How to teardown Moto G4 Plus for screen, camera and battery replacement repair

If you have unfortunately broken the Moto G4 Plus already, you may want to know how difficult it is to replace the broken LCD screen, change the dead battery or repair the not working loudspeaker, earphone jack, which can also save you money by fixing the phone yourself. Here we’re going to disassemble the Moto G4 Plus to figure out how it looks like inside. Let’s give it a try!

Tools Needed:

Spudger

Tweezers

T3 Torx Screwdriver


Step 1 Power off the phone.


Step 2 Remove the plastic back cover.

There is a small gap at the bottom of the phone, where you can peel off the back cover easily.


Step 3 Remove the middle plate.

First you need to undo all the screws on the middle plate by T3 Torx screwdriver.

Then remove the rubber protective cover and release the connector underneath.

Next don’t forget to remove your SIM and SD card before removing the middle plate.

Then you can remove the middle plate now.

Take a look at the middle plate.

We can try to disassemble the sensor and flash flex cable here, which is sticked to the middle plate, using a tweezers to pry it up would be easy. (PS: if you don’t need to replace it, then you can ignore this part.)


Step 4 Disassemble front screen assembly

Loosen the battery cable first.

Disconnect the screen connector and peel off the sticker which covering the charging port.

Next you can disconnect the vibrator flex connector and remove it, no sticker here.

Move on to the other part, we’ve got the screen flex cable connector to loosen.

Looking further down, another sensor flex cable connector here.

After clearing all the connectors in the motherboard, we just leave 2 screws here to deal with.

Now, time to remove the motherboard.

Have the motherboard in hand, you’ll find there is not so many stuff to be disassembled, just the rear and front facing camera, unluckily, the charging port is soldered to the motherboard, so, take care of your USB charging port.

Then let’s get started with the front facing camera here, peel off the gold protective tape, and you can loosen camera connector and take the front facing camera out.

Turn the motherboard over and do the same to the rear camera.

Now, there’s nothing we can tear from the motherboard.

Look back at the front screen assembly, the headphone jack and ear speaker are lying on the up side of the G4 Plus, also, just use a tweezers to pry them up, no adhesive underneath.


Step 5 Remove battery

As for the battery, there’s also not much work to do.

Just pull out the sticker underneath.

Then you can use a thin card to pry up the battery from the 4 edges, avoiding the flex cable please. Be careful not to make the battery get deformed.

Once the battery has been released, then it just left the LCD screen assembly with frame now.

If you are not confident with your fixing skills, we recommend you to replace the screen with front frame together, there is always a risk chance to replace the screen assembly.

As we can see from the teardown work, the internal structure of the Moto G4 Plus is not that complicated, which is convenient for most people who want to repair their phone themselves. Don’t hesitate to tell us if you have any ideas!

(Picture source: BCD Technology Youtube Channel)

  1. BY A K Thomas
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    My mot g4 plus accidentally fall in water. I did dry my phone, and everything working fine except the phone’s network. It showing “NO SERVICE” . I tried to do manual searching and I got message that ‘ Error while searching for network’.
    I also tried to *#*#4636#*#* to enable mobile radio ON,. but not working.
    KINDLY HELP

    • BY kaye
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      Hi Thomas, change a new Sim card to have a try, the water damage is worst maybe you can go to a repair shop to have a test or send it to the Moto if it’s still under warranty.

  2. BY Surya
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    Hello ETrade Supply,
    My Moto G4 plus screen is cracked at a corner and the crakes went across the screen. I wish to replace the cracked screen. But is there a way that the glass alone can be replaced ? Or do I have to replace the whole unit of the screen LCD and digitizer?
    Please help me on this one.
    Thanks in advance.

    • BY kaye
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      Hi Surya, it is very hard to change the glass alone even you go to the repair shop, the best way is to replace the screen LCD and digitizer, the price in Etrade Supply is $40.89 now, may this can help you.

  3. BY BHUPENDRA
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    My moto g4 plus charger always get defect every 2or 3 week how i repair it, it’s defect from mother board connector or by charger connector if I want to change the mother board connector plz help me in this case THANKS

  4. BY Rakes
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    Can i replace g4 plus rear camera hardware?

    • BY shivanad Nimbalkar
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      Back camera cruch …new glass

    • BY kaye
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      you mean replace rear camera replacement?

  5. BY patelrenu
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    hy my moto g4 plus phon front camera is not work i replaced my phon in warranty and other folt in phon can i replaced my phon

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, you mean you replaced the front camera in warranty in a repair shop and now you need to return your g4 plus?

  6. BY bethsenomenela
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    Lost my vibrator for my Motorola G4 Plus while replacing screen. Does anyone know who has these in stock new, not used on eBay? Or know of a motor that will fit or close fit? I can mod the mount to make fit if i need to and make wire harness so if anyone can help with specs on OEM or know of one that could work please let me know, thank you

  7. BY Mahipal nimani
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    My motog4plus has screen fault were I can see d background images in main screen..bought in mid June 2016..can I replace dis wit new one…??

    • BY kaye
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      you mean you want to replace the screen assembly? since your phone is still under warranty, you can send it to the after-sale service center to have it checked.

  8. BY Arpit
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    Hi how to repair the sim slot of moto g4 plus??… i mean a golden pin has broken off my sim slot.. so is soldering it back possible ?

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, since the sim card slot is soldered to the main board, it’s very difficult to repair, though there is the chance to fix it, it needs very professional skills to do this job, hard to repair it by DIY work.

  9. BY Anjali
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    Hi my Moto G4 Plus by mistake was fallen from my hand on road due to which its upper edge near ear phone point that shining corner of the phone is damaged and raptured, It is looking very bad now. Can that be replaced if i want to change that shining edge of my phone.?

    Please help, and if it can then from where and how.

  10. BY Jill
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    Are the front camera lenses for both the G4 and G4 Plus the same? I need to replace the lens for my G4 only.

  11. BY sonu singh
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    My moto g4 plus camera quality bad & camera Glass plzzz help me

  12. BY Vatsal
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    Hi there,
    I am reading above comments and felt like i face the same problem with my moto g4 plus..
    My rear camera glass is getting full of scratches..as i visit ur website i came to know that there is part call mid frame..i wanted to change tha mid frame of my moto g4 plus..can u plz tell me where do i get mid frame..plz reply ASAP

  13. BY Akash
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    My moto g4 plus camera glass is completely scratched. I’m not getting pictures properly.. is there any solution.. is camera glass available in market.

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, Akash, the Moto G4 Plus is available in our website now, you can check this page http://www.etradesupply.com/motorola-moto-g4-plus-front-housing-gray.html

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, Akash, after communication with our purchasing agent,we get the information that because of the cost, the manufacturers would like to product the rear cover with camera glass together instead of producing the camera lens alone, and there is no rear cover replacement available in the market yet.

  14. BY Naresh prajapati
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    Hello..my moto G4+ front screen glass r break so m wish change there glass so help me about how change this screen glass in company manufactured part.

  15. BY Manu
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    When I use and close the apps like hike watts app etc..in my moto g 4 plus… The shade of app will appear on the screen…then I took the device in to the nearest service center …first they told that its a software issue..then they re install the software…after the again the same issue…happened…and the service advisor said its a issue of mother board….and they it took 25 days to replace the mother board in warranty period….now am confused wat to do….if there is any problem when replace the mother board…

  16. BY Rohan
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    I had a moto g4 plus my camera image quality is bit noisy what to do in this case

  17. BY Loksh Kumar chintala
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    Hello there!
    The outer camera glass of my Moto G4+ is full of scratches. Can it be changed via warranty since the phone is less then 3 months old?
    If not then where can I get the spare? Please help.

    • BY Soren
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      Please just put a rubber cover on your phone. That’ll distance lens from any surface.

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, i guess that you can’t get a change though it is under warranty, because they will recognize it as human factor.unluckily, there is no camera lens cover replacement on the market yet,we’ll keep you informed as soon as possible when it’s available,or if you need it replaced quickly, you can try to send it to the after-service center to have it repaired.

      • BY Yuvi
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        Hi The outer camera glass of my Moto G4+ is full of scratches, where can I get the spare? Please help me .

        • BY Nanda
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          Dont worry Yuvi now u can change Ur camera lens glass. Now it’s available in moto showroom it may cost about 1k

        • BY kaye
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          Hi, Yuvi, there is no Moto G4 Plus camera lens glass replacement in the market yet, we’ll keep you informed when it’s available as soon as possible.

  18. BY Alok
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    Need MOTO 4G PLUS FRAME

  19. BY Motog4plus cameglass
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    Please hurry up company motog4plus phone camera glass provide by all customer & user s. And me . Nahi to is Mobile phone s ki bahut sari bed comment s dikhegi or motog ka sale phone line de hum he customer s ko mana kr Denge . Judi hi glass provide karwaiye. 16 mega pixel ki photos 2 mega pixel jesi photo bhi nahi. As rahi he.

  20. BY Abdul
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    Hello there!
    The outer camera glass of my Moto G4+ is full of scratches. Can it be changed via warranty since the phone is less then 3 months old?
    If not then where can I get the spare? Please help.

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, Abdul,there is no moto G4 Plus camera lens replacement only in the market because of the production cost, the camera lens is with the back frame together, you can check this Moto G4 back frame with camera lens replacement http://www.etradesupply.com/motorola-moto-g4-plus-front-housing-gray.html

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, sorry to say that G4 Plus camera glass lens is not available yet, we’ll keep you informed asap if it’s in stock.

      • BY Gaurav
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        I need the same thing… My moto g4 plus camera lens is also full of scratches and i want to replace it. Please update asap it available

        • BY VATAN CHAVAN
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          Me too need the same thing… Camera Lens is made up of total cheap Quality.. and gets Scratched too easily.. worst ever by moto… This is a serious issue… Guys i prefer not to buy any moto products in future…

        • BY kaye
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          sure.

          • BY shivam
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            I need the same thing… My moto g4 plus camera lens is also full of scratches and i want to replace it. Please update asap it available

          • BY kaye
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            sure, once it’s available we’ll keep you informed asap.

  21. BY Mushi
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    I dropped my motog4 plus phone in sea water. To know the condition of the phone, I gave it to the nearest local service centre. That guy said the phone is dead. Is it possible for me to replace the phone??

    • BY kaye
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      ‘replace the phone’ you mean send your G4 plus back and get a new one from moto company?

  22. BY gaurav
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    Hello friends..I bought a moto g4 plus..infact I hardly use it for only 40
    days..unfortunately I happened to drop in water for just a sec. N immediately dry but I coulnt switch on anymore its completly dead..then I took it to servicing centre they told me that its a liquid damage and is not covered in warranty N inordee to replace the motherboard I will cost like 75% of the phone price…could somebody pliz suggest me to replace my motherboard

  23. BY Santhosh
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    Hello bro. My g4 plus got its camera lens scratched so the pictures turned crappy. But the glass is in good condition . Should I relpace the glass or can I fix it. Any remedy please help me with it.

  24. BY Benju
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    Hello friends..I bought a moto g4 plus..infact I hardly use it for only 28 days..unfortunately I happened to drop in water for just a sec. N immediately put in rice for 3 days but I coulnt switch on anymore its completly dead..then I took it to servicing centre they told me that its a liquid damage and is not covered in warranty N inordee to replace the motherboard I will cost like 75% of the phone price…could somebody pliz suggest me to replace my motherboard

  25. BY Sam
    |

    Hey my moto g4 plus camera covering glass has broken ! Can you tell the approximate cost for the replacement?

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, Sam, sorry that we can’t provide you the approximate price since the moto g4 plus camera lens cover can hardly be found on the market at the moment, you can try to search on amazon or ebay or call the motorola service center.

      • BY sandhya
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        Can u tell me is camera glass of moto g4 plus available ??

        • BY kaye
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          Hi, sorry to tell you that it’s hard to find the moto g4 plus camera lens cover at the moment, but if you need,we’ll let you know if it’s avaliable.

          • BY shan
            |

            Pls let me knw… My g4 camera lense is scrached… I dnt knw Hw to get…

          • BY kaye
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            Hi, we’ll let you know asap if it’s available.

  26. BY Kevin
    |

    I broke my moto g4 plus screen glass and the side rim..can I replace both?

    • BY kaye
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      yes, you can replace the screen glass and frame together.

  27. BY sumin
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    Hey my moto g4 plus camara covering glass is broken can i get changed what will be its cost…..

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, sumin,the G4 Plus camera covering glass can be replaced, however it’s hard to find the replacement on the market at the moment, so we can’t tell the price right now, you can try search it on ebay or amazon.

  28. BY Laxman
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    Hey, my moto g4 plus screen is broken. I’m looking for a replacement screen for my phone. Could you please tell me that where can i get the replacement screen?

  29. BY parthiban M
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    Hi my moto g4 screen has been broken is it possible to change the the touch screen alone in that phone or I have to change the whole display

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, there is the possibility to replace only the touch screen, however which needs very professional skills to do such a job, and there is a big risk of damaging the whole screen,so we’ll recommend you to replace the whole display.

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