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Nexus 4 Back Cover Replacement

Student-Created Guide

Student-Created Guide

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This guide shows how to remove the back case from the Nexus 4.

This guide shows how to remove the back case from the Nexus 4, giving access to the internal features of the phone. This will take a couple of minutes.

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Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the SIM tray using the SIM Card Eject Tool

  • The SIM tray with the SIM card needs to be removed to remove the back case

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Step 2  ¶ 

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Step 3  ¶ 

  • Gently open the back case by prying along the edge of the cover, starting at a corner of the phone and circling around the phone using a plastic opening tool. This can take a few minutes.

  • Notice that as you are opening it, the plastic will make a light snapping noise as the back cover separates from the rest of the phone.