Introduction

Use this guide to replace the rear case on your HTC One M9.

Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole besides the SIM card tray, located on the upper section of the left edge of the phone. Press to eject the tray. This may require a significant amount of force.
  • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole besides the SIM card tray, located on the upper section of the left edge of the phone.

  • Press to eject the tray.

    • This may require a significant amount of force.

  • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that its contacts are facing to the rear side. The tapered corner of the SIM card has to point to the outer bottom corner of the tray.

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Insert a microSD card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the microSD card tray, located on the upper right hand side of the phone above the volume buttons. Press to eject the tray. This may require a significant amount of force.
  • Insert a microSD card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the microSD card tray, located on the upper right hand side of the phone above the volume buttons.

  • Press to eject the tray.

    • This may require a significant amount of force.

  • When reinserting the microSD card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray. The contacts should be inserted first and face to rear side.

  • It is normal, that the microSD card doesn't stay on it own inside the tray. It is also not completely trivial to place it correctly flat inside the tray.

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Using a plastic opening pick or a spudger, gently pry and remove the top of the case. Remove the two 4mm T5 Torx screws on the top of the case. Remove the two 4mm T5 Torx screws on the top of the case.
  • Using a plastic opening pick or a spudger, gently pry and remove the top of the case.

  • Remove the two 4mm T5 Torx screws on the top of the case.

Be sure to remove the SIM tray and memory card tray prior to removing back case! Bent mine because that step was missing.

cameronb - Reply

The black plastic piece that runs across the top is very thin and is stuck on with very strong tape.

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Work a plastic opening pick around the perimeter of the device to separate the rear case from the display assembly. The SIM card tray and Micro SD card tray must be removed before the back cover can be removed. Be careful around the power and volume buttons, as they are fairly delicate.
  • Work a plastic opening pick around the perimeter of the device to separate the rear case from the display assembly.

  • The SIM card tray and Micro SD card tray must be removed before the back cover can be removed.

  • Be careful around the power and volume buttons, as they are fairly delicate.

  • Be careful when separating the body from the display assembly, as the rear-facing camera may be stuck to the body with adhesive.

The SIM Card and SD Card's need to be removed before the case will come apart.

Andrew Froude - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Great guide, changed my backcover in under 5 minutes. Thank you!

Philippe Cambien - Reply

Cannot snap in the cover at the bottom. Afraid to force it a break screen. Please, help.

Sharescience - Reply

Take the case off, bend the little plastic lugs gently out, put the back on starting from the bottom

Adrian Jenkins -

hi guys!

does any one know how to get the back cover of my htc one m9

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