Introduction

This is a very basic guide for removing the back cover—either to replace it for cosmetic reasons, or to gain access to internal components for servicing.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Insert a fingernail or a spudger into the notch on the bottom edge of the phone, near the charge port. Gently twist or pry to open a small gap between the back cover and the body of the phone. While keeping your tool (or fingernail) inserted into the gap between the back cover and the body of the phone, slide it around the corner to begin loosening the plastic clips holding the cover in place.
    • Insert a fingernail or a spudger into the notch on the bottom edge of the phone, near the charge port.

    • Gently twist or pry to open a small gap between the back cover and the body of the phone.

    • While keeping your tool (or fingernail) inserted into the gap between the back cover and the body of the phone, slide it around the corner to begin loosening the plastic clips holding the cover in place.

  2. Slide your tool all along the side of the phone to separate more of the clips securing the back cover. Slide your tool all along the side of the phone to separate more of the clips securing the back cover.
    • Slide your tool all along the side of the phone to separate more of the clips securing the back cover.

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  4. Keep your tool inserted slightly under the back cover, and slide it around the top corner. If necessary, continue prying around the remaining edges of the phone until the back cover comes free. If necessary, continue prying around the remaining edges of the phone until the back cover comes free.
    • Keep your tool inserted slightly under the back cover, and slide it around the top corner.

    • If necessary, continue prying around the remaining edges of the phone until the back cover comes free.

  5. Remove the back cover. To install the back cover, carefully position it over the phone and then press gently all around the edges until you feel the clips snap into place.
    • Remove the back cover.

    • To install the back cover, carefully position it over the phone and then press gently all around the edges until you feel the clips snap into place.

Conclusion

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

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