With the design of all-aluminum unibody construction and other special features, the 4.7-inch HTC One became a top rated handset after it was released although it was once looked upon with suspicion of imitating the iPhone 5’s design pattern before it was announced.

However, this seamless aluminum design makes the HTC One almost impossible to repair because the plastic bezel surrounding the aluminum rear housing is glued strongly. Now we ETrade Supply challenged ourselves and have done the following HTC One teardown step by step. But we damaged the HTC One LCD screen and digitizer assembly during the disassembly and it is highly recommended to let people with professional skills to do this.

Tools needed:   Small Phillips Screwdriver  Tweezers   Case Opening Tool

1. Turn off the phone.

2. Pry out the LCD assembly of the HTC One. Insert the case opening tools into the gap between the rear housingand the motherboard, then separate them.

Pry out the LCD assembly of the HTC One. Insert the case opening tools into the gap between the rear housing and the motherboard, then separate them

3. Take out the black retaining bracket, open 5 connectors, then remove 2 antennas.

Take out a black retaining bracket, open 5 connectors, then remove 2 antennas.

4. Undo 4 screws with the help of Small Philip Screwdriver.

Undo 4 screws with the help of Small Philip Screwdriver

5. Use tweezers to disconnect 2 antennas.

disconnect the 2 antennas

6. Use Tweezers to pry up the vibrating motor.

Use Tweezers to pry up the vibrating motor

7. Disconnect the flex cables on the motherboard, take out the flex cables.

Disconnect the flex cable on the motherboard, take out the flex cable

8. Undo the 4 screws on the motherboard.

Undo the 4 screws on the motherboard.

9. Take out the motherboard carefully.

take out the motherboard carefully

10. Undo 2 screws, then remove the USB metal shield.

Undo 2 screws, then remove the USB metal shield

11. Undo a screw, take out the loud speaker assembly and charging port flex cable.

Undo a screw, take out the loud speaker assembly and charging port flex cable

12. Undo 3 screws and take out the PCB board.

Undo 3 screw and take out the PCB.

13. Peel off tapes, disconnect connectors and then remove the front facing camera and rear facing camera.

Peel off tapes, disconnect connectors and then remove the front facing camera and rear facing camera

14. Use case opening tools to pry up the battery

Use case opening tools to pry up the battery

15. Separate the HTC One LCD Screen Assembly from the front housing.

Separate the HTC One LCD Screen Assembly from the front housing

16. Peel off the tape on the front housing, then take out the SIM card tray.

Peel off the tape on the front housing, then take out the SIM card tray

17. Use tweezers to take out the ear speaker.

use tweezers to remove the loud speaker

HTC One disassembly