1. 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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  2. Remove these nine screws with a small phillips screwdriver. They are all the same size.
    • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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