I replaced the chargerport/bottom mic without removing the battery - it does not need to be removed!
I pulled like heck for 10 minutes, pried, tried everything. Snapped a pry tool trying to remove the battery. It wouldn't come out.
Finished the job and phone is working great! $260 repair down to $15 and 2 hours of work.
Guessing that the battery got stuck after water got in my phone - maybe the adhesive turned to rock after it was exposed to water, then dried, then the phone got hot after some intense use?
Hopefully I don't have to remove the battery anytime soon - and if I do, I'm hoping a heat-gun will work.
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