Huawei Nova - Replacing the back cover

The back cover is scratched or bent.

  • Huawei Nova
  • 9 Steps
  • Very easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

This guide shows you how to replace your Huawei Nova’s defective back cover. This fix can help if your back cover is scratched or bent, or you want a new color.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

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  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

9 steps
  1. Switching off your device

    Huawei Nova - Switching off your device 01
    Huawei Nova - Switching off your device 02
    1. Switch off your device. Press and hold the power button until a menu appears. Select “Power off” and tap again to confirm.
  2. Removing the SIM card tray

    Huawei Nova - Removing the SIM card tray 01
    Huawei Nova - Removing the SIM card tray 02
    1. Insert your SIM tool into the little hole on the tray to unlock the tray.
    2. Remove the tray and any SIM or microSD cards.
  3. Removing the back cover screws

    Huawei Nova - Removing the back cover screws 01
    • 2 × Pentalobe
    1. Unscrew and remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the device that keep the cover closed.

    You need a Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver, which is also used for iPhones.

  4. Lifting the back cover

    Huawei Nova - Lifting the back cover 01
    Huawei Nova - Lifting the back cover 02
    Huawei Nova - Lifting the back cover 03
    Huawei Nova - Lifting the back cover 04

    Be very careful during this step.

    1. Place the suction cup as far down on the back cover as possible, for example where it says “Huawei.”
    2. Pull on the suction cup while using the pick to push the display against the table. As soon as a gap appears between the display and the back cover, you can carefully insert the pick.
    3. Move the pick along the edges to disconnect the back cover from the sides. Continue to pull carefully on the suction cup.
    4. The fingerprint sensor is installed in the back cover. A flex cable connects this sensor to the motherboard. Be careful when you take off the display to avoid damaging the cable or board.

    5. Carefully lift the back cover. Slowly fold open the device at the upper edge like a book. Now you should see the fingerprint sensor flex cable.
  5. Disconnecting the fingerprint sensor

    Huawei Nova - Disconnecting the fingerprint sensor 01
    Huawei Nova - Disconnecting the fingerprint sensor 02
    • 1 × Phillips
    1. The screw holding the plate over the display connector is covered by a round sticker. Remove this sticker.
    2. Unscrew the screw and remove the plate. The connector is attached to the cover and comes off with it.
  6. Connecting the back cover

    Huawei Nova - Connecting the back cover 01
    Huawei Nova - Connecting the back cover 02
    Huawei Nova - Connecting the back cover 03
    Huawei Nova - Connecting the back cover 04
    Huawei Nova - Connecting the back cover 05
    • Finger print sensor connector
    • 1 × Phillips

    Connect the connector of the fingerprint sensor on the back cover to the motherboard.

    1. The display connector is connected to a metal plate. Latch in the metal plate and press down the connector.
    2. Screw in the metal plate (1x Phillips screw).
    3. Stick the round moisture indicator onto the screw, if you still have it.
  7. Attaching the back cover

    Huawei Nova - Attaching the back cover 01
    Huawei Nova - Attaching the back cover 02
    Huawei Nova - Attaching the back cover 03
    1. First latch in the back cover at the top edge (by the camera) and then place it on the display.
    2. Press down the back cover all around carefully to make it snap into place.
  8. Installing the SIM tray

    Huawei Nova - Installing the SIM  tray 01
    1. Insert the SIM tray and any cards back into your device. Make sure the tray is positioned properly.
  9. Inserting the back cover screws

    Huawei Nova - Inserting the back cover screws 01
    • 2 × Pentalobe
    1. Fasten the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the device that keep the cover closed.

    You need a Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver, which is also used for iPhones.

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