The glass back of your Samsung S10 is broken?

In our detailed photo tutorial, we show you step by step how you can easily replace the back cover of your Galaxy S10 yourself.

Since the back cover is made of glass and strongly glued to the display unit, it may take a little time to remove it. Since it is also very fragile, we have classified this repair as moderately difficult.

We wish you good luck when replacing your backcover! Leave us an evaluation of our repair instructions.

Required tools

  • Flat Picks

    Flat Picks

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

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  • 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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  • iFlex opening tool

    iFlex opening tool

    Opening your smartphone can be a very delicate operation, especially if the glue is very persistent. The blade of the flexible but sturdy iFlex measures just 0.15 mm, so it fits in even the smallest gaps, such as between the screen and the frame. The practical iFlex is made of stainless steel and sits comfortably in the hand. This makes it the perfect assistant for every smartphone repair.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPlastix


    Do you want to open your smartphone or lever out large parts like the battery? Then the iPlastix with its large blade will help you. The practical assistant is made of flexible, especially sturdy plastic and lies comfortably in the hand. Thanks to its design, you can even get into smaller gaps, for example to lift the screen or to prevent it from sticking together again.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

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

    €3.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

Show all replacement parts for the Galaxy S10 

Replacement parts and tools for this repair

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

Getting started with the repair of your Galaxy S10

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

5 steps
  1. Switching off your Samsung Galaxy S10

    Galaxy S10 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy S10 01
    Galaxy S10 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy S10 02
    Galaxy S10 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy S10 03
    Galaxy S10 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy S10 04
    1. Keep the Power button pressed until the option "Switch off" is shown on the display.
    2. Confirm the "Switch off" with your finger and wait until the screen is black.
  2. Heating up the back cover

    Galaxy S10 - Heating up the back cover 01
    Galaxy S10 - Heating up the back cover 02
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    The back cover is firmly glued. To loosen it, you have to heat it up first.

    1. First turn your Galaxy S10 with the display side down.

    To avoid scratches on the display screen, you should place your device on a clean, soft surface.

    1. Use a hot air device, such as a heat gun or a regular hairdryer, and drive it evenly over the edge of the back cover from the outside.

    As a rule of thumb, heat the edge of the back cover only to the point where you can still touch it without burning your fingers.

    Used tools
  3. The right tools for your repair

    With the right tools, you will succeed in any repair. In our store you will find a large selection of professional quality tools.
  4. Creating a gap

    Once opened, your Galaxy S10 is no longer waterproof, and the warranty for protection against dust and splashing water expires.The backcover is made of glass and can break very easily. Therefore, be extra careful and take your time.

    1. Place a suction cup at the bottom of the backcover and pull it upwards to create a narrow gap between the backcover and the housing frame.
    2. Insert a flat, sturdy tool into the created gap. Try to enlarge the gap by pushing the backcover with the tool additionally upwards. We use the iFlex for this.
    Used tools
  5. Detaching the back cover

    Galaxy S10 - Detaching the back cover 01
    Galaxy S10 - Detaching the back cover 02
    Galaxy S10 - Detaching the back cover 03
    Galaxy S10 - Detaching the back cover 04
    Used tools

    Take care not to insert your tool too far, so that you do not damage anything under the backcover.

    1. Use a flat plastic tool to go around the edge of the housing piece by piece. We use the iPlastix for this.

    The iFlex is made of thin, sturdy metal, making it easier to get into the gap between the back cover and the case frame. However, the sharp edges of the iFlex make it easier to scratch the frame. We therefore recommend that you use the iFlex only initially and continue with iPlastix, which is made of flexible plastic, as soon as possible.

    1. To prevent the adhesive from rebonding in the areas that have already been loosened, you should always heat the edge of the display and leave individual, flat picks in the device frame.
    2. Remove the detached back cover and put it aside.
    Used tools
  6. Attaching the back cover

    1. Remove the protective films from the adhesive surfaces of your new back cover.
    2. Place it in its original position and press it down over the entire surface so that the adhesive can bond.

    To make the adhesive bond even better, you can also heat the frame of the back cover with hot air and then weigh it down with books.

    Verwendete Ersatzteile
Ø 5 (6 Ratings)

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