Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in your Huawei P9 smartphone.

Image 1/3: Unscrew the two Pentalobe P2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's USB C port. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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.
  • First switch off your phone and remove the SIM card tray.

  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Don't remove the rear panel completely yet. There is a cable connected to it! It is running from the finger print sensor to the display unit. Image 2/2: Don't remove the rear panel completely yet. There is a cable connected to it! It is running from the finger print sensor to the display unit.
  • Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel.

    • Don't remove the rear panel completely yet. There is a cable connected to it! It is running from the finger print sensor to the display unit.

If you cant get suction because of cracks in the screen, use wide tape to create smooth surface.

Kent Alexander Johansen - Reply

If your screen is smashed, and nothing else will work (iSclack etc), you can get a thin blade between the casing and the screen assembly and the bottom. The screen assembly can then be pried out. I fought with mine before discovering this. Be careful of the broken glass.

Rob Collins - Reply

I struggled to remove screen with suction cups due to damage to the back case. I used a jim to pry from bottom by usb c port, worked well.

Philip Lloyd - Reply

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  • Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger.

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Image 1/3: Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the screw. Image 2/3: Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the screw. Image 3/3: Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the screw.
  • Unplug the antenna cable.

  • Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the screw.

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Image 1/3: The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards. Image 2/3: The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards. Image 3/3: The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards.
  • Unscrew the two Phillips #000 screws that hold the metal plate in place.

  • The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards.

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  • Now you can unplug the battery connector and bend it aside.

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  • Free the ends of the adhesive pull tabs to get a good grip on them.

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: There are two cables running directly underneath the battery. Take care not to damage them when prying with a spudger! You can see their position in the last picture. Image 3/3: Slowly lift the battery and free it from the remaining hidden piece of adhesive. Done!
  • Pull the adhesive tabs in a slow constant movement to free the battery.

    • 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.

    • There are two cables running directly underneath the battery. Take care not to damage them when prying with a spudger! You can see their position in the last picture.

  • Slowly lift the battery and free it from the remaining hidden piece of adhesive. Done!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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