Teardown difficulty:
Moderate
Duration:
25 min

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Disassembly of the mobile device Google Pixel 4 XL with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.


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Step 2. Remove the tray

Use the ejection tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray of SIMcard out.

⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 3. Open the back cover

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹ️️ The surface of the back cover must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.


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Step 4. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding the connector.


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Step 5. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the connector of the cable that leads to the microphone, flashlight on the back cover.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew 7 screws.

ℹ️️ Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its part. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.


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Step 7. Remove the bracket

Carefully remove the bracket securing connectors and cover with antennas.


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Step 8. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew 7 screws. Also, remove the cover securing the connectors.


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Step 9. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Google Pixel 4 XL model has a battery G020J-B with 3700 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 10. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew 4 screws and remove the bracket securing the connectors.


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Step 11. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker assembly with antennas.


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Step 12. Remove the battery

Carefully remove the battery.


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Step 13. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew two screws.


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Step 14. Remove the front camera

Disconnect the connectors and remove the assembly with a front camera, proximity sensor, other sensors.


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Step 15. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew one screw.


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Step 16. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect all connectors.


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Step 17. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.


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Step 18. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors and remove the assembly of two rear cameras.


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Step 19. Remove the small board

Pry up the connector and remove the small board with earpiece speaker, microphone, coaxial cable.


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Step 20. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew two screws on the sides.


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Step 21. Remove the charging port

Disconnect the connector and remove the flat cable with a charging port.


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Step 22. In the housing remained

The housing.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Google Pixel 4 XL in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.


Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 25 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Google Pixel 4 XL released for markets in different countries.



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