Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken display or cracked glass of your Samsung Galaxy A5.

Image 1/3: Take an [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Heating/25705|iOpener||new_window=true] to heat up and soften the glue behind the back cover. Image 2/3: With a suction handle lift lift the back cover to insert an opening pick. Image 3/3: With a suction handle lift lift the back cover to insert an opening pick.
  • Start by switching off your phone.

  • Take an iOpener to heat up and soften the glue behind the back cover.

  • With a suction handle lift lift the back cover to insert an opening pick.

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Image 1/3: Insert a second opening pick and move around the right corner along the bottom and around the left corner. Image 2/3: Insert a second opening pick and move around the right corner along the bottom and around the left corner. Image 3/3: Insert a second opening pick and move around the right corner along the bottom and around the left corner.
  • Slide the pick up to the middle to separate the back cover from the frame.

  • Insert a second opening pick and move around the right corner along the bottom and around the left corner.

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Image 1/3: Here you want to use one more pick for the last part at the top. Image 2/3: Here you want to use one more pick for the last part at the top. Image 3/3: Here you want to use one more pick for the last part at the top.
  • Take another opening pick and continue towards the top corner.

  • Here you want to use one more pick for the last part at the top.

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  • Insert a plastic card at the bottom and slide it underneath the back cover.

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Image 1/3: Always take a peek underneath the back cover to not damage any parts like the NFC antenna. Image 2/3: Move the plastic card until you reach the camera bump. Now slowly lift up the back cover and finally remove it. Image 3/3: Be sure to remove any residue from the glue and apply new adhesive when reassembling.
  • Heat up the back cover once again so you can slide the plastic card towards the top.

    • Always take a peek underneath the back cover to not damage any parts like the NFC antenna.

  • Move the plastic card until you reach the camera bump. Now slowly lift up the back cover and finally remove it.

  • Be sure to remove any residue from the glue and apply new adhesive when reassembling.

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Image 1/2: Remove the 17 Phillips #00 screws on the midframe. Image 2/2: Remove the 17 Phillips #00 screws on the midframe.
  • Remove the SIM card tray.

  • Remove the 17 Phillips #00 screws on the midframe.

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Image 1/3: You may need the IMEI sticker on your old battery to identify your phone in the future, be sure to transfer it to the replacement battery. Image 2/3: You may need the IMEI sticker on your old battery to identify your phone in the future, be sure to transfer it to the replacement battery. Image 3/3: You may need the IMEI sticker on your old battery to identify your phone in the future, be sure to transfer it to the replacement battery.
  • Push the exposed part of the battery away from the midframe to separate the components.

  • You may need the IMEI sticker on your old battery to identify your phone in the future, be sure to transfer it to the replacement battery.

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Image 1/2: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Heating/25705|new_window=true|Reheat the iOpener] and use it to loosen the adhesive under the display. Image 2/2: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Heating/25705|new_window=true|Reheat the iOpener] and use it to loosen the adhesive under the display.
  • With a flat end of a spudger disconnect the display connector.

  • Reheat the iOpener and use it to loosen the adhesive under the display.

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Image 1/2: Pry up the display unit just a bit so you can put an opening pick behind the display. Image 2/2: You just want to insert the tip of the opening pick where the display cable is.
  • Use a Jimmy to get between the frame and the front panel.

  • Pry up the display unit just a bit so you can put an opening pick behind the display.

    • You just want to insert the tip of the opening pick where the display cable is.

  • Slide down the side to separate the glue. At the bottom you can insert the opening pick further to keep the adhesive from resealing.

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Image 1/3: Here you can insert the opening pick as far as half of an inch to get the glue off behind the battery. Image 2/3: Slide down to where the display ends. Image 3/3: Slide down to where the display ends.
  • Repeat the same procedure on the other side.

  • Here you can insert the opening pick as far as half of an inch to get the glue off behind the battery.

  • Slide down to where the display ends.

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Image 1/3: Be careful, there are two touch buttons on each side behind the front panel. In the middle only go as deep as where the home button begins. Image 2/3: Be careful, there are two touch buttons on each side behind the front panel. In the middle only go as deep as where the home button begins. Image 3/3: Be careful, there are two touch buttons on each side behind the front panel. In the middle only go as deep as where the home button begins.
  • Now slide along the bottom to get the glue off.

  • Be careful, there are two touch buttons on each side behind the front panel. In the middle only go as deep as where the home button begins.

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  • Re-heat the display unit for the next few steps.

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Image 1/3: Continue separating the adhesive until you reach the display cable. Image 2/3: Continue separating the adhesive until you reach the display cable. Image 3/3: Continue separating the adhesive until you reach the display cable.
  • On the left hand side (where the motherboard sits) replace the opening pick with a plastic card to get to the glue behind the battery.

  • Continue separating the adhesive until you reach the display cable.

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Image 1/3: Carefully slide the display cable out of the slot in the display frame. Image 2/3: Carefully slide the display cable out of the slot in the display frame. Image 3/3: Carefully slide the display cable out of the slot in the display frame.
  • Separate the display from the display frame and cut the remaining glue at the top with an opening pick.

  • Carefully slide the display cable out of the slot in the display frame.

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Image 1/1: Remove any adhesive from the display and rear glass and reapply as necessary.
  • Before you start reassembling plug the new display to the motherboard and perform a short test by powering on your phone. See if the display lights up and the touch works properly.

  • Remove any adhesive from the display and rear glass and reapply as necessary.

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Conclusion

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

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