Introduction

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.

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.
  • 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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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, you can easily remove the back cover from the rest of the phone. We do not recommend to try to remove the back cover whilst you haven't opened all clips. They are very strong and you will risk to break the back cover.
  • 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, you can easily remove the back cover from the rest of the phone.

  • We do not recommend to try to remove the back cover whilst you haven't opened all clips. They are very strong and you will risk to break the back cover.

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. Remove the 4 Torx T5 screws which hold down the lower part of the loudspeaker. Remove the three Phillips #00 screws which hold down the upper part of the loudspeaker.
  • Use a tweezer to remove the warranty sticker which sits on a screw in the bottom right of your phone.

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

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

  • Remove the loudspeaker carefully.

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 -

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.
  • 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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Take the metal plate you removed before and put it back in its place. Screw the three Phillips #00 back into their thread.
  • Take the metal plate you removed before and put it back in its place.

  • Screw the three Phillips #00 back into their thread.

  • The metal shield not only acts as a point of support, but also protects the motherboard when prying up the battery.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

  • When you start to reassemble your phone, you need to remove the big metal plate you screwed back in to protect the motherboard another time, to connect the battery flex cable.

  • When reassembling apply new adhesive where necessary after removing any old residue.

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Conclusion

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

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