Introduction

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

First switch off your phone. Remove the trays for the SD card and the SIM card.
  • First switch off your phone.

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

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Unscrew the two Pentalobe P2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's USB C port.
  • Unscrew the two Pentalobe P2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's USB C port.

  • If the screen is cracked you might want to use some tape to protect your eyes from glass shreds 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.

Ben Raphael - Reply

Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel. Unscrew the two Phillips #000 that hold down the two metal clamps covering the front camera and display and battery flex connectors. Unscrew the two Phillips #000 that hold down the two metal clamps covering the front camera and display and battery flex connectors.
  • Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel.

  • Unscrew the two Phillips #000 that hold down the two metal clamps covering the front camera and display and battery flex connectors.

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Use a tweezer to remove the metal clamp covering the display and the battery flex connector. Unplug the battery flex connector with a Spudger. Remove the metal clamp covering the flex connector of the front camera.
  • Use a tweezer to remove the metal clamp covering the display and the battery flex connector.

  • Unplug the battery flex connector with a Spudger.

  • Remove the metal clamp 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. Remove the front camera.
  • Unplug the headphone jack and the front camera flex connectors.

  • Remove the front camera.

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Unscrew the four Phillips #000 screws that hold down the motherboard of your Huawei P8. Unplug the vibration motor flex connector. Disconnect the antenna cable.
  • Unscrew the four Phillips #000 screws that hold down the motherboard of your Huawei P8.

  • 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. Disconnect and remove the antenna cable with a tweezer.
  • 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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Use a spudger to disconnect the flex cable of the power and volume buttons. Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the last screw holding down your main board.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the flex cable of the power and volume buttons.

  • Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the last screw holding down your main board.

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Unscrew the Phillips #000 screw. Lift up the main board with a spudger and remove it.
  • Unscrew the Phillips #000 screw.

  • Lift up the main board with a spudger and remove it.

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Loosen the flex cable of your loudspeaker carefully. If it is too sticky loosen the adhesive of the whole loudspeaker assembly with an iOpener or a heat gun. Lift up the loudspeaker assembly with a spudger and remove it.
  • Loosen the flex cable of your loudspeaker carefully. If it is too sticky loosen the adhesive of the whole 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Slowly lift the battery out.
  • 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.
  • 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 #000 screws. Use a tweezer to remove the plastic bracket which is covering the corner of the headphone jack.
  • Remove the power and volume button flex cable.

  • Remove the four Phillips #000 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.
  • 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 #000 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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