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  1. Remove the back cover by inserting a fingernail or opening pick here and disengaging the plastic clips. Lift battery up here
    • Remove the back cover by inserting a fingernail or opening pick here and disengaging the plastic clips.

    • Lift battery up here

  2. Remove 11 Philips screws.
    • Remove 11 Philips screws.

  3. Use fingernails or insert an opening pick into the gap between the digitizer and the midframe and pull the midframe outwards to disengage the plastic clips. Carefully disengage the clips on the bottom as the headphone jack goes through the midframe.
    • Use fingernails or insert an opening pick into the gap between the digitizer and the midframe and pull the midframe outwards to disengage the plastic clips.

    • Carefully disengage the clips on the bottom as the headphone jack goes through the midframe.

    • Once all the clips have been disengaged, move the midframe outwards and downwards to disengage it from the headphone jack.

  4. Use an opening pick or a Halberd spudger to disconnect the front camera flex from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Use an opening pick or a Halberd spudger to disconnect the front camera flex from its socket on the motherboard.

    • The front camera is held in by adhesive. Carefully pry between the camera and its bracket on the frame of the phone to remove it.

    • If you're having difficulty removing the front-facing camera, remove the motherboard to make more room.

Conclusion

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

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