Samsung Galaxy S6 - Replacing the back cover

The back of the enclosure is broken or scratched.

  • Galaxy S6
  • 3 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Samsung Galaxy S6’s defective back cover. This repair can help if your back cover is broken or cracked, or you want a new color.

Required tools

  • Flache Plektren

    Flache Plektren

    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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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

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  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

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

    €2.00 at the iDoc store

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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.

3 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Galaxy S6 - Removing the back cover 01
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the back cover 02
    1. The back of the Samsung Galaxy S6’s enclosure is glued firmly in place. To detach it, you have to constantly heat it with a heat gun so the glue will soften. Then you have to insert a plastic pick into the gap between the frame and the glass to detach the adhesive.
    2. The gap between the aluminum frame and the glass is very small. We recommend that you use a very flat, sturdy object to get between them.
    3. Carefully lift the back cover while using a suction cup.
    4. As soon as a little gap opens up, use the plastic pick to avoid damaging the aluminum.
  2. Inserting the pick

    Galaxy S6 - Inserting the pick 01
    Galaxy S6 - Inserting the pick 02
    1. You should only insert the pick a few millimeters between the back cover and the frame to prevent damage inside the enclosure.
    2. The back cover is glued to the entire outer edge of the Galaxy S6. Move the pick once around the entire phone.
      The back cover is painted on the inside. Remove any adhesive residue carefully to avoid scratches or cracks.
    3. Once you’ve detached all the glue, you can carefully lift the back cover.
  3. Attaching the back cover

    Galaxy S6 - Attaching the back cover 01
    1. As a last step, you have to attach the back cover again.
    2. The old glue is usually still sticky enough.
    3. Put the back cover back on, heat it slightly and then use a little force to press it onto the smartphone for a while.
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