Introduction

Removing the rear glass panel from your Galaxy S6 destroys the adhesive holding it in place. Follow this guide to replace the adhesive tape on your Galaxy S6's rear glass. Most adhesive strips will come packaged as shown, although the film dimensions and color may vary.

Before beginning, we recommend you remove any residual adhesive from the glass panel using a q-tip and solvent such as isopropyl alcohol.

Parts

No parts required.

Peel the clear film off of the adhesive packaging. Peel the clear film off of the adhesive packaging. Peel the clear film off of the adhesive packaging.
  • Peel the clear film off of the adhesive packaging.

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Lay the glass panel face-up and rotate it so that the lens holes are on your right. Grasp the adhesive from both sides and align the tape over the rear glass. Make sure to align the camera and heart rate sensor holes on the phone with the adhesive tape.
  • Lay the glass panel face-up and rotate it so that the lens holes are on your right.

  • Grasp the adhesive from both sides and align the tape over the rear glass.

    • Make sure to align the camera and heart rate sensor holes on the phone with the adhesive tape.

  • Lay the adhesive on top of the glass.

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Run your fingers over the tape to firmly attach it to the glass. Run your fingers over the tape to firmly attach it to the glass. Run your fingers over the tape to firmly attach it to the glass.
  • Run your fingers over the tape to firmly attach it to the glass.

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Peel back the outer layer of green film. Peel back the outer layer of green film. Peel back the outer layer of green film.
  • Peel back the outer layer of green film.

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Peel back the inner film layer. Peel back the inner film layer. Peel back the inner film layer.
  • Peel back the inner film layer.

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If you didn't perfectly align the adhesive with the panel, use an X-Acto knife to trim away the edges. This will only fix minor misalignments. If you have to trim off more than half the adhesive strip, you should remove the tape and start over. This will only fix minor misalignments. If you have to trim off more than half the adhesive strip, you should remove the tape and start over.
  • If you didn't perfectly align the adhesive with the panel, use an X-Acto knife to trim away the edges.

  • This will only fix minor misalignments. If you have to trim off more than half the adhesive strip, you should remove the tape and start over.

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Use a pair of tweezers to remove any adhesive still on the midframe. Use a pair of tweezers to remove any adhesive still on the midframe.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove any adhesive still on the midframe.

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Align the top of the rear glass with the top of the phone. Press the top edge of the glass into the midframe so that there's no gap at the top. Press the top edge of the glass into the midframe so that there's no gap at the top.
  • Align the top of the rear glass with the top of the phone.

  • Press the top edge of the glass into the midframe so that there's no gap at the top.

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Lower the rest of the rear panel and press it firmly into the midframe. Lower the rest of the rear panel and press it firmly into the midframe. Lower the rest of the rear panel and press it firmly into the midframe.
  • Lower the rest of the rear panel and press it firmly into the midframe.

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7 Comments

It would be handy to tell us a reliable place to obtain the adhesive from as iFixit doesn't appear to stock it

Rob Crawford - Reply

I snagged a replacement front and back glass adhesive and a new daughter board for the S6 from http://www.mobiledefenders.com/. They seem okay so far. Only about a buck for the adhesives, plus shipping.

PortableOpossum -

Will the adhesive for a galaxy s6 work on the back cover of an s6 edge?

shabria jones - Reply

It won't work. Size is different. One for S6 is larger

Jimmy -

Couldn't you just cut it to size? If it's just a pad of adhesive, you should be able to just cut it to the smaller backing size. I'd assume it's non conductive, but make sure it's not blocking anything important.

Ampera -

amazon has the S6 film

Richard Meyers - Reply

I ordered a rear glass housing from amazon with the adhesive pre-aligned and installed so that all I have to do is peel away the film and snap it on.

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