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Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down. Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down. Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down.
  • Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down.

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Use the small notch on the left hand side of the phone to remove the battery. Use the small notch on the left hand side of the phone to remove the battery.
  • Use the small notch on the left hand side of the phone to remove the battery.

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Remove the stylus from the phone.
  • Remove the stylus from the phone.

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After removing the battery and stylus, unscrew the 5 Torx screws (using a T-5 Torx screw driver)
  • After removing the battery and stylus, unscrew the 5 Torx screws (using a T-5 Torx screw driver)

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Using the spudger, remove the small rubberized patch under the antenna.
  • Using the spudger, remove the small rubberized patch under the antenna.

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Unscrew the last two screws using the previous screw driver.
  • Unscrew the last two screws using the previous screw driver.

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Using the plastic opening tool, gently separate the back case from the phone body. Using the plastic opening tool, gently separate the back case from the phone body.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently separate the back case from the phone body.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3). Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3). Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3).
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3).

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Remove the antenna chip by unscrewing the two screws with Torx T-5 screwdriver (Picture 1). Once unscrewed, gently detach the antenna chip with your hands (Picture 2). Once unscrewed, gently detach the antenna chip with your hands (Picture 2).
  • Remove the antenna chip by unscrewing the two screws with Torx T-5 screwdriver (Picture 1).

  • Once unscrewed, gently detach the antenna chip with your hands (Picture 2).

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Use the plastic opening tool to unlock the tab holding the keyboard connection (Picture 1). Once the keyboard connection is detached, use your hands to gently separate the motherboard from the back panel (Picture 2).
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unlock the tab holding the keyboard connection (Picture 1).

  • Once the keyboard connection is detached, use your hands to gently separate the motherboard from the back panel (Picture 2).

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To completely detach the motherboard from the back panel, use the plastic opening tool to unlock the LCD connection from the motherboard (Picture 2). Once the LCD connection is unlocked, the motherboard should now be completely detached from the back panel, keyboard, and LCD (Picture 3). Once the LCD connection is unlocked, the motherboard should now be completely detached from the back panel, keyboard, and LCD (Picture 3).
  • To completely detach the motherboard from the back panel, use the plastic opening tool to unlock the LCD connection from the motherboard (Picture 2).

  • Once the LCD connection is unlocked, the motherboard should now be completely detached from the back panel, keyboard, and LCD (Picture 3).

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Using the plastic opening tool, loosen the metal camera holder.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, loosen the metal camera holder.

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Once the camera holder is loose, gently detach it from the camera.
  • Once the camera holder is loose, gently detach it from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

John Rainier Solanzo

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Does anyone know where or how to get a developers guide or geeks guide to tearing this phone down completely? I have a number of these, as well as old Galaxy Note phones, a broken S7 etc. And I would love to have the blueprint to know how to hack a LTE antenae, and S7 camera into my treo palm 700p..Wouldn't that be awesome? I still like it better than the modern smart phone, and just lost use of it when my carrier killed CDMA last week> :-(

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