1. First switch off your phone and remove the SIM card tray.
    • 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.

  2. Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel.
    • 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.

    • Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger.

    • Loosen the seven Phillips #00 screws on the motherboard.

      • On one of them might be a sticker. 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.

    • Disconnect the volume button cable and the display cable …

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

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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