How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover

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How to Remove or Take Out the Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover

Slide down the back cover to unlock it. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Ah, yes, the Motorola Droid. I recently had the chance to check out the new Moto Z Force Droid Edition and it modular MotoMods and I must admit, it's a nice phone. I still remember the reaction from my sister-in-law and my mom when I walked into the kitchen, turned off the lights and used the projector mod to play a YouTube video on the wall.

Then again, some of you might still be rocking a classic like the Droid 2. Hey, that's cool, too. In fact, we haven't forgotten about you, so we've got this handy-dandy tutorial in case you want to learn how to remove its back cover. Fortunately, getting access to your MicroSD memory card and battery is as easy as cooking eggs sunny side down. All you really need is a quick slide and a flip.

First, turn over your Motorola Droid 2 and slide the back cover downward. Don’t worry if you don’t happen to have thumbs of steel like yours truly in the image above. Feel free to use both hands to get better grip and leverage. With enough pressure, your Droid 2’s back cover should slide down — kinda like my 401k in 2008. Yeah, so much for early retirement. But I digress. Let’s move on, shall we? For folks interested in a newer version of the iconic Droid, don't forget to also check out my review of the Motorola Droid Turbo.

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Motorola Droid 2 With Back Cover Removed

Baby got no back. The Motorola Droid 2 without a back cover. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Here’s the Motorola Droid 2 doing its best Katy Perry imitation and showing some, um, skin. Fine, fresh and fierce, eh?

From here, you can see the battery and the MicroSD card, which is tucked ninja-like on the upper left. This should be where you can access the SIM card as well if you have the Droid 2 Global version. Sadly, I didn’t have access to a Droid 2 with a SIM card while putting together this tutorial.

Next, let’s take out that battery.

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How To Remove or Replace the Motorola Droid 2 Battery

Remove the Droid 2 battery by lifting from the bottom of the phone. (Yes, the phone is flipped upside down in the picture but you know what I mean.). Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To take out the Droid 2 battery, insert the tip of your nail into the slot at the bottom and pull out. It’s so easy, even a caveman can do it. A caveman well-maintained nails that is.

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How To Remove or Replace the Motorola Droid 2 Micro SD Memory Card

Remove the Motorola Droid 2 MicroSD memory card by gripping on its edge and pulling it out. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Taking out the memory card isn’t as easy as removing he battery for your typical caveman . But it should still be no trouble for your average homo sapien.

Like an aggressively expanding company, the key here is using leverage. You can either try sliding the MicroSD memory card out by pulling on the groove on its edge or just pinching it and pulling out.

To put the memory card back, just slide it in and push.

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How to Put Back or Replace the Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover

Align the Motorola Droid 2 back cover's fasteners with the slots and put it back. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Remember that toy with the variously shaped blocks that you could fit in similarly shaped slots or holes when you were a kid? Well, putting back the Motorola Droid 2 back cover works with the same concept.

You’ll know you’re doing it right if the metal fasteners on the bottom of the back cover align with their respective slots. Just lay in the cover as smoothly as a sweet talking car salesman aiming for a hefty commission. No consultation with the manager required.

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How to Lock or Snap the Motorola Droid 2 Cover Back Into Place

Click the Motorola Droid 2's back cover back into place by pushing down on the groove. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

With the Motorola Droid 2 Back cover aligned into place, simply push it until it clicks.

Don’t worry if you don’t happen to have sticky-powerful Spiderman thumbs. Just use your nails to push down on the groove by the metal trim to snap the cover back into place.

Voila. Your Droid 2 is no longer indecently exposed.

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