Introduction

This process involves completely disassembling the phone. It is recommended that you follow directions carefully to avoid breaking parts of the phone.

Image 1/2: With your fingers, pry the back cover up starting from the top of the phone near the headphone jack and camera. Image 2/2: Completely remove the back cover by moving down the sides and bottom with your fingers.
  • Turn the phone over so that you are facing the back side of the phone.

  • With your fingers, pry the back cover up starting from the top of the phone near the headphone jack and camera.

  • Completely remove the back cover by moving down the sides and bottom with your fingers.

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  • With your finger, remove the battery from the phone by gently lifting the top-right corner nearest to the camera.

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Image 1/2: Store all the screws in a safe place where you will not lose them. Image 2/2: Store all the screws in a safe place where you will not lose them.
  • Remove the twelve exposed 3.6 mm Phillips screws on the rear of the phone using the 3.6 mm Phillips screwdriver.

    • Store all the screws in a safe place where you will not lose them.

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  • Remove the three circular rubber screw covers on the back of the phone by slipping the spudger into the border between the rubber cover and the chassis. In one motion, pry the stopper out of the hole. This can take some force.

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  • With the 3.6 mm Phillips screwdriver, remove the three newly exposed 3.6mm Phillips screws.

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the chassis near the power button and pry the chassis from the phone. This should take a little force.

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  • Use the sharp end of the spudger to pry the power button bracket from the side of the rear case.

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Image 1/1: Make sure not to lose the power button.
  • Rotate the phone onto its side so that the power button falls out with ease.

    • Make sure not to lose the power button.

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  • Use the sharp end of the spudger to pry the volume button bracket from the side of the rear case.

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Image 1/1: Make sure not to lose the volume button.
  • Rotate the phone onto its side so that the volume button falls out with ease.

    • Make sure not to lose the volume button.

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Image 1/2: Remove the three 3.6 mm Phillip's screws on the motherboard. Image 2/2: A small silver piece of metal is connected to the lowest screw and may fall off. This metal holds the WiFi antenna in place and should not be lost; although the phone operates just fine without it.
  • The motherboard is split into two different chips. The large chip is located above where the battery rests and the smaller chip is located below it.

  • Remove the three 3.6 mm Phillip's screws on the motherboard.

    • A small silver piece of metal is connected to the lowest screw and may fall off. This metal holds the WiFi antenna in place and should not be lost; although the phone operates just fine without it.

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  • Using the flat end of the spudger, pry the four tape connectors straight up out of their respective motherboard sockets.

On the Australian Model X9076 the tape connector near the SD card slot is not present.

Instead it appears that connector has been moved to the under side of the board just under and to the right of the SIM slot.

When disconnecting the motherboard further down, use the flat spudger to pop this connector.

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Image 1/2: On the right side, there are two motherboard connections hidden underneath the motherboard. For these, insert the spudger in between the motherboard and the connection and rotate the spudger in a rocking motion until the two cables are disconnected from the motherboard. Image 2/2: On the right side, there are two motherboard connections hidden underneath the motherboard. For these, insert the spudger in between the motherboard and the connection and rotate the spudger in a rocking motion until the two cables are disconnected from the motherboard.
  • This connection is a little bit more tricky to remove. Follow these directions carefully to avoid damaging the device.

    • On the right side, there are two motherboard connections hidden underneath the motherboard. For these, insert the spudger in between the motherboard and the connection and rotate the spudger in a rocking motion until the two cables are disconnected from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: On the bottom right only one connection is visible, however an additional connection is hidden underneath the first. To safely disconnect both, first unplug the visible connection then lift its tape up to expose the second socket. Similarly disconnect the second tape. Image 2/2: On the bottom right only one connection is visible, however an additional connection is hidden underneath the first. To safely disconnect both, first unplug the visible connection then lift its tape up to expose the second socket. Similarly disconnect the second tape.
  • Like the last step, this connection is tricky to remove. Please pay close attention to the guide to avoid damaging your device.

    • On the bottom right only one connection is visible, however an additional connection is hidden underneath the first. To safely disconnect both, first unplug the visible connection then lift its tape up to expose the second socket. Similarly disconnect the second tape.

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  • With your fingers, gently pull upwards on the WiFi antenna near the connection on the smaller motherboard until the antenna is no longer connected to the bottom motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Start from the sides of the lower motherboard closest to the charging port. Carefully pry the motherboard off until it is no longer connected to the phone.
  • Use the spudger to carefully pry the small motherboard off of the phone.

    • Start from the sides of the lower motherboard closest to the charging port. Carefully pry the motherboard off until it is no longer connected to the phone.

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Image 1/1: Start from the top of the large motherboard. Carefully pry the motherboard off until it is no longer connected to the phone.
  • Use the spudger to carefully pry the bigger motherboard off of the phone.

    • Start from the top of the large motherboard. Carefully pry the motherboard off until it is no longer connected to the phone.

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  • Use your fingers to remove the vibrator.

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Conclusion

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

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