Introduction

Remember the days when your battery lasted days before dying? With this guide, you'll be able to replace your battery and regain the lost battery life.

Image 1/1: Remove the two 4.5mm screws in the bottom left and right corners of the device using a T4 Torx Screwdriver.
  • Power off the device before disassembly to avoid damage or harm from electrical surges.

  • Remove the two 4.5mm screws in the bottom left and right corners of the device using a T4 Torx Screwdriver.

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  • Holding the device in your hand, push the screen towards the top of the phone until it disconnects from the base of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Do not try to completely detach the screen; cables are still connected to the device and can be damaged.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the screen from the phone.

  • Do not try to completely detach the screen; cables are still connected to the device and can be damaged.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift up the black locking tab to release the lcd/digitizer cable. Image 2/2: The cable connector is located on the bottom right section of the phone.
  • Use tweezers to remove the yellow tape covering the lcd/digitizer cable connector.

  • Carefully lift up the black locking tab to release the lcd/digitizer cable.

    • The cable connector is located on the bottom right section of the phone.

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Image 1/1: This connector is located on the top right section of the phone.
  • Lift up the screen further to reveal another cable at the top of the device connecting the motherboard to the screen.

    • This connector is located on the top right section of the phone.

  • Use tweezers to lift the black bar on top of the ZIF connector.

    • Pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers.

  • Now that there are no cables connecting the screen to the motherboard, remove the screen.

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Image 1/2: Using tweezers, remove the metal shield protecting the rear facing camera. Image 2/2: Using tweezers, remove the metal shield protecting the rear facing camera.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm Torx T4 screws securing the rear facing camera.

  • Using tweezers, remove the metal shield protecting the rear facing camera.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to lift and unlock the black bar on top of the rear camera's  ZIF connector. Image 2/2: Pull the camera out of the connector.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the rear camera.

  • Use tweezers to lift and unlock the black bar on top of the rear camera's ZIF connector.

    • Pull the camera out of the connector.

    • You will need to unplug the rear camera from its connector on the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Using tweezers, disconnect the headphone jack cable/cover and remove it. The headphone jack will stay where it is. Image 2/2: The metal shield is attached to the headphone jack.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm Torx T4 screws securing the headphone jack cable/cover.

  • Using tweezers, disconnect the headphone jack cable/cover and remove it. The headphone jack will stay where it is.

    • The metal shield is attached to the headphone jack.

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Image 1/3: Carefully peel back the adhesive cable with the tweezers so it is not in the way of the motherboard. Image 2/3: Carefully peel back the adhesive cable with the tweezers so it is not in the way of the motherboard. Image 3/3: Carefully peel back the adhesive cable with the tweezers so it is not in the way of the motherboard.
  • Using a plastic opening tool or tweezers, disconnect the power button connector.

  • Carefully peel back the adhesive cable with the tweezers so it is not in the way of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Bend the battery cable straight up and out of the way of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Bend the battery cable straight up and out of the way of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by lifting up with the plastic opening tool near the base of the cable.

  • Bend the battery cable straight up and out of the way of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Using tweezers, disconnect the speaker connector by lifting underneath the base of the connector. Image 2/2: Using tweezers, disconnect the speaker connector by lifting underneath the base of the connector.
  • Using tweezers, peel back the adhesive covering the speaker connector.

  • Using tweezers, disconnect the speaker connector by lifting underneath the base of the connector.

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Image 1/1: Push a small rod, such as a paper clip or sim card tool, into the opening to eject and remove the tray.
  • Locate the sim card/micro sd tray on the side of the device.

  • Push a small rod, such as a paper clip or sim card tool, into the opening to eject and remove the tray.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pry up the motherboard from the frame using a plastic opening  tool. Image 2/2: Watch for obstructions such as loose cables.
  • Remove the six 3.5mm Torx T4 screws securing the motherboard to the device frame.

  • Carefully pry up the motherboard from the frame using a plastic opening tool.

    • Watch for obstructions such as loose cables.

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Image 1/2: Remove the battery. Image 2/2: Remove the battery.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the battery from the frame of the device.

  • Remove the battery.

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Conclusion

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

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I replaced the battery and got my phone. now I have a date - January 1, 1970. it does not fix it. maybe You know the solution

Spartak Aznabaev - Reply

Good Guide. But I bent the battery when I was taking it out because it was glued down. Also it would have been nice to walk through the reassembly/ Some parts were tricky. It does not do any good to take apart phone if you cannot put it back together.

Michael Horwitz - Reply

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