Introduction

To begin with, replacing the antenna is not that hard. All you need is a JIS size 00 head screwdriver, and a prying tool. CAUTION: The screws from the back of the phone are small, so we recommend using a mat or paper to help keep the screws together and from getting lost.

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  • Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off.

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Image 1/1: The black screws are 2.8 mm in length.
  • Remove the thirteen black screws and the single silver screw from the back of the phone with a JIS size 00 screwdriver.

    • The black screws are 2.8 mm in length.

    • The silver screw is 5.5 mm in length.

  • The black screw next to the camera and the flash is covered by a sticker. This screw can be easily removed as if there were no sticker on top of it. The point of the screwdriver should be able to pierce through the sticker easily.

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Image 1/2: The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up. Image 2/2: The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the inner phone backing.

    • The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.

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Image 1/1: Take the speaker out of the back of the phone. It should come out easily as soon as the inner back is removed because nothing is holding it down in place anymore.
  • Note the position of the speaker unit so you can replace it in the correct place during reassembly.

  • Take the speaker out of the back of the phone. It should come out easily as soon as the inner back is removed because nothing is holding it down in place anymore.

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Image 1/2: Carefully remove the antenna wire from the plastic keepers along the side. Note their position for reassembly. Image 2/2: The antenna connections can be easily bent out of shape. Be sure to lift from underneath the cable as shown.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up both ends of the antenna.

  • Carefully remove the antenna wire from the plastic keepers along the side. Note their position for reassembly.

    • The antenna connections can be easily bent out of shape. Be sure to lift from underneath the cable as shown.

It is very important to lift it form underneath... The connector on the motherboard is very fragile.

Guile - Reply

Is there any way to actually replace the port? It got ripped off mine.

Matthew George -

I am wondering how to repair it, it got ripped off as well.

matthewdukes -

Hello Guile,

I ripped the connector of gsm antenna on the other side (mainboard side) is there any way to fix it? It May be connect another contact point?

Emrah AKBIYIK -

same problem...solutions?

Francesco Marra - Reply

Same problem any solution?

cecythebest - Reply

Same problem too... :(

Emrah AKBIYIK - Reply

Is this wifi antenna?

Dan Ramzi - Reply

Conclusion

Reassemble your device by following the instructions in reverse order.

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Hi , do you know if this antenna is the only one? I mean is there another antenna for gps signal?

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Fabio

fcarminato - Reply

What happens when the cable comes off with the little thing underneath?

I was pretty easily happened to me. I don't even know if it is possible to fix.

Said Tahsin Dane - Reply

It was broken and I soldered it.....afterwards sim1 is not working, but sim2 works well, please help me

Rajkumarfilms - Reply

Could you solve it? I had the fact same problem, sadly on the motherboard end, otherwise I'd just replace the USB board, I tried soldering the cable with no luck, sim 1 still won't work.

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