Open the built-in kickstand.
  • Open the built-in kickstand.

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Remove the sticker located directly under the the built-in kickstand to reveal two 0.75 mm screws. Remove the microSD card slot cover. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the  three 0.75 mm screws.
  • Remove the sticker located directly under the the built-in kickstand to reveal two 0.75 mm screws.

  • Remove the microSD card slot cover.

  • Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 0.75 mm screws.

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Orient the device so the screen is facing you. Carefully insert the spudger along the seam between the screen and back cover and gently separate the back cover from the device frame. Continue to detach the backplate from the frame by moving the spudger around the perimeter.
  • Orient the device so the screen is facing you.

  • Carefully insert the spudger along the seam between the screen and back cover and gently separate the back cover from the device frame.

  • Continue to detach the backplate from the frame by moving the spudger around the perimeter.

  • Some force will be required to detach the small plastic braces securing the backplate to the device.

On some models there is glue pad under the sim/sdcard tray.

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Locate the digitizer and the LCD connector on the motherboard. Carefully unlock the connect ribbon cables using the plastic spudger. Carefully unlock the connect ribbon cables using the plastic spudger.
  • Locate the digitizer and the LCD connector on the motherboard.

  • Carefully unlock the connect ribbon cables using the plastic spudger.

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Before detaching the LCD and digitiser connectors. Remove the two small screws at the top left. Remove the shield and disconnect the battery connector With tweezers, detach the connected ribbon cables for both the LCD and digitizer. Using a spudger lift the gold- colored base up away from the adhesive.
  • Before detaching the LCD and digitiser connectors. Remove the two small screws at the top left. Remove the shield and disconnect the battery connector

  • With tweezers, detach the connected ribbon cables for both the LCD and digitizer.

  • Using a spudger lift the gold- colored base up away from the adhesive.

  • This particularly ribbon connection will likely be difficult to detach from the casing. Proceed with patience and caution during removal process.

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Using the iOpener place it along the edges of the device to weaken the adhesive.
  • Using the iOpener place it along the edges of the device to weaken the adhesive.

  • The applied heat is strictly to loosen the adhesive portion around the perimeter and should not come in contact with the LCD.

  • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes, and be careful not to damage the LCD screen.

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Using the plastic opening tools separate the screen from the device. Proceed with patience. Applying too much pressure and force here can result in damage to the delicate glass panel or underlying LCD. Proceed with patience. Applying too much pressure and force here can result in damage to the delicate glass panel or underlying LCD.
  • Using the plastic opening tools separate the screen from the device.

  • Proceed with patience. Applying too much pressure and force here can result in damage to the delicate glass panel or underlying LCD.

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Lift the screen gently from the device.
  • Lift the screen gently from the device.

  • Make sure the cable ribbon is pulled through safely.

  • Some adhesive may still be connected so be patient when removing the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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