Motorola Droid RAZR Back Cover Replacement

Removing the Kevlar back cover from the Droid RAZR.

Replace your nifty Kevlar-clad back cover that you recently discovered isn't actually bulletproof.

Edit Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and rear case at the lower left edge of the back cover.

Edit Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and rear case at the lower left edge of the back cover.

  • Pry the back cover up with the plastic opening tool to free the plastic clips.

  • Continue prying along the left edge of the back cover towards the top of the phone.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Work the plastic opening tool across the top of the back case to free the plastic clips.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Work the plastic opening tool across the top of the back case to free the plastic clips.

  • The top edge of the back case is very thin. Pry carefully to avoid cracking or snapping it.

  • Continue prying down the right side of the back cover to free the remaining clips.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Pull the back cover away from the phone to remove it.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the back cover away from the phone to remove it.

  • The back cover is attached to the battery with a generous amount of adhesive, so you may have to use quite a bit of force to separate the two pieces.

    • The battery must remain in the phone and not come off with the back cover or you will break the power lead.

  • Since the back cover is made of Kevlar, it can handle a fair amount of twisting and tugging without breaking.

Conclusion

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

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