Introduction

This guide is a step by step process to remove the inner back cover of the phone. It is a preliminary step, to gain access to the inside elements of the phone.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Check if there is a microSD card in the slot behind the door on the side.  If so, remove it by first pushing it in, then pulling it out.
  • Turn off the phone.

  • Check if there is a microSD card in the slot behind the door on the side. If so, remove it by first pushing it in, then pulling it out.

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

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Image 1/3: Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward. Image 2/3: Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward. Image 3/3: Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward.
  • Remove the back battery cover.

    • Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward.

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

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

    • The battery lifts out of the phone fast and easily.

  • Carefully lift the battery out of the phone.

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Image 1/1: The picture to the left shows the location of the plastic tabs that attach to the upper cover of the phone.
  • Turn the phone so that the back of the phone is facing forward.

  • The picture to the left shows the location of the plastic tabs that attach to the upper cover of the phone.

    • In this picture, the upper cover has already been removed.

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Image 1/2: Slide the iPod Opening Tool upwards. Image 2/2: This will pop the tabs and release the upper part of the phone.
  • Place the iPod opening tool under the tabs near the top of the phone.

  • Slide the iPod Opening Tool upwards.

    • This will pop the tabs and release the upper part of the phone.

  • Repeat for the left and the right sides.

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Image 1/2: Lift the iPod opening tool to pop open the clips. Image 2/2: This will release the upper back cover of the phone.
  • Place the iPod opening tool at the top area of the bottom section of the phone (indicated in picture).

  • Lift the iPod opening tool to pop open the clips.

    • This will release the upper back cover of the phone.

  • Repeat for the left and the right sides.

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Image 1/3: This will remove the top back cover from the phone. Image 2/3: This will remove the top back cover from the phone. Image 3/3: This will remove the top back cover from the phone.
  • Push upward on the top back cover using two thumbs.

    • This will remove the top back cover from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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