Learn to Correctly Remove the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

Learn how to swap batteries and cards on your phone

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 smartphones look sleek, but the closed design comes with some disadvantages for power users, such as the inability to install a fresh new power source after long social media or video watching sessions. One of the great things about Samsung's older, non-flagship phones is that you can easily swap batteries and cards. These include models such as the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.

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How to Remove the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

How to remove the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

The Vibrant has one of the easier back covers to remove on a phone. Start by turning the phone bottom side up.

See that skinny slot in the middle? Insert one of your fingernails in there and pull outward to pry it open. Go ahead, don't be shy. Voila! Your Vibrant is now open.

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How to Remove the Micro SD Memory Card of a T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant

How to remove the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant MicroSD memory card. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

The main reason for removing the Vibrant’s back cover is to access the Micro SD memory card. Use your nails on the raised bump of the card and pull it out.

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How to Remove the Battery of a T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant

How to remove the battery of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To remove the Vibrant’s battery after you have removed the back cover, you use your nails to pull out from that slot toward the bottom of the device.

Remember to take a spare battery with you on trips so you'll be ready to swap batteries on the Vibrant if you need to.

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How to Remove the SIM Card of a T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant

How to remove the SIM card of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Once the battery is out, slide the SIM card out, and you’re done.

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Replacing the Back Cover of a T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant

How put back the cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To reattach the back cover, align the slots in place and push down till you hear clicks. Start from the top and work your way down, snapping the edges back into place.

Congratulations. You are now a pro at removing the back cover and reassembling your Galaxy S Vibrant.