03-08-2015 09:51 PM
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  1. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Those who got a Turbo BN in the first few weeks of availability do not have the tacky VZW logo, I am not as lucky. It seems VZW caught on and have since added it.

    My 32GB ballistic nylon Turbo has the VZW sticker logo on the back, directly above the metal Droid logo.
    Since it is just a sticker, how can I remove it without damaging the nylon?

    It looks tacky as heck. Especially now that I have my Turbo in the clear PureGear case.
    Would LOVE to know how to go about getting it off.

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    02-09-2015 08:07 PM
  2. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I actually believe that's normal. Unless I'm mistaken the only one without branding was the 64GB Nylon.
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    02-09-2015 08:24 PM
  3. KA1OTE's Avatar
    I actually believe that's normal. Unless I'm mistaken the only one without branding was the 64GB Nylon.
    Actually, some of the very first 32GB Turbos sold didn't have the branding logo. The rep who upgraded my husband's phone last week had one and I had instant jealousy kick in lol
    If no one has attempted to remove it, I suppose I'll try a few methods myself and report back. Just need to figure out those methods first!
    There are replacement battery covers available so if I happen to fail or mess the nylon up, replacing it won't be too difficult or expensive. In fact, if I do jack it up, I think I'll change my cover to the blue one.
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    02-09-2015 09:04 PM
  4. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Actually, some of the very first 32GB Turbos sold didn't have the branding logo. The rep who upgraded my husband's phone last week had one and I had instant jealousy kick in lol
    If no one has attempted to remove it, I suppose I'll try a few methods myself and report back. Just need to figure out those methods first!
    There are replacement battery covers available so if I happen to fail or mess the nylon up, replacing it won't be too difficult or expensive. In fact, if I do jack it up, I think I'll change my cover to the blue one.
    Didn't know that.

    Replacing the battery cover will void the warranty though so be aware of that.
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    02-09-2015 09:09 PM
  5. KA1OTE's Avatar
    So. Apparently persistence has paid off for me, yet again!
    Grab a paper towel, add a little rubbing alcohol, hold said paper towel against the VZW logo sticker for a few seconds, then lightly pick at the sticker with a fingernail (being mindful of not destroying the nylon) and wa-lah! No longer am I a walking, unpaid VZW advertisment!

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    Looking at these before and after shots, I cannot express how much more pleased I am.
    My clear PureGear case now showcases the ballistic nylon without the VZW logo looking completely out of place!
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    02-09-2015 09:43 PM
  6. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Didn't know that.

    Replacing the battery cover will void the warranty though so be aware of that.
    And I didn't know *that*. Suppose you end up in a situation where you need to replace the back cover.. would it not void the warranty if you had a qualified technician perform the swap? Hoping I never am in that situation, but you never know. And I don't think I'd be comfortable prying my phone apart on my own anyway. LOL
    02-09-2015 09:45 PM
  7. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Looks like they added the crappy sticker instead of changing the design. Honestly, the lack of VZW branding was icing on the cake with getting the 64gb.
    02-09-2015 09:52 PM
  8. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Yeah, nothing but a sticker. The rubbing alcohol easily absorbed the adhesive though, making removal flawless. No damage to the nylon whatsoever.
    Being able to remove this is the icing on the cake for me.

    I'd like to make a new thread about this. I'm sure I can't be the only person who wanted to do this...
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    02-09-2015 09:54 PM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    And I didn't know *that*. Suppose you end up in a situation where you need to replace the back cover.. would it not void the warranty if you had a qualified technician perform the swap? Hoping I never am in that situation, but you never know. And I don't think I'd be comfortable prying my phone apart on my own anyway. LOL
    I can't see any reason you would need to replace the back cover. Its a non removable cover like the HTC One and other phones that never have issues.

    The only one who could do it for you would be service setup by Motorola. Otherwise the warranty would be void. However, in saying that, your warranty would most likely be over anyways by that time.

    All you need to do now is find a way to remove that PureGear logo from the case. Ruins the look so much
    02-09-2015 10:11 PM
  10. gort999's Avatar
    The blue 32 Gig Droid Turbo from Best Buy does not have a Verizon logo on the back. Just says Verizon in boot up animation.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-09-2015 10:33 PM
  11. cyberr8der's Avatar
    So. Apparently persistence has paid of for me, yet again!
    Grab a paper towel, add a little rubbing alcohol, hold said paper towel against the VZW logo sticker for a few seconds, then lightly pick at the sticker with a fingernail (being mindful of not destroying the nylon) and wa-lah! No longer am I a walking, unpaid VZW advertisment!

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    Looking at these before and after shots, I cannot express how much more pleased I am.
    My clear PureGear case now showcases the ballistic nylon without the VZW logo looking completely out of place!
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    Looks good. Nice work there

    Now what about that puregear logo? Hope you can get that one off as well.
    02-09-2015 11:41 PM
  12. 928SC's Avatar
    The rubbing alcohol easily absorbed the adhesive though, making removal flawless. No damage to the nylon whatsoever.
    This worked as KA1OTE describes, but one word of caution:

    After removing the sticker do not put your phone back into the case. Let the back of the case air dry for 5-10 min otherwise it may damage your case. I put my phone on a wood table (screen up) after removing the sticker. The fumes started to turn the finish on the table a hazy white color. If I would have put it back in the clear case I'm sure it would have done the same to the clear case.

    Mark
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    02-10-2015 09:35 AM
  13. CharlieL3's Avatar
    No longer am I a walking, unpaid VZW advertisment!
    But you have no problem being an unpaid Puregear advertiser?
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    02-10-2015 09:40 AM
  14. Theonlynorm's Avatar
    Or... If you go to BestBuy and get the blue nylon version it doesn't have the verizon branding... I did however have to remove my OtterBox case to determine this
    02-10-2015 11:17 AM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    If anybody can get rid of the Droid logo, which is even more horrid than the verizon one, share away...
    02-10-2015 11:19 AM
  16. KA1OTE's Avatar
    This worked as KA1OTE describes, but one word of caution:

    After removing the sticker do not put your phone back into the case. Let the back of the case air dry for 5-10 min otherwise it may damage your case. I put my phone on a wood table (screen up) after removing the sticker. The fumes started to turn the finish on the table a hazy white color. If I would have put it back in the clear case I'm sure it would have done the same to the clear case.

    Mark
    I put my Turbo back in its case when I was done so I could take the comparison pictures. I didn't give extra time specifically for air drying, though it makes sense. I checked my case this morning and I don't have any discoloration. So I'm thinking that either it had enough time to dry out during my pictures or the PureGear case has enough ventilation to have not allowed any remaining fumes to build up. Either way, common sense leads me to believe that your suggestion of waiting would behoove those who try this. Thanks for chiming in and I'm glad my method helped at least one other person! I just knew I couldn't be the only one who wanted that logo to be gone!
    02-10-2015 12:48 PM
  17. KA1OTE's Avatar
    But you have no problem being an unpaid Puregear advertiser?
    When I bought the PureGear case, I knew what I was getting given the pictures. So, no. No problem with that though the comments are leading me to wonder how I might remove it. The wheels are turning on that project.. and if I do mess it up, it's only $12 for a replacement. Thinking this might be a good weekend project. I'll report back if/when I attempt this.
    02-10-2015 12:52 PM
  18. travaz's Avatar
    I really don't care if there is a Verizon logo on my phone.
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    02-10-2015 01:09 PM
  19. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    Weird. I was lucky. I got the 64gb bn with no logo. I bought mine then day it came out. Yay. Good solution though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-10-2015 01:41 PM
  20. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Weird. I was lucky. I got the 64gb bn with no logo. I bought mine then day it came out. Yay. Good solution though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The 64GB doesn't have a logo no matter what. Even the new ones don't.
    02-10-2015 02:40 PM
  21. KA1OTE's Avatar
    True. Apparently from what I've learned, this is the case with the VZW logo:
    64GB version has never had the logo.
    Both 32GB and 64GB (Blue ballistic nylon) versions sold by Best Buy do not have the logo (according to what I've been told).
    Upon initial release, the first couple of batches of 32GB (ballistic nylon) Turbos did not have the logo. (A number of the review sites that acquired a 32GB Turbo for reviewing, received them sans logo.)
    All 32GB Turbos there after have the logo.

    I know not everyone is bothered by it. I wasn't until I learned of the clear case options, then it seemed to stick out like a sore thumb.
    So this info and removal method isn't for everyone. I know that. But for those who are in the same boat as me.. at least we know there is a safe method to remove it. (Thanks to VZW for not making it permanent like on a button.)
    02-10-2015 02:49 PM
  22. D._Manley's Avatar
    Posted in error
    02-10-2015 03:20 PM
  23. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Not sure what happened to your post, but I just took these shots and don't see the tint or flash back your were talking about.
    First is without flash, second is with flash.
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    02-10-2015 04:20 PM
  24. D._Manley's Avatar
    Not sure what happened to your post, but I just took these shots and don't see the tint or flash back your were talking about.
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    Sorry, I have several clear cases and cited the wrong one in my post. The one causing the problem is actually the Moko Clear Case. Was hoping I'd zapped the post before you saw it. Of a bunch of cases, that one is the only one I've seen corrupt the flash. My apologies for the confusion.
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    02-10-2015 05:28 PM
  25. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Sorry, I have several clear cases and cited the wrong one in my post. The one causing the problem is actually the Moko Clear Case. Was hoping I'd zapped the post before you saw it. Of a bunch of cases, that one is the only one I've seen corrupt the flash. My apologies for the confusion.
    No problem. I have read here and there about flash issues with clear cases, but couldn't recall which cases they were about. Your post just got me curious if I had gotten the wrong case. But all is well, no flash back. I do thank you for reminding me to check this though.
    02-10-2015 05:31 PM
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