If your Huawei P8 Lite won't hold a charge you can use this guide to replace the worn-out battery without removing the complete motherboard.

Before disassembling your phone, discharge the battery below 25%. The battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured, but the chances of that happening are much lower if discharged.

  1. Use an Opening Tool and start to lever up the back cover of your Huawei P8 Lite at the bottom of your phone.
    • Use an Opening Tool and start to lever up the back cover of your Huawei P8 Lite at the bottom of your phone.

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  2. There are clips around the whole mid frame, holding down the back cover. Open all of them with the Opening Tool.
    • There are clips around the whole mid frame, holding down the back cover. Open all of them with the Opening Tool.

    • When all clips are open, remove the back cover from the rest of the phone.

      • If the back cover doesn't come freely, there are probably some additional clips that need to be disconnected.

    The back panel is really really easy to brake, be careful :)

    romaingauthier - Reply

    • Use a tweezer to remove the warranty sticker which sits on a screw in the bottom right of your phone.

    The 4 screws wich hold down the lower part of the loudspeaker are Torx screws for me. But it's a French Huawei, doin' nothing like the others :)

    Christopher Hourlier - Reply

    Die Wasserschadenindikatoren sitzen unter dem Mainboard. Bei den Aufklebern auf den TORX handelt es sich um Garantiesiegel.

    Andre Richter - Reply

    Danke für den Hinweis, wurde so übernommen.

    Dominik Schnabelrauch -

    pour dévisser les vis cruciformes, quel taille de tournevis faut il? svp

    blan - Reply

    Bonjour, il vous faut un tournevis ou un embout cruciforme #00 pour dévisser une vis cruciforme #00. Bonne réparation !

    Claire Rapp -

    • Remove the 4 black Torx T5 screws which hold down the lower part of the loudspeaker.

    • Remove the three silver Phillips #00 screws which hold down the upper part of the loudspeaker.

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    • Remove the loudspeaker carefully.

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    • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate in place.

    • Remove the metal plate with a tweezer.

    • Unplug the battery flex connector with a spudger.

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    • To protect your motherboard during battery removal, you can reinstall the shield plate, allowing for safer prying.

    • Screw the three Phillips #00 screws back into the motherboard shield.

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    • Use a tweezer to loosen the adhesive strip and lift it up to give you an easy grip.

    • Gently pull out the adhesive strip. Don't pull it in a steep but in a flat angle and with caution. It can tear in two pieces easily.

    • If your phone is equipped with an NFC antenna continue with the next step to get it off. Skip the next step if it does not have an NFC antenna.

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    • Remove the Phillips #00 screw.

    • Use a tweezer to remove the plastic cover.

    • Carefully peel up the NFC tag and remove it.

    • When reassembling make sure to install the NFC antenna onto the new battery and connect it.

    In my case, in order to remove the NFC antenna i had to remove also the second screw on the metal pate. This allowed to lift just a little the plate and move out the NFC connector.

    Roberto - Reply

    • There are three adhesive strips beneath the battery you'll need to undo. One under the top, the mid and the bottom of the battery.

    • Be very careful not to pry against the motherboard, you may damage surface mount components and lose functionality.

    • Use a Spudger to carefully start to pry out your battery.

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    • Undo the adhesive beneath the battery with the Spudger.

    • The easiest way to do so is by moving the Spudger in small movements like a lever.

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    • Remove the battery.

    • If you used the metal motherboard shield during prying, you will have to remove it to connect your new battery.

    • When reassembling your phone replace old adhesive with double-sided tape or pre-cut adhesive strips.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order and apply new adhesive strips where necessary.

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Thanks for your sweet effort

Hussien - Reply

Très bon tuto ! Merci beaucoup :-)

ps : j’ai galéré a décollé la batterie

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