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If you successfully removed both adhesive strips, move on to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to pry the battery from the rear case.

Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the back of the rear case, directly over the battery. Alternatively, you can apply heat using a heat gun or hair dryer.

After about a minute, remove the iOpener, flip the phone over and use a plastic card to break up any remaining adhesive behind the battery.

Do not insert the card from the right, as prying against the logic board can damage it. Also, be sure to not bend the battery, as doing so can puncture the cell and release dangerous chemicals.

Don't pry under the topmost section of the battery, near the volume up button and mute switch, or you may damage the volume controls ribbon cable, which is adhered to the rear case just beneath the battery.

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