Performance on the phone had diminished. Figured it needed a new battery as nothing else seemed to be wrong with the phone.
The repair went well. The directions and online videos were helpful. Although, the actual online step by step process could be more specific. Images are great but should not do all the talking. The steps left a lot of room for guess work but I’m smart, and fairly mechanical inclined. Someone else would struggle. The adhesive strips are a pain and they broke. So, I wet a towel and heated it up in the microwave to warm the adhesive strips. The battery came out with a little bit of help. The process isn’t difficult but those strips are a pain. The phone is working great. Like a brand new phone. The battery was at 99 % as far as capacity. So, the battery wasn’t bad and I got what I paid for.
Take your time when removing the adhesive strips. This step is the most time consuming if care isn’t taken. You really don’t want them to break. Be patient if they do. Heat the back of the phone. The battery will come out. The case is stronger than you think.
Be careful not to lose any of the screws. They are very small and hard to see, almost could use a magnifying glass and a light.
Don’t be afraid to pull on the screen. Once the holding screws are removed, its going to take a little force and prying to come free of the housing. The suckion cup worked well but its almost worth the money to buy the specialty took for taking off the screen. I figure it would make for less prying on the screen and the experience a little easier.