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Xiaomi Mi 8 Rear Glass Replacement

What you need

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    • Apply a heated iOpener to the rear glass to loosen the adhesive beneath the edges. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

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    • Secure a suction handle to the lower edge of the rear glass, as close to the edge as possible.

    • If the phone's rear glass is cracked, the suction handle may not stick. Try lifting it with strong tape, or superglue the suction handle in place and allow it to cure so you can proceed.

    • Lift the rear glass with the suction handle to create a gap between the glass and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • If the glass wont budge, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner of the phone.

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    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the bottom left 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.

    • Start to slide the opening pick from the bottom left corner along the side of the Xiaomi Mi 8 to cut the adhesive.

    • Be aware of the fingerprint flex cable and only insert the tip of the opening pick. If insert to deep, you can cut the cable by accident.

    • As the adhesive cools down it gets harder to cut. If necessary use your iOpener to reheat it.

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

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    • Insert a fourth opening pick under the top left corner of the rear glass.

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

    • Don't try to remove the rear glass all the way yet. The fingerprint flex cable is still connected to the motherboard.

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    • Carefully lift the rear glass and fold it to the left side to access the fingerprint flex connector.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the fingerprint flex cable.

    • Remove the rear glass.

    • Before installing new adhesive for reassembly, remove any remaining adhesive from the phone, and clean the glued areas with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.

    • After installing the rear glass, apply pressure for several minutes to help the adhesive form a good bond. A stack of heavy books on top of the phone works well.

Conclusion

Secure the new back cover with pre-cut adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape.

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

After installing the rear glass, apply pressure for several minutes to help the adhesive form a good bond, such as by placing it under a stack of heavy books.

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4 Comments

what adhesive can you use to glue the back on and the fingerprint scanner to the back?

Polly - Reply

Hi Polly,

you can either buy pre-cut adhesive for your device/rear glass or use thin double sided adhesive tape you cut by yourself. For example you can use this tesa adhesive card.

Dominik Schnabelrauch - Reply

Can you remove the fingerprint component from the old back cover? I just want to replace the cover as it is cracked and the fingerprint sensor is still working great.

dannoe - Reply

Hi Dannoe,

the fingerprint sensor is glued to the back cover. To transfer the fingerprint reader you need appropriate custom cut adhesive to adhere it to your new back cover. You should be able to remove it by placing and iOpener for about 1 minute onto the back cover where the fingerprint reader is located (following the iOpener instructions) and carefully sliding an opening pick underneath the edges of the reader to separate it from the back cover. Be especially carefully in the area where the chip is located and avoid overheating it. Good luck with your repair!

Dominik Schnabelrauch -

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