Opening pick, meet chassis gap. That's right, no heat or suction cups necessary just yet! This is way too good to be true!
...and it is. We quickly get bogged down in adhesive and have to break out the heat gun.
Further complicating matters, the panels are booby-trapped. Both batteries were firmly stuck to their respective rear panels, and tethered to the rest of the phone via fragile cables.
Careful carving through graphene cooling sheets and sticky strips of adhesive eventually does the trick, but there is almost a casualty.
We nearly destroyed an eensy flex cable that houses some indicator LEDs and connects the earpiece speaker to the circuit board nearby.
Alright, that ended up being much dicier than initial impressions led us to expect. Was this the right way in? Maybe the screens are supposed to come off first...
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