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HTC Thunderbolt Rear Frame Replacement

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Remove the rear frame to gain access to the internals.

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Step 1 Rear Frame  ¶ 

Remove the six Phillips screws from the perimeter of the rear frame.

Step 1 Rear Frame  ¶ 

  • Remove the six Phillips screws from the perimeter of the rear frame.

  • By removing the screw with the "void" sticker on it, your Thunderbolt will no longer be covered under warranty.

Step 2  ¶ 

Insert the plastic opening tool into the bottom of the phone underneath the soft keys. Gently pry up on the plastic cover by sliding the plastic opening tool across the bottom of the phone.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the bottom of the phone underneath the soft keys.

  • Gently pry up on the plastic cover by sliding the plastic opening tool across the bottom of the phone.

  • Remove the plastic cover.

  • The plastic cover will have adhesive on it making it difficult to remove.

Step 3  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws where the plastic cover was.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws where the plastic cover was.

Step 4  ¶ 

Insert the plastic opening tool in between the screen and the frame on the side of the phone. Slowly slide the the plastic opening tool along the side of the phone until the screen begins to separate from the frame.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Insert the plastic opening tool in between the screen and the frame on the side of the phone.

  • Slowly slide the the plastic opening tool along the side of the phone until the screen begins to separate from the frame.

  • Do the same for the opposite side of the phone.

Step 5  ¶ 

Carefully separate the screen and phone from the rear frame, starting from the bottom. Gently pull down on the phone and screen to fully separate it from the rear frame. Gently pull down on the phone and screen to fully separate it from the rear frame.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Carefully separate the screen and phone from the rear frame, starting from the bottom.

  • Gently pull down on the phone and screen to fully separate it from the rear frame.