HTC U Ultra Teardown

HTC U Ultra Teardown and Reassemble Guide

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Recommended Tools:

Nylon Spudger 
SIM Card Ejection Tool 
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
T5 Torx Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Playing Cards

Step 1

Power down your HTC U Ultra phablet.
 
Step 2 (HTC U Ultra SIM card and microSD card tray)
 
Eject the SIM card and microSD Card tray.
 
Step 3 (HTC U Ultra Rear Glass Panel)
 
The HTC U Ultra rear panel is glued on solidly and is a tight fit within the narrow bezel. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.
 
Use a playing card to attack the adhesive and dislodge the rear panel from the phone.
 
Step 4 (HTC U Ultra Loudspeaker)
 
Remove the following 16 T5 Torx screws.
 
Remove the top plastic shield that covers the motherboard.
 
Lift the bottom plastic shield out of the phablet.
 
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws.
 
Spudge the HTC U Ultra battery connector up from the board.
 
Detach the HTC U Ultra loudspeaker and pry it out of the phone.
 
Step 5 (HTC U Ultra Motherboard)
 
Detach the bevy of cables from the HTC U Ultra motherboard.
 
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws.
 
Carefully pry the motherboard up and out of the HTC phone.
 
Step 6 (HTC U Ultra Rear-Facing Camera, Front-Facing Camera, and Proximity Sensor and Microphone Board.)
 
Extricate the 12-megapixel HTC U Ultra rear-facing camera from the motherboard.
 
Remove the impressive 16-megapixel HTC U Ultra front-facing selfie camera.
 
Pop off the small board that includes the proximity sensor and a microphone.
 
Step 7 (HTC U Ultra USB-C Daughterboard and Vibrator)
 
Remove the metal bracket.
 
Disconnect the ribbon cables from the daughterboard.
 
Pry the HTC U Ultra daughterboard up from the midframe. It includes the USB-C connector, a microphone, spring contacts, and some control hardware. The vibrator and 2 signal cables are also still connected to the board.
 
Step 8 (HTC U Ultra Battery)
 
The HTC battery is well wedged and adhered in place. Use a spudger to help free it from the adhesive securing it to the midframe.
 
Lift out the 3.85-volt, 3000 milliampere-hour (mAh) HTC U Ultra battery.
 
Step 9 (HTC U Ultra Earpiece Speaker)
 
Tweeze the HTC U Ultra earpiece speaker out of the chassis.
 
Step 10 (HTC U Ultra Metal Frame and Power and Volume Buttons Cable)
 
Remove the following 10 Phillips screws.
 
Extract the HTC U Ultra metal frame.
 
Peel up and remove the fragile power and volume buttons ribbon cable.
 
Step 11 (HTC U Ultra Display Assembly)
 
The QHD, 5.7-inch, HTC U Ultra display assembly is glued solidly to the frame. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.
 
Use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a playing card.
 
Use the playing card to slice through the sticky adhesive. Take your time and apply additional heat as needed.
 
Once you have sliced through the adhesive, be mindful of the dual display cables when decoupling the HTC U Ultra screen from the frame.
 
 
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.