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iPhone 8 Plus Screen Replacement

Learn how to replace the iPhone 8 Plus screen with your own. This feature comes with a front-facing camera, earphone, and an embedded EMI shield, making it easy to repair. If your screen doesn’t come with those pre-installed items, follow this guide instead.

All you have to do is remove the old screen and move the home button to the new screen, for Touch ID to work.

Note: If your iPhone’s auto-lighting feature doesn’t work properly after your screen upgrade, make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 12. True Tone functionality is disabled after screen change, even if you use the original Apple screen.

Step 1 

Before you start, drain your iPhone battery to less than 25%. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally detonated.

Turn off your iPhone before you start unpacking.

Turning on the iPhone display will jeopardize its waterproof signals. Have the replacement signs correct before proceeding with this step, or be careful to avoid exposure to liquid when reassembling your iPhone without adding any other signs.

Step 2 

If your display glass is cracked, keep the cracks going and prevent damage to the body during your repair by taping the glass.

Place the thin strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone display until the entire face is covered.

This will keep the glass panels intact and provide structural integrity when throwing and lifting the display.

Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from any moving glass for free during the repair.

If the broken glass makes it difficult to get a pull cup to stick to the next few steps, try wrapping a piece of strong tape (like duct tape) in the handle and lifting the display with it instead.

Step 3 

Use a hairdryer or adjust the Opener and insert it into the lower edge of the iPhone for about 90 seconds to reduce sticking to the bottom.

Step 4

Insert the pull cup at the bottom of the front panel, just above the home button.

Make sure that the suction cup does not match the home button, as this will prevent the seal from forming between the suction cup and the front glass.

 Alternatively, the very strong tape can be used instead of a suction cup. If all else fails, you can attach the pull cup to the broken screen.

Step 5

Pull up on the tight-fitting cup, constant pressure to create a small gap between the front panel and the rear panel.

Insert an opening pin or other small pry tool a few millimeters into space.

The waterproof adhesive that holds the display in place is very strong; creating this first gap takes a huge amount of energy.

Step 6

Slide your selection into the corner and go up the left edge of the phone, go to the volume control buttons and silently, break the attachment holding the display in place.

Stand near the top left corner of the display.

Step 7

Re-insert your device in the lower right corner of the iPhone, then load it into the corner and go up the right side of the phone to separate the attachment.

Don’t put the pick too far away, or you could damage the display cables across the iPhone. Insert only a few millimeters or approximately the width of the display bezel.

Step 8

Gently pull the pull cup to raise the bottom edge of the display.

Step 9

Drag a small nub into the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.

Step 10

Slide unlock pin under the display on the top edge of the phone to release the last attachment.

Step 11

Slide the display down slightly (away from the top edge of the phone) to cut the clips holding it in the background.

Step 12

Turn on the iPhone by swiping the display up from the left side, as the back cover of the book.

Do not try to completely separate the display right now, as the delicate cardboard cables still connect to the iPhone’s dashboard.

Show a template for something to keep it active while working on the phone.

Step 13 

Remove the four Phillips (JIS) screws to secure the lower reflective cable bracket to the object board, of the following length:

Two 1.3 mm screws

One screw 1.4 mm

One screw

Throughout this guide, keep track of your screws so that each one returns to its original position during the reconfiguration. Putting the screw in the wrong place can cause permanent damage.

Step 14

Remove the lower display cable bracket.

Step 15

Use the spudger point to copy the battery connector from its socket to the logic board.

Bend the connecting cable upwards to prevent it from accidentally connecting to the socket and power up the phone while you are repairing it.

Step 16 

Use the speaker tip or claw to disconnect the main connector of the bottom display by plugging it directly into its socket.

Do not press down in the middle. If the connector is not properly aligned, the connector may bend, causing permanent damage.

Step 17

Disconnect the cable connector for the low signal, directly behind the one you disconnected from the previous step.

Step 18

Remove the two tri-point Y000 screws to secure the bracket over the connector assembly of the previous panel assembly:

  • One screw
  • One screw 1.2 mm

Step 19

Remove the bracket connecting the connector assembly of the previous panel assembly.

Step 20

Use the speaker tip or claw to disconnect the front panel assembly connector from its socket.

Step 21

Delete display session.

Step 22 Home / Touch ID sensor

Remove the four Y000 bracket protection screws with Home / ID ID:

One 1.2 mm screw

Three 1.3 mm screws

During reset, be careful not to override these screws, or your home button may not work.

Step 23

Remove the bracket that protects the home/Touch ID sensor.

Step 24

Attach the bottom edge of the home cable connector to disconnect it from its socket.

When the rest of the connector starts scrolling without splitting, press down on the cable on the edge of the connector and flat on your spudger, while simultaneously scrolling on the left side of the connector. Be careful not to damage the cable or connector, or you will permanently disable the sensor.

Step 25

Burning the area around the home / Touch ID sensor will help loosen the adhesive that holds its sensitive cable in place, making it easier to safely remove.

Flip assembly to show more. Use a hairdryer or adjust the Opener and place it on the bottom edge of the display for about 90 seconds to soften the glue underneath.

Do not overheat the display. It should be slightly hot to the touch.

Step 26

Use the opening pick to gently separate the glue holding the home ID/touch sensor cable to the back of the display panel.

Step 27

Remove the home / ID sensor assembly by lifting it to the front of the display.

To re-install, start by feeding the cable to the hole in front of the display as shown.

Your replacement part can come with additional Y000 screws already installed next to the Home Button. Remove unnecessary screws so you can install the home button bracket.

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