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Follow this guide to replace the glass back for your Samsung Galaxy S7.

After removing the rear glass cover, you will need replacement adhesive to reattach the back cover to the phone.

  1. Opening your phone will compromise its waterproof seals. Have replacement adhesive ready before you proceed, or take care to avoid liquid exposure if you reassemble your phone without replacing the adhesive.
    • Opening your phone will compromise its waterproof seals. Have replacement adhesive ready before you proceed, or take care to avoid liquid exposure if you reassemble your phone without replacing the adhesive.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to a long edge of the phone for about two minutes.

    • You may need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times to get the phone warm enough. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

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

    I used a heat gun and heated it a little too much. The color of the rear glass is just a sticker on a clear cover. Due to this I tore the sticker off. Now the back cover is see through, which isn’t a bad thing but the repair was for a customer.

    Kevin Bishop - Ответить

    When using the iOpener, you may need more than 30 seconds, especially in compact or low wattage microwaves. Take this slowly, though, and be extremely careful, as it is easy to overheat your iOpener. Remember, you can always heat it up a tad more, but you cannot undo overheating it.

    Jacob Pratt - Ответить

    I used an adjustable heat gun and set it to 400 degrees (F). That was enough to seperate the glass without having to worry about exposure times of the heat. The front of the phone was just fine. Just be ready to use a bunch of picks to slide in between because they will be needed this way.

    Ryan Schumerth - Ответить

    They should provide two suction cups. Nothing to hold on to.

    Mica W - Ответить

    I went from the bottom center up, using one ifixit tools, one suction cup and one pick.

    Pick just popped in with some minor pressure.

    Laid heat pack along base of phone 2 mins first and worked up slowly, rotating picks as I went. Had to heat iopener over several 30 second bursts

    Lauren Burt - Ответить

  2. When the back panel is warm to the touch, apply a suction cup as close to the heated edge of the phone as you can while avoiding the curved edge. The suction cup will not make a good seal on the curved portion of the glass. If the phone's back cover is cracked, the suction cup may not stick. Try lifting it with strong tape, or superglue the suction cup in place and allow it to cure so you can proceed.
    • When the back panel is warm to the touch, apply a suction cup as close to the heated edge of the phone as you can while avoiding the curved edge.

    • The suction cup will not make a good seal on the curved portion of the glass.

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

    • Lift on the suction cup and insert an opening pick under the rear glass.

    • The rear glass can break if you use too much force or attempt to pry with metal tools.

    • Due to the curved glass, you will be pushing up, rather than inserting parallel to the plane of the phone.

    • If you have trouble, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive, and try again. The adhesive cools very fast, so you may need to heat it repeatedly.

    • Optionally, once the pick is inserted, you can add a few drops of isopropyl alcohol into the gap to help weaken the adhesive in the following steps.

    Because of the metal lip around the phone the picks were to thick to get under the glass. Couldn’t get the glue loose enough with the iOpener or the glass lifted high enough with the suction cup despite using a lot of heat and stength on the suction. Ended up having to use a thin piece of metal to get the first separaration. After that the picks are ok to use.

    loadinglevelone - Ответить

    This step is certainly giving me trouble. I don’t have enough hands to be able to both form the space and to insert the pick. In order to even form the space, I need to use the double-sided plastic scraper-thing.

    Damian Amerman-Smith - Ответить

  3. Once you have the pick firmly inserted into the glass, reheat and reapply the iOpener to soften the adhesive.
    • Once you have the pick firmly inserted into the glass, reheat and reapply the iOpener to soften the adhesive.

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  5. Slide the opening pick down along the side of the phone, separating the adhesive. Go slowly so that the tip doesn't slip out of the seam. If sliding becomes difficult, reheat and reapply the iOpener.
    • Slide the opening pick down along the side of the phone, separating the adhesive.

    • Go slowly so that the tip doesn't slip out of the seam. If sliding becomes difficult, reheat and reapply the iOpener.

    • Leave the pick in place and grab a second pick as you proceed to the next step. Leaving the pick inserted can help prevent the glue you just separated from re-adhering.

  6. Repeat the previous heating and cutting procedure for the remaining three sides of the phone. Leave an opening pick in each edge of the phone as you continue to the next to prevent the adhesive from resealing. Leave an opening pick in each edge of the phone as you continue to the next to prevent the adhesive from resealing.
    • Repeat the previous heating and cutting procedure for the remaining three sides of the phone.

    • Leave an opening pick in each edge of the phone as you continue to the next to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  7. Lift the glass and remove it from the phone. Lift the glass and remove it from the phone.
    • Lift the glass and remove it from the phone.

  8. To reinstall the back cover with a custom-cut adhesive strip, follow this guide.
    • To reinstall the back cover with a custom-cut adhesive strip, follow this guide.

    • Be sure to turn on your phone and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing the phone.

    • If desired, you may reinstall the back cover without replacing the adhesive. Remove any large chunks of adhesive that might prevent the back cover from sitting down flush. After installation, heat the back cover and apply pressure to secure it. It won't be waterproof, but the glue is usually more than strong enough to hold.

Заключение

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

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They don’t tell you this, but be careful with the picks when you are trying to separate the back cover from the chassis. It’s very easy for the pick to get between the backplate, which is really clear plastic, and the foil-ish lining that makes it look like sleek black glass- I’m sure the heat doesn’t help keep the foil laminated to the backplate. Then your only option will be to replace the entire backplate, or remove the foil-ish lining and let the back of your phone be au natural.

Douglas Shaw - Ответить

When I removed the back cover, I found the adhesive had stayed adhered to the phone and separated from the back cover. This actually made it easier to remove cleanly with the forceps.

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