The display of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is cracked or scratched? The touch screen does not work anymore?

In this detailed step-by-step guide we show you how to replace the defective display of your Redmi Note 8 Pro on your own to resplend it.

As the backcover of the Note 8 Pro is made of glass, you have to be especially careful when opening the device. Allow yourself enough time for this.

Good luck changing your display! In our online store you will find the right original replacement display for your Xiaomi, as well as the tool kit iDoc, which contains all the necessary tools for your repair.









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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  • iPlastix

    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.

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

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

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €3.00 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
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

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

Getting started with the repair of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

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33 steps
  1. Switching off the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Switching off the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Switching off the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Switching off the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 03

    Before you start the repair, we recommend that you use our checklist to test the basic functions of your phone. This will enable you to check after the repair whether you did everything right. Switch off your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro after testing to avoid a potential short circuit during the repair.

    1. To do this, first press and hold the power button for a few seconds.
    2. Tap "Power Off" in the menu that appears.
    3. Your smartphone will now shut down completely within a few seconds.
  2. Removing the SIM tray

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the SIM tray 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the SIM tray 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the SIM tray 03
    Used tools

    Before you can open your Redmi Note 8 Pro, you first have to remove the SIM tray from the display frame.

    1. Press with a SIM tool or another pointed object into the small round opening next to the SIM tray.
    2. Then pull the detached SIM tray out of the display frame.
    Used tools
  3. Heating up the back cover

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Heating up the back cover 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Heating up the back cover 02
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is opened via the heavily bonded glass back cover. In order to remove it, you have to heat the glue with hot air first. Use a hot air device such as a heat gun or an ordinary hair dryer.

    1. Place your phone face down on a soft, clean surface.
    2. Move the hot air tool evenly over the edge of the back cover.

    As a rule of thumb, heat the edge of the back cover just enough, so that you can still touch it without burning your fingers.At the upper edge as well as around the camera lenses the back cover is especially strongly glued.

    Used tools
  4. Lifting up the back cover

    Once the glue of the back cover is sufficiently heated, you can start to carefully remove it from the display unit.

    Opening the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro will void the manufacturer's warrant

    1. To begin, place a suction cup at the lower part of the back cover and pull it slowly upwards to create a narrow gap between back cover and display frame.
    2. Increase the gap by inserting a flat, stable tool into the gap. We recommend the iFlex and iPlastix for this purpose.

    The iFlex is made of particularly thin, stable metal and has sharp edges. The iPlastix on the other hand is made of flexible plastic with rounded edges. To avoid scratching the frame of your device, we recommend that you start with the iFlex at this stage and continue with the iPlastix as early as possible

    The easiest way to insert the tool is to place it in one of the two corners of the lower frame.

    Used tools
  5. Detaching the back cover

    Once a gap is created, you can detach the backcover from the display unit piece by piece.

    Be especially careful when loosening the back cover, as it is made of glass and can therefore break easily.

    1. Move the tool along the edge of the back cover.
    2. Press the back cover upwards at the same time to separate it from the display.

    Plug flat plastic picks at regular intervals into the loosened areas between the display and the back cover to prevent the adhesive from reconnecting. Insert the picks with the broad side facing inwards.

    To make it easier to loosen, you can reheat the glue with hot air at regular intervals.

    1. Put the back cover aside as soon as it is completely detached.
    Used tools
  6. Removing the plastic cap

    The connector of the fingerprint sensor is secured under a plastic cap on the Redmi Note 8 Pro. To be able to loosen the connector, the cap must be removed first.

    Don't apply too much force when loosening the plastic cap, otherwise small pieces might break off.

    1. Use a sturdy, pointed plastic tool to drive into the opening on the edge of the plastic cap. We use an ESD spudger for this purpose.
    2. Push the cover upwards to release it from its lead and take it out of your device.
  7. Detaching the fingerprint sensor

    • Connector

    After loosening the plastic cap, the connector of the fingerprint sensor is exposed and can be disconnected. The sensor itself is integrated in the cover of the camera lenses, which must also be removed.

    1. First disconnect the connector of the fingerprint sensor by carefully levering it off with a sturdy, flat plastic tool. We recommend a handy plastic spudger for this purpose.

    When levering off the lens cover, take care not to damage the connector or the connector flex cable.

    1. Then loosen the slightly stuck lens cover together with the fingerprint sensor by driving a spudger under its edge and carefully lifting it off.

    To make it easier to remove the slightly stuck lens cover, you can heat it with hot air beforehand.

    1. Use tweezers to remove the detached unit consisting of sensor and cover.
  8. Removing the plastic cover

    • 10 × 3.9 mm Phillips

    There is a plastic cover between the backcover and the display. This is screwed and fixed with an adhesive strip on the battery.

    1. First loosen all ten Phillips screws that secure the plastic cover.

    It is advisable to use a screw storage to store screws and components. We recommend our magnetic mat for this purpose, as all removed parts can be arranged on it in the same way as they were installed in the phone

    1. Then remove the adhesive strip from the battery.
    2. Use a spudger to carefully lever the cover out of your device and put it to the side.
  9. Detaching the mainboard connectors

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Detaching the mainboard connectors 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Detaching the mainboard connectors 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Detaching the mainboard connectors 03
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Detaching the mainboard connectors 04
    Used tools
    • Connector

    To prevent a short circuit during repair, you must disconnect the battery from the mainboard as soon as possible.

    When detaching connectors always lever from the side where there are no small components on the board. This way you avoid potential damage.

    1. Move the spudger under the battery connector and carefully lever it off the mainboard.
    2. Detach the connector from the display and flex cable in the same way.
    Used tools
  10. Detaching the plastic cover over the USB board

    • 5 × 3.3 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 4.0 mm Phillips

    The USB board of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is located under a plastic cover.

    1. Loosen the plastic cover over the board by unscrewing the Phillips screws.
    2. Then use tweezers to remove it from its lead at the bottom edge of the display and put it aside.
  11. Removing the speaker modul

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the speaker modul 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the speaker modul 02

    The speaker module is located next to the USB board. It is attached to the battery with an adhesive strip.

    1. Pull the adhesive strip off the battery.
    2. Then you can easily remove the module from your device with tweezers or your fingers.
    Used tools
  12. Detaching the USB board

    • Connector
    • 1 × 2.7 mm Phillips

    The USB board is attached to the display unit with a screw.

    When detaching connectors, always start from the side where there are no small components on the board. This way you avoid potential damage.

    1. First disconnect the connector of the flex cable by carefully levering it off with a spudger.

    When detaching the antenna connector, lever it at the bottom end of the golden plug in order to avoid damaging it.

    1. Also detach the antenna connector from the USB board by gently pushing it upwards with tweezers.
    2. Then unscrew the Phillips screw from the board.
    3. Finally, carefully lever the released board out of its lead in the display unit with a spudger.
  13. Removing the vibration motor

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the vibration motor 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the vibration motor 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the vibration motor 03
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the vibration motor 04
    Used tools
    Heat gun
    • Connector

    After loosening the USB board, the vibration motor of the Xiaomi can be removed. It is slightly stuck in its lead in the lower display area.

    1. First, separate the slightly glued connector of the vibration motor by carefully lifting it off the bottom of the display unit with tweezers.

    The easiest way to detach the connector is to start from the side of the display edge.To make it easier to loosen the connector, you can briefly warm it up with hot air.

    1. Then lever the vibration motor itself out of the unit and put it aside.
  14. Removing the battery

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the battery 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the battery 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the battery 03
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the battery 04
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the battery 05
    Used tools
    • Klebelaschen

    The battery is glued to the display unit with two adhesive strips. These can be pulled out by their tabs, which are attached to the top of the battery.

    1. Start by using tweezers to remove the black tabs from the top of the battery.
    2. Then slowly pull the adhesive strips out from under the battery one after the other. Pull out the adhesive strips as flat as possible, so that they do not tear.

    Hold your phone and the battery firmly while pulling out the last adhesive strip in order to prevent the battery from falling out of the device.

    If one of the adhesive strips tears, you need to gently lever out the battery with a battery spudger. Doing so, try to bend the battery as little as possible.

    1. With both adhesive strips are released, you can remove the battery from its lead in the display unit.





    Used tools
  15. Detaching the mainboard

    • Connector
    • 1 × 2.7 mm Phillips

    The mainboard is fixed with a Phillips screw in the display unit.

    When detaching connectors, always start from the side where there are no small components on the board. This way you avoid potential damage.

    1. First detach the connector of the proximity and brightness sensor from the mainboard with a spudger.
    2. Then separate the connector of the antenna cable with tweezers and take the cable out of its lead on the display edge.
    3. Finally loosen the Phillips screw and carefully lever the mainboard out of the display unit with a spudger.

    At the upper left corner of the display unit there is a small opening where you can easily put on your tools to lever out the board.

    Used tools
  16. Removing the proximity and brightness sensor

    At the upper edge of the display, the proximity and brightness sensor is installed under the mainboard. This is held in place by a rubber seal on the display edge.

    1. First carefully pull off the rubber seal with tweezers from the edge of the display.
    2. Then also pull the sensor itself out of its lead in the display edge and put both components aside.







    Used tools
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  18. Removing the earpiece

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the earpiece 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Removing the earpiece 02

    The earpiece is also located on the upper edge of the display under the mainboard. It is slightly glued.

    1. Use a pair of tweezers to move it into the opening of the earpiece lead and lever it upwards.
    2. Remove the detached earpiece from your device.





    Used tools
  19. Preparing the new display

    Before installing your replacement display, you should do the following:

    1. Remove all existing protective foils and seals from the new display.
    2. Compare the replacement display again with your old display to check whether any small components still need to be taken over.
  20. Inserting the earpiece

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the earpiece 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the earpiece 02

    When assembling, start by inserting the earpiece into the new display.

    Since we did not install a new replacement display for this manual, the following photos show the old display unit with adhesive residues

    1. Place the earpiece in its lead at the upper edge of the display and press it lightly.

    A small plastic lug helps to align the earpiece properly. This must point towards the battery.

    Used tools
  21. Inserting the proximity and brightness sensor

    The proximity and brightness sensor must also be returned to its original position.

    1. Place the proximity and brightness sensor back in its lead on the display frame.
    2. Then press the rubber seal over the sensor to fix it.
    Used tools
  22. Inserting the mainboard

    • Connector
    • 1 × 2.7 mm Phillips

    At this point you can put the mainboard back into your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.

    When inserting the mainboard, make sure that no connectors are pinched.

    1. Put the mainboard back into the display unit and press it firmly so that it snaps in from all sides. Start by pressing the front camera back in its lead.
    2. Attach the board with the Phillips screw.

    Never attach connectors by force! A damaged mainboard can lead the entire device to fail.

    1. Attach the connector of the antenna cable so that it clicks into place. Then put the cable back into its lead at the display edge.
    2. Also attach the connector of the proximity and brightness sensor.
  23. Inserting the battery

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the battery 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the battery 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the battery 03
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the battery 04

    After attaching the mainboard, the battery can be put in place again. New adhesive strips must be applied to ensure that it is firmly seated in the display unit.

    1. First apply new adhesive strips within the markings on the back of the battery. We use our universal battery tapes for this purpose, but you can use thin double-sided tape as well.
    2. Place the battery back in the display unit and press it firmly so that the adhesive can bond well.
    Used tools
  24. Inserting the vibration motor

    • Connector

    Before the USB board can be installed, the vibration motor must be put back into the device.

    1. Put the vibration motor back into its lead in the lower part of the display unit.
    2. Press the motor connector and the vibration motor itself tight, so that the adhesive can bond with the display unit again.
    Used tools
  25. Inserting the USB board

    • Connector
    • 1 × 2.7 mm Phillips

    At this point the USB board can be put back into the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.

    1. Put the board back to its original position in the display unit.

    Make sure that the charger as well as the headphone jack are correctly positioned in their leads on the edge of the display.

    1. Then connect both the connector of the antenna cable and the connector of the flex cable to the USB board. Both have to click into place audibly and noticeably.
    2. Finally attach the board with the Phillips screw.
  26. Inserting the speaker modul

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the speaker modul 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the speaker modul 02

    Before attaching the plastic cover, the speaker module must be reinstalled.

    1. Place the speaker module in its original place in the display unit.
    2. Press the adhesive tape of the module back onto the battery.
    Used tools
  27. Installing the plastic cover over the USB board

    • 5 × 3.3 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 4.0 mm Phillips

    Secure USB board and speaker module by attaching the plastic cover.

    1. Align the plastic cover over the board and module.
    2. Then screw it tight.
  28. Attaching the mainboard connectors

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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Attaching the mainboard connectors 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Attaching the mainboard connectors 03
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Attaching the mainboard connectors 04
    • Connector

    Now attach the remaining connectors of the mainboard.

    1. First attach the connector of the flex cable that connects the mainboard to the USB board.
    2. Then also attach the display and battery connectors.

    The battery connector should always be the last to be connected in order to prevent a potential short circuit.

  29. Installing the plastic cover

    • 10 × 3.9 mm Phillips

    Put back the plastic cover over the mainboard at this point.

    1. Put the cover on and press it firmly so that it clicks into place.

    To ensure that all three lugs on the edge of the plastic cover snap into the display frame correctly, it is recommended that you first press the cover on the left edge of the display, then on the top and then on the bottom.

    1. Screw the cover back into place using the Phillips screws.






  30. Attaching the fingerprint sensor

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Attaching the fingerprint sensor 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Attaching the fingerprint sensor 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Attaching the fingerprint sensor 03
    Used tools
    • Connector

    Before the connector of the fingerprint sensor can be attached, the lens cover must be put back on the plastic cover first.

    1. Position the lens cover and press it firmly, so that the remaining adhesive can bond to the plastic cover.
    2. Then reattach the connector by using a spudger or simply your finger.





    Used tools
  31. Testing your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Testing your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 01

    We recommend that you turn on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro at this point to test the functionality of the new display. Test again other basic functions using our checklist to see if anything was damaged during the repair.


    After testing, switch your device off again to avoid a potential short circuit.

    If you discover a defect during the test, check if all components are correctly seated in the device and if all connectors are correctly attached.

  32. Inserting the plastic cap

    Secure the connector of the fingerprint sensor by replacing the plastic cap.

    1. Align the plastic cap on the shape of the opening in the plastic cover.

    The small arrow on the cap will help you align it. It must point upwards and towards the fingerprint sensor.

    1. Now press the plastic cap firmly so that it clicks into place. Start with the narrow, rear end of the cap.
    Used tools
  33. Installing the back cover

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Installing the back cover 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Installing the back cover 02
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Installing the back cover 03
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Installing the back cover 04
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    At the end of the repair, your Xiaomi must be closed again with the back cover. Normally, the adhesive residues on the edge of the back cover and the display unit will be sufficient to seal your device firmly again, otherwise you will have to remove the old adhesive frame and attach a new one.

    1. Align the back cover over the display unit and press it tight.
    2. Heat the adhesive by running hot air over the edge of the back cover.

    To allow the glue to rebond, you should also weigh down your Xiaomi for half an hour with something heavy, such as books.

    Used tools
  34. Inserting the SIM tray

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the SIM tray 01
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro - Inserting the SIM tray 02

    As a last step, reinsert the SIM tray.

    1. Slide the tray back into the edge of the display unit.

    The imprint on the SIM tray must point towards the display.If the SIM tray is difficult to insert, the mainboard may not be seated properly.

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