and not part of LCD panel Caution. The digitizer is firmly glued to LCD glass screen. Look closely to make sure you separate the digitizer from LCD panel and not part of LCD panel
  • insert the spudger into the top closer to the back of the phone and slide along to fully disengage the adhesive. Do this for both sides.

  • Caution. The digitizer is firmly glued to LCD glass screen. Look closely to make sure you separate the digitizer from LCD panel and not part of LCD panel

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Pop the row of buttons out from the bottom of the phone. They should just fall out when the chassis is off.
  • Pop the row of buttons out from the bottom of the phone. They should just fall out when the chassis is off.

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Congratulations! You have made it to the screen and front cover! Now you can replace your cracked screen. Congratulations! You have made it to the screen and front cover! Now you can replace your cracked screen.
  • Congratulations! You have made it to the screen and front cover! Now you can replace your cracked screen.

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Conclusion

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

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*I've used several guides and they're all wonderful. Good work! In this guide, the last section is incomplete. The last two steps are unclear and I think even misleading. There should be a few more steps in there.

*Steph 28 is to remove the LCD Screen and Digitizer from the Chassis, I think. The LCD and Digitizer should be treated as one at this point because they are connected by glue (says the guide) but it fails to mention that they're also connected by a cable.

*Once separated from the chassis, the LCD Screen and Digitizer must be separated--and this is really the part that lacks instruction here. I can see there are three basic components in the picutre. They appear to be the digitizer (clear plastic), the LCD (covered in metal, and something in between (clear plastic? lens?). Where do I separate these things? Do I need to separate them? How should I stick them together again? The images in this section offer no help, while the words confuse slightly. While the words say "be careful not to separate the components of the LCD panel, the pictures indicate that this may have happened...oops, and there's no indication of what to look for. What are all the components in the pictures of step 29-30? Please add a some more instruction to this final section so we know how to get just the digitizer off and replaced.

*Thanks!!

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Thanks. I broke 2 things doing my teardown. The first was the connection between the "under the sticker" stiff sheet and the volume rocker. This is barely mentioned as a side note in the instructions but is very easily broken - it should have a special mention in the notes. I also broke the connector between the mainboard and the screen because the small ribbon didn't come out of it's socket. It was tough to get a tool under it and although I flipped up the black "switch" it didn't pull free and it tore when I pulled the mainboard up. This was catastrophic - you can't do without the screen. This one was my fault becaise I the instructions covered it but I failed to pull it free before pulling up the mainboard. I have a good mainboard in the phone now but the phone is worthless.

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