Just like noted in the wpcentral review, I can not get the back cover on mine to open, I push to slide the back upwards. Nothing. I press down a little, then push up, nothing. My fingers slip before the thing moves and I am afraid to press too hard for fear of breaking something.
What is the trick here, is there a specific grip? Spots to press down on or to push up? A secret handshake?
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The trick iI found was to wear a pair of think medical rubber gloves. Handle the phone carefully. Put your thumbs on the right and left sides of the back cover and push upwards. The comver will move a small amount which will unlock it from the body. It can then be lifted up and off. You do not need the rubber gloves to put the cover back.
Forgot one important thing. Power down the phone if you open the back cover and insert or remove a micro sd card . Be sure its off or the SD card is disabled by settings.
Thanks gmg22, that was the clue I needed. Similar to your suggestion, I used two very grippy, flat pieces of silicone to put the phone between on the table, then pushed hard upwards on the back cover to get it to open and it worked.
Very surprising how hard it is to open. I was concerned that I would apply too much force in holding the phone, flex it somehow and crack the screen.
So I just put it flat on the table, silicone underneath, other piece on top and pushed upwards, that did it.
Thanks for the advice!
Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear you were able to open the device. Its crazy to hear it takes so much to get into it. Do you think it will be easier to get into the device now, since you opened it?
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I don't have any plans to open and close it often enough to loosen it up. I think the only reason it will be easier is that I have found my way in now.
I noticed a number of posts on the internet from other 8XT owners with the same problem. Seems to be a tighter than usual phone, I guess.
Thanks for the reply. Glad to know that you are able to get in. Hopefully this helps other users, if they do a search for this.
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