⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.
Disassembly of the mobile device Google Pixel 4 XL with each step description and the required set of tools.
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.
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.
Step 4. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding the connector.
Step 5. Disconnect the connector
Pry up the connector of the cable that leads to the microphone, flashlight on the back cover.
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.
Step 7. Remove the bracket
Carefully remove the bracket securing connectors and cover with antennas.
Step 8. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew 7 screws. Also, remove the cover securing the connectors.
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.
Step 10. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Torx T4), unscrew 4 screws and remove the bracket securing the connectors.
Step 14. Remove the front camera
Disconnect the connectors and remove the assembly with a front camera, proximity sensor, other sensors.
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.
Step 19. Remove the small board
Pry up the connector and remove the small board with earpiece speaker, microphone, coaxial cable.
Step 21. Remove the charging port
Disconnect the connector and remove the flat cable with a charging port.
Detailed disassembly instructions of Google Pixel 4 XL in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:
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