This affordable large-screen Android phone sports a 5.7-inch display and large 3,400 mAh battery.

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How to Remove the back of ZTE ZMax phone?

Is the back of this phone glued on?

I can get it to come off some from the top and bottom of the phone, but it feels like i'am going to break it if I pry to hard.

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Zmax created so users cannot remove the back. Like iPhone.

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Have you seen the news? They suspended sales of this amazing device because of people like you. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,248...

T-Mobile Suspends ZTE Zmax Sales Because People Are Idiots

By Sascha Segan

April 16, 2015

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By-the-way this article says T-Mobile selling them again. http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www...

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When you buy the phone it comes with a tool to take the back of mine came with one but like every body don't know what it's for so they throw it away

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I have a repair channel over on YouTube and I've done a video on how to replace the ZTE ZMAX battery. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/DRFCf1YCg0s

I respond to every comment, so be sure to leave me one down in the comments of the video. Thanks

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thanks it very helpful , I will try it now. give u the result then.... tq

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hi there, thanks a lot. my zte blade now can start and boot as usual. with ur helpful guide , god bless u

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Sweet. Thanks for the feedback!

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Just hold the single button on the side of phone until it turns back on. May take about 30 sec to a minute

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ive been holding it for a bit. all night long, i just held it for close to a minute and boom........... it actually came on. thanks

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Just hold the power button and down for 3 seconds

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Just hold the power button and the down volume button for 3 secs.

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thank you, thank you, thank you !!!! :) took about 40 seconds of keeping my finger pressed down on the power button, but turned back on :)

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I held down the power button while rocking the volume control back and forth and a menu came up with lots of options, the first being reboot.

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You arent supposed to open the back of the ZTE ZMAX. They can be opened but it has the high risk of damaging the phone. T-Mobile and MetroPCS stopped selling these phones because people were either breaking their devices or hurting themselves trying to open and remove the battery. I wouldn't recommend opening it unless it is professionally done.

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thanks that was a lot of help

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Thanks now I know

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It would be nice if the mfg of tablets and sellers of those tablets would collectively get together and fix what ever the problem is with Android based OS and tablet batteries. Go to U Tube or Google this problem and you see at once the extent of this issue. When someone tells me to push the on/off button and the sound bar at the same time to "fix" a "reset" of the battery on a 2 month old tablet I become a bit peeved. I even saw a U tube the other day on how to open the back, disconnect the battery wire connection and reconnect in order to reset the battery. Another showed how to "hard wire" as USB cable directly to the tablet so to avoid the entire problem of loss of USB charging ability and issues connected to battery function. When it comes to tablets - if you look at them closely it becomes apparent that all of these are made by the same mfg just different names and or software in the initial package. All seem to have USB charging issues, and battery functionality problems.

Good luck to all

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Is likely because everyone wants to use their tablet right out of the box and they don't charge it to 100% first. It's called memory effect, when the battery is first used, it remembers the highest charge it has attained and basically "remembers" that high point to be it's new 100%. Charge your new devices 100% before messing around with them at all, and once at 100%, use it until it is at about 1-2% before charging it back to 100%. Try to maintain this same method for the life of your device and you will be rewarded with great battery performance. Also try to avoid using it while charging, and leaving it plugged in while at 100%.

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Li-Ion batteries do not work in this way and flatting tu3 battery will most certainly lessen it's overall life.

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No glue. You just need to release the clips.

Update (04/13/2015)

There are small indentions on the sides of the back. You can't see them. They are on the inside. You will need like a phone pry tool to lift it. Once you have a small corner lifted you can run your tool along the sides and it will pop the clips free.

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What do u mean release the clips

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Where are the clips located @ACE

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Also, taking the sd and SIM card inserts out of the sides will make it easier to get the back off of the phone, undamaged.

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It Has no glue, I opened my zte xmax using a knife and small screwdriver prying little by little

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Did it vibrate when u tried to take the back off ??? because it did to me

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Didnt me.. Make sure your phone is off before trying this

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Battery: ZTE ZMAX

Created by tmo_tim on Sep 8, 2014 9:09 AM. Last modified by tmo_tim on Apr 30, 2015 2:00 PM.

Learn how to insert or remove the battery on the ZTE ZMAX.

Insert / remove battery

This device does NOT have a removable battery. Do not attempt to remove the battery or the back cover. If your device will not turn on or you need to restart the device, follow these steps:

If you are unsure if your battery is charged, connect your device to the charger.

Press and hold the Power key for up to 15 seconds.

Wait as the device restarts.

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You need to take out the sd & sim card slots then use something very thin to work around it but there's no guarantee that it would be able to put back on so i herd from a few people on YouTube.

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Make sure all the screws are out. I had 8 in mine. Carefully. Lift up closest to glass the case matches a normal style backing of covers. It may feel like its going to break for sure. But i used a small flat. carefully went around the whole edge and i got the cover to come up. But just know you are exposing all the components and you will probably void all warranties. And im not responsible for anything you do or did wrong

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It's glue and clipper double assembly design. Please disassemble it carefully.

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