First begin by sliding down the battery door, and place that to the side.
  • First begin by sliding down the battery door, and place that to the side.

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Pull the battery tab up, and remove the battery from the phone. Pull the battery tab up, and remove the battery from the phone.
  • Pull the battery tab up, and remove the battery from the phone.

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Remove the two T5 screws as shown by the markers.
  • Remove the two T5 screws as shown by the markers.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Flip the phone over to the front, and slide an opening tool as shown between the metal housing & the plastic piece covering the lower portion of the phone by the microphone. Flip the phone over to the front, and slide an opening tool as shown between the metal housing & the plastic piece covering the lower portion of the phone by the microphone.
  • Flip the phone over to the front, and slide an opening tool as shown between the metal housing & the plastic piece covering the lower portion of the phone by the microphone.

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Now do the same to the top of the phone with your opening tool as shown to remove the other plastic piece covering the top of the phone.
  • Now do the same to the top of the phone with your opening tool as shown to remove the other plastic piece covering the top of the phone.

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Now with both of the plastic covers removed, remove the 4 silver T5 screws on the top and bottom of the unit as shown. Now with both of the plastic covers removed, remove the 4 silver T5 screws on the top and bottom of the unit as shown.
  • Now with both of the plastic covers removed, remove the 4 silver T5 screws on the top and bottom of the unit as shown.

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Starting on the top right side of the phone, run your opening tool down the side and all the way around with slight force to begin to separate the back housing from the front assembly. Look at the two pictures showing the clips to help you know where they are located. Look at the two pictures showing the clips to help you know where they are located.
  • Starting on the top right side of the phone, run your opening tool down the side and all the way around with slight force to begin to separate the back housing from the front assembly.

  • Look at the two pictures showing the clips to help you know where they are located.

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You can easily release the two clips on the right side (nearest the headphone jack) by pressing in the black plastic tabs inside the metal clips. The torx screwdriver you used earlier works well for this.
  • You can easily release the two clips on the right side (nearest the headphone jack) by pressing in the black plastic tabs inside the metal clips. The torx screwdriver you used earlier works well for this.

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Congratulations! You have now successfully removed your back housing from your Droid X!
  • Congratulations! You have now successfully removed your back housing from your Droid X!

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Conclusion

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

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