Before you start
This repair guide will show you step-by-step how to use your newly purchased iTG® battery cover repair set to repair your Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
In this guide we will be using the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to demonstrate how the repair is performed. However as the repair procedure is the same, this guide can also be used with our battery cover repair sets for the Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE, S6 EDGE PLUS, S7, S7 EDGE, A3/A5 2016, and A3/A5 2017. In theory this procedure can also be applied to any other model of Samsung Galaxy smartphone where the battery cover is physically glued to the rear of the phone. The only exception to this is in cases where the phone includes the fingerprint sensor on the rear cover.
Please make sure all the parts of the supplied repair set are included. If you find that there is something missing or damaged, please contact us before proceeding.
the repair procedure
Before starting with our repair instructions, we recommend first watching the following repair video made by Youtube user Smashed IT. While not exactly the same as our procedure, this will give you a quick overview of the steps involved as well showing you that it is possible to complete the repair quickly and easily.
You Will Need
- The iTG® repair set for the correct model smartphone.
- Heat gun / hair dryer / our UFiX Heat Bag (available here) or other way to heat the rear cover.
- Patience (usual repair time: 15 – 30 mins).
You May Also Need
- Infrared thermometer (available here).
- Rubber gloves.
- Packing tape / Sellotape.
Remove both the SIM card and microSD memory card if present. To do this, insert the card tray removal tool into the small hole on the side of the phone. Press gently and the tray should pop out.
Remove the tray.
If the battery cover glass is severely cracked as in our example, affix some clear packing tape over the glass to make it easier to remove the cover in one piece.
Using your selected heating method such as a heat gun or our UFiX Heat Bag, heat the surface of the battery cover to approximately 60-70°C. Make sure to concentrate the heat along the outer edges of the phone as this is where the cover is glued to the frame. This will loosen the glue but should not damage the electronics.
If you have one available, use an infrared thermometer (recommended) to check the temperature. If you don’t have a thermometer, heat the cover until you cannot touch it with your bare finger for more than a few seconds. If using a heat gun this will take at least a few minutes, with a hair dryer it will take even longer.
You must be careful when applying heat. If the battery cover is heated up too much it could damage the battery or the electronics underneath. It is better to apply heat conservatively to begin with and then apply additional heat if the cover will not separate easily.
Using the supplied suction cup and starting at the bottom edge, try to pull the battery cover away from the phone.
Once you have made a small gap, insert the supplied iTG® metal opening tool. Very carefully start to work along the bottom edge to separate the cover.
It is helpful to leave the supplied iTG® separator card in place as you go, in order to keep the cover separated from the glue. You may need to reapply heat to the cover while you work, as the glue will cool down and make the cover more difficult to separate.
Once you have separated enough of the cover, you should now be able to lift it away from the phone.
Remove any adhesive tape that may still be attached to the frame of the phone. In our case the battery cover came away with all the adhesive still attached.
For some of our battery cover repair sets, the new 3M adhesive is supplied separately rather than already fixed to the battery cover. In our example this is the case, so we will need to apply the adhesive to the cover before reinstalling. If your new battery cover already has the adhesive attached, you can skip this step.
Peel back and remove the protective clear plastic from the 3M adhesive sheet. The adhesive should remain attached to the coloured plastic.
Lay the adhesive onto the back face of the battery cover as pictured, so that it lines up with the edges all the way around. It should fit perfectly.
Make sure the adhesive is pressed down firmly enough so that when you peel back the coloured protective layer, the adhesive stays glued to the cover.
It is now finally time to install your new battery cover!
Peal back and remove the layer of protective plastic covering the 3M adhesive.
Now place the battery cover onto the phone and press it firmly into position.
Reinstall the SIM card and microSD card (the reverse of the removal procedure).
Remove any remaining protective plastic from the cover.
Now pat yourself on the back for a job well done 🙂