I agree this first step should be revised and include a warning.
My battery was swollen and the screen was separating from the case (big gap along edge).
Purchased new battery. Have spudger. Have done phone battery replacements before without issue.
I tried to do the separation but apparently was between the screen assembly and the back electronics rather than separating the entire electronics from the back casing.
The screen glass “exploded”…I’ll be finding glass particles in my office for the next few years I think. In addition, not realizing why things weren’t working I figured I would have to replace the screen anyway and continued on only to discover that a bunch of ribbon cables were destroyed during separation.
Given this process is listed as “EASY” there really should be some clear warnings about making sure the spudger doesn’t end up between the screen assembly and back electonics but rather ends up between the back case. The angle of the spudger in the photo doesn’t make this obvious.
What a waste.
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