Introduction

Use this guide to replace the volume buttons in your Samsung Galaxy S6.

This guide involves removing the rear glass. Removing the rear glass destroys the adhesive holding it in place. Follow this guide to reinstall the rear glass.

Insert a paper clip or SIM eject tool into the hole in the SIM card slot on the power button side of the phone. Press to eject the SIM card tray.
  • Insert a paper clip or SIM eject tool into the hole in the SIM card slot on the power button side of the phone.

  • Press to eject the SIM card tray.

    • Don't press too hard or you may damage the SIM card tray.

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

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Place the phone facedown. If your glass is shattered, put packing tape over the entire panel to hold it together during the removal process.
  • Place the phone facedown.

  • If your glass is shattered, put packing tape over the entire panel to hold it together during the removal process.

  • Lay the iOpener over the panel for about 60 seconds to loosen the adhesive around the edge of the glass.

  • Shift the iOpener to heat the remaining section of the panel for another 60 seconds.

are there any option out there that allows you to heat the adhesive outdoors without any power plug?

Brotan Store - Reply

There's a star in the center of our solar system, you could try that.

John Joiner -

the way we do it at Get it fixed cellphone repair calgary is with a heat gun, wich is way easier than this, make sure to wear some gloves and dont worry to use to much heat as long as you point just to the back of the phone, (the back panel is thick enough to protect the logic board from over heat) instead of the usual blue plastic piece i sugest to use the thinnest metal razor knife and a business card so you can insert the business card and move it all around the frame, those blue plastic things are way too thick that will break the glass panel if you apply to much pressure

get it fixed - Reply

After did that with my own heat pad, the white paint got ripped off but luckily glass back cover did not break. So I scratched all white part of the back cover and now its all transparent.

Jae Chung - Reply

I used a purpose built heating device at 100 degree celsius. Lower temperatures didn't work.

ken - Reply

Attach a heavy-duty suction cup to the lower half of the rear glass panel. Secure the suction cup by raising the hinged handle and flipping the latch to clamp both handles in place. Secure the suction cup by raising the hinged handle and flipping the latch to clamp both handles in place.
  • Attach a heavy-duty suction cup to the lower half of the rear glass panel.

  • Secure the suction cup by raising the hinged handle and flipping the latch to clamp both handles in place.

If the rear screen is cracked/smashed, you will not be able to use a suction cup to remove it. The suction could would not seal because of the cracks. I tried masking tape, 3M shiny HVAC tape, and others, and the suction could would not seal to those surfaces either.

I ended up using the sharp point of the smudger to remove some shards of glass to get underneath the cover to leverage it up and out. Definitely use gloves and safety glasses if you have to do this.

dougpender - Reply

Thank you for your comment. I needed to see this particular instance of what to do when the back cover was cracked. I was going to try to suction it with tape covering it. This saved me some heartache. You're an angel!!

Jessie Brooks -

The following steps involve using an opening pick to separate the rear panel from the midframe. If the adhesive is too strong, reapply heat with the iOpener. Using the suction cup, apply pressure to the middle section of the panel while pulling up the lower edge by pivoting your wrist.
  • The following steps involve using an opening pick to separate the rear panel from the midframe. If the adhesive is too strong, reapply heat with the iOpener.

  • Using the suction cup, apply pressure to the middle section of the panel while pulling up the lower edge by pivoting your wrist.

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Once you've opened a large enough gap, insert an opening pick between the rear glass and the midframe. Once you've opened a large enough gap, insert an opening pick between the rear glass and the midframe.
  • Once you've opened a large enough gap, insert an opening pick between the rear glass and the midframe.

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Slide the opening pick around the bottom left corner of the rear glass panel. Slide the opening pick around the bottom left corner of the rear glass panel. Slide the opening pick around the bottom left corner of the rear glass panel.
  • Slide the opening pick around the bottom left corner of the rear glass panel.

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Slide the pick along the power button side of the phone. Slide the pick along the power button side of the phone. Slide the pick along the power button side of the phone.
  • Slide the pick along the power button side of the phone.

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Slide the opening pick across the top of the phone. Slide the opening pick across the top of the phone. Slide the opening pick across the top of the phone.
  • Slide the opening pick across the top of the phone.

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Slide the opening pick down along the volume buttons side of the phone. Slide the opening pick down along the volume buttons side of the phone. Slide the opening pick down along the volume buttons side of the phone.
  • Slide the opening pick down along the volume buttons side of the phone.

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Pull up on the rear glass panel while holding down the midframe to separate the components. If you encounter too much resistance from the adhesive,  slide the opening pick under the glass a few more times. If you encounter too much resistance from the adhesive,  slide the opening pick under the glass a few more times.
  • Pull up on the rear glass panel while holding down the midframe to separate the components.

    • If you encounter too much resistance from the adhesive, slide the opening pick under the glass a few more times.

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Insert an opening pick between the rear panel and the midframe. Slide the pick along the top of the phone to loosen the remaining adhesive. Twist the pick to separate the two pieces.
  • Insert an opening pick between the rear panel and the midframe.

  • Slide the pick along the top of the phone to loosen the remaining adhesive.

  • Twist the pick to separate the two pieces.

i found the glue very very strong, i didn’t have this powerful sucker, so ended up getting a new rear glass heated and heated but would not pull up with standard suckers

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At this point, the rear glass panel should be fully separated from the body of the phone, although the adhesive strip may be attached to both sides. Pull the rear panel up and away to completely separate it. Follow this guide to reinstall the rear glass.
  • At this point, the rear glass panel should be fully separated from the body of the phone, although the adhesive strip may be attached to both sides.

  • Pull the rear panel up and away to completely separate it.

  • Follow this guide to reinstall the rear glass.

You should note that the adhesive strip may need to be fully removed from the frame in order to proceed with repairs. The adhesive on my phone covered all of the screws exposed in the next step.

Sean Cruz - Reply

Remove the thirteen 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the phone.
  • Remove the thirteen 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the phone.

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Firmly grasp the edge of the midframe assembly. Lift up on the midframe assembly while pushing down on the battery to separate the midframe assembly from the rest of the phone. Lift up on the midframe assembly while pushing down on the battery to separate the midframe assembly from the rest of the phone.
  • Firmly grasp the edge of the midframe assembly.

  • Lift up on the midframe assembly while pushing down on the battery to separate the midframe assembly from the rest of the phone.

FIRMLY GRASP IT! - Patrick

Armen Orbelyan - Reply

Bei diesem Schritt sicher sein, dass SIM Card Fach entfernt ist!

zikal - Reply

I found the glue still very sticky here, i had to go around with my picks to free it, its very stuck with a UK version, beware!!

databeat1 - Reply

i suggest to apply heat on the corners of the front screen to lose the adhesive a lil bit and push from the bottom back of the phone right where the wireless charger is because of the charging port

get it fixed - Reply

When grabbing from the bottom, you fun the risk of damaging the charging port and headphone jack. I would suggest starting from the top. This is because the two ports at the bottom slide down into the frame. There is also adhesive that will give you a little resistance.

Alex Philip - Reply

Step 18 is not correct, you have to start from the top. You can damage the charge port

Daniel Yaben - Reply

Lift the midframe assembly up to separate it from the rest of the phone.
  • Lift the midframe assembly up to separate it from the rest of the phone.

what do the numbers ZF-N2 AS WELL AS (F13) AT THE END OF THE MODEL NUMBER, THEN THERE IS REV 5-1-C W G 15221............... WHAT ALL HAS TO MATCH WHEN REPLACING THE MID FRAME.

mike gentry - Reply

Use the pointed end of the spudger to pry up the volume button contact connectors. Use the pointed end of the spudger to pry up the volume button contact connectors.
  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to pry up the volume button contact connectors.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the volume buttons out of the midframe. Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the volume buttons out of the midframe. Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the volume buttons out of the midframe.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the volume buttons out of the midframe.

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Use the pointed end of the spudger to push the button covers out of the midframe. Use the pointed end of the spudger to push the button covers out of the midframe. Use the pointed end of the spudger to push the button covers out of the midframe.
  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to push the button covers out of the midframe.

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Use tweezers to remove the button covers. Use tweezers to remove the button covers.
  • Use tweezers to remove the button covers.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. When reinstalling the rear glass, refer to the rear glass adhesive replacement guide.

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