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Sony Xperia Z4 Back Cover Removal

What you need

  1. Sony Xperia Z4 Back Cover Removal, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin, switch off your phone.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to the back of the phone to loosen the adhesive beneath the back cover. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

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    • Secure a suction handle to the bottom of the back cover, as close to the edge as possible.

    • Lift the back cover with the suction handle to create a small gap between the cover and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • If you have trouble, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom left corner.

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    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the bottom right corner to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening picks in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Insert a third opening pick at the bottom left corner.

    • In the next few steps whilst cutting around the rear camera make sure you only use the tip of the opening pick to avoid smearing the lens or damaging the camera.

    • Start to slide the tip of the opening pick from the bottom left corner along the side of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in its place at the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut it most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener to reheat it.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick under the top left corner of the back cover.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Insert a fifth opening pick at the top right corner of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the right side to cut the remaining adhesive.

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    • Lift and remove the back cover.

    • After installing the back cover, apply strong, steady pressure to your phone for several minutes to help the adhesive form a good bond, such as by placing it under a stack of heavy books.

Conclusion

Secure the new back cover with pre-cut adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape after cleaning the according areas with isopropyl alcohol (+90%).

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

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