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I actually just replaced my rear housing an hour or so ago. It took me all of 15 minutes. Remove 6 screws from under the battery cover > separate housing edges from screen area > pry out core. Super simple really. Then just pop the core into the new housing.

Also, if anyone is looking for the Verizon Gnex housing, I found a seller on eBay that is selling the OEM housing. Its EXACTLY the same inside and out and fits perfectly. Here is what I bought:
http://r.ebay.com/9iDEYo

I took a few pictures if anyone wants me to post them as well.
Yes please! Please post! I will order one for mine then, I just want to see exactly what you got and how you replaced it (if possible). I saw the guide for the GSM G-Nex on ifixit.com and am just wondering if it was as hard for you to take off the rear housing as it was for them.

Also, I just put an XO skin on my phone, taking off the rear case shouldn't interfere with that, should it? Just don't want to start any peeling already.

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Sorry about the broken link, ebay shortened it for me.

I bought a tool kit from iFixIt and used the blue separators to separate the housing edges from the screen and then stuck a few guitar picks in the spaces. Do this all the way around and the phone core just pops right out. It looks exactly like this: Then the core just snaps right into the new housing.
The new housing is ever so slightly darker/more matte than the original one, but I think that might just be due to wear. I actually like it better darker.

As for the pics, I didn't take any during the actual procedure, just of the parts.





LEFT = NEW / RIGHT = OLD


TOP = NEW / BOTTOM = OLD


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Sorry about the broken link, ebay shortened it for me.
Link to the one you bought?
 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Housing-Batt...-/150768246699

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White back replacement should be coming very soon, heres the white battery door already for vzw peeps.

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White back replacement should be coming very soon, heres the white battery door already for vzw peeps.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHITE-Origin...#ht_985wt_1163
not sure if I want white or stock yet..........
 
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not sure if I want white or stock yet..........
I like options Ima get white so I can swap back and forth.

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Alright, just received my new housing this morning that I had purchased from the same seller that andydrives2fast listed. Just to second what he said in his post. This is the original OEM backing and fits perfectly. I tried to find differences on the inside of housing, but found none. Looks great again!

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Alright, just received my new housing this morning that I had purchased from the same seller that andydrives2fast listed. Just to second what he said in his post. This is the original OEM backing and fits perfectly. I tried to find differences on the inside of housing, but found none. Looks great again!

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