Introduction

Removing the side buttons on the phone.

Image 1/2: Position the phone so that the back side is in view. Image 2/2: Position the phone so that the back side is in view.
  • Turn off the phone.

  • Position the phone so that the back side is in view.

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Image 1/1: Remove the back battery cover.
  • Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward.

  • Remove the back battery cover.

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Image 1/3: Position the phone so that the battery won't fall out of the phone. Image 2/3: Carefully lift the battery out of the phone. Image 3/3: The battery lifts out of the phone easily.
  • Insert the spudger between the base of the phone and the phone battery.

  • Position the phone so that the battery won't fall out of the phone.

  • Carefully lift the battery out of the phone.

    • The battery lifts out of the phone easily.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver or your fingers to remove the rubber tabs at top back of the phone.

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Image 1/2: 2 screws at the bottom Image 2/2: 2 screws at the top
  • Remove four 5mm screws from the back of the phone using a T6 Torx screwdriver:

    • 2 screws at the bottom

    • 2 screws at the top

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Image 1/2: Insert the spudger in tabs between the outer casing and the inside frame. Image 2/2: Slide the spudger upwards.
  • Rotate the phone clockwise so the edge is facing you.

  • Insert the spudger in tabs between the outer casing and the inside frame.

  • Slide the spudger upwards.

    • This will remove the rear case of the phone.

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Image 1/1: 1) The rear case of the phone.
  • The phone should now be in two different sections.

    • 1) The rear case of the phone.

    • 2) The motherboard and the rest of the phone.

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  • Use the spudger to lift off the yellow clip near the top right corner of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Use the spudger to lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone. Image 2/2: Remove the motherboard from the base of the phone.
  • Rotate the phone counterclockwise so that the edge is facing you.

  • Use the spudger to lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone.

  • Remove the motherboard from the base of the phone.

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  • Use the spudger to pull off the top orange chip attached to the white tab.

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Image 1/2: Don't worry about the glue on the bottom orange tab. It's only there to keep the side button in place. Image 2/2: Don't worry about the glue on the bottom orange tab. It's only there to keep the side button in place.
  • Lightly pull up on the white tab to remove the orange tab from the logic board.

    • Don't worry about the glue on the bottom orange tab. It's only there to keep the side button in place.

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Conclusion

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

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