Edgar Gionet: Ok, couple of things:
A) Place tape on your screen to prevent little shards of glass from flying.
B) No higher than 160 degrees for a long period of time will turn that glue into liquid, making much easier.
C) MOST IMPORTANT> DO NOT START AT BOTTOM! Start from the top of your phone near the earpiece. When you get to the touch buttons, be careful as there is a ribbon cable that you will need to remove from the glass Carefully!
solkhaki16: Hey guys I can get the front glass replaced for £35 you reckon I should just pay and don't risk it by doing it myself?????
Joshua Alicea: I have to say I thought the same, but then I noticed this is without any instruction so u have to give to him on effort
Jose M. Perez: I fixed mine in about an hour. Very easy. Used the same glue that was left on phone. But I would recommend adding a little bit of double sided tape for more insurance....
Brad Bennett: I tried this, I failed, broken digitizer. Make sure you do not apply a lot of pressure and apply lots of heat.
rcazangi: That's right. But some folks use double sided tape...
JazzCity09: Hi Great video, so no glue was necessary??? just the one already existing on the phone?
Frank Shang: I cracked my screen when I banged it against the edge of my marble fireplace. At first, the damage seemed minor with a small crack at the top left corner. But then, the digitizer stopped working, and the display gradually turned purple. I tried to prise it open with a hairdryers and made it worse. Well, fortunately it couldn't get any worse. AMOLED + Glass + Digitizer was broken. End of. Took £140 to fix.
rcazangi: Esquenta a cola com o secador ou heat gun, daí então usa um paninho ou palito de dente pra ir tirando os restos de cola. À seco e frio é dificil.
Batidas e Rachas: oi amigo, esotu seguindo o seu tutorial mas a cola nao desgruda do lcd do meu s3 de jeito nenhum, ja tentei o pano de oculos, de microfibra, ate passei alcool no lcd windex, nao desgruda de jeito nenhum, liguei o aparelho pra ver se funciona e ta tudo ok, mas me ajuda nesse etapa por favor, alguma sugestao ?
irishdoctor: I watched video and used the blow dryer and got the glass free.
But what I didn't know was that I was the wrong layer. I removed the entire LED screen!
Now my phone doesn't work at all. I basically killed it. My advice to anyone reading this is to NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE SCREEN YOURSELF. There is a good chance you will mess it up and then have to buy an entirely NEW phone. I learned the hard way.
rcazangi: I know now, but didn't then
rcazangi: I'm not a professional and was trying this without virtually any instructions or previous examples. I agree many things should be done differently -- which is easy to say now 1 year later after so many people have tried, learned from mistakes and mastered the ideal approach.
ashley Marie: from the very beginning i was hoping youd freak up the button flex cable for starting from the bottom -_-. you werent supposed to use a pry took either, rather a few guitar picks available in kits (my fav being ifixit's), or in the very least if you were patient the razor blades. it probably took you so long too because you werent patient with the blow dryer. it takes about 5 minutes initially with an actual heat gun no higher than 180 degrees. all i have to say is wow. good attempt though.
Josh V: it turned on but when i touch the screen to unlock it it doesnt respond someone plz help
heavyhustle209iNER: You should of put clear tape over the shatered so all the little pieces would of stayed together.
Ilyaas Sedrati: You ca do this with a s3 mimi right????
Slava Basatski: hey dude so what happens if you try to pry the glass too hard and the lcd lifts up"? i heard that fux it up.
mmorphed: You started to remove glass from the bottom , it was your mistake. Next time start from the top to the bottom.
Christopher Johnson: do u offer phone fixes
Tushar Handa: yeah i think you're right kk i will just give it to Samsung office hope my dad won't get much angry :(
rcazangi: You can do it yourself but there's always a risk for you to end up damaging even more the device. It's up to you.
Momchil Milev: Charles, your digitizer is broken obviously, but you can buy a glass with a digitizer cheaply from e-bay (look out, some ask too much!) -- I got mine from nypc-tech and it is perfect samsung quolity! Your phone could be repaired still!
Tushar Handa: hey i broke my s4's glass today i bought it on 19th July 2013 [touch screen working totally fine (phew) ] should i try to replace it on my own or give it to Samsung office ? what should i do please tell i am so scared because my dad will be very angry once he finds out that i broke my new phone in less then a month [it is my birthday present]
[sorry for my bad English ]
Adi B: That happened to me once when I dropped my in water and the I forgot my phone was in the pocket and it when into the washer and then the dryer and it worked again. I don't recommend it but it worked for me lol
rcazangi: Mine had some glue leftover on the sides. I also use a case that holds the screen in place.
krustybaguette: If you didn't use double sided tape what is holding the new glass in place? Or did you reuse the old tape?
krustybaguette: Mine was the same way. When I did the repair I put clear plastic tape over the really bad parts (lower 2/3) and the phone STILL functioned with that tape on it. If I had known that I'd have done it while waiting a month for the 2mm tape to arrive from Hong Kong. It's probably only the front glass. Do lots of research. You Tube videos vary in quality but if you look at several you will glean a little knowledge from each one. Even the same method will vary depanding on how badly damaged screen is.
I am amazed at how many people think they can't fix their own phone and try to tell others they shouldn't try either. Some people are more self-sufficient than others and even on a job like this, which is admittedly quite complex, it's worth a try. I spent about $15-$20 and a morning repairing mine and the lower half was shattered badly.
I overheated one small section of the screen but the phone is fully functional. Of course it could be that the LCD will fail later, but worth the try.
Morgan Freeman: Step two. Fail by yourself. Grow another arm. :) really useful video!
Morgan Freeman: Thanks. THIS IS the answer!! Just bought a blue one on ebay for less than $10 to see whether or not I like it more than the white
Becca Chanin: Do you know if i just need to replace my screen . ? The buttons at the top light up and everything but the screen wont turn on ..
Marco Chapa: I melted the screen D:
Jasondc55: Legend thanks for the video. I take it your girlfriend wanted to dry her hair at the same time. Ha ha. Thanks again.
spydirtek: Might be getting one of these in the near future for a steal of a deal because of the broken screen, and might have to perform the same procedure. I have done this before on iPhones, and I assume the process is similar. Next time this happens you should lay a piece of tape across the glass to get all the tiny pieces out at once, save yourself the headache of tweezing out the tiny pieces one by one...
rcazangi: For sure.
MajorLeagueTaylor: Same here. Except my phone just plain doesn't give a display. Yay.
MrRobertitto Robert: separates from the top down not the first time noob buttons
rcazangi: Not sure. It seems like a major problem. Call Samsung and they should give you a quote.
Zuzile Sosibo: My samsung S3 was dropped in the water but I can still receive incoming calls answer them but the screen is blank is there a any possibillity of getting fixed and how much do you think they will charge me.
weatheredeyec12177: Lol "First big piece removed" First, cover the entirety of the glass with clear box tape, maybe two layers, so that the screen stays 'intact' while prying it off. Never start from the bottom, ALWAYS begin from the top. Finally, use 2mm double sided tape to keep the space between the screen and glass clean and dust free. Funny how people are so scared to try and repair something themselves, nice job.
rcazangi: One has nothing to do with the other. The glass only covers and closes the device. There's no connection at all between the glass and digitizer.
slyzany: hey man i paid for just the glass i want to know how you keep or attach the old digitizer flex cable to the new glass?
rcazangi: Based on your description it all indicates that only the front glass is damaged. I cannot say with 100% of certainty though.
Nikola Stojanovic: Can you help me please? i broke my screen on s3, now, i dont know if its only Front Glass. My screen is working, even on the place where is broken, alose works when i touch it. Can you tell me is it front glass only?
felix castillo: Uumm never star from the bottom thats a big mistake ... because you might cut the cord for you menu and home ..its only one cable and its right below the menu soo avoid stcking your blade too far in over there .. olso you will need to keep in place that metal little on the top of your phone and that middle enter button cus yor screen doesnt come with those
rcazangi: It's hard to know but you may have damaged something and may need to replace the entire assembly.
kamalirobinson: ok so I changed my cracked using a old galaxy s3 I had. but the screen wont turn on. plese help
paintballlv: good video but your missing a big part putting the screen back on you wasted ten minutes of life waiting to see if you were going to put the screen back on!!!!!