Introduction

If you are having a lot of issues with signal reception, you may want to replace your antenna. Or if you would rather not, you may just want to buy a new phone.

Locate the small slit on the bottom edge of the device between the back and front cases. Pop the back case off by inserting your finger and pulling the case away from the phone. If necessary (it shouldn't be), use the  Plastic Opening Tools to pry the back case off.
  • Locate the small slit on the bottom edge of the device between the back and front cases.

  • Pop the back case off by inserting your finger and pulling the case away from the phone.

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Remove the battery by pushing the bottom edge of the battery up and away from the phone If you would prefer, you may use the  Plastic Opening Tools for this step as well.
  • Remove the battery by pushing the bottom edge of the battery up and away from the phone

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Remove SIM card by pushing down and away from the slot, then pulling it out toward the bottom edge of the phone.
  • Remove SIM card by pushing down and away from the slot, then pulling it out toward the bottom edge of the phone.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Remove the seven 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screws along the perimeter of the phone.
  • Remove the seven 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screws along the perimeter of the phone.

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Staring near the power button, use a plastic opening tool to disengage the plastic clips securing the midframe. Work carefully, and disengage all of the clips before removing the midframe. The power button and the volume control button on the sides of the phone will fall out when the midframe is removed.
  • Staring near the power button, use a plastic opening tool to disengage the plastic clips securing the midframe.

    • Work carefully, and disengage all of the clips before removing the midframe.

  • The power button and the volume control button on the sides of the phone will fall out when the midframe is removed.

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Slide the SD card out of its slot. Slide the SD card out of its slot.
  • Slide the SD card out of its slot.

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  • Disconnect the antenna using Tweezers. Do the lower end first, and then the upper.

    • Do the lower end first, and then the upper.

    • Pull the antenna cable out.

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Conclusion

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

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