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By TareX, Senior Member on 8th January 2012, 07:07 PM
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It's only been 1 week and the poor quality, flimsy back cover is showing wear and tear. It won't get into its allocated slot, and by the looks of it, seems that it became a fraction shorter.
 
 
8th January 2012, 07:10 PM |#2  
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It always seems click in better for me if I start at the bottom and work up.
8th January 2012, 07:12 PM |#3  
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It's only been 1 week and the poor quality, flimsy back cover is showing wear and tear. It won't get into its allocated slot, and by the looks of it, seems that it became a fraction shorter.

You're not putting it in correctly. Gotta make sure the bottom tabs are before you start snapping the rest. I have more success getting the right tab in first and messing around till the other tab falls in and the bottom of the cover kisses the phone.

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8th January 2012, 07:43 PM |#4  
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SOLVED: Thanks to this guy from androidcentral:

"Originally Posted by DBVille: And, make SURE the hooks aren't bent up. I am betting the hooks have been bent up, at least on one side, from trying to push it closed. (dont ask how I know). Look very closely at the hooks. Put your finger nail under them and pry them up/apart from the back if they are too close to the cover to engage the clips on the phone. When done right, it just snaps on. But, you must get the bottom done first."

The hooks were bent up... fixed them with my nails. Now it snaps back on. Still pretty cheap though.
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8th January 2012, 08:14 PM |#5  
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Or user error?

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8th January 2012, 10:08 PM |#6  
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you're not supposed to snap in the bottom hooks, you lock them in first, then snap in the ones rest...
8th January 2012, 10:38 PM |#7  
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you're not supposed to snap in the bottom hooks, you lock them in first, then snap in the ones rest...

+1 this is how I do it...common sense...

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8th January 2012, 11:00 PM |#8  
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Happen to me too the first week. I'm a pro now. :)

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12th January 2012, 08:01 PM |#9  
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God, the build quality and camera are a real disappointment on this phone. thanks for the tip on bending up the tabs.. worked for me..
12th January 2012, 08:12 PM |#10  
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never the OP's fault that he doesnt know how to put the back cover on.. always Samsung's fault for not making it tard proof.
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12th January 2012, 08:16 PM |#11  
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never the OP's fault he doesnt know how to put the back cover on.. always Samsung's fault for not making tard proof.

Admittedly the back cover of the GN is one of the more complicated ones to put back onto the phone.
Do not force it on - if you do it right, it will go back on with just a little pressure. Like others said before you have to start at the bottom latches and work your way up from there. Note that the bottom latches are different from the others and do not snap in like the rest.
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