Use this guide to remove the battery from your phone and then replace it with another new battery.

  1. Insert your fingernail or a plastic opening tool into the pivot on the side of the SIM tray.
    • Insert your fingernail or a plastic opening tool into the pivot on the side of the SIM tray.

    • Pry open the tray to get it out of the socket.

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  2. Remove the SIM tray with SIM card from the phone.
    • Remove the SIM tray with SIM card from the phone.

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    • Heat the front face (sides, top, bottom) of the phone with the iOpener, a hair dryer, or a heat gun for 60 seconds to loosen the adhesive around the edge of the glass.

    • If using an iOpener, heat it in a microwave for thirty seconds.

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    • Attach a suction cup to the lower half of the screen.

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    • Using the suction cup, pull gently the lower half of the panel.

    • If you pull too hard you may break the display. If you still feel resistance repeat Step 3, leaving the iOpener on longer.

    Pulling too* hard :)

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    • Once you’ve opened a large enough gap, insert a plastic tool at the bottom, between the glass and the rest of frame of the phone.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool around the screen, prying the display gently away from the body

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    • Pull the lower half of the screen screen with the suction cup while holding down the frame of the phone to separate both components.

    • Only lift the lower part of the screen. It is connected with a clip to the top of the motherboard and can rip off if you pull too hard.

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    • Once the glass is off, you will see a small clip covering the screen connection to the motherboard at the top of the phone. Use tweezers to grab the clip by the crease on its side and pull it out.

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    • Undo the screen connection with a plastic tool.

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    • Remove the display assembly (LCD and Digitizer).

    All that copper/tin foil, whatever it is, stayed glued to the case and tore off the screen. I hope it isn’t important. What is it for anyways?

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    Good Question. Mine ripped a little bit 2.

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    Probably heat displacement, you’ll find them on the back of most Samsung OEM LCD assemblies & high quality replacements. It’s probably not a big deal if you tear it, after all where’s the heat supposed to go from there? Pat yourself on the back for getting the LCD & glass up in one piece, don’t be surprised if nobody else shares your enthusiasm.

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    • Use the Phillips Head Screwdriver sized PH000 to remove the sixteen 4mm screws from the frame.

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    • Put a little pressure on the top, on the bottom, and on the sides of the phone to separate the rear case.

    • You will hear the clips start undoing themselves.

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    • Once all the clips have popped, pull out the rear case to separate it from the frame with the battery.

    • The battery will be on the back side of this frame.

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool on the side of the frame and pull out the battery.

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    • Remove the battery from the frame.

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

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thank you for the information on how to dissemble this device Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Eleyson Cubias - Reply

You have GOT to be kidding me....... major surgery to just remove power so that I can reboot the phone. Guess I will just have to wait until all the battery power runs out. 2 or 3 days? Uggghhhhhhhhh

Joe Besta - Reply

You can perform a forced reboot manually. Simultaneously hold down the volume down button and the power button for 10-20 seconds. This will reboot your phone without losing anything.

Kirk Baker - Reply

Looks like the difficult part is the removal of the LCD assembly. What type of adhesive can be used on the LCD screen to glue back on phone?

Francisco Roque - Reply

Never &&^&^$^ answer…

cristhian cruz - Reply

Very good information


Daniel Carson - Reply

HARD RESET: Press the Power button and the Down Volume for 20 Seconds.

This simulates taking the battery out and back in.

Asael Paniagua - Reply

I do want to mention that the OLED screen is VERY fragile and you really shouldn’t attempt this without ordering a new screen. I work at a repair shop and we’ve refused people at the door because the repair is near impossible. The OLED is almost designed to break when you pull the assembly apart.

Shraeder - Reply

Any way you can show how to put it back together, specially the part were heat is applied?

Yasser Aiq - Reply

Slide in a playing card to loosen the adhesive. If its warm enough it will easily slide off. Shouldn’t take experienced professionals more than an hour or so. Reapply a light layer of b700 and clamp.

Rocket Repair - Reply

Wait so how would you reattach the front screen if the adhesive is gone? I’m making sure beforehand because my S6 Active is having a lot of battery problems (I knew I should’ve bought an iPhone) but I want to be 100% sure before I perform the repair. How do you reattach the front screen?

Hyrum Tripp - Reply

you will need to purchase replacement adhesive. I also wouldn’t recommend opening the device unless you have lots of experience. the AMOLED display is incredibly fragile and will break 9 times out of 10 when opening the phone.

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