Introduction

If your back case is scratched or cracked, replacing your back case might be your best option. A new one can be installed using this guide.

  1. Power off your device. Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off. Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off.
    • Power off your device.

    • Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off.

  2. Remove the SIM card.
    • Remove the SIM card.

    • Remove the four screws securing the bottom casing.

      • Two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws in the top left and right corners.

      • Two 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws in the bottom left and right corners.

  3. Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side of the phone. Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side of the phone.
    • Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side of the phone.

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  5. Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the bottom casing. Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you. Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the bottom casing.

    • Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you.

  6. Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the rear camera panel. Remove both screws that are securing the back case. One 4.0 mm Philips #0 screw.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the rear camera panel.

    • Remove both screws that are securing the back case.

      • One 4.0 mm Philips #0 screw.

      • One 3.0 mm Philips #0 screw.

  7. Use jimmy tool to pry up the OEM SIM and SD Card reader contact. Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon. Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon.
    • Use jimmy tool to pry up the OEM SIM and SD Card reader contact.

      • Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon.

  8. Using both thumbs, gently push on the two bottom rear corners of the motherboard. Gently and slowly pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening. Gently and slowly pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.
    • Using both thumbs, gently push on the two bottom rear corners of the motherboard.

    • Gently and slowly pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.

Conclusion

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

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