Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery on your Motorola Droid Turbo.

Prepare an iOpener and lay it over the rear case to soften the adhesive on securing the rear case to the phone.
  • Prepare an iOpener and lay it over the rear case to soften the adhesive on securing the rear case to the phone.

This di not work; I had to use a blow dryer.

Caroline Downie - Reply

Use a plastic opening tool to pry the rear case off of the rest of the device. Remove the rear case.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the rear case off of the rest of the device.

  • Remove the rear case.

    • The wireless charging coil may try to stick to the rear case, so make sure to remove it from the case before fully separating the rear case from the rest of the device.

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Remove the midframe bezel.
  • Remove the midframe bezel.

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Remove the four Torx T5 screws securing the midframe plate.
  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws securing the midframe plate.

Step 4, there are also 2 T shaped tabs on the sides locking the mid frame plate. Above them you can see an angled hole where you can insert a paper clip to push them out and up to unlock them.

Mike Mangiaruca - Reply

Remove the midframe.
  • Remove the midframe.

There's two clips to the left and the right of the midframe. Use a SIM tool and insert them into the holes above the clips, and push the clips out from the inside. Once both have been pushed the midframe is released.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

Many ANY thanks for that additional tip. Rather important!

Nate Baxley -

Use the flat end of a spudger to pop up the battery connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop up the battery connector.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop up the battery connector.

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Fold the wireless charging coil away from the battery. Fold the wireless charging coil away from the battery.
  • Fold the wireless charging coil away from the battery.

Pry the nub at the top of the wireless charger from the battery first, then use a playing card to slide between the battery and the wireless charger.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

Actually, now that I think about it, you don't need to do this step at all.

rkarnes1988 -

My charging coil was really on there. I used two of the blue opening picks to separate the adhesive. Playing card sounds like a good idea too.

Griffin - Reply

Use a spudger to gently pry the battery up from the rest of the device. The battery is secured with some moderate adhesive, so some force may be necessary.
  • Use a spudger to gently pry the battery up from the rest of the device.

    • The battery is secured with some moderate adhesive, so some force may be necessary.

This step isn't necessary, the mobo comes out even without removing the battery.

rkarnes1988 - Reply

This is in the battery replacement tutorial, why would you want to remove the MOBO along with the battery? I’d consider the battery removal quite essential if the goal is to replace it.

Chris - Reply

Conclusion

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

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The screws that attach the black plastic in step 3 are NOT #2 phillips. This is reasonably obvious from the photo but the misleading caption should be changed. They are T5 Torx bit screws. Also, the plastic camera sub assembly in step 4 has 3 small t shaped tabs that shear if you pry it away from the phone. I could not see a way to remove the sub assembly without damaging the tabs so the 4 T5 screws will have to keep it in place from now on.

Jeffrey Sauter - Reply

Hey Jeffrey! Thanks for the heads up. Feel free to edit the guide steps as you see fit by selecting Edit in the top right corner of the guide step in question. We changed the permissions so you should be able to edit the text. Thanks again for contributing!

Kelsea Weber -

Do you need to apply fresh adhesive when re-assembling?

Richard Klein - Reply

Do you need to apply adhesive when re assembling?

ben_martell - Reply

the adhesive is 3 narrow pieces of double sided tape. You can carefully peel it off the old battery and reuse it. I don't see where it's absolutely necessary though. The battery isn't going to move around after the phone is put back together.

Mike Mangiaruca -

After the phone is separated from the adhesive does it go back together ok or is there something special that needs to be done for it to "stick" again. If I do this I want to be sure it doesn't come back apart.

Kelly Slow - Reply

I did this like it was posted and now the phone won't turn on any ideas ????? the new battery is fully charged

ron - Reply

Pls can I get the battery of this particular phone

Tunde - Reply

Excellent guide. I used a hair dryer to loosen the glue. I also made the mistake of putting the battery connection on backwards but fortunately recognized the error before closing. Did not add or reuse the old battery adhesive and all closed and seems tight.

Don Gullickson - Reply

Great guide. I ordered my EQ40 from a reputable looking eBay seller. Steps here were exactly as described. Taking my time, and going slowly, it took about an hour start to finish, most of that being slowly peeling adhesive back. A chunk of that time was me trying and failing to find double stick tape though. Feels just as solid without the tape as it did before though. You could probably do it in 20 minutes if you had a heat gun.

Griffin - Reply

What was your battery charge time when you decided it was time to swap it out? Mine lasts only 12~14 hours then it is dead.

Ernest Burdick - Reply

Can anyone recommend a reliable source for the replacement battery for the Motorola XT1254? There seems to be plenty of sellers with prices ranging from $9.49 - $45, but I've never heard of any other than NewEgg ($45).

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