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    Default Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    I can't find anything that let's me remove it. Then again I haven't bothered with the instructions yet.
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBarryNewb View Post
    I can't find anything that let's me remove it. Then again I haven't bothered with the instructions yet.
    The One M8 has a unibody design that is not meant to be taken apart. It's "non-removable".

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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBarryNewb View Post
    I can't find anything that let's me remove it. Then again I haven't bothered with the instructions yet.
    No, The phone is sealed and that makes it not possible. That's what gives theft phone a good unibody look. Sorry
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Why do you need to remove it?

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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Remove top and bottom speaker grill which is adhered down remove total of six screws, slowly pry away back cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge4U View Post
    Remove top and bottom speaker grill which is adhered down remove total of six screws, slowly pry away back cover.

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    And void your warranty lol

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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    nope. theres no need to remove the back anyway. Thats the reason why the phone is 90% aluminum. The battery is sealed shut inside the phone with lots of strong adhesive glue and perhaps a cable or two connected from it to the mother/circuit board.
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    2010: HTC EVO 4G
    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
    2012: HTC EVO LTE
    2014: HTC ONE M8.
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    what in the shizzles remove the back dude are you thinking of the plastic phones these bad boys are made of aluminum
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    And void your warranty lol

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    OP simply asked, I simply answered...LOL fyi did the same to replace by damaged back cover
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edge4U View Post
    OP simply asked, I simply answered...LOL fyi did the same to replace by damaged back cover
    how did you damage it?
    My cell phone history for the last decade.

    2005/2006: Motorola W315, Motorola razr
    2007: Motorola W385
    2008: HTC shadow
    2009/2010: Motorola i335, Motorola i9, Blackbery 8330,
    2010: HTC EVO 4G
    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
    2012: HTC EVO LTE
    2014: HTC ONE M8.
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    got bumped into slipped out of my hands (no case) nasty fall on concrete pavement and down some stairs couple dents and lots of scratches, luckily no damage to front or sides

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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    It would be nice to have a sort of rubbery back, no case, to thus stop the device being so bloody slippery...
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    It would be nice to have a sort of rubbery back, no case, to thus stop the device being so bloody slippery...

    This is exactly what I would like. Not a case, just something to make it a bit grippier. Does such a thing exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quarrymanpaul View Post
    This is exactly what I would like. Not a case, just something to make it a bit grippier. Does such a thing exist?
    Full body skin

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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edge4U View Post
    OP simply asked, I simply answered...LOL fyi did the same to replace by damaged back cover
    I know, it's ok. I was just commenting.

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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    Well I think it is possible to replace materials inside the HTC One M8 even with this annoying unibody design: If I'm not wrong its the same process as replacing materials from an iPod touch(which also comes with this non-sense unibody design.) Just type in google: "how to replace Backcover of an iPod Touch" and you'll find alot of tutourials...
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    The iFixit site has a full breakdown of the M8 with great pics. I'd link but I'm only up to post 3.
    Basically, it's not so bad to get the back case off. If you want to replace the battery though, you'll have to remove the motherboard. It scored a 2 out of 10 on ease of breakdown (10 being easiest).
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    Default Re: Can you remove the back cover on this phone?

    One of the easiest things to do is to remove the casing. Anything else and you start to go up drastically in difficulty. But if someone wanted to replace their casing then that wouldn't really be too hard. Harder than replacing the rear cover on a plastic phone, but well under half an hour probably to get it open.

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