Introduction

You've shattered your screen and now you can barely use your phone without covering your hand in cuts. With this guide, you'll be able to replace that screen with a slick new one.

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: Remove the metal plate protecting the front camera and ear speaker with tweezers. Image 2/2: Remove the metal plate protecting the front camera and ear speaker with tweezers.
  • Remove the two 2.0mm T4 Torx screws near the top of the screen.

  • Remove the metal plate protecting the front camera and ear speaker with tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Remove the assembly with tweezers. Image 2/2: Remove the assembly with tweezers.
  • Using a plastic openining tool, lift up the front camera and ear speaker assembly.

  • Remove the assembly with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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