1. chronic illusionz's Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 12:47 AM
  2. zero neck's Avatar
    Man up
    Haha jk
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    08-03-2011 12:53 AM
  3. OhioG's Avatar
    I read that using a coin and twisting works. I tried. And it helps.
    08-03-2011 01:11 AM
  4. Mortiel's Avatar
    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.
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    08-03-2011 01:33 AM
  5. ambushbug73's Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 02:51 AM
  6. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Use the simple finger pain and curse method.

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    08-03-2011 03:07 AM
  7. robrecht's Avatar
    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
    08-03-2011 04:54 AM
  8. Mike_is_Mike's Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 05:36 AM
  9. Mike_is_Mike's Avatar
    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!!!!
    08-03-2011 05:38 AM
  10. Antiseen's Avatar
    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...
    08-03-2011 08:05 AM
  11. cegabq's Avatar
    Being female & always having a nail file with me, I carefully use the point to insert & twist.
    08-03-2011 08:57 AM
  12. ISiddiqui's Avatar
    I like using the edge of a credit card.
    08-03-2011 09:07 AM
  13. joshua.worth's Avatar
    They should've made it a little more practical
    08-03-2011 09:44 AM
  14. FrankXS's Avatar
    Here's how I do it...

    -Frank
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    08-03-2011 10:21 AM
  15. the one and only M's Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 10:27 AM
  16. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 10:28 AM
  17. ggrr8t's Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 11:22 AM
  18. PapaSmurf6768's Avatar
    Easiest way to do it is to put your nail in the top left corner then just push a little. Thats my 2 cents
    08-03-2011 12:17 PM
  19. zero neck's Avatar
    Here's how I do it...

    -Frank
    nice haha
    08-03-2011 12:31 PM
  20. Mortiel's Avatar
    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.
    08-03-2011 01:38 PM
  21. chronic illusionz's Avatar
    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.
    08-04-2011 08:55 PM
  22. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    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!!
    08-05-2011 08:04 AM
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