Introduction

This is just a look into the Samsung gear S2.

This is just a look into the Samsung gear S2.
  • This is just a look into the Samsung gear S2.

  • You will need a Y 00 screwdriver, a PH 0 screwdriver, a spudger, and some tweezers.

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Detach your bands from the body of the watch. Remove the four Y 00 screws.
  • Detach your bands from the body of the watch.

  • Remove the four Y 00 screws.

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Pry between the bottom and top portions of the watch with a spudger in the area marked. Be sure not to insert the spudger more than about 3 mm so as not to damage the internals of the watch. Also, there is a seal inside the watch that goes along the perimeter inside the bottom of the casing. Be sure not to damage this, otherwise you lose water resistance. Make sure that you do not insert the spudger in any other location than the one that is marked in green.
  • Pry between the bottom and top portions of the watch with a spudger in the area marked. Be sure not to insert the spudger more than about 3 mm so as not to damage the internals of the watch.

  • Also, there is a seal inside the watch that goes along the perimeter inside the bottom of the casing. Be sure not to damage this, otherwise you lose water resistance.

  • Make sure that you do not insert the spudger in any other location than the one that is marked in green.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Unscrew the two PH 00 screws. Gently pry up the three cables with a spudger that I have marked.
  • Unscrew the two PH 00 screws.

  • Gently pry up the three cables with a spudger that I have marked.

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We will now be separating the main board from the watch. You will be gently prying up on the main board in the area that the spudger is located in the second picture. Be extremely careful while prying up on the main board. Be careful not to bend the board and make sure all cables that are loose are out of the way of possibly getting ripped.
  • We will now be separating the main board from the watch.

  • You will be gently prying up on the main board in the area that the spudger is located in the second picture.

  • Be extremely careful while prying up on the main board. Be careful not to bend the board and make sure all cables that are loose are out of the way of possibly getting ripped.

  • Do not fully remove the main board, as the button cable is soldered to the main board. Carefully place the main board in the orientation shown.

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Only pry in the spot marked in orange. be patient, as this prying will take some time. Make sure that the cable marked in green can feed through its gap. If the cable marked in green is not properly aligned, it can rip. Ripping any cables is not good.
  • Only pry in the spot marked in orange. be patient, as this prying will take some time.

  • Make sure that the cable marked in green can feed through its gap.

  • If the cable marked in green is not properly aligned, it can rip. Ripping any cables is not good.

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Here is a look at the button assembly, battery assembly and the main board. Finally, we are able to look at the  rear of the amoled display.
  • Here is a look at the button assembly, battery assembly and the main board.

  • Finally, we are able to look at the rear of the amoled display.

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Conclusion

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

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Austin

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Thank you for a picture of the internals. I'm thinking about "restoring" a Gear S2 classic.

Tom Bowden - Reply

Just updated, sorry about the delay. The guide is now finished.

Austin - Reply

Hi Austin, tks for making the guide, How to remove the rotating bezel?

Naga darshan - Reply

This is my own personal watch, so I did not try to remove the bezel. The only way I can think of is by prying up on the bezel from the top. Just be careful as I do not know how or if the bezel is connected to the watch.

Austin - Reply

Im also interested in the bezel, as i might be getting one with a broken ring and was wondering about fixing it.

Jon Borah - Reply

Is the WiFi-only variant or is it cell capable? Wondering if I can swap the board from an AT&T or GSM unlocked S2 Classic into a gold S2 Classic frame cause Samsung doesn't sell cellular models of the gold S2 Classic.

Corom - Reply

Just S2 Classic wifi. I am unsure of any similarities or differences in the S2 cellular vs S2 classic. However, in my experience with phones and music players, the device with cellular capabilities needs to have an additional antenna or two to grab those signals. It is most likely that what you are trying to do will not work.

Austin -

Hi, I got a Y00 screwdriver to try this, but the point is far too small. Am I missing something?

eandekelly - Reply

Not all bits/ screwdrivers are made to the exact dimensions as another. So my Y00 may be bigger in size than yours. Maybe try a Y0 from the place you ordered, or just buy the 64 bit toolkit. That is what I used in this guide.

Austin -

thanks for the quick response, I'll give the toolkit a try

eandekelly - Reply

Got the toolkit and the Y00 there fitted perfectly.

Replaced the battery and the watch worked because the new battery had a 25% charge.

Unfortunately it still won't charge :(

eandekelly - Reply

Since the battery had a 25% charge, I did a hardware reset and tried again. Now it will charge to 65% - many thanks for the instructions

eandekelly - Reply

You are welcome.

Austin -

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