1. First remove the rear case/battery cover
    • First remove the rear case/battery cover

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  2. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

    • Remove the two T5 Torx screws.

    • Prise off the lower casing towards the right in the picture, taking care not to break the two tabs

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    • Remove the two further T5 torx screws

    • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws.

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    • Now carefully prise off the case all round and it will detach completely

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    • Prise up this connector

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    • And this one

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    • Lift up the retainer using a plastic opening tool.

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    • And carefully pull out the tab connector.

    • NOW PAUSE WITHOUT MOVING ANYTHING!

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    • NOTE THIS FLEXIBLE RIBBON

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    • Carefully lift up the board from the left-hand side allowing it to 'hinge' on the metallic ribbon connector you have just noted and allow it to lay flat

    Is this a HTC Wildfire S or Wildfire?

    Andre Quintana - Reply

    That's not HTC Wildfire S.

    It's the previous model HTC Wildfire.

    Billy Loizos - Reply

    Is this wildfire a 3333 or wildfire s?

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    • The freed connector for the screen should have unfolded

    • Now the screen can be pried from the outer case, but take care as you do so not to tear the metallic ribbon between the two casings

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    • To detach the screen it can help to use a pry tool to push the screen from behind through the slot

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    • The screen is detached and the connector can be wiggled out through the slot

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    • Remove the old screen and connector altogether

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    • The connector for the new screen now has to be wiggled back through the slot

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    • Once the connecter is pushed through the slot, you should now stick the new screen into place using suitable adhesive strip

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    • Fold down the ribbon connector from the screen and carefully fold the two casing halves together again, making sure that the two connectors are sticking out of the side

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    • Reconnect the two connectors on the right hand side by pressing down

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    • Reinsert the ribbon connector on the left hand side and push down the retaining catch

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    • Clip the rear casing back on to the body

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    • Put the bottom cover back in place and then replace all the screws

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    • Replace battery and battery cover and all should now be well!

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Conclusion

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

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Mikey Willbiscuit

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Nice detailing of the teardown steps but the phone shown here is a regular HTC Wildfire (HTC G8) and not the latter HTC Wildfire S (HTC G13). Apparently, the orignal Wildfire has two variants (A3333 and A310e). Each variant uses a different digitizer (the touch glass panel on top of the actual LCD). If you need to buy a replacement digitizer, verify if your variant has an IC on the digitizer ribbon cable or not. On my phone, the shattered original digitizer had no IC on the ribbon and when I replaced it with one that had one, the phone wouldn’t recognize the touch inpupts.

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