Can we make a CLEAR Pixel 2 XL? - How to fix the Black Glass

Can we make a CLEAR Pixel 2 XL? – How to fix the Black Glass



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This Google Pixel 2 XL Is broken. Thanks to a hard airport walk way and the insecure grip of Mr. Mobile. The corner of this Pixel 2 is broken. Can it be fixed? Can we repair the glass of the Google Pixel 2? There is only one way to find out… In this video I show how I fix my google pixel 2 glass panel on the back of the phone. Its actually a pretty simple repair.

All I needed was a heat gun:
And double sided tape:
And of course the glass pieces linked above.

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this Google pixel 2xl has seen better days this beautiful panda was dropped on a metal moving Airport walkway by mr. mobile himself shattering the top-left corner of the glass luckily I know a guy who fixes phones me it's time to see if we can restore this pixel to excel to its former glory the process should be pretty much the same for the regular sized pixels as well so let's get started this repair is actually super simple with the pixel to the back glass has nothing to do with the camera lens which is a super good design on Google's part they are separate entities let's see what I mean in a second like always heat is our best friend when it comes to removing glass and lucky for us this glass is removable unlike Apple's back glass on their iPhones after it's hot I'll use a razor blade to slice between the glass and the frame of the phone making sure to keep the sharp into my razor blade up against the glass so I don't cut the phone or any ribbons or plastic or epidermis while I'm making my way around the edge thumbs up if you like to keep your epidermis intact I'll keep the phone warm why slip my second metal pry tool to help keep the glass leveraged up and when it's hot enough the whole thing could just lift up and away from the pixel 2xl body the camera lens is still stuck to the outer glass layer and since it's warm I can pry it away I'll clear off any dust specks from underneath the glass limb and then plop the whole lens housing back down over the camera and LED flash it's super important that the camera is always protected from heat the plastics underneath the lens can melt and deform at a very low heat the heat gun can do some major damage if it's left in place too long I'll clean off any leftover glass shards or replacement glass can sit flush the important thing to avoid during the glass removal are the fragile ribbons under the glass like the little ribbon off to the left and the NFC coils in the center and the other small ribbon on the right side the less internal damage we inflict the better since mr. mobile has hurt the poor guy enough already I'll link the pixel to XL replacement lenses I'm using in the video description these glass panels have adhesive pre-installed all around the edge making the installation slightly easier for us I'll make sure the adhesive is flat all the way around so it says flush and then gently press the whole thing into place which definitely brings panda back to its former glory I could have made the whole thing transparent which could have been cool and definitely tempting the glass is a perfect fit all around the edge of the phone sitting just as flush and smooth as the original it would be difficult to tell that it had ever been broken that back glass white body and orange power button looks pretty sleek but I think there might be one thing that we could do to make it look even more interesting let's make it transparent now that I've shown how to replace the glass mr. mobile can switch it back to black himself if he wants getting rid of the color on the replacement lenses is pretty easy there's just a lot of scraping involved and then you scrape a bit more and then you scrape senility luckily as we all know glass is a harder material than metal pry tool so the tools won't leave any marks on the glass as we're scraping finally after a bit more scraping it's done getting the color off of the curve of the glass was the hardest part since too much pressure might break the whole thing glass is glass after all I'll put a little double-sided adhesive back on the plastic of the phone avoiding the ribbon cables just in case mr. mobile does want to remove this glass later the adhesive holding it in place won't tear the ribbons during his removal process I'll make it easy for him since he's broken enough phones as it is already ask him about his LG phone he drowned in the ocean once the adhesive is in place I'll clean the underside of the glass one thing I would have done differently next time around is I would have cleaned the underside of the phone a bit better it still has a bit of adhesive residue on it and I didn't realize how pristine white the phone is but even with that little bit of minor leftover residue I think that clear glass looks pretty awesome we do need a new name though since we can't really call it panda anymore maybe ghost panda fun fact giant pandas were actually taken off of the endangered species list in 2016 go team I thought about drawing a giant panda on the back of the phone with my razor blade to celebrate but I should probably just give it back to mr. mobile before I get too carried away coming out the tech youtubers on Twitter it's where all the action happens between videos and hit that subscribe button thanks dumb for watching and I'll see you around

29 thoughts on “Can we make a CLEAR Pixel 2 XL? – How to fix the Black Glass

  1. I was going to get that but now Iโ€™m going to get the iPod touch 6th generation. Remember that guys?

  2. If you damage the cameras you might have a little black spot or smudge and then pick oh well don't make no difference Sonia device

  3. I came I saw, I came I saw, I praise the Lord then break the law, I scratch it and scratch it some more

  4. I usually like your transparent phones, But this one just looks like it shouldn't be. It's a glitch.

  5. Cheers for that! I've never done any phone repair and although this was minor I was worried, it's worried great on my standard pixel though (there seemed to be less delicate stuff under three glass thankfully!) Only thing I did differently as I don't have a heat gun is put the phone in the oven at 85 degrees C for 7 minutes at a time worked great!

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