Introduction

To reach all the important parts of the phone such as the motherboard and the LCD screen you must remove this metal contraption.

Image 1/2: Remove the microSD card. Image 2/2: Insert the plastic opening tool between the back cover and the front piece of the case, freeing the plastic clips between the phone.
  • 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: After this continue using the tool and pry down the remaining side and the bottom of the phone.
  • 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: The back cover is very durable and will not break from some bending or pulling. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: With the plastic opening tool, apply pressure into any surrounding crease of the camera cover to remove it.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the three 6.7 mm silver T4 screws that are located at the top of the phone. Image 2/3: Remove the five 4.0 mm silver T5 screws that are located near the middle of the phone. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Using the plastic opening tool, carefully work your way around the phone, freeing the plastic clips. Image 2/3: Carefully pull the rear case off the motherboard assembly. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the two 3.3mm T5 Torx battery terminal screws. Image 2/2: Grab the red battery removal tab and pull the battery out.
  • Using 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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Image 1/2: Remove the three 3.5 mm silver T5 screws that are located near the middle of the phone. Image 2/2: 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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Conclusion

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

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Where are the replacement chassis parts for this phone??? Thanks Joey K

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