Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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