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Heat the perimeter of the display to soften the adhesive securing it.

If available, use a hot plate or heat pad. Place the Essential Phone face-down and heat it to 85° C for at least 15 minutes.

Otherwise, use a heat gun to evenly heat the entire perimeter of the display until it's too hot to touch. Try to maintain a high temperature for 15-20 minutes—but beware that without exact control over the temperature, you can easily destroy the display.

Wear heat-resistant anti-static gloves as needed to safely handle the phone after this step.

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