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  1. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    As the title says, has anyone removed the battery cover on an Icon? If so, how? I don't own one yet but I will soon.
    06-09-2014 12:54 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I think it'd be best to look for a Icon/930 teardown, but these phones have sealed batteries.
    06-09-2014 01:12 PM
  3. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    I can't seem to find one. Just a picture of a disassembled 930. I don't need to change the battery or anything. I just want to remove and replace the plate itself for a customization project and I'd like to know how it's done and how difficult it may be.
    Last edited by Brandon McLean; 06-09-2014 at 03:11 PM.
    06-09-2014 01:55 PM
  4. LCGrzy's Avatar
    I heard a Verizon rep say that his popped off when he dropped it. So I know it can come off, I just can't tell you how. I don't recommend dropping it because you'll probably ding up the aluminum band :)
    06-11-2014 09:53 AM
  5. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    Okay so that makes it seem easy. It sounds like you simply can snap it on and off. Thanks!
    06-11-2014 12:45 PM
  6. Dreamspell's Avatar
    Mine also starting coming off when I dropped my Icon once. I put it back on immediately.
    06-11-2014 12:50 PM
  7. loki993's Avatar
    I heard a Verizon rep say that his popped off when he dropped it. So I know it can come off, I just can't tell you how. I don't recommend dropping it because you'll probably ding up the aluminum band :)
    Indeed not the recommended way to remove the battery cover id say lol
    06-12-2014 09:02 AM
  8. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    Yes I'll slam my phone on the ground until the back pops off, thanks for the tutorial! Lol

    Edit: So I got my Icon and tried removing it but it's harder than I thought. Can't get it off...
    Last edited by Brandon McLean; 06-16-2014 at 01:15 PM.
    06-13-2014 02:20 AM
  9. mortici's Avatar
    You might need a suction cup and start in the upper right corner of the back. The 925 separated this way I think this one does too, if it doesn't start to release in the upper right, start in different corner there should be one that gives.
    06-18-2014 10:38 PM
  10. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    What tool do you recommend using? I had this plastic thing used for separating phone parts but it's not strong enough to pry this open...i don't want to use a screwdriver because it'll scratch things and bend the aluminum.

    Also I heard that the plate on the 925 was somewhat loose in the top right as well, but this Icon seems really solid.
    06-18-2014 10:46 PM
  11. berty6294's Avatar
    Yeah it should just snap in. Use this picture here to determine where the clips are, get the thinnest object you can find to press on those clips.

    lumia-icon-teardown-1.png
    06-18-2014 11:39 PM

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