Introduction

To replace that pesky antenna or headphone jack that keeps breaking on you.

Remove the SIM card. Remove the microSD card.
  • Remove the SIM card.

  • Remove the microSD card.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the back cover and the front piece of the case, freeing the plastic clips between the phone.

  • Do this along the back right side of the phone cover until you reach the top.

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Use the plastic opening tool to carefully work your way around the top of the phone, freeing the plastic clips. Be cautious when using the tool around the top of the device because the plastic case is very thin and could easily be cracked or snapped.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully work your way around the top of the phone, freeing the plastic clips.

  • Be cautious when using the tool around the top of the device because the plastic case is very thin and could easily be cracked or snapped.

  • After this continue using the tool and pry down the remaining side and the bottom of the phone.

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With all the plastic clips released, pull away the back cover from the phone to remove it. The back cover is attached to the battery with a large amount of adhesive. Some force may be required to pull the back cover from the phone. The back cover is very durable and will not break from some bending or pulling.
  • With all the plastic clips released, pull away the back cover from the phone to remove it.

  • The back cover is attached to the battery with a large amount of adhesive. Some force may be required to pull the back cover from the phone.

  • The back cover is very durable and will not break from some bending or pulling.

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Looking at the top rectangular hump where the camera is located, you will now use the plastic opening tool to remove the camera cover.
  • Looking at the top rectangular hump where the camera is located, you will now use the plastic opening tool to remove the camera cover.

  • With the plastic opening tool, apply pressure into any surrounding crease of the camera cover to remove it.

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Using the T5 and T4 bit pieces, remove the silver screws located around the rear case of the phone. Remove the three 6.7 mm silver T4 screws that are located at the top of the phone. Remove the five 4.0 mm silver T5 screws that are located near the middle of the phone.
  • Using the T5 and T4 bit pieces, remove the silver screws located around the rear case of the phone.

  • Remove the three 6.7 mm silver T4 screws that are located at the top of the phone.

  • Remove the five 4.0 mm silver T5 screws that are located near the middle of the phone.

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Using the T4 bit piece remove the three black 4.5 mm screws that are located at the bottom of the phone.
  • Using the T4 bit piece remove the three black 4.5 mm screws that are located at the bottom of the phone.

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Insert the plastic opening tool between the rear case and motherboard assembly. Using the plastic opening tool, carefully work your way around the phone, freeing the plastic clips. Carefully pull the rear case off the motherboard assembly.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the rear case and motherboard assembly.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully work your way around the phone, freeing the plastic clips.

  • Carefully pull the rear case off the motherboard assembly.

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Use the tip of the spudger, lift the red silicone cover off the battery terminal screws. Remove the two 3.3mm T5 Torx battery terminal screws.
  • Use the tip of the spudger, lift the red silicone cover off the battery terminal screws.

  • Remove the two 3.3mm T5 Torx battery terminal screws.

  • Grab the red battery removal tab and pull the battery out.

  • There might be some adhesive between the battery and motherboard assembly.

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Using the T5 bit pieces, remove the silver screws located around the metal chassis. Remove the three 3.5 mm silver T5 screws that are located near the middle of the phone.
  • Using the T5 bit pieces, remove the silver screws located around the metal chassis.

  • Remove the three 3.5 mm silver T5 screws that are located near the middle of the phone.

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Using the plastic opening tool gently lift the microphone out of its resting place. Using the plastic opening tool gently lift the front-facing camera out of its resting place. Be careful not to pull and disconnect these devices.
  • Using the plastic opening tool gently lift the microphone out of its resting place.

  • Using the plastic opening tool gently lift the front-facing camera out of its resting place.

  • Be careful not to pull and disconnect these devices.

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There are four clips that must be released at the top and sides of the phone before the Antenna/Headphone Jack can come completely off. Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry the Antenna/Headphone Jack piece off the motherboard assembly. Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry the Antenna/Headphone Jack piece off the motherboard assembly.
  • There are four clips that must be released at the top and sides of the phone before the Antenna/Headphone Jack can come completely off.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry the Antenna/Headphone Jack piece off the motherboard assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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