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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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

Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger. Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger. Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger.
  • Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger.

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Loosen the 7 Phillips #000 screws on the motherboard. On one of them might be a water indicator. Remove it. Unplug the antenna cable.
  • Loosen the 7 Phillips #000 screws on the motherboard.

    • On one of them might be a water indicator. Remove it.

  • Unplug the antenna cable.

  • The metal plate covering the battery connector has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate towards the top.

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Disconnect the volume button cable and the display cable … Disconnect the volume button cable and the display cable …
  • Disconnect the volume button cable and the display cable …

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… as well as the battery connector and the cable running to the daughter board. … as well as the battery connector and the cable running to the daughter board.
  • … as well as the battery connector and the cable running to the daughter board.

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Now you can lift out the motherboard to access the earpiece speaker. Be careful with both cameras since they are still connected to the motherboard.
  • Now you can lift out the motherboard to access the earpiece speaker.

    • Be careful with both cameras since they are still connected to the motherboard.

  • The earpiece speaker ist fixed with an adhesive foam gasket.

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Conclusion

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

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