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.

Image 1/3: Pop the back case off by inserting your finger and pulling the case away from the phone. Image 2/3: If necessary (it shouldn't be), use the  [product|IF145-000|Plastic Opening Tools] to pry the back case off. Image 3/3: If necessary (it shouldn't be), use the  [product|IF145-000|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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Image 1/2: If you would prefer, you may use the  [product|IF145-000|Plastic Opening Tools] for this step as well. Image 2/2: If you would prefer, you may use the  [product|IF145-000|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.

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  • Remove the seven 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screws along the perimeter of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Work carefully, and disengage all of the clips before removing the midframe. Image 2/3: The power button and the volume control button on the sides of the phone will fall out when the midframe is removed. Image 3/3: 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.

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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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