OnePlus 5T back cover replacement guide

OnePlus 5T back cover repair guide

  • OnePlus 5T
  • 18 Steps
  • Medium
  • 45 min.
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Introduction

Simply exchange the broken or defective back cover of your OnePlus 5T yourself with our detailed step-by-step guide.


The repair is relatively easy to repair. The display is not glued to the backcover, but only hooked into the back shell. In addition, there are not too many different screws. Loosening the clips on the display can be a bit tricky.

Before repairing, create a data backup and make sure your desktop is clean and well lit. You should also take enough time for the repair. If you get stuck at any point, just contact our live chat or write a comment under the relevant step.

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.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Sim Tool

    Sim Tool

    Wenn du eine andere SIM-Karte benutzen willst, musst du die alte zunächst entfernen. Auch bei den meisten Reparaturen an deinem Apple-Gerät muss die SIM-Karte zuerst entfernt werden. Der SIM-Karten-Schlitten kommt allerdings nur dann heraus, wenn du ein Werkzeug mit einer sehr dünnen Spitze in das kleine Loch neben dem SIM-Karten-Schacht einführst. Dieses Werkzeug ist speziell für das Auswerfen der SIM-Karte bei allen iPhones und iPads gefertigt und passt perfekt in die entsprechende Öffnung hinein.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Torx T2 screwdriver

    Torx T2 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Torx T2 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store
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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

Our tools plus the right spare part help you fix your device easily.

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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.

18 steps
  1. Switch off device

    OnePlus 5T - Switch off device 01
    OnePlus 5T - Switch off device 02
    OnePlus 5T - Switch off device 03

    Turn off your OnePlus 5T completely to protect it from damage.

    1. Press and hold the standby button until the "Switch off" option appears.
    2. Tap again to confirm.

    If your OnePlus 5T touchscreen no longer works, you can also turn it off by pressing and holding the standby button for about 10-15 seconds.

  2. Remove the back cover screws

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover screws 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover screws 02
    • 2 × Torx T2

    To open the OnePlus 5T, you need a Torx T2 screwdriver.

    1. Remove both screws on the bottom edge of the case. They are located to the right and left of the USB port.
    2. Place the screws on one field of the magnetic pad or sorting box.
  3. Remove SIM tray

    OnePlus 5T - Remove SIM tray 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove SIM tray 02

    Remove the SIM card holder with a SIM tool or paper clip. Push the tool into the small hole on the SIM tray and pull it out.

  4. Remove the back cover

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover 03
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover 04

    The OnePlus 5T consists of a back cover and a display unit. All the electronics and the screen are installed in the display unit. The back cover is designed as a case.

    Avoid scratches on the OnePlus 5T by placing it on a soft and clean surface.
    1. Push down the frame of the back shell with the tip of a plectrum and push the plectrum into the resulting gap. It is best to take a hard plastic plectrum with a stopper. This cannot slip too far into the device and damage components inside.

    A suction cup can help you lift the display. Attach it to the bottom of the display and pull lightly as you slide the pick between the display and frame.

    1. Now slide the pick around the whole frame. You can twist the pick a little to lever off the display. The device is not glued, but clipped. Use the plectrum to release the clips one by one. When all clips are released, you can lift off the back cover. The clips at the upper edge come off last.
    2. The back shell is still connected with two sensitive flex cables. Lift up the back cover and hold it to prevent damaging the cables.
  5. Disconnect the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect the fingerprint sensor 01
    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect the fingerprint sensor 02
    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect the fingerprint sensor 03
    • Fingerprint Connector
    1. Turn the device over and lay it on the screen.
    1. Now disconnect the connector of the fingerprint sensor with a plastic spudger.
  6. Disconnect the battery

    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect the battery 01
    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect the battery 02
    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect the battery 03
    • Battery Connector
    1. Remove the cover over the battery connector with ESD tweezers.
    2. Now disconnect the battery with a plastic spudger.

    In general you should disconnect the battery as soon as possible to avoid short circuits.

  7. Disconnect USB/audio flex

    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect USB/audio flex 01
    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect USB/audio flex 02
    • USB/audio flex Connector
    1. Disconnect the connector of the USB/audio flex cable from the mainboard.
    2. Now you can put the backcover aside.
  8. Remove USB/audio flex

    OnePlus 5T - Remove USB/audio flex 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove USB/audio flex 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove USB/audio flex 03
    • 4 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    1. Loosen the 4 screws that fasten the USB and audio jack.
    1. Carefully loosen the flex cable with a flat tool such as a steel spatula.

    If the cable is firmly glued, you can easily heat the adhesive with hot air.

    1. Slide the sockets out of the back shell and remove the cable set.
  9. Remove the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the fingerprint sensor 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the fingerprint sensor 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the fingerprint sensor 03
    1. Now remove the slightly glued fingerprint sensor. You can also use hot air if the glue can't be easily removed.
    2. Loosen the cable and the button bit by bit.
  10. Prepare the new back cover

    1. Compare your new back cover with the old one. If necessary, further small parts have to be transferred.
    2. Remove all protective foils.
  11. Insert the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the fingerprint sensor 01
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the fingerprint sensor 02
    1. Position the fingerprint sensor in its place and press it firmly.
    2. Also reattach the cable to the back cover.
  12. Install the USB/audio flex cable

    OnePlus 5T - Install the USB/audio flex cable 01
    OnePlus 5T - Install the USB/audio flex cable 02
    • 4 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    1. Place the flex cable in the correct position and gently press it into place. Make sure that the jacks snap into the proper recesses.
    2. Then reinsert the marked screws.
  13. Connect USB/audio flex

    OnePlus 5T - Connect USB/audio flex 01
    OnePlus 5T - Connect USB/audio flex 02
    OnePlus 5T - Connect USB/audio flex 03
    • Connector
    1. Connect the USB/audio flex cable to the mainboard.
  14. Connect the battery

    OnePlus 5T - Connect the battery 01
    OnePlus 5T - Connect the battery 02
    • Connector
    1. Now reconnect the battery.
    2. Reinsert the cover over the battery and USB/Audio Flex connectors.
  15. Connect the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 5T - Connect the fingerprint sensor 01
    OnePlus 5T - Connect the fingerprint sensor 02
    • Connector
    1. Position the plug with a pair of tweezers.
    2. Press the plug tight with your fingers.
  16. Attach the back cover

    OnePlus 5T - Attach the back cover 01
    OnePlus 5T - Attach the back cover 02
    1. Now take the device in your hands and push the display unit back into the back cover.
    2. Attach the upper edge first. The backcover has three clips there.
    3. Clipping the device together takes some strength. It is best to grab the device with both hands and squeeze it together with your fingers.
  17. Insert the SIM tray

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the SIM tray 01
    1. Insert the SIM/SD cards and slide the tray back into the device.
  18. Fasten the back cover screws

    OnePlus 5T - Fasten the back cover screws 01
    • 2 × Torx T2
    1. Fasten the two screws to the left and right of the USB port.
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