Introduction

This guide will help you replace the rear inner framework.

Gently insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the inner rear frame near the rear-facing camera.
  • Gently insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the inner rear frame near the rear-facing camera.

  • Use your plastic opening tool to pry up the rear case around the perimeter of the Nexus S.

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Remove the rear panel from the Nexus S.
  • Remove the rear panel from the Nexus S.

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Using the edge of a plastic opening tool, lift the battery from the end closest to the headphone jack.
  • Using the edge of a plastic opening tool, lift the battery from the end closest to the headphone jack.

  • Remove the battery from the Nexus S.

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Use your thumb to slide the SIM card downwards from the SIM card slot. Remove the SIM card.
  • Use your thumb to slide the SIM card downwards from the SIM card slot.

  • Remove the SIM card.

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Remove the six Phillips screws securing the rear inner frame to the inner case.
  • Remove the six Phillips screws securing the rear inner frame to the inner case.

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Insert the flat edge of a plastic opening tool in between the rear inner frame and the top left corner of the Nexus S.
  • Insert the flat edge of a plastic opening tool in between the rear inner frame and the top left corner of the Nexus S.

  • Pry the opening tool upwards to pop the top right corner from the clips securing it to the inner assembly.

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Insert the plastic opening tool to the right of the power button. Slide the plastic opening tool downwards along the perimeter of the Nexus S to release the clips on the right side.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool to the right of the power button.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool downwards along the perimeter of the Nexus S to release the clips on the right side.

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In the same manner as previously described, release the bottom clips located near the bottom of the Nexus S. In the same manner as previously described, release the bottom clips located near the bottom of the Nexus S.
  • In the same manner as previously described, release the bottom clips located near the bottom of the Nexus S.

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Insert and pry the plastic opening tool to release the final clip securing the rear inner frame to the inner assembly.
  • Insert and pry the plastic opening tool to release the final clip securing the rear inner frame to the inner assembly.

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Lift and remove the rear inner frame from the Nexus S.
  • Lift and remove the rear inner frame from the Nexus S.

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Rear inner frame remains.
  • Rear inner frame remains.

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Conclusion

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

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