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Edit by Tarun Thiruma

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-[* black] Use the iFixit opening tools to gently wedge between the back shell and the rest of the device.
-[* black] Focus on lifting up the corners of the back shell so that there is space to insert iFixit opening picks.
-[* icon_note] Sometimes it may be difficult to use only the opening tools. If you're having trouble, use a heat gun or an iOpener to loosen the adhesive.
+[title] Remove the Rear Glass
+[* icon_caution] Power your phone off before you begin.
+[* black] If possible, drain the battery before disassembly. When the battery is charged, there's an increased risk of a dangerous thermal event if the battery is overheated or damaged during repairs.
+[* icon_note] If the rear glass is cracked, completely [|cover it with packing tape|new_window=true] to contain the glass shards and avoid injury.
+[* black] [guide|25705|Prepare an iOpener|new_window=true] and heat the back of the phone along its bottom edge for about two minutes, or until it's slightly too hot to touch. This will help soften the adhesive securing the rear glass.
+ [* icon_note] You may need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times to get the phone warm enough. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.
+ [* icon_caution] A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

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