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Open the built-in kickstand.
  • Open the built-in kickstand.

Remove the sticker located directly under the the built-in kickstand to reveal two 0.75 mm screws. Remove the microSD card slot cover. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the  three 0.75 mm screws.
  • Remove the sticker located directly under the the built-in kickstand to reveal two 0.75 mm screws.

  • Remove the microSD card slot cover.

  • Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 0.75 mm screws.

Orient the device so the screen is facing you. Carefully insert the spudger along the seam between the screen and back cover and gently separate the back cover from the device frame. Continue to detach the backplate from the frame by moving the spudger around the perimeter.
  • Orient the device so the screen is facing you.

  • Carefully insert the spudger along the seam between the screen and back cover and gently separate the back cover from the device frame.

  • Continue to detach the backplate from the frame by moving the spudger around the perimeter.

  • Some force will be required to detach the small plastic braces securing the backplate to the device.

On some models there is glue pad under the sim/sdcard tray.

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Remove the 3 screws in the auxiliary port cover and lift the plastic piece. Carefully pull back the auxiliary module to move it out of the way. Remove the plastic block in front of the hinge.
  • Remove the 3 screws in the auxiliary port cover and lift the plastic piece.

  • Carefully pull back the auxiliary module to move it out of the way.

  • Remove the plastic block in front of the hinge.

Use a spudger to pry the locking mechanism.
  • Use a spudger to pry the locking mechanism.

as shown in the picture, the kickstand must be closed all the way in order to extract the locking mechanism far enough to remove the battery!

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Lift and pull to detach the battery compartment.
  • Lift and pull to detach the battery compartment.

Use tweezers to lift the tape covering the screw. If using sharp-ended tweezers, try to avoid damaging the thin tape material.
  • Use tweezers to lift the tape covering the screw.

  • If using sharp-ended tweezers, try to avoid damaging the thin tape material.

Use a small phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw.
  • Use a small phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw.

Open the cover and remove the battery. Pay careful attention to the battery's cable located on the opposite size during removal. Pay careful attention to the battery's cable located on the opposite size during removal.
  • Open the cover and remove the battery.

  • Pay careful attention to the battery's cable located on the opposite size during removal.

I also had to remove the metal cover on the upper left-hand side of the mainboard (directly under the camera) in order to safely remove the battery cable; it’s also helpful to disengage the camera lock (see “camera replacement” guide) and remove the camera+battery cable guide to make it easier to fiddle the cable out of the housing.

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Conclusion

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

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