Introduction

Click here for the official iFixit guide to disassemble the Galaxy S4 down to the motherboard. The guide you are currently viewing is archived here for historical purposes only.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Peel off back of phone
    • Peel off back of phone

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  2. Remove battery.
    • Remove battery.

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    • Remove all 8 screws

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    • Remove Speaker using a thin rigid plastic thing, starting from where the battery nail-hold is located.

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    • Release clips on the outer rim

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    • Remove clip off of USB port with a flathead screwdriver.

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    • Use a platic knife or flathead srewdriver to gently unplug the cable.

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    • Use your flathead screwdrive to carefully detatch the Touch and Homescreen Flex cable

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    • Remove the cable

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    • Detach the flex cable

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    • Completely remove the flex cable

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    • Remove the usb complete port

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    • Remove the 3G and GSM antenna cable from the motherboard.

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    • Lift ports from motherboard

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    • Detach this port from the motherboard

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    • Disconnect main screen cable

    • Don't forget to remove this screw.

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    • Now you can take off the motherboard

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Conclusion

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

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AhsAlexFerguson

Member since: 11/01/2016

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This sucked so baaaaaaad.

AhsAlexFerguson - Reply

I found it helpful, though you're right that it could use a lot of work.

You neglected to mention a screw that holds the motherboard to the display assembly. It can be found to the lower right of the headphone jack and should be removed immediately prior to step 17.

To others who may come along, the USB/daughterboard assembly is affixed to the display chassis with mild adhesive. The daughterboard is VERY flexible and should be removed with caution. I used the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the board up from the chassis by going underneath the cabling on the lefthand side.

Thanks!

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