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Peeling up those pesky soft button LED cables lets us finally free the daughterboard.

Just for those of you keeping score, this messy situation prevents easy replacement of: display and digitizer (of course), USB port, microphone, and soft button LEDs.

If you need to replace the charging port, unless you have some microsoldering skills, you have two options: sacrifice those soft button LEDs or replace your display in the process.

Remember that fake "midframe" made of antennas? Turns out the S7 just buried its midframe deeper, and adhered the display to it, rather than secure its display assembly to a midframe with screws.

This beefs up the S7’s waterproofiness, but means more of a fight to repair the thing should you suffer non-water related troubles.

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