Locate the back side of the phone.
  • Locate the back side of the phone.

  • The battery is the large main compartment (red box).

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Use your finger to slide the latch (circled) upwards.
  • Use your finger to slide the latch (circled) upwards.

  • While holding the latch up, pull the battery off the phone.

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The back of the phone will look like this when the battery is correctly removed.
  • The back of the phone will look like this when the battery is correctly removed.

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Peel the rubber indicated toward the top of the phone
  • Peel the rubber indicated toward the top of the phone

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Remove the screw that sits underneath the rubber covering.
  • Remove the screw that sits underneath the rubber covering.

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Remove the five (5) total screws using a Philips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the five (5) total screws using a Philips head screwdriver.

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Use spudger and insert it towards the bottom of the phone as pictured.
  • Use spudger and insert it towards the bottom of the phone as pictured.

  • Carefully working yourself around the phone with the spudger, pry it open. This may require a bit of force.

  • The volume control button will be loose, so make sure to take it out once the rear case is fully removed.

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The back case should now be completely removed and the motherboard will be visible.
  • The back case should now be completely removed and the motherboard will be visible.

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Disconnect the gold connection patch Use a spudger or finger to disconnect the piece. Use a spudger or finger to disconnect the piece.
  • Disconnect the gold connection patch

  • Use a spudger or finger to disconnect the piece.

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Using a spudger, lift the motherboard out of the phone case as pictured.
  • Using a spudger, lift the motherboard out of the phone case as pictured.

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The motherboard should now be completely removed from the phone.
  • The motherboard should now be completely removed from the phone.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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