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Removing the midframe takes a bit of time to do, as there are many screws that help keep it in place. This panel is in place to protect the important inside components of the device and also to give the device stability.

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  1. Insert your fingernail into the back cover removal slot and gently pull back until the cover pops off.
    • Insert your fingernail into the back cover removal slot and gently pull back until the cover pops off.

  2. Make sure that your device is powered off before removing the battery.
    • Make sure that your device is powered off before removing the battery.

    • Insert your fingernail into the battery removal slot and pull back until the battery pops out.

  3. Use your finger to slide the SD and SIM card out of the device.
    • Use your finger to slide the SD and SIM card out of the device.

  4. Very carefully use your blue prying tool to lift the screen from one of the vertical sides of the phone, and continue gently prying until the screen is loose enough to safely remove.
    • Very carefully use your blue prying tool to lift the screen from one of the vertical sides of the phone, and continue gently prying until the screen is loose enough to safely remove.

    • The damaged screen is connected under the screen assembly with a small plastic brace, easily removable with your spudger tool.

    • Be careful around the home button. It has little tabs to keep it in the frame, but they will break if the adhesive isn’t loosened with age or heat.

  5. Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove all eleven 5mm screws from the metal panel. Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove all eleven 5mm screws from the metal panel.
    • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove all eleven 5mm screws from the metal panel.

  6. Turn the device over, and push firmly to separate the metal plate from the back paneling.
    • Turn the device over, and push firmly to separate the metal plate from the back paneling.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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