Introduction

Use this guide to replace the midframe of your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.
  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

I snapped the back cover sorry m8

Daniel Anishchenko - Reply

Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.
  • Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

Where is the divot? Please let me know that

James - Reply

Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Remove the microSD card.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Remove the microSD card.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

price is high

alizeeshan548 - Reply

Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward. Remove the battery from your phone. Remove the battery from your phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

  • Remove the battery from your phone.

it worked for me

John Donovan - Reply

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Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Remove the SIM card.
  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Remove the SIM card.

  • During reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Looks easy but doesn't work. No one has a plastic opening tool. Using fingernail, you can press SIM card into slot but it does not pop out so you can remove it.

Laurie McWherter - Reply

I agree with the comment above

I also don't have a plastic tool and my finger nail won't pop the card out.

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Grethe Montano - Reply

Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
  • Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

How much it will cost to replace a midframe

kannan - Reply

How much cost will be on replace a midframe

Hiren pedhadiya -

I'm seeing midframes available on Ebay for around $10.

Alex - Reply

The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe. Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece.  Look for the seam between the two.
  • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe.

  • Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece. Look for the seam between the two.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam, separating the plastic clips as you go.

  • Be very gentle whilst prying, and pry only enough to separate the plastic clips—there are several thin points in the midframe bezel that may crack if you bend them too much.

I used same tool as in the photo and i broke the display. I think you should use a very thin plastic tool, such as a credit card but even more thin and flexible.

nicosoranno4gxo - Reply

Continue prying around the corner of the phone. Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.
  • Continue prying around the corner of the phone.

  • Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.

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Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side. Slide the opening tool along the seam.
  • Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam.

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Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly. At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.
  • Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly.

  • At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.

On my phone, there was another clip holding the white midframe to the battery compartment, in the middle of the top edge of the battery compartment, near the battery contacts. If you don't release that before removing the midframe, it is easy to break.

josephoswald - Reply

Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly.
  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

here i leave them a video i made doing the work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85pOvI6O...

enjoy

Gabriel Barrandeguy - Reply

Just to be sure does the rear frame referred by etradesupply is the same as the middle frame? I' planning to refurbish the side panel because of the dents and scratches but I just want to make sure I'm buying the right thing. The etradesupply referring the housing as rear and front housing so Im not sure which one correspond to the middle frame. Below is the link to the website http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-samsung-...

Mohd Bahij Ahmad - Reply

My Sprint S4 was slightly different then the one pictured above but I just completed this repair in under 10 minutes.. It would have been slightly quicker but fooling around with those little screws can be irritating if you have big hands.

Michael Willis - Reply

Just did this on my S4. Instructions were extremely helpful, but I had to remove a screw (step 10.5?) to remove the upper display assembly bracket. Other than that, flawless! Thanks!

JackieME - Reply

The 3rd image of the 11th step shows that when the midframe is removed, some parts come along with it (at the bottom part of it). What are these parts? should they be removed too and placed in the new midframe? Are they easy to remove?

Chris - Reply

Conclusion

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

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I cracked the "front facing" bezel on my phone. I thought buying a new mid frame would replace it, but based on these pictures, it looks like it is attached to the the front glass. Is this correct? Is there any way to replace just that front facing bezel?

Marwan - Reply

i was wondering the same thing. Can you guys please respond.

Rival Archer -

Yes, the bezel is attached to the front glass. Replacing the glass doesnt cost too much (under 15 eur here) but theres a high chance you will break the lcd digitizer in the process. It needs some skill.

Mark Bernstein -

Hi... Is that the whole body is model GT-I9505 and How much it costs me the whole body?

Priya - Reply

Hi.. Is that the whole body is with mirror and how much it costs me??

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