Introduction

In this guide, you will be removing the screen from the phone, so that you may replace a cracked or malfunctioning screen. This will involve prying the screen out of the phone, unscrewing the motherboard, and disconnecting the screen tether from the motherboard.

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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Once the screen has been separated from the back of the phone, now you can remove the motherboard. Using the #00 Philips head, remove the six  2.7mm Phillips screws.
  • Once the screen has been separated from the back of the phone, now you can remove the motherboard.

  • Using the #00 Philips head, remove the six 2.7mm Phillips screws.

Pry up on the connector to remove the camera before trying to lift motherboard

asears - Reply

Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon-connector and the motherboard, then pull up.  It should pop out easily. Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon-connector and the motherboard, then pull up.  It should pop out easily.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon-connector and the motherboard, then pull up. It should pop out easily.

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Separate the motherboard of the phone from the screen of the phone
  • Separate the motherboard of the phone from the screen of the phone

Don't forget to take out the speaker and the rubber parts that need to be transferred to the other frame.

celldoctorsinc - Reply

where and the !&&* are pictures or even any explanation whatsoever of replacing a cracked screen one wrong move via this poor por set instruction fricking breaks it all this guide should be removed now!

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Conclusion

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

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I just did a screen replacement following this guide. The #000 phillips fit a lot better than the #00, but otherwise this guide was great. It took about 15 minutes to do from start to finish and I'd say it was one of the more easy replacements I've had to do, since there were minimal components that had to be transferred over from the old to the new screen.

Thanks!

kooshkooshlm - Reply

this is great - success - thank you. A little confusing between step 4 and 5 as I think you reverse angles on the photos - in step 4 the motherboard is right under where you have the opening tool and in step 5 you have the spudger on the other side.

davidkaplowitz - Reply

one of the 2 screws from the bottom pinged across the room when I did this and I'm pretty sure I don't have any hope of finding it perhaps until I move house. Any ideas on where I can find another? UK based. replacebase doesn't have them. It works fine without, just would like it screwed together properly...

davidkaplowitz - Reply

Followed these steps no problem. Only heads up: Make sure that the replacement screen you buy comes a speaker, or make sure you move your old one over. This step isn't shown in the above, and was required for me.

richard schaap - Reply

I think the guide could be a bit more completed. Its vague and doesn't seem like a full repair guide.

Jericho Ortiz - Reply

seems vague at first look, but there is really nothing more to add expect changing the speaker to the new display.

einself - Reply

Screen replaced bit now no Wi-Fi

Is there any solutions to this ?

I have tried bending the contact pins out but this has made no difference

Camera5 Amazon - Reply

There are components that must be heated to be removed after the last step of this process.

Rebekah - Reply

I lost the notification LED light after the replacement of the screen, toggling in setting has no effect. Don’t know if it’s the replacement part or something I did.

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