Introduction

Use this guide to remove and replace the complete display with the frame of a Huawei P8.

First switch off your phone.
  • First switch off your phone.

  • Remove the trays for the SD card and the SIM card.

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Remove the two Torx T2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's Micro USB port.
  • Remove the two Torx T2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's Micro USB port.

  • If the screen is cracked you might want to use some tape to protect your eyes from glass shards and get a better grip to open the phone.

Torx 2 also works :)

Dennis Meerveld - Reply

Tried pentalobe drivers but had to get a Torx 2 in the end, possibly some variation across regional models.

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  • Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws that secure the front camera and display/battery connector brackets

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  • Use a tweezer to remove the bracket covering the display and the battery flex connector.

  • Unplug the battery flex connector with a Spudger.

  • Remove the bracket covering the flex connector of the front camera.

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  • Unplug the headphone jack and the front camera flex connectors.

  • Remove the front camera.

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  • Use a spudger to disconnect the power/volume cable and fold it out of the way.

  • Remove the liquid contact indicator.

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  • Remove the five Phillips #00 screws that hold down the motherboard of your Huawei P8.

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  • Unplug the vibration motor flex connector.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable.

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  • Unplug the display flex connector from the main board with a Spudger.

  • Disconnect and remove the antenna cable with a tweezer.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the phone.

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  • Carefully peel up the flex cable of your loudspeaker.

    • If the cable is difficult to peel, heat the loudspeaker assembly with an iOpener or a heat gun.

  • Lift up the loudspeaker assembly with a spudger and remove it.

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  • Free the end of the first adhesive pull tab to get a good grip on it.

  • Pull the adhesive tab in a slow constant movement to free the battery.

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  • Free the end of the second adhesive pull tab.

  • Pull the adhesive tab in a slow constant movement.

  • Should those adhesive tabs snap, you might want to use an iOpener to heat and soften them a little bit so you can pry out the battery with a spudger.

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  • Slowly lift the battery out.

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  • Remove the vibration motor gasket.

  • Remove the vibration motor.

  • There is some adhesive under the vibration motor and its gasket. If you are not able to remove them, use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive a little bit.

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  • Remove the power and volume button flex cable.

  • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws.

  • Use a tweezer to remove the plastic bracket which is covering the corner of the headphone jack.

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  • Use a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack flex cable.

  • Use a tweezer to remove the first daughter board which was connected to the headphone jack.

  • Remove the second daughter board including the headphone jack.

  • Both daughterboards are clamped into the mid frame and a little bit tricky to remove. Try to grab them near the holes for the Phillips #00 screws to not damage any contacts.

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  • Remove the gasket which was placed under the daughterboard in the top right corner of your phone.

  • Remove the earpiece speaker with a tweezer. Take care of its connectors while doing so.

  • Remove the front camera gasket.

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  • Before reassembly compare your new replacement part with the old one and check for any additional components that might need to be transferred.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Reapply adhesive where necessary and transfer the rubber gaskets and sealings of your old frame to the new one.

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