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Use this guide to replace a cracked or broken screen 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 the frame is deformed, it's important to replace it to make sure the new screen will mount correctly and won’t suffer damage from uneven pressure.

If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions. Before disassembling your device, discharge the battery below 25%. This reduces the risk of a dangerous thermal event if the battery is accidentally damaged during the repair.

Note: This guide instructs you to replace only the screen while leaving the original frame and motherboard in place. However, some replacement screens for this phone come pre-installed in a new frame (a.k.a. chassis), which requires a very different procedure. Make sure you have the correct part before starting this guide.

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

Before you begin this procedure, be sure to have a set of replacement adhesives for both the rear glass and the screen.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 7, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 8, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 8, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the charging coil: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the NFC antenna: step 11, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Remove the NFC antenna & charging coil assembly: step 13, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the NFC antenna & charging coil assembly: step 13, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 14, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen 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 Screen Replacement, Unfasten the loudspeaker assembly screws: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the six 3.9 mm-long screws securing the loudspeaker assembly.

  16. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Pry up the loudspeaker assembly: step 16, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Pry up the loudspeaker assembly: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick into the gap between the top edge of the loudspeaker assembly and the midframe.

    • Use your opening pick to pry up the loudspeaker assembly by tilting it downwards.

  17. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker assembly: step 17, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker assembly: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the loudspeaker assembly.

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

  18. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display flex cable: step 18, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display flex cable: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying its upper connector straight up from its socket.

  19. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the display flex cable: step 19, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the display flex cable: step 19, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the display flex cable: step 19, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying its bottom connector straight up from its socket.

    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to carefully remove the display flex cable.

  20. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Loosen the display adhesive: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 5 minutes.

    • The display adhesive of the Galaxy S21 Plus is extremely strong, and it's likely you need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times before starting the display removal and during the removal procedure.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the device.

  21. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 21, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 21, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Once the screen is warm to touch, apply a suction handle to the left edge of the screen and as close to the edge as possible.

    • If your screen is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction handle. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the screen.

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

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap between the midframe and the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick to the top left corner of the screen to slice its adhesive.

    • Only use the tip of the opening pick (~4-5 mm) during this procedure to avoid tangling with the in-display fingerprint cable or accidentally tearing it.

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

  22. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 22, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 22, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a second opening pick at the top left corner and slide it to the bottom left corner of the screen to slice the adhesive.

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

  23. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 23, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • When you slice near the front facing camera, insert only the tip of the opening pick (~2-3 mm) to avoid damaging or smearing the camera.

    • Insert a third opening pick at the top left corner of the screen.

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

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

  24. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it has most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener or heat gun for 1-2 minutes to reheat it.

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

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

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

  25. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fifth opening pick at the bottom right corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge to slice the remaining adhesive.

    • Do not try to remove the display all the way yet. The display is still adhered to the midframe by adhesive underneath the center of the screen.

  26. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert a plastic card: step 26, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert a plastic card: step 26, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert a plastic card: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • The Galaxy S21 Plus has adhesive underneath the center of the screen that needs to be cut before removing the frame.

    • Insert a plastic card into the gap between the midframe and the display at a long edge of the phone.

    • Use the plastic card to slice the adhesive underneath the screen.

  27. Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 27, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 27, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 27, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the screen.

    • Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components from your old screen to your replacement part.

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

    • During reassembly, follow this guide in case you're using a pre-cut adhesive card.

Заключение

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

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

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

The best way to secure the new screen is to apply a sheet of custom-cut double-sided tape to the back of the screen.

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.

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