Introduction

If your phone does not charge or hold a charge, it might be time to replace the battery. Replacing the battery is quite simple.

Parts

No parts required.

You can remove the outer cover on the back of the phone by using a plastic opening tool. After removal the inner back cover will be exposed as shown. This part is moderately difficult, especially if you've never taken the outer back cover off before this point. It may take you several tries, but please be patient. The cover is surprisingly flexible, but not enough to withstand a lot of pressure.
  • You can remove the outer cover on the back of the phone by using a plastic opening tool. After removal the inner back cover will be exposed as shown.

  • This part is moderately difficult, especially if you've never taken the outer back cover off before this point.

  • It may take you several tries, but please be patient. The cover is surprisingly flexible, but not enough to withstand a lot of pressure.

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Using a T5 Torx screwdriver head, take out the 14 screws (3.5 mm diameter and 5 mm long) that hold the back plate in place. Make sure to keep all of the screws together, as they are very easily lost. The magnetic project mat or a container is a great way to keep all the little metal screws as well as other small metal pieces from being lost.
  • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver head, take out the 14 screws (3.5 mm diameter and 5 mm long) that hold the back plate in place.

  • Make sure to keep all of the screws together, as they are very easily lost.

  • The magnetic project mat or a container is a great way to keep all the little metal screws as well as other small metal pieces from being lost.

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Use the plastic opening tool to take out the inner back cover after all the screws have been removed. This will expose the motherboard and the attached battery. Take note that once inner back cover is removed the two buttons on the side can easily fall out or be removed.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to take out the inner back cover after all the screws have been removed.

  • This will expose the motherboard and the attached battery.

  • Take note that once inner back cover is removed the two buttons on the side can easily fall out or be removed.

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When you remove the back inner cover, the battery will be exposed on the motherboard. The label is upside down, so do not be alarmed.
  • When you remove the back inner cover, the battery will be exposed on the motherboard. The label is upside down, so do not be alarmed.

  • It is attached by adhesive and connected to the motherboard by an electrical ribbon. So a plastic pry tool will be needed for this task.

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The battery is attached to the motherboard via an orange ribbon and a plug.
  • The battery is attached to the motherboard via an orange ribbon and a plug.

  • Use a flat pry tool to unplug the ribbon from the motherboard. Place the tool underneath the right edge and push up. The plug should come free with minimal resistance.

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Dindayal Rakheja - Reply

My Moto g battery requires change.wish to buy one.Request intimate your store in Noida, India.

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The right edge of the battery will give you the most leverage when removing the battery from the motherboard. Use the pry tool to lift the edge of the battery. Remember: the battery is attached using adhesive. You will meet a lot of resistance in this step. If the battery seems like it is pulling too much at the motherboard, try moving the tool along the edges to work the battery free.
  • The right edge of the battery will give you the most leverage when removing the battery from the motherboard.

  • Use the pry tool to lift the edge of the battery. Remember: the battery is attached using adhesive.

  • You will meet a lot of resistance in this step. If the battery seems like it is pulling too much at the motherboard, try moving the tool along the edges to work the battery free.

  • Try not to rush. It is important that you don't ruin anything in the process of removing the battery. The battery will come free, it will just take some patience and finding the right spot to lift the battery free of the motherboard.

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Once the battery is removed, you will be able to replace it by fitting the new battery underneath back camera (the raised silver box on the motherboard) and plugging the ribbon in.
  • Once the battery is removed, you will be able to replace it by fitting the new battery underneath back camera (the raised silver box on the motherboard) and plugging the ribbon in.

  • When putting the new battery in, make sure the blue cover (shown in the top left orange circle) is in place. It is a protector for delicate circuitry, so it is important that the cover is in its place when the battery is put in.

Great and precise guide!

Fawad - Reply

thanks, this was a very good guide and helped me give a new lease of life to an otherwise good phone. My 10yo daughter, who disconnected and reconnected the battery and did most of the screws, says thanks too.

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Conclusion

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

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Good clear instructions. Thanks.

Motog Steve - Reply

seemed to work for me. fiddly screws though.

Joe Turner - Reply

This shows the second gen moto g but the title is for 3rd gen. Is there a tutorial for the 3rd gen?

wjobrie3 - Reply

This is the 3G version (moto g 2013, the all first version) but not the 3rd version :)

Antoine -

Great job. Crystal clear instructions.

stevekoesterer - Reply

The youtube presentation includes mention of the plastic pull tab

which might reduce prying.

And I would've like to have seen {which?} buttons are

liable to fall out ("Take note that once inner back cover is removed the two buttons on the side can easily fall out or be removed.")

But TNX...well done!

jamesT

hastigo - Reply

Thank you so much for the clear instructions and clear pictures. Funny enough, the pictures were good enough and this process easy enough that I didn't need the text. I read them anyway at the end. (I know, I know, bad form. lol)

Matt Sawicki - Reply

One of the metal plates with holes has moved while i was replacing the battery, Is that important?

David Sinapellido - Reply

Awesome instructions!! Thank you!!!

Lorie Bolden - Reply

Haven't tried it yet but am ecstatic that I don't have to buy a whole new phone. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! Just have to find a plastic pry tool now.

Rhonda Tannehill - Reply

Should the replacement battery have any kind of adhesive to hold it in place like the original?

Chris Caudle - Reply

where the battery for this phone is the date of manufacture? How to find it and read it?

kitachi - Reply

It's a big pain in the ass. Average time to replace the batter is 1 hour? WTF. My old Motorola Atrix 4g takes me 30 seconds total time to replace the battery. One would;d think that newer androids would be easier not more difficult. Should have bought a different phone. I also have trouble with the phone freezing up and may have to reboot it three or four times a day. What a piece of crap.

perkeneff - Reply

Does it matter if I initially didnt re-install the blue cover (rubbery piece) that sits under the battery (to protect the LCD cable underneath) that when putting the battery over it (didnt connect it to motherboard before discovering I forgot to put back the blue cover) it would have damaged the LCD/digitizer in any way? I put my phone back together and when I powered it back on I noticed that there is some distortion on the LCD screen and the touch screen (digitizer) is not working. I'm wondering if just placing the battery over the LCD connector without the blue cover in any way damaged the circuitry, even though the bettery was never connected to the board.

kdrymer - Reply

If there is a higher capacity battery available, like 2500mAh instead of 2070 is it safe to replace

Akrit - Reply

Hey there,

thanks ever so much for this. Saved my ass.

Hardest part was tracking down a battery (same day) - and oddly enough the Torx 5.

Ended up having to by a smart phone tool kit...Oh well...

Thanks again -- and keep that info flowin'!

rupertredd - Reply

when the new battery and tools arrive I will follow this guide.

Tony Kelts - Reply

After an hour or two with a hammer and chisel, 4 ,cans of Guinesss. 10 naughty smokes. and 14 Valium. I decided the best bet

is a visit to my local, friendly, pc shop in the morning, yes folks the old 'uns were a lot easier, Progress.. don't mak me laugh!!

But, sincere thanks to the person who posted the info, I am very grateful; If we ever meet, I will invite you to dine with me, LOL;

Eagle...

Bernard - Reply

I broke the battery connection to the motherboard. The soldering has come out. What do I do? Please help asap :(

Vineet Ashtekar - Reply

Thanks you very much, I followed the steps and I have to admit it is really simple.

mayerly - Reply

Precise and concise guide. Very useful and it only took the forecast 20 minutes! Many thanks.

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