Use this guide to replace a cracked or broken rear glass panel on your LG G6.

If your replacement part does not come with adhesive mounted on it, you will also need to purchase adhesive for the rear glass, rear button, and other small parts mounted on the rear glass. You can buy pre-cut adhesive, or thin high-bond tape.

  1. We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.
    • We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.

    • Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.

      • For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.

  2. Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.
    • Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.

    • Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair. Overheating may cause the iOpener to burst.

    • Never touch the iOpener if it appears swollen.

    • If the iOpener is still too hot in the middle to touch, continue using it while waiting for it to cool down some more before reheating. A properly heated iOpener should stay warm for up to 10 minutes.

    • Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid the hot center.

    • The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to a long edge of the phone for about 2 minutes.

      • You may need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times to get the phone warm enough. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • In the following steps you will be cutting through the adhesive on the rear glass panel.

    • Take note of the following areas:

      • In addition to cutting around the edge, there is extra adhesive here that should be cut.

      • Avoid sticking the spudger blade in too far here, to avoid damaging the rear button ribbon cable and chip.

    • Once the back panel is warm to the touch, apply a suction cup as close to the heated edge of the phone as you can.

      • The suction cup will not make a good seal on the curved portion of the glass, so avoid putting it on the very edge.

    • Lift on the suction cup, and insert a halberd spudger or opening pick under the rear glass.

    • Once you have the tool firmly inserted into the glass, reheat and reapply the iOpener to soften the adhesive.

    • Slide the blade of a Halberd spudger along the side of the phone, separating the adhesive.

    • Repeat the previous heating and cutting procedure for the remaining three sides of the phone.

    • Leave an opening pick on each side as you continue to the next to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

    • Use the opening picks to slice through any remaining adhesive and open the phone.

    • Remove the glass from the phone.

    • During reassembly, apply new adhesive or high-bond tape if your replacement rear glass does not come with any.

    • Slide the blade of a halberd spudger into the opening on the edge of the rear button bracket.

      • Careful not to push directly against the rear button ribbon cable, to avoid damaging it.

      • Do not push the spudger in too far, to avoid damaging the rear button.

    • Continue sliding the spudger blade around the bracket to cut all the adhesive holding the bracket to the rear case.

    • Remove the bracket.

    • Slide an opening pick between the rear button membrane and the rear case.

    • Slide the pick around the edge of the membrane to separate it from the rear case.

    • This might take some force, as the adhesive holding the membrane to the case is tenacious. Pry slowly, to avoid puncturing or stretching the membrane.

    • Use the blade of a halberd spudger to pry the rear button chip off of the rear case.

    • Use an opening pick to pry the contact pad off of the rear case.

    • Remove the rear button assembly.


After reapplying adhesive, follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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