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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the rear glass of the Huawei Honor 8.

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach components when reassembling the device.

  1. Before you begin, switch off your phone.
    • Before you begin, switch off your phone.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to the back of the phone to loosen the adhesive beneath the rear glass. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

  2. If the phone's rear glass is cracked, the suction cup may not stick. Try lifting it with strong tape, or superglue the suction cup in place and allow it to cure so you can proceed. Secure a suction handle to the lower edge of the rear glass, as close to the edge as possible. Lift the rear glass with the suction cup to create a small gap between the glass and the frame.
    • If the phone's rear glass is cracked, the suction cup may not stick. Try lifting it with strong tape, or superglue the suction cup in place and allow it to cure so you can proceed.

    • Secure a suction handle to the lower edge of the rear glass, as close to the edge as possible.

    • Lift the rear glass with the suction cup to create a small gap between the glass and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • If you have trouble, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner.

  3. Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the bottom left corner  to cut the adhesive. Leave the opening picks in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.
    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the bottom left corner to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening picks in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  4. The fingerprint cable is located above the power and volume buttons on this side of the phone. Only use the tip of the opening pick in this area to avoid damage. Insert a third opening pick at the bottom left corner. Start to slide the tip of the opening pick from the bottom left corner along the side to cut the adhesive.
    • The fingerprint cable is located above the power and volume buttons on this side of the phone. Only use the tip of the opening pick in this area to avoid damage.

    • Insert a third opening pick at the bottom left corner.

    • Start to slide the tip of the opening pick from the bottom left corner along the side to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in its place at the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  5. If the adhesive gets hard to cut it most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener to reheat it. Insert a fourth opening pick under the top left corner of the rear glass.
    • If the adhesive gets hard to cut it most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener to reheat it.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick under the top left corner of the rear glass.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  6. Insert a fifth opening pick at the top right corner of the phone. Slide the opening pick along the right side to cut the remaining adhesive.
    • Insert a fifth opening pick at the top right corner of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the right side to cut the remaining adhesive.

    • The fingerprint cable is still connected to the motherboard. Don't try to remove the rear glass all the way yet.

  7. Carefully lift the rear glass and fold it to the left side of the Honor 8. Carefully lift the rear glass and fold it to the left side of the Honor 8.
    • Carefully lift the rear glass and fold it to the left side of the Honor 8.

  8. Remove the Phillips #00 screw (2.8 mm length) that secures the metal bracket on top of the fingerprint flex connector.
    • Remove the Phillips #00 screw (2.8 mm length) that secures the metal bracket on top of the fingerprint flex connector.

  9. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the metal bracket that sits on top of the fingerprint and display flex connectors. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the metal bracket that sits on top of the fingerprint and display flex connectors.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the metal bracket that sits on top of the fingerprint and display flex connectors.

  10. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the fingerprint flex connector. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the fingerprint flex connector.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the fingerprint flex connector.

Conclusion

Secure the new back cover with pre-cut adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape.

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

After installing the rear cover, apply strong, steady pressure to your phone for several minutes to help the adhesive form a good bond, such as by placing it under a stack of heavy books.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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