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Remove SIM card tray
  • Remove SIM card tray

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Insert eject pin to the small hole to open a gap. You can use heat gun/hair dryer to heat up the rear cover and help adhesive melting. Use guitar picks to cut the strong adhesive underneath this rear cover.
  • Insert eject pin to the small hole to open a gap.

  • You can use heat gun/hair dryer to heat up the rear cover and help adhesive melting.

  • Use guitar picks to cut the strong adhesive underneath this rear cover.

  • Remove back cover.

Do not use the Grey Spudger when trying to pry off the back cover. Just heat up the back first with a heat gun or hair dryer and use the blue sim card removal tool that came with the phone all the way around and your nail.

Eric Caminero - Reply

The charcoal grey wood cover is surprisingly flexible. I opted not to heat the back for fear of damaging the wood veneer, and was able to peel the back off damage-free with only slow and careful peeling. Using a credit/playing card, work to get a good portion of the back peeled away at the "top right" (as looking at the back - nearest the SIM slot) to get a good initial finger hold. Then run a guitar pick / credit card down the "right" side and across the bottom. By that point, you should be able to peel the rest of the cover off by hand without endangering the flex cables along the "left" side.

Rob Fulcher - Reply

Use T3 Torx screwdriver to twist off all 21 screws. Remove 2 protective rubbers securing the flashlight flex and battery flex connector. Remove 2 protective rubbers securing the flashlight flex and battery flex connector.
  • Use T3 Torx screwdriver to twist off all 21 screws.

  • Remove 2 protective rubbers securing the flashlight flex and battery flex connector.

If you are just replacing your screen, don't bother to remove the silver screw over the volume and power buttons. That only holds the cover/retainer for the volume/power buttons. There are tiny springs that are under these buttons and you really don't want to lose these so just leave it in place.

Bud B - Reply

Worst screws in any cellphone I've ever worked on. I was only able to get 1 out. The rest were stripped.

Joshua Grobin - Reply

I second Joshua Grobin's comment. Don't even attempt this without a high-quality T3 driver. There are some other disassembly guides claiming T4 or even T5 screws; maybe there are different versions out there, but my phone definitely had T3 screws, and my only T3 bit was so gnarled it was useless.

Rob Fulcher - Reply

Release the flashlight flex and battery flex connector. Release the flashlight flex and battery flex connector.
  • Release the flashlight flex and battery flex connector.

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Remove metal bar securing side buttons, careful of the extremely tiny springs that provide pressure from the frame to the buttons, then be free to remove side buttons. Remove middle frame bezel. Remove middle frame bezel.
  • Remove metal bar securing side buttons, careful of the extremely tiny springs that provide pressure from the frame to the buttons, then be free to remove side buttons.

  • Remove middle frame bezel.

You don't need to remove this cover and risk the chance of losing the springs if you are only replacing your screen so leave it in place with the silver screw in!

Bud B - Reply

If you didn't read the advice above like me and lost 2 springs, use the remaining springs for the power button. The volume buttons will work fine without the springs.

Eric Caminero - Reply

So I made the mistake of removing this piece. Where exactly to I put the springs? At least I did not loose them!!

Tammy Lemon -

So I figured out where the small round spring holes are at the ends of each button. Good thing I found the 4th screw on the side of my magnetized screwdriver!

Tammy Lemon -

Pull out 2 battery sticker strips. Loosen the NFC flex connector attached to the battery. Pry up and remove battery.
  • Pull out 2 battery sticker strips.

  • Loosen the NFC flex connector attached to the battery.

  • Pry up and remove battery.

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There is no adhesive sticking headphone jack, just use tweezers to remove it. Then peel off the NFC antenna. Then peel off the NFC antenna.
  • There is no adhesive sticking headphone jack, just use tweezers to remove it.

  • Then peel off the NFC antenna.

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Release flashlight flex connector connecting side button flex. Take away flashlight flex. Take away flashlight flex.
  • Release flashlight flex connector connecting side button flex.

  • Take away flashlight flex.

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Pry up and remove power&volume button flex. Pry up and remove power&volume button flex.
  • Pry up and remove power&volume button flex.

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Twist off one Torx T3 screw securing motherboard. Release the digitizer screen connector here. Release the digitizer screen connector here.
  • Twist off one Torx T3 screw securing motherboard.

  • Release the digitizer screen connector here.

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Release this LCD connector. Separate motherboard assembly from LCD screen assembly.
  • Release this LCD connector.

  • Separate motherboard assembly from LCD screen assembly.

If your replacing your screen with one from Amazon you may find the connections don't line up perfectly when you reconnect the motherboard to the new screen. If you bought a screen from Amazon they should come with 2 pieces of tape on back of the screen. Use the tape to line up the circuits over the sim card tray and LCD connector if needed.

Eric Caminero - Reply

Release front camera flex and remove it. Release front camera flex and remove it.
  • Release front camera flex and remove it.

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There is adhesive underneath. Pry up and then remove top speaker. There is adhesive underneath. Pry up and then remove top speaker.
  • There is adhesive underneath. Pry up and then remove top speaker.

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Peel off protective tape on the rear camera. Release rear camera flex and then remove the camera. Release rear camera flex and then remove the camera.
  • Peel off protective tape on the rear camera.

  • Release rear camera flex and then remove the camera.

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Pry up and remove loudspeaker. Now it leaves the motherboard assembly with some parts like charing port and vibration motor. Now it leaves the motherboard assembly with some parts like charing port and vibration motor.
  • Pry up and remove loudspeaker.

  • Now it leaves the motherboard assembly with some parts like charing port and vibration motor.

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Remove the LCD shield easily. Finally it leaves the LCD screen with digitizer and front housing. It is better to replace Moto X Style LCD screen and digitizer assembly and front housing together, if you have no confidence to remove it without breaking the screen during the repair work.
  • Remove the LCD shield easily.

  • Finally it leaves the LCD screen with digitizer and front housing.

  • It is better to replace Moto X Style LCD screen and digitizer assembly and front housing together, if you have no confidence to remove it without breaking the screen during the repair work.

When replacing the LCD screen and digitizer assembly, your new assembly will probably not have a few things you need to get off the old screen. First, the LED flash. I was able to remove mine by pushing it out from the front with some slight force. It popped right in on the new screen. Next are the speaker grills. I used an razor blade to pry the old ones from my cracked screen. They are pretty solid so you can be firm but still be careful not to bend them. To insert them in the new screen, I sort of lined them up as best I could and used some needle nosed pliers to press them into place. You may need to put a small piece of plastic or something behind the frame to prevent flex and actually get the grills seated properly. Make sure you transfer over the metal shield too. First time I did it I didn't even notice that shield. Finally, there are two rubber filters/gaskets for the speakers that need to be peeled up and transferred over. Also, when reassembling, don't forget the motherboard screw!

Bud B - Reply

When I replaced my lcd assembly, the new screen has a small circular hole at the top right. I'm assuming it's over one of the IR sensors. Is it normal for this piece to be missing? Can these small parts be replaced?

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Eric

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Can anybody help with how you replace the speaker grills? As it is not included in the replacement assembly screens?

kirstenrossouw - Reply

I believe they are underneath the 'housing frame' which is the piece of plastic around the edge of the glass.

Philip Clarke -

Hi just take them off with tweezers

George Fernandez -

Can anyone tell by looking at the board if the X Pure has a FM chip that is wired? Currently all anyone is saying on forums is that the phone isn't FM enabled (which could only mean it isn't turned on), not that is is missing the chip or that the chip hasn't been wired to allow the FM to be enabled.

nataku1245 - Reply

Does anybody know what lengths the 21 screws are?

Robert Petitpas - Reply

2.5mm I think

Ty Miller -

Can anyone identify the where the flash memory is on the motherboard?

David Brydnoke - Reply

Can you telling me if the us version has dual chip readers? Because they have 02 sim slots, but the second sim comes with a plástico glued to it. I wodered if the phone came with the "reader"for the second sim. Thanks

Leonardo Araripe Dantas - Reply

I have one and the us version doesn't. For some reason the tray can hold 2 but if u shine a flashlight into the empty hole after removing sim tray,u will see that on the circuit board there is one connector(reader) missing

Skye Anderson -

The Moto Pure and Style are not dual SIM phones. The tray holds the SIM card on 1 side while the other side holds a memory card.

leopelletier1977 -

you can anytime solder in some pongo pins for the second SIM connector. Also, you have to use the dual sims version firmware in order for the phone to work with the second connector. Alternatively to the firmware, you could try some build.prop edits to enable dual sim in the modem (which btw supports it, but software disabled)

bancodrut -

Does anyone know where 2 very small springs go? I had both of them drop in my hand as I was separating the motherboard assembly from LCD screen assembly. Thanks.

Kendall Shortt - Reply

Take a look at step 5

Ty Miller -

Firmware genuine. Bi probem withvthe fone

gherman cristian - Reply

I replaced the screen on my Moto after it broke. Completely successful the first time around, but I opened it back up the adhere the screen to the screw frame more securely and the touch started to malfunction. Any ideas as to why that might be? Is it possible I damaged the digitizer in some way?

Vincent Jenulevich - Reply

I think touch screen flex is loosen.

Eric -

Is the digitizer integrated into the glass?

I'm not sure if I have to buy the whole LCD+Digitizer+Glass Package or just the glass.

LCD is normal and the only problem is the digitizer and the glass panel.

hocbunchang -

anyone know where i can purchase just the speaker grills?

Johnny Southivongnorat - Reply

Just wanted to say thanks for the guide. Pretty easy phone to replace the digitizer assembly on this phone, There are a lot of steps you can skip when replacing the digitizer as you go through this guide. The only thing that wasn't obvious to me at first was not to take out the silver screw that retains the volume and power buttons. I added a few comments to the guide that you may want to look at if you are just replacing the digitizer assembly.

Bud B - Reply

Replaced LCD and now microphone isn't working any suggestions

Mallory Brown - Reply

Could you please double check whether you secure microphone flex cable?

Eric -

Did you find a solution? I'm having the same issue with my phone. The microphone doesn't work while using speakerphone

uclabruin1216 -

I may have lost the front-facing flash during this process.. is there a way to replace it or does it come with the screen/frame?

tbobrov - Reply

i'm curious about this as well since it looks like it doesn't and we threw it away....

themrsdonahue -

We replaced the LCD and assembly but only half of the screen works properly. The other half is shrunken and has snow/noise at the bottom. Any clue where we went wrong?

Oh and now need to replace anything that was on the original assembly that should have been transferred independent of the motherboard...like I'm guessing the front facing flash. What else did we miss (speaker gills??) and where can I get them?

themrsdonahue - Reply

Could you please send a picture of defective screen to support@witrigs.com?

Eric -

One of the pins on the LCD PFC adapter broke and only half the screen works for me..

Can anyone tell me which PFC replacement I need to purchase (and maybe where?)

Thanks,

ido -

my screen works perfectly but no sound ? plz help

ptapan168 - Reply

My moto x pure screen is popped out. What to do. ?

Tohid Javid - Reply

I have the bamboo case and am concerned about the heat gun just making this a total fail. Has anyone had success? Thoughts or suggestions? TIA

jvlichelle - Reply

I did it with the bamboo case (I'm a total novice) and damaged it slightly. Not a total issues, esp since I usually have a case but it wasn't as easy as on a tear down video nor was it as pliable.

themrsdonahue -

I suggest that you can use some soft plastic spudger.

Eric -

I really need help!! I've replaced my LCD assembly before and everything was great ! And now I did it again and my phone won't power on at ALL!! I rechecked all the connections, and everything looks great ! I did accidentally mess with the "Power/Volume" flex cable. But idk if that can be it ? If it is I will buy it .... and also the only thing that comes on is the white LED light when I connect it to the charger... PLEASE HELP

Alefy - Reply

are you referring to the white led from the top speaker grill ?

That light turns on when the battery is too much depleted that the screen can't come on to give you status on the charging process. It might also be that the battery connection is loosen , I would check that first, and also the ribbon cables around it.

bancodrut -

I am having the same problem. Tried 2 different batteries and have tried to check all of the cables. Can't figure it out. The phone will go to the boat loader screen when you hold the power button and volume down button at the same time. So screen works, but it you can't select any options except for restart boot loader.

myahquote -

I bought a replacement screen today however when I went to install it I noticed there is no front facing flash. Is it easy to removed the flash from the old phone or possible to buy a new screen with the part on it?

Any help is appreciated

Shane Houston - Reply

I don't know where to find a new one. I took my front flash off of the damaged screen. It just sits in their no screws.

myahquote -

So I tried to replace my screen with one i bought which had the bezels, so i detached plastic frame from the old one using a heat gun, and attached the new screen to that frame, but when i plugged in the ribbon flex cable I accidentaly broke the black clip, and bent a few connectors. Is this an issue? Screen unresponsive

Spencer Vreugdenhil-Beauclerc - Reply

I also did this. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix?

Shens -

can i change vibration motor?

levani jalaghonia - Reply

Great tutorial! I used it recently to replace the failing battery in my Moto X Pure and everything went great, but I seem to have killed my NFC in the process. I had quite a bit of trouble getting the NFC flex connector off the old battery (scratched the old battery quite a bit attempting to get underneath the connector) but don't believe I caused any damage to the NFC connector or cable (at least as far as I can see). Is it possible I simple didn't stick it back in the right spot on the battery when I reassembled? It looks like it needs to line up with two prongs on the motherboard, but I can't figure out how to make sure I get it lined up exactly and it's tedious taking the thing apart over and over.

Any advice?

Derek Miller - Reply

What do I do after stripping all the screws on my phone. T3 too small, T4 too big.. I can't win.

Carl Githaka - Reply

Hi, I have the same situation, how did you managed to do it? i did unscrew a couple but the third started to strip.

ANDRES -

Hey guys, I stripped three of them and was pretty !#^&@@ off. I had to drill mine out halfway and then used a pair of needle nose pliers for the other half; once you get the screw head out, you can pop that inner case off and then have room to get some pliers on the stump that' s left.

Dallas Anger -

Hi, did you guys found some replacement screws ? Can you please tell me the size? thanks a lot

ronniekok -

Did anyone ever figure out the screw size??

c0pyimitati0n -

Is the lcd attached to the digitizer?

mahdi rouzgard - Reply

i just replaced my cracked screen with a new screen digitizer and housing setup and my touch capabilities work but now the screen is acting as if the baclight is not working. Very dim illumination at first but shortly after no illumination at all? Certain issue with repair or possibly a defective screen. old screen illuminated fine but front display was cracked and touch capabilities were not functioning.

Josh Odle - Reply

After repair, I realized the touch was not functioning quite right, sometimes requiring a lot more pressure to register a touch, and the screen had some light bleed at a few edges.

I got rid of the light bleed by adjusting screw tightness. The Moto X Pure really requires a delicate touch, perfect ribbon placement, and nearly proper screw torque to have a good replacement screen work perfectly. At least, that's​ been my experience so far.

I don't think it's a good idea to throw away your old screen until you're 100% sure you got every part you need from it (plus, it deserves to be properly recycled like other electronics).

Also, when replacing only the screen, there is no need to completely tear down every part of the phone. Don't disassemble or disconnect the volume and power buttons assembly and ribbon. Save yourself time and frustration. The battery can stay connected to the backing, etc.

M Miller - Reply

Anyone know if the charger port is replaceable? Or would I have to replace the whole motherboard?

Larry H - Reply

So I replaced my battery. The phone charges perfectly. The problem is that my the power button and volume buttons are unresponsive and the phone doesn't turn on or go to recovery. I tried tinkering with the power ribbon cable but no go. Does it snap on like the flash ribbon and battery ribbon? Anyone have any ideas?

Chris Villa - Reply

Same question : Anyone know if the charger port is replaceable? Or would I have to replace the whole motherboard?

ravi kumar - Reply

Same Question : Anyone know if the charger port is replaceable? Or would I have to replace the whole motherboard?

ravi kumar - Reply

The charging port Is not replaceable

Jesus Eduardo Borja Perez -

Hi, does anyone know the size of the screws ? thnx

ronniekok - Reply

Can you please advise on how to remove the Bamboo back cover. I need to replace my LCD.

Tinashe Zulu - Reply

I have replaced the screen and digitizer, and both came back to life again... but, now I'm facing a battery charge problem. I changed the battery but the problem continues. Any ideas? I think the battery connector and charger connector are both ok.

dal - Reply

My moto x pure edition screen has vertical lines that come and go and that phenomena seems to pulse. Battery? Digitizer? Any suggestions?

RLR

Roy L Roberts - Reply

Does anyone know where the TOP Speaker can be purchase? I have purchased two on ebay and neither were right.

StevieD and AshleyC - Reply

My front screen is completely smashed and not functioning at all. Unable to even unlock the screen, not taking the touch response at all.

If I buy “New Original LCD Display Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly Motorola Moto X Style” as given by eBay, is it possible to replace it exactly as written above?

Is it worth my purchase, and will it function properly afterwards?

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