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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dmoss74, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. dmoss74

    dmoss74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    has anyone figured out an alternative to opening the sim tray on an n5? the tool is so small, that i'm afraid to try anything else (paperclip, etc) in case i lose the tool.

    and i hear replacements are hard to come by as well.
     

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Replacements are as far as eBay and China. Most iPhone SIM adapter kits (for about 2 bucks, shipping included) come with one.

    Or you could go to your carrier's store and see if they have a tool in their box of SIM adapters.

    Or try Sears - see if they have a cheap Torx-1 screwdriver (that should be about the right size).

    Or try a music store - you should be able to cut a guitar pick into about half a dozen tools.

    (I think McGuiver just left the room.)
     
  3. dmoss74

    dmoss74 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    on the nexus 5? the hole in this phone is miniscule. an iphone tool does NOT work. not without damaging the phone. believe me, i tried, mcgyver. :)
     
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I honestly don't have a proper solution for a replacement, but after I popped in the sim the tool went back in my phone box where it it'll stay til I either switch carriers or sell the device
     
  5. XtianZark

    XtianZark Member

    A single staple.. That's right... A staple.. Snap one off somehow and use one end... Should fit right in.. Might have to nudge it and will be uncomfortable but it will work..
     
  6. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I did the same thing. I always keep the original box for all my phones, it's easy and pays off handsomely.
     
  7. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    I needed to install an SIM while in Germany and used the blunt end of a sewing needle.
     
  8. sprof

    sprof Lurker

    Since mine is from Sprint and doesn't include the tool, I use a small safety pin.
     
  9. BynoUK

    BynoUK Android Enthusiast

    I used a paperclip at work one time, true story.
     
  10. akmsr

    akmsr Android Enthusiast

    a toothpic :p yes i know. people think its blunt but the tip upto 2 mm is sharp enough. i am talking about the one from a supermarket that comes in a rounded plastic container.
     
  11. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    Conversely, the Nexus 5 sim tray tool may be very thin but it's quite strong and works well on an iPhone :eek:
     
  12. Gekko

    Gekko Android Expert

  13. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I've used an earring post
     
  14. Bartman2

    Bartman2 Lurker

    I did the same thing.:D
     
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