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Use this guide to replace the rear camera on your Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus.

This guide was performed on the SM-G996B/DS (international) model. Other models have an additional antenna cable sitting in the edge of the midframe.

If you do not replace the adhesive seals when reassembling, your device will function normally, but will most likely lose its water protection.

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach components when reassembling the device.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Heat the back cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the back cover for at least three minutes to loosen the adhesive underneath.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

  2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Secure a suction handle to the bottom edge of the back cover, as close to the edge as possible.

    • If the back cover is cracked, the suction handle may not stick. Try lifting it with strong tape, or superglue the suction handle in place and allow it to cure so you can proceed.

    • Lift the back cover with the suction handle to create a small gap between the back cover and the frame.

    • If you have trouble creating a gap, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap you created.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom left corner to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  3. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a second opening pick at the bottom edge of your phone.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening picks in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  4. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it has most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener for two to three minutes to reheat it.

    • Insert a third opening pick at the bottom right corner of your phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the right edge of your phone to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  5. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • When you slice near the camera assembly, insert only the tip of the opening pick (~4-5 mm) to avoid damaging or smearing the camera.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick underneath the top right corner of your phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a fifth opening pick underneath the bottom left corner.

    • Slide the opening pick along the left edge of the back cover to slice the remaining adhesive.

    • When you slice near the power button, insert only the tip of the opening pick (~3-4 mm) to avoid damaging the power and volume button flex cable.

  7. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 7, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the back cover.

    • During reassembly:

    • This is a good point to power on your phone and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power your phone back down completely before you continue working.

    • Remove any adhesive chunks with a pair of tweezers or your fingers. Use some high concentration (over 90%) isopropyl alcohol to wipe away any adhesive residue.

    • If you're using Samsung custom-cut adhesives, follow this guide.

    • If you're using double-sided tape, follow this guide.

  8. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 8, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 8, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with your tool—a punctured or bent battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a thermal event.

    • Insert an opening pick underneath the left bottom end of the NFC antenna and charging coil assembly.

    • Carefully slide the opening pick along the bottom left edge of the assembly to separate it from the battery.

  9. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the bottom end of the NFC antenna and charging coil assembly.

    • Carefully slide the opening pick along the bottom of the assembly to separate it from the loudspeaker.

  10. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the charging coil: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the charging coil: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the charging coil by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  11. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the NFC antenna: step 11, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the NFC antenna: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the NFC antenna by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  12. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Unfasten the NFC antenna & charging coil assembly screws: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 3.9 mm-long screws securing the NFC antenna and charging coil assembly.

  13. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the NFC antenna & charging coil assembly: step 13, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the NFC antenna & charging coil assembly: step 13, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the NFC antenna & charging coil assembly: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully remove the NFC antenna and charging coil assembly.

  14. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 14, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  15. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the display flex cable: step 15, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the display flex cable: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying its upper connector straight up from its socket.

  16. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the main & interconnect flex cables: step 16, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the main & interconnect flex cables: step 16, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the main & interconnect flex cables: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the main and interconnect flex cables from the motherboard by prying their upper connectors straight up from their sockets.

  17. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Unfasten the earpiece speaker assembly screws: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the seven 3.9 mm-long screws securing the earpiece speaker assembly.

  18. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the earpiece speaker: step 18, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the earpiece speaker: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the earpiece speaker cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  19. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Pry up the earpiece speaker assembly: step 19, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Pry up the earpiece speaker assembly: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a spudger underneath the bottom left edge of the earpiece speaker assembly.

    • Use your spudger to pry up the earpiece speaker assembly.

  20. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker assembly: step 20, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker assembly: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully remove the earpiece speaker assembly.

    • During reassembly apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

  21. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front facing camera: step 21, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front facing camera: step 21, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front facing camera: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the front facing camera cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  22. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the power button flex cable: step 22, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the power button flex cable: step 22, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the power button flex cable: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • During the following step do not fold the cable sharply and only bend it to avoid cable damage.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the power button flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

    • Use your spudger to carefully bend the flex cable to the side to avoid damaging it during the motherboard removal.

  23. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the antenna flex cable: step 23, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the antenna flex cable: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • During the following step do not fold the cable sharply and only bend it to avoid cable damage.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the power antenna flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

    • Use your spudger to carefully bend the flex cable to the side to avoid damaging it during the motherboard removal.

  24. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Pry up the motherboard assembly: step 24, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Pry up the motherboard assembly: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Make sure no cables are tangled with the motherboard assembly during the removal procedure to avoid cable damage.

    • Insert a spudger underneath the top edge of the motherboard assembly and next to the vibration motor.

    • Use your spudger to pry up the motherboard assembly.

  25. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard assembly: step 25, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard assembly: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully remove the motherboard assembly including the rear cameras.

  26. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the cameras: step 26, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the cameras: step 26, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the cameras: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the ultra wide camera flex cable by prying its connector straight up from its socket.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the wide and tele camera assembly by prying its connector straight up from its socket.

  27. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Separate the camera assembly from the motherboard: step 27, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Separate the camera assembly from the motherboard: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully separate the camera assembly from the motherboard.

  28. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Separate the camera lenses: step 28, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Separate the camera lenses: step 28, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Rear Camera Replacement, Separate the camera lenses: step 28, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully separate the ultra wide angle lens from the wide and tele lens assembly.

    • During reassembly apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

Заключение

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

After you've completed the repair, follow this guide to test your repair.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

Dominik Schnabelrauch

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