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My SonyEricsson X8 has something similar on it`s charging port and it works fine for don`t know how many years now probably 3 or 4. Don`t see why we should have any issues with the Galaxy S5 cover as it`s made in the same way.
 
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My SonyEricsson X8 has something similar on it`s charging port and it works fine for don`t know how many years now probably 3 or 4. Don`t see why we should have any issues with the Galaxy S5 cover as it`s made in the same way.
It depends on how you pull and push it. I personally haven't broken anything out of more than 10 phones I've ever owned and used, no scratches either.
 
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It's a bit fragile, but it will probably last 2 or 3 years with a bit of care.
If a replacement can be bought for $5 and installed with a screwdriver.. I don't think it's of much concern.
 
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It's a bit fragile, but it will probably last 2 or 3 years with a bit of care.
If a replacement can be bought for $5 and installed with a screwdriver.. I don't think it's of much concern.
My wife's just broke after 2 months of use. TMobile refer you to Samsung who say they will fix it for free but it's a 2 week turn around. Don't know who would choose that option. They also say that fixing it yourself or another 3rd party voids the warranty.
 
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My wife's just broke after 2 months of use. TMobile refer you to Samsung who say they will fix it for free but it's a 2 week turn around. Don't know who would choose that option. They also say that fixing it yourself or another 3rd party voids the warranty.

Some people will have bad luck or some people are harsh in how they handle equipment. Mine is three months old without the slightest sign of wear on the USB port cover. Regardless the part can now be found for less than < $1 and it only takes two minutes to install.

Voiding your warranty? Only if you told them that you did it yourself. And if you really thought that was a good approach, then you have larger issues than your phone's warranty.

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It's a bit fragile, but it will probably last 2 or 3 years with a bit of care.
If a replacement can be bought for $5 and installed with a screwdriver.. I don't think it's of much concern.
That would be nice if that is the case. I hope it doesn't require a full disassemble as the S5's waterproof design is a bit of a PITA to take apart and put back together unlike the S5 that takes under 60 seconds to take apart and reassemble.
 
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That would be nice if that is the case. I hope it doesn't require a full disassemble as the S5's waterproof design is a bit of a PITA to take apart and put back together unlike the S5 that takes under 60 seconds to take apart and reassemble.
Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZB9aFOFqDU is a guide to replace the usb cover flap. If you use your phone with a bit if caution it will probably hold for a year until the S6 launches
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Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZB9aFOFqDU is a guide to replace the usb cover flap. If you use your phone with a bit if caution it will probably hold for a year until the S6 launches
Well, Booyah! That's simple.

Needs to be put on a sticky-thread that has all-in-one info for S5.

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