Using two fingers, push up on the rear cover. Using two fingers, push up on the rear cover.
  • Using two fingers, push up on the rear cover.

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The rear cover slides up and off.
  • The rear cover slides up and off.

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Using the plastic opening tools, pry the left bottom corner of the battery up.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, pry the left bottom corner of the battery up.

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Pull the battery up and out.
  • Pull the battery up and out.

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Remove the two Torx T5 screws.
  • Remove the two Torx T5 screws.

  • Remove the one Philips #00 screw.

#0 Phillis screw

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the battery housing upwards. Push pry tool down, undoing the plastic tab.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the battery housing upwards.

  • Push pry tool down, undoing the plastic tab.

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Pry the upper left tab open on the battery housing. Pry the upper left tab open on the battery housing.
  • Pry the upper left tab open on the battery housing.

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Pry the top tab of the battery housing. Pry the top tab of the battery housing.
  • Pry the top tab of the battery housing.

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Pry the right side tab of the battery housing. Pry the right side tab of the battery housing.
  • Pry the right side tab of the battery housing.

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Pull up on the battery housing. Slide the battery housing out to remove it.
  • Pull up on the battery housing.

  • Slide the battery housing out to remove it.

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Using the plastic opening tool, push the blade into the space between the case and lower cover. Turn the opening tool slightly, the lower cover will detach on that side.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, push the blade into the space between the case and lower cover.

  • Turn the opening tool slightly, the lower cover will detach on that side.

  • Repeat on other side of the seam.

  • The lower cover will slide off.

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Remove the one T5 Torx screw
  • Remove the one T5 Torx screw

  • Remove the one #00 Philips screw

  • Lift up the end of the antenna housing and slide it outwards.

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Insert the spudger under the connector. Push the spudger up and twist to release the connector.
  • Insert the spudger under the connector.

  • Push the spudger up and twist to release the connector.

  • Repeat for the next connector.

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Push on the USB port to expose the black connector. Use the spudger to pry the connector upwards. Use the spudger to pry the connector upwards.
  • Push on the USB port to expose the black connector.

  • Use the spudger to pry the connector upwards.

The philips screw holding down the logic board (at the lower right corner in the picture) has to be removed before the board can be pushed back.

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Place the spugder under the antenna connector. Pry connector up vertically.
  • Place the spugder under the antenna connector.

  • Pry connector up vertically.

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Insert the spudger into tab above the camera. Slide upwards until the board detaches from the case. Slide upwards until the board detaches from the case.
  • Insert the spudger into tab above the camera.

  • Slide upwards until the board detaches from the case.

A philips screw holding down the upper logic board (in the lower left corner of the picture) must be remobed before the board can be detached.

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Press the pointed tip of the spudger into the space below the button assembly.
  • Press the pointed tip of the spudger into the space below the button assembly.

  • Wiggle the spudger tip towards the outside of the button.

  • The button assembly is under some tension and may fly off.

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Push the pointed tip of the spudger into the base of the side button board.
  • Push the pointed tip of the spudger into the base of the side button board.

  • Lift up, the board will disconnect from the case.

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Push on the lower motherboard until it slides under the case support. The motherboard assembly comes out as a single piece. Save the small black rubber rectangular sound guide under the motherboard, to replace over the microphone.
  • Push on the lower motherboard until it slides under the case support.

  • The motherboard assembly comes out as a single piece.

  • Save the small black rubber rectangular sound guide under the motherboard, to replace over the microphone.

Be carefull not to tear the home button cable that is in the top right corner!!

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Using the spudger, lift the blue colored connector. Use the supdger to lift the black connetor up as well.
  • Using the spudger, lift the blue colored connector.

  • Use the supdger to lift the black connetor up as well.

  • Detach the upper motherboard from the lower motherboard.

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Use the spudger to lift the SIM card tray connector off the motherboard.
  • Use the spudger to lift the SIM card tray connector off the motherboard.

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Use the spudger to lift the SIM tray board off the motherboard. The SIM Tray hinges up, it is still connected by the copper tape.
  • Use the spudger to lift the SIM tray board off the motherboard.

  • The SIM Tray hinges up, it is still connected by the copper tape.

  • add picture of SIM tray flipped over the side to complete guide.

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Conclusion

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

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