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Once you have sliced around the phone, twist an opening pick in one of the edges to help separate the back cover from the frame.

Lift the back cover slowly. Use opening picks to slice any remaining adhesive.

Remove the back cover.

Before reinstalling the back cover, be sure to remove all adhesive residue from the frame.

Use tweezers to pull adhesive chunks, an opening tool to scrape bits off, and high concentration (over 90%) isopropyl alcohol to clean residue.

If you are re-using the back cover, be sure to also remove all adhesive residue from the back cover.

During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your phone and test all functions before you seal the back cover in place. Be sure to power your phone back down completely before you continue working.

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