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Follow this guide to correctly apply replacement back cover adhesive to your Pixel 3 XL after a repair.

Before you begin, you should have already removed your Pixel’s back cover and set it aside. Detailed instructions for this can be found here.

  1. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Remove adhesive residue from the frame: passo 1, immagine 1 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Remove adhesive residue from the frame: passo 1, immagine 2 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Remove adhesive residue from the frame: passo 1, immagine 3 di 3
    • Pick and scrape away the old adhesive from the frame.

    • Use a spudger to scrape away any lingering adhesive.

    • Don't use metal tools to scrape away adhesive as this will damage the frame.

    • For best results, clean the area underneath the removed adhesive with 90% or greater isopropyl alcohol to prep the surface for the new adhesive.

  2. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Remove adhesive residue from the back cover: passo 2, immagine 1 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Remove adhesive residue from the back cover: passo 2, immagine 2 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Remove adhesive residue from the back cover: passo 2, immagine 3 di 3
    • Repeat the previous step for the back cover adhesive.

    • Don't use metal tools to scrape away adhesive as this will damage the back cover coating.

    • Don't use isopropyl alcohol near the rear camera bracket as it will damage its adhesive and foam.

  3. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Prepare the replacement adhesive: passo 3, immagine 1 di 1
    • Peel away the plastic lining to expose the frame side of the replacement adhesive.

  4. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Apply the adhesive: passo 4, immagine 1 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Apply the adhesive: passo 4, immagine 2 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Apply the adhesive: passo 4, immagine 3 di 3
    • Be very careful during this step! The adhesive is very sticky and can't be repositioned once it sticks. Misaligned adhesive can lead to an improper seal.

    • Lower the adhesive onto the frame.

    • Use the holes in the frame to properly align the adhesive.

  5. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Secure the adhesive to the frame: passo 5, immagine 1 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Secure the adhesive to the frame: passo 5, immagine 2 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Secure the adhesive to the frame: passo 5, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingernail to press down on the adhesive.

    • Slide along the perimeter to secure the adhesive to the frame.

  6. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Connect the fingerprint sensor: passo 6, immagine 1 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Connect the fingerprint sensor: passo 6, immagine 2 di 3 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Connect the fingerprint sensor: passo 6, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use tweezers to guide the fingerprint sensor cable into its socket.

    • Press down on the latch to secure it.

  7. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Peel away the remaining plastic lining: passo 7, immagine 1 di 2 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Peel away the remaining plastic lining: passo 7, immagine 2 di 2
    • Peel away the plastic lining to expose the back cover side of the adhesive.

  8. Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Secure the back cover to the frame: passo 8, immagine 1 di 2 Google Pixel 3 XL Back Cover Adhesive Installation, Secure the back cover to the frame: passo 8, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lower the back cover onto the frame.

    • Press down on all edges of the back cover to secure it to the frame.

    • To help the adhesive bond more securely, heat the perimeter of the back cover and then place the phone face-down under a heavy stack of books for 30 minutes.

Conclusione

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Pixel 3 XL Answers community for help.

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