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.

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

  2. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.
    • 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.
    • 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

Jérôme Blanchart - Reply

Hat wunderbar funktioniert! Nun läuft mein P8 Lite wieder!

2711chrissi - Reply

One thing to be careful of that I just did, and screwed up my nieces phone.

You see that black square hole in the aluminium chassis under the battery? Yeah be very very careful when sticking your prying tool under the battery. The LCD us right behind it. Try and stay very far away from those holes in the chassis when you do your prying.

Her screen now has Horizontal and vertical lines right across the centre of the screen.

Sigh.

Terrence Wilson - Reply

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