Introduction

If your current case is damaged, this guide will help you install a new case to protect your phone from further abuse.

Parts

No parts required.

To remove the back casing, firmly press down and push towards the bottom of the phone. To remove the back casing, firmly press down and push towards the bottom of the phone. To remove the back casing, firmly press down and push towards the bottom of the phone.
  • To remove the back casing, firmly press down and push towards the bottom of the phone.

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With the casing removed, lift the battery from the indicated indentation.
  • With the casing removed, lift the battery from the indicated indentation.

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From here, you can now access the SIM card and model/serial numbers.
  • From here, you can now access the SIM card and model/serial numbers.

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Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four indicated screws (4.5 mm).
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four indicated screws (4.5 mm).

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Press the pointed edge of the spudger into the side of the two rubber plugs in order to lift and remove them from the top of the phone. Then, using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two indicated Phillip screws (6.5 mm).
  • Press the pointed edge of the spudger into the side of the two rubber plugs in order to lift and remove them from the top of the phone.

  • Then, using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two indicated Phillip screws (6.5 mm).

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To remove the SIM card, start by pressing the top of the card and push down and away towards the bottom of the phone. Then, as indicated, pull the SIM card out.
  • To remove the SIM card, start by pressing the top of the card and push down and away towards the bottom of the phone. Then, as indicated, pull the SIM card out.

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Begin to slowly lift the back casing of the phone. You should hear a snap when the casing is released. The power, volume, and camera buttons may fall out when separating the front and back casing.
  • Begin to slowly lift the back casing of the phone. You should hear a snap when the casing is released.

  • The power, volume, and camera buttons may fall out when separating the front and back casing.

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Your casing should be separated and the three loose buttons put to the side.
  • Your casing should be separated and the three loose buttons put to the side.

  • Be aware of the wiring on the top of the phone. Make sure not to pull it apart when separating the case.

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Slowly remove the back casing by gently pulling the ribbon connection. Slowly remove the back casing by gently pulling the ribbon connection.
  • Slowly remove the back casing by gently pulling the ribbon connection.

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Gently pull on the wires to remove the front casing. Gently pull on the wires to remove the front casing.
  • Gently pull on the wires to remove the front casing.

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Your front casing and front speaker are now released.
  • Your front casing and front speaker are now released.

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Conclusion

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

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