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I can't get the cover off the N1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 0sync0, May 27, 2010.

  1. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've been using the N1 for a couple days without a SIM card. Now I have a SIM and I can't get the cover off.

    I did some searching and found different suggestions but none of them are working for me.

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  2. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    My method is to have the phone screen down in my hands, and use my thumbs to slide/pop the battery cover off.
  3. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    lmao so funny.. just slide it up
  4. hipocrazy

    hipocrazy Member

    Its more common than I would have thought! :D Too Funny!!!

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    I love this quote.. ''Turns out it's just a personal thing... I took my N1 to my local T-Mobile store and they were able to slide to cover off, no problem. A second employee was able to do the same, easily.''
  5. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I wonder if it would seem so funny if you had a cover that won't come off.
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    OP, it takes some practice at first, but once you know the 'right' way to get it off, it's easy :) I just securely hold the phone and slide the cover with both of my thumbs. When I got my N1, it was a big struggle for me to open the lid.
  7. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've tried that many times. I've also tried using my fingernail in the slot for the mic. The cover doesn't budge.
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    It's quite tight and 'snaps' on and off
  9. sourmilk

    sourmilk Member

    i have this problem sometimes as well. what works for me is to rub a little bit of water on my fingers first. i think it's b/c my hands get too dry so the water adds more traction.
  10. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I finally got it off by prying from the bottom with my fingernails.
  11. daffyduck

    daffyduck Guest

    To the OP.....

    For God's sake, don't switch your Nexus for a HTC Desire - you'll need a pneumatic drill ;)

    I am sure that you genuinely are having difficulties but honestly...LMAO
  12. clutchy

    clutchy Well-Known Member

    lay the phone face down on the neoprene case.

    put your thumbs at the bottom right above the rim above the metal center piece and then your two index fingers on the top near the power button then just push in and up.

    I find that to be the most effective method.... just remember the slide distance is pretty small.
  13. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert

    I've had the same problem in the past until some helpful soul at XDA told me the trick: hold the phone facedown with one hand, and place the heel of your palm at the bottom of the battery cover. Press down and slide up. It should now come off.

    And yep, it's a pretty damn snug fit once there's a battery inside. You aren't alone. :)
  14. snakeybidder

    snakeybidder Well-Known Member

    Amazing lol!! Good luck operating the phone!! To have the patience to ask on the forum and wait for an answer lol ............... "How do you plug the charger in"?
  15. DeeCee52

    DeeCee52 Lurker

    to OP, I had the same problem and the the technique described by grainysand is the only one that works consistently for me. I feel your pain.
  16. Viralmind

    Viralmind Android Enthusiast

    the easiest way is to flip the phone up side down so the google logo is facing you.

    put both thumbs on the outside of the google logo, so that "google" is in the middle of your thumbs, and press upward.

    its slips right off.

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The Nexus One release date was January 2010. Features and Specs include a 1400mAh battery, 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, and Snapdragon S1 processor.

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