Warning: no matter how tech-savvy you are, do-it-yourself repairs always run the risk of damaging your device and likely void any warranties and insurance claims. Be sure you know what you're doing and accept associated risks before you try to replace your cell phone screen. In addition, always make sure your device is unplugged and turned off before you begin repairs.

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Step 1: Disassemble the Phone

1) Power off your Phone before beginning disassembly. Remove the SIM card slot

2) Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button. Make sure the suction cup is firmly attached to the front panel assembly.

3) While holding the Phone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.

4) With a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while you pull up with the suction cup.

5) Continue to pry up around the sides of the front panel assembly, detaching the clips along the left and right side.

6) Do not try to completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case, as there are several ribbon cables still attached at the top of the Phone. Once the clips have been released on the bottom and sides of the front panel assembly, pull the bottom of the assembly away from the rear case. Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone. Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

Step 2: Removing the battery connector bracket screws

1) Remove the following screws securing the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board.

2) Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the Phone.

3) Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

4) Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector itself and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket or the board itself, you may destroy the socket or damage nearby components on the board.

5) Remove the following screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket to the logic board (This screw tends to not be attracted to a magnetized screwdriver. Take care not to lose it when removing, and make sure it gets back into the right place—a magnetized screw may interfere with the compass.)

6) Lift the display cable bracket toward the battery to unhook it, and remove it from the Phone.

7) Use a plastic opening tool or a fingernail to disconnect the three front panel assembly cables:

Front-facing camera and sensor cable

LCD cable

Digitizer cable

When reassembling your phone, the LCD cable may pop off the connector. This can cause white lines, or nothing at all to appear when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery.

8) Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

Step 3: Remove the Broken Glass

The glass is attached to the phone with two side tape from the side of the screen. Remove this and the screen will fall out.

To remove the tape and separating the glass from the phone can be done with plastic playing card.

Most safe method in this is when you have the one corner free put the playing card sideways and start swinging it in. Work your way up as you feel the tape is giving up.

Step 4: Insert New Screen

For reassembly, make sure to transfer over the LCD shield, home button, front facing camera assembly, front facing camera lens bezel and earpiece speaker to your new part.

If the replacement screen seems to not fit in the original frame, do not put too much force on the screen, or the glass might crack. Instead, try inserting the screen at a 30° angle, starting at the top. The aim here is to get the three plastic brackets under the metal frame of the phone and move with slight pressure from the sides to the bottom.

Make sure to remove the protective cover from your new display assembly as well as the protective cover on the back of the LCD.

Note: When reassembled, the screen may not turn on. Try fixing this by plugging your phone in, and holding down the power and home buttons at the same time for 20 seconds.

Test the phone that it still works.

Step 5: Assemble the Phone

Assembling the phone is just the reverse as before. Put the screws back in and hope for the best.