Apply pressure along the bottom of the white panel containing the camera and push upwards. It may take some effort, but it will smoothly slide off. It may take some effort, but it will smoothly slide off.
  • Apply pressure along the bottom of the white panel containing the camera and push upwards.

  • It may take some effort, but it will smoothly slide off.

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Unscrew the four of 3.5mm Torx T5 screws that run along the sides of the exposed innards. All screws in the device will use the Torx T5 screwdriver, so keep it handy. All screws in the device will use the Torx T5 screwdriver, so keep it handy.
  • Unscrew the four of 3.5mm Torx T5 screws that run along the sides of the exposed innards.

  • All screws in the device will use the Torx T5 screwdriver, so keep it handy.

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Remove the black protective piece of plastic by sliding it upwards Remove the two 3.5mm Torx screws holding the protective plastic down on along the sides. A center 3.5mm Torx screw will be covered by "VOID" sticker. Be warned; removing this will void the device's warranty.
  • Remove the black protective piece of plastic by sliding it upwards

  • Remove the two 3.5mm Torx screws holding the protective plastic down on along the sides.

  • A center 3.5mm Torx screw will be covered by "VOID" sticker. Be warned; removing this will void the device's warranty.

  • Either remove the sticker or jam the screwdriver into the screw, and remove the screw.

  • Remove the protective panel by sliding it upwards.

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Before removing the back cover, apply some scotch tape to the volume buttons to prevent them from falling out of the back panel Use a plastic removal device to lever up the top half of the cover.
  • Before removing the back cover, apply some scotch tape to the volume buttons to prevent them from falling out of the back panel

  • Use a plastic removal device to lever up the top half of the cover.

  • Lift the back panel up

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Gently unfold the black tape along the top that covers the cable attachment points Leave the tape partially attached so that it can be easily re-attached
  • Gently unfold the black tape along the top that covers the cable attachment points

  • Leave the tape partially attached so that it can be easily re-attached

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Use the tip of a spudger as a lever to lift the white or black back piece to release the cable from the connection. Gently pull out the cable after releasing the back piece Repeat this step with the other three cable connections
  • Use the tip of a spudger as a lever to lift the white or black back piece to release the cable from the connection.

  • Gently pull out the cable after releasing the back piece

  • Repeat this step with the other three cable connections

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Remove the single 2.5mm Torx T5 screw holding the battery down along the top side
  • Remove the single 2.5mm Torx T5 screw holding the battery down along the top side

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Wedge the flat end of a spudger inbetween the battery and the front panel assembly Run the flat end of a spudger along the top edge of the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it to the front panel assembly If you encounter any resistance from the remaining adhesive, simply use the flat end of a spudger to remove the excess adhesive
  • Wedge the flat end of a spudger inbetween the battery and the front panel assembly

  • Run the flat end of a spudger along the top edge of the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it to the front panel assembly

  • If you encounter any resistance from the remaining adhesive, simply use the flat end of a spudger to remove the excess adhesive

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Conclusion

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

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