Potentially Dangerous
Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
  1. Flip the phone over and use your fingernail or an opening tool to remove the back cover.
    • Flip the phone over and use your fingernail or an opening tool to remove the back cover.

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  2. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

    • If your phone has a SIM card or MicroSD card, remove them.

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    • Remove the 9 Philips #00 screws (marked in red)

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    • Use an opening pick to pry off the mid frame.

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    • Disconnect the following ribbon cables from the motherboard:

      • The digitizer and LCD assembly

      • Headphone Jack and Earpiece

      • Daughter board flex cable.

      • Antenna connector

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the motherboard.

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    • Remove 1 Phillips screw

    • Remove the daughterboard.

    • The flex cable is glued, so exercise extreme caution, as excessive force can damage the cable.

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    • Use an opening pick to remove the audio jack.

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    • Disconnect digitizer

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    • Push the speaker outwards so as it is released.

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    • Use a heat gun or an iOpener to heat the digitizer and soften the glue securing it.

    • Use an opening pick to break up the glue around the edges of the digitizer.

    • You may apply more heat if needed.

    • Remove the digitizer and any broken glass.

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

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ivan coene

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yes, but where can I buy the screen replacement?

Roxannie - Reply

I bought it on Ebay...

ivan coene - Reply

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soulaemen - Reply

Follow the instructions in reverse order? Do you need glue for the new screen? What kind of glue? How is it applied?

Thomas McGuigan - Reply

Nor do they show how the new digitizer plugs in...

chris smith -

Magkano po ang magagastos lcd and touch po ung papalitan

ramil cariaga - Reply

Is the Potentially Dangerous part when you work with the glass? Just curious if there was some other hidden danger?

Sara - Reply

Jup, it's only because you work with broken glass ;)

ivan coene -

I have 2 devicies.

#1 broken LCD+digi

#2 dead with fine LCD+digi

Can I swap whole screen (LCD+digi) together with frame?

Piotr Jaremko - Reply

Never tried, but i guess you could just stop at step 9...

Let me know if it worked

ivan coene -

I own and use a core prime as my phone, it has a shattered screen, verizon wont replace it because it was a warrentty replacement for my kyocera brigadir that i dropped in the ocean, it works again btw just a bit slower, but i cant afford a new phone, and i cant deal with the glass splinters any more, i dont want to spend more then i have to, are some of these required things actually needed? Like the seperation tools, can i do the same thing with say an automotive trim tool(already have one)? It looks similar at the prying tip. Maybe a high end hair dryer instead of a heat gun? (My gf has one i can use). My true goal is to spend only the cost of the replacement parts, as i do not currently have a steady income. Thanks in advance for any advise.

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