Introduction

Use this guide to help open up the HTC One Mini 2 and replace the back plate. It is helpful if you want to replace the back plate for cosmetic reasons.

  1. Insert the end of a paper clip into the holes on each side of the phone to eject the SIM card and Micro SD card. Set the cardholders aside. Set the cardholders aside.
    • Insert the end of a paper clip into the holes on each side of the phone to eject the SIM card and Micro SD card.

    • Set the cardholders aside.

  2. Heat up the top grey speaker plate with the iFixit iOpener for two minutes.
    • Heat up the top grey speaker plate with the iFixit iOpener for two minutes.

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  4. Use a metal spudger to pry up the left edge of the upper grey front plate. Place the spudger between the inside white plastic edge and the grey plate. Do not pry between the two white plastic frames. Don’t pry against the glass. Pry against only the left side as there is a delicate antenna under the plate.
    • Use a metal spudger to pry up the left edge of the upper grey front plate.

    • Place the spudger between the inside white plastic edge and the grey plate. Do not pry between the two white plastic frames.

      • Don’t pry against the glass. Pry against only the left side as there is a delicate antenna under the plate.

    • Use the narrow plastic pry tool to carefully separate the black ribbon antenna from the grey plate.

  5. Remove the 2mm screw with a T5 torx screwdriver head from the iFixit tool kit. Remove the 2mm screw with a T5 torx screwdriver head from the iFixit tool kit.
    • Remove the 2mm screw with a T5 torx screwdriver head from the iFixit tool kit.

  6. Use the plastic pry tool to pry around the edge of the phone. Pry carefully around the card slots.
    • Use the plastic pry tool to pry around the edge of the phone.

      • Pry carefully around the card slots.

    • Slowly pull up from the right side of the screen like opening a book.

      • The plastic piece for the power button may fall out. Set it aside for reassembly.

    • Use the plastic spudger to peel the foam adhesive around the camera away from the back plate.

Conclusion

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

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what is the black ribbon antenna on the front

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