1. Turn the phone off and remove the SIM Tray before beginning the repair
    • Turn the phone off and remove the SIM Tray before beginning the repair

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  2. Use a suction cup and pick to get between the battery cover and frame.
    • Use a suction cup and pick to get between the battery cover and frame.

    • Work the pick all the way around to loosen the adhesive and remove the cover.

    • Flip the cover carefully to the right side of the phone, there is a cable attached to the back cover for the fingerprint ID sensor.

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    • Release the ZIF connector to remove the Fingerprint scanner cable from the back cover.

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    • Remove the 8 upper screws that hold the metal covers.

    • One of the screws may be covered with a white dot sticker. Remove the dot to access the screw.

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    • Once the screws have been removed (as described in the previous step) the two lower metal covers can be removed.

    • The upper cover can be removed by prying the upper right corner free (2nd picture).

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    • On the left side in the frame, is a small plastic retainer. Remove this and transfer to the new frame.

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    • Disconnect the battery connector from the mainboard.

    • Remove the dual camera, the front camera and the two flex cables. The Wi-Fi antenna cable can also be disconnected

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    • Using a spudger, carefully pry the mainboard up on the upper right corner to release it from the frame.

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    • At the bottom of the phone, there are seven screws that need to be removed.

    • Underneath the cover is the daughterboard

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    • Using the iOpener or a similar tool, loosen the cover on the right side, by prying between the cover and the frame.

    • At the top of the cover (2nd picture) use the iOpener to pry up the cover to remove it from the frame.

    • Underneath the cover is the daughter board containing the charger port and headphone jack. Disconnect the cable attached to the daughter board.

    • Pry the daughter board to remove it from the frame, it is lightly glued, and can be reused in the new frame.

    • Repeat the steps in reverse to reassemble the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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