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    So since I'm outside a lot with my phone I decided to splurge on the otterbox defender case. I got it on just fine, but now I can't get it off! Are there pressure points to get the front and back apart that I'm missing??
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    just pull really hard!
    i tired it out at best buy and decided against it for that reason, because it was a pain in the a$$ to remove especially compared to the previous otterboxes i have had, look up the seidio OBEX case it is waterproof
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    Don't pull. Take the silicon off then pop up each of the little tabs on the sides. Should be 4 or 5 - one on the top and bottom, a few on the sides. Just slide your nail under the plastic tab, should pop right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    Don't pull. Take the silicon off then pop up each of the little tabs on the sides. Should be 4 or 5 - one on the top and bottom, a few on the sides. Just slide your nail under the plastic tab, should pop right off.
    the S3 case is more of a PITA than other otterboxes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    So since I'm outside a lot with my phone I decided to splurge on the otterbox defender case. I got it on just fine, but now I can't get it off! Are there pressure points to get the front and back apart that I'm missing??
    Take your time removing the otter. I have one and it's already broken. Good thing otterbox covers it and I have a replacement coming.

    "may the odds be in your favor"
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    There are 6 "locks" - 2 on each side and 1 on the top and bottom.

    Each lock needs to be unlatched.

    The easiest way to do this is:
    1. Remove the silicone protection.

    2. With the phone in your hands, turn the phone on its side so that the volume keys are pointing up and the power key is pointing down. The display should be pointing to the right.

    3. Put left thumb over volume-up and right thumb over volume-down.

    4. Push into the case with your left thumb, unlatching the lock above your left thumb.

    5. Keeping thumbs more or less in place, use your left index finger to press into the case over the top microphone. This should unlock the top latch.

    6. Continue working around the phone, unlatching the locks.

    7. The case should separate fairly easily.

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    i couldnt handle carryin around one of em big ugly badboys lol, theyr like a breifcase

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    LMAO! Thats pretty funny...I have a bootleg ottberbox case which i think is even better than the real thing, and it has different colors
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    dcharley thank you!! It was so easy lol I knew I was overlooking something obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    LMAO! Thats pretty funny...I have a bootleg ottberbox case which i think is even better than the real thing, and it has different colors
    Nothing is like the real thing. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCrank View Post
    Nothing is like the real thing. Lol.

    "may the odds be in your favor"
    Lol true, but I think mine does just as good
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    I just ordered the Seidio Convert... Pretty excited lol.

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    This is the case I have though...I get compliments all the time on it, has a kickstand for landscape and portrait viewing and extra protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    dcharley thank you!! It was so easy lol I knew I was overlooking something obvious.
    You are quite welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    So since I'm outside a lot with my phone I decided to splurge on the otterbox defender case. I got it on just fine, but now I can't get it off! Are there pressure points to get the front and back apart that I'm missing??
    Try and get as much space as you can between the two parts of the screen protector part and the back cover once you get the silicon off

    Then a stick a small knife or a nail clip in there and try and slowly release the sides and then it should come off

    Or you can try by force. Luckily for me, mine no longer has that issue anymore

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    I have a defender but I got it for free from my father in law. I would have preferred a comuter or a seidi but hey you can't beat the price!
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    ugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    Don't pull. Take the silicon off then pop up each of the little tabs on the sides. Should be 4 or 5 - one on the top and bottom, a few on the sides. Just slide your nail under the plastic tab, should pop right off.
    Tried this and got nothing but broken fingernails.
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    Did you see post #6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    This is the case I have though...I get compliments all the time on it, has a kickstand for landscape and portrait viewing and extra protection

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    This is really weird I have an original ottor box commuter and my outer shell did not come with a kick stand!? The defender uses the same shell and components!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    LMAO! Thats pretty funny...I have a bootleg ottberbox case which i think is even better than the real thing, and it has different colors
    The otterbox has several different colours as well, and a 100% replacement guarantee and amazing customer service
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Steinhauer View Post
    Tried this and got nothing but broken fingernails.
    Try putting pressure on inner tab, not pulling on outer tab. Try top and one side first. Once you release it shoud fall apart.

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    I just got mind off with your help it is a defender for a galaxy note 2 but the screen didn't fit down on the phone screen and that made it hard to scroll with the case on the screen.
    Jerry
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    I made an account specifically to thank you for this advice right here, worked great!

    unfortunately two of my locks are breaking already so I'll probably be emailing otterbox soon anyhow.

    "The easiest way to do this is:
    1. Remove the silicone protection.

    2. With the phone in your hands, turn the phone on its side so that the volume keys are pointing up and the power key is pointing down. The display should be pointing to the right.

    3. Put left thumb over volume-up and right thumb over volume-down.

    4. Push into the case with your left thumb, unlatching the lock above your left thumb. "
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    Glad it helped you!

    Believe it or not, I just emailed and sent pics to Otterbox yesterday. My replacement is on the way.

    In the meantime I'm using my Cruzerlite Spi-Force, and getting a lot of compliments.

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