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    Default What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Soo....I've had this thing since the very first day it was released and I STILL haven't found a reliable way to take the back off, Because of this, that little space at the top looks terrible because I struggle to take it off.

    Yes, it's a good thing because that means it's durable, but jeez! I feel like I'm going to break a finger taking this thing off.
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    Man up
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    I read that using a coin and twisting works. I tried. And it helps.
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    Place your thumb on the "4G LTE" logo at the bottom of the battery cover, then dig your index finger into the small tab at the top and pull with your index finger while pushing with your thumb.

    When replacing the cover, be sure that it is securely in place with no gaps along the edge, as it is part of the antenna.
    Last edited by Mortiel; 08-03-2011 at 01:39 AM.
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiel View Post
    Place your thumb on the "4G LTE" logo at the bottom of the battery cover, then dig your index finger into the small tab at the top and pull with your index finger while pushing with your thumb.

    When replacing the cover, be sure that it is securely in place with no gaps along the edge, as it is part of the antenna.
    I've always used the pry and pray method. Thankfully I don't have to remove it often.
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    Use the simple finger pain and curse method.

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    Insert your thumbnail into the slot at the top and slide it over to the upper left corner of the phone. As you go around the corner, it should start to pop off.

    Thanks, Robrecht
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiel View Post
    Place your thumb on the "4G LTE" logo at the bottom of the battery cover, then dig your index finger into the small tab at the top and pull with your index finger while pushing with your thumb.

    When replacing the cover, be sure that it is securely in place with no gaps along the edge, as it is part of the antenna.
    That's the way I do it and it seems to work pretty well. You get better and faster at it the more you practice......I swap out batteries once a day, everyday, so I've gotten pretty good at it.
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Quote Originally Posted by robrecht View Post
    Insert your thumbnail into the slot at the top and slide it over to the upper left corner of the phone. As you go around the corner, it should start to pop off.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    OUCH!!!!
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    That way actually works. I've only taken off the cover a handful of times, but I found this way to be the easiest. Doesn't hurt...
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Being female & always having a nail file with me, I carefully use the point to insert & twist.
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    I like using the edge of a credit card.
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    They should've made it a little more practical
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Here's how I do it...

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    Look here for a [VZW Coverage Map] to check your area. Select 4G before hitting [Refresh]
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    I found myself frustrated for some time with this problem. The trick is to make sure you're not holding the door down while trying to pry it off.

    The battery door is the one design aspect I hate about the hardware.
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    I've never had a problem getting the cover off with just a fingernail, which are always kept very short, even when the phone was new. It comes off a little easier now since I usually swap batteries once a day, less when using the extended battery. I just lay the phone face down on a hard surface with a paper towel underneath to protect the screen from getting scratched. Then use my fingernail at the top with my palm near the 4G LTE symbol and pull the cover up. It snaps right up. Doesn’t hurt my nail at all or put any abnormal wear anywhere on the battery cover.
    Last edited by Synycalwon; 08-03-2011 at 10:33 AM.
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    Drop it. Works every time for me...j/k. But back flys off every time i drop it...biut fights me every inch of the way when try 2 rmv it.
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Easiest way to do it is to put your nail in the top left corner then just push a little. Thats my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    Here's how I do it...

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    nice haha
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Quote Originally Posted by Synycalwon View Post
    I've never had a problem getting the cover off with just a fingernail, which are always kept very short, even when the phone was new. It comes off a little easier now since I usually swap batteries once a day, less when using the extended battery. I just lay the phone face down on a hard surface with a paper towel underneath to protect the screen from getting scratched. Then use my fingernail at the top with my palm near the 4G LTE symbol and pull the cover up. It snaps right up. Doesnt hurt my nail at all or put any abnormal wear anywhere on the battery cover.
    Pretty much my method I posted earlier, but one positive note is that after doing it a few times (in my case is was demonstrations for technical support agents), you get good as doing it without having to set it down.
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Quote Originally Posted by the one and only M View Post
    I found myself frustrated for some time with this problem. The trick is to make sure you're not holding the door down while trying to pry it off.

    The battery door is the one design aspect I hate about the hardware.
    That's the thing. I don't really hate it because it feels sturdy and not cheap.
    But so far, it has just been a pain to get it off without a fight.
    My Devices:

    Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
    Apple iPad 3 (soon to be Nexus 7)
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    Default Re: What's the easiest way to take off battery door?

    Like many things of mechanical nature, it's really about technique. Once you get that down, it's rather simple to pull the battery cover off with just your fingernail. Besides, I'd rather have this "problem" than have no option at all to replace/remove your own battery!!

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