Remove the cover by lifting the notch towards the bottom of the phone. Use your fingernail to lift it up. Remove the cover by lifting the notch towards the bottom of the phone. Use your fingernail to lift it up. Remove the cover by lifting the notch towards the bottom of the phone. Use your fingernail to lift it up.
  • Remove the cover by lifting the notch towards the bottom of the phone. Use your fingernail to lift it up.

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Remove these nine screws with a small phillips screwdriver. They are all the same size. There is a small screw hidden under the warranty sticker. You may either remove or poke through it . There is a small screw hidden under the warranty sticker. You may either remove or poke through it .
  • Remove these nine screws with a small phillips screwdriver. They are all the same size.

  • There is a small screw hidden under the warranty sticker. You may either remove or poke through it .

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Use the pry tool to gently separate the panel from the frame, starting from the bottom left corner and continue along the edge of the phone. *WARNING* by doing this, you will void the manufacturers warranty. *WARNING* by doing this, you will void the manufacturers warranty.
  • Use the pry tool to gently separate the panel from the frame, starting from the bottom left corner and continue along the edge of the phone.

  • *WARNING* by doing this, you will void the manufacturers warranty.

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Continue using the pry tool around the back panel of the phone to separate both pieces. Once you have gone around the entire frame, use both hands to pull it apart. Once you have gone around the entire frame, use both hands to pull it apart.
  • Continue using the pry tool around the back panel of the phone to separate both pieces.

  • Once you have gone around the entire frame, use both hands to pull it apart.

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Use the pry tool to disconnect the camera from the device. Gently lift the camera up and use the tweezers to remove it from the phone. Reinstall the camera. Then follow the guide in reverse to put the phone back together.
  • Use the pry tool to disconnect the camera from the device.

  • Gently lift the camera up and use the tweezers to remove it from the phone.

  • Reinstall the camera. Then follow the guide in reverse to put the phone back together.

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Remove these three screws using 00 Philips screwdriver. Note the smaller screw circled in orange. Then gently pry up on the metal antenna connector at the end of the grey wire. Move the wire out of the way. Then gently pry up on the metal antenna connector at the end of the grey wire. Move the wire out of the way.
  • Remove these three screws using 00 Philips screwdriver. Note the smaller screw circled in orange.

  • Then gently pry up on the metal antenna connector at the end of the grey wire. Move the wire out of the way.

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Next you must disconnect these three cables. Use your pry tool to lift up on the brown tab to release the ribbon cable.
  • Next you must disconnect these three cables.

  • Use your pry tool to lift up on the brown tab to release the ribbon cable.

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For the last ribbon cable, use a spudger to gently pry up on the board under the right sim card slot. Next, take your pry tool to lift up on the brown tab holding down the ribbon cable. The cable is now free to be pulled back out of its' slot.
  • For the last ribbon cable, use a spudger to gently pry up on the board under the right sim card slot.

  • Next, take your pry tool to lift up on the brown tab holding down the ribbon cable.

  • The cable is now free to be pulled back out of its' slot.

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Using a spudger, peel up on the mesh tape then use your tweezers to peel the rest of it up. Using a spudger, peel up on the mesh tape then use your tweezers to peel the rest of it up. Using a spudger, peel up on the mesh tape then use your tweezers to peel the rest of it up.
  • Using a spudger, peel up on the mesh tape then use your tweezers to peel the rest of it up.

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Now that the motherboard is free to be pried up, be sure that no cables are in the way or can be snagged when removing the motherboard. Just lift up and away. Follow the instructions in reverse to put the phone back together.
  • Now that the motherboard is free to be pried up, be sure that no cables are in the way or can be snagged when removing the motherboard.

  • Just lift up and away.

  • Follow the instructions in reverse to put the phone back together.

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Conclusion

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

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