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.

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.

Remove your SIM card.
  • Remove your SIM card.

  • Remove the four screws securing on the bottom casing.

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

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

Remove the 2.0 mm Philips #0 screw. There is an identical screw in the same spot on the other side of the phone. Remove the 2.0 mm Philips #0 screw. There is an identical screw in the same spot on the other side of the phone.
  • Remove the 2.0 mm Philips #0 screw. There is an identical screw in the same spot on the other side of the phone.

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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.

Pry up rear camera panel with the plastic opening tool. Remove both screws securing on the back case. One 4.0 mm Philips #0 screw.
  • Pry up rear camera panel with the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove both screws securing on the back case.

    • One 4.0 mm Philips #0 screw.

    • One 3.0 mm Philips #0 screw.

Use jimmy tool to pry up OEM SIM Card 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 OEM SIM Card and SD Card reader contact.

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

Gently push on the two rear, visible corners of the bottom of the motherboard. Gently pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening. Gently pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.
  • Gently push on the two rear, visible corners of the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Gently 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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