Samsung Galaxy S III Rear Case Replacement

Replace the Rear Case on your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Use this guide to replace the rear case.

Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

  • The following four steps can be accomplished without a plastic opening tool. However, it's recommended to use a tool to best avoid breaking any clips along the perimeter of the rear case.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool or fingernail into the notch in the gap between the rear case and the rest of the phone, located at the top of the device.

  • Gently twist the opening tool to disconnect the clips securing the top of the rear case.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • Slide the plastic opening tool left along the top edge and repeat the twisting motion to widen the gap between the rear case and the phone.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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  • Continue to move the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the top left corner, gently prying up along the rear case.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • Pry along the top right side, and continue prying down the right side of the rear case.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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  • Lift up and remove the rear case from the phone.

  • You may need to peel the case up to separate it from any clips still holding it to the bottom of the phone.

To reassemble your device, simply press the rear case back onto the body of the phone and squeeze it in place, until all of the clips snap in place.

For more information, check out the Samsung Galaxy S III device page.

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