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

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  • 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.

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  • Pull the battery up and out.

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Image 1/1: Remove the one Philips #00 screw.
  • Remove the two Torx T5 screws.

  • Remove the one Philips #00 screw.

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Image 1/2: Push pry tool down, undoing the plastic tab. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • Pry the top tab of the battery housing.

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  • Pry the right side tab of the battery housing.

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Image 1/2: Slide the battery housing out to remove it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Turn the opening tool slightly, the lower cover will detach on that side. Image 2/2: Repeat on other side of the seam.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove the one #00 Philips 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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  • Pry the antenna cable up.

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  • Carefully pull up on the microphone board to release the tape from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Push the spudger up and twist to release the connector. Image 2/2: Repeat for the next 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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Image 1/3: Use the spudger to pry the connector upwards. Image 2/3: Use the spudger to pry the connector upwards. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Pry connector up vertically. Image 2/2: Pry connector up vertically.
  • Place the spugder under the antenna connector.

  • Pry connector up vertically.

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Image 1/3: Slide upwards until the board detaches from the case. Image 2/3: Slide upwards until the board detaches from the case. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Wiggle the spudger tip towards the outside of the button.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Lift up, the board will disconnect from the case.
  • 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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Image 1/3: The motherboard assembly comes out as a single piece. Image 2/3: Save the small black rubber rectangular sound guide under the motherboard, to replace over the microphone. Image 3/3: 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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  • Remove the seven #00 Philips screws

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  • Use the spudger to pop the 3 latches holding the screen down.

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  • Pull up on the screen so it slides out of the case.

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  • Make sure to peel off the digitizer connector from the back of the LCD

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Conclusion

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

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