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Introduction

This general guide shows how to apply custom-cut battery adhesive for Samsung Galaxy S smartphones.

If you are using double-sided tape instead, use this guide as a general guideline for where to apply the tape.

  1. Remove any remaining adhesive from the phone frame, and clean the glued areas with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.
    • Remove any remaining adhesive from the phone frame, and clean the glued areas with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.

  2. Before you begin, figure out how the pre-cut adhesive strip should be oriented and which surface to attach it to. If your pre-cut adhesive has pull tabs facing the center hole, the adhesive will attach to the phone's battery well first. If your pre-cut adhesive strip has pull tabs on the outer perimeter, the adhesive will attach to the battery first.
    • Before you begin, figure out how the pre-cut adhesive strip should be oriented and which surface to attach it to.

    • If your pre-cut adhesive has pull tabs facing the center hole, the adhesive will attach to the phone's battery well first.

    • If your pre-cut adhesive strip has pull tabs on the outer perimeter, the adhesive will attach to the battery first.

    • Peel the clear plastic liner off of the pre-cut adhesive strip, exposing the adhesive.

    • Line up a long edge of the adhesive with the proper surface, as determined above.

    • Set the adhesive down lightly on the surface.

    • If it is not properly aligned, you can carefully peel the adhesive back up and realign it.

  3. Once the adhesive is aligned, use your fingers to press the adhesive into place. When you are ready to stick the battery onto the frame, carefully peel away the blue plastic liner to expose the adhesive.
    • Once the adhesive is aligned, use your fingers to press the adhesive into place.

    • When you are ready to stick the battery onto the frame, carefully peel away the blue plastic liner to expose the adhesive.

    • Set the battery lightly in place.

    • Plug in the battery connector temporarily to ensure that the cable reaches the socket. Disconnect the battery before resuming re-assembly.

    • Press the battery perimeter firmly with your fingers to help the adhesive bond.

Conclusion

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery: Charge it to 100% and keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Then use your device until it shuts off due to low battery. Finally, charge it uninterrupted to 100%.

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2 Comments

Fantastic job on the instructions ! I only wish I was able to find a solution, for removing the original glue from the back cover.

That is all I have left to do, and I have been unsuccessful for 6 to 8 hours of trying to find a way to get it off.

Lee Jones - Reply

Hey Lee,

Your best chance is using high concentration (over 90%) isopropyl alcohol . If you can’t get the surface completely clean, that’s alright. Just try to get all large adhesive residue off, so that the battery and new adhesive will lie flat in the battery well.

Arthur Shi -

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