Introduction

Use this guide to remove your LG G5's front panel assembly. This involves separating the screen from the body of the phone. If you are trying to replace any components within the LG G5, you'll need to follow this guide first!

While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body. While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body.
  • While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body.

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Insert the sim card eject tool (0.8mm sim card eject head) into the small hole on the sim card tray. Press inward with some force to eject the tray. Pull the sim card tray out of the phone.
  • Insert the sim card eject tool (0.8mm sim card eject head) into the small hole on the sim card tray.

  • Press inward with some force to eject the tray.

  • Pull the sim card tray out of the phone.

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Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone. Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone.
  • Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone.

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Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the glass screen and the metal body.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the glass screen and the metal body.

  • Pry the glass from the body only a slight amount.

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Insert the Spudger into the now open space between the body and screen. Push inward to separate the screen even more.
  • Insert the Spudger into the now open space between the body and screen.

  • Push inward to separate the screen even more.

  • Slowly slide the nylon spudger up the edge the phone till the screen pops out of the body.

  • When putting the screen back in, press the edges down from the top of the phone to the bottom. The screen should "pop" into place.

My LCD started to let loose using this way to saparate the top and bottom of the phone.

I used a guitar pick and slided it from the bottom to the top like the dude in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV10zyw8...

Didn’t had to use a lot of force this way, and my screen almost didn’t bend !

Ray Bas - Reply

Yep! I did it also with this method. Wayy better and easier ;)

ronlad.garud -

My screen cracked taking it out following ifixit method . Right when I got to the part where it starts to curve at the top. Just shattered.

Randy - Reply

Peel the screen away from the body.  The two parts should be completely separated. Peel the screen away from the body.  The two parts should be completely separated.
  • Peel the screen away from the body. The two parts should be completely separated.

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Conclusion

Now you can access all the inner components of the phone!

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

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quickest 50 bucks i ever made, lol. Thanks for having the guide up.

Montez Hardnett - Reply

Love this phone... So MODULAR! Thanks for the guide.. Had to double-check when I was pulling it apart.. almost seemed too easy.

Christopher Williams - Reply

Wow, I didn't realise this phone was so modular, reminds me of the s4. I wish more phone were like it!!

Lucas - Reply

Busted my screen running it up the side to pry it off. Next time I'd do the two bottom sides and lift up. The tapered edge on top seems to have been the problem for me.

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