How to Change the Housing on a BlackBerry Curve 8520

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Most cell phone service providers will not offer the BlackBerry Curve 8520 with too many options of phone housing, most commonly referred to as faceplates. Although you may only be given the options of black, red, purple or blue faceplates, there are hundreds of different colours and designs of faceplates available online or at BlackBerry accessory stores. Once you find the perfect faceplate for your BlackBerry, changing the housing will only take you a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • Guitar pick

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    Flip your phone over so the battery cover is facing you. Press the button on the bottom of the battery cover to open the backing.

  2. 2

    Slide the battery cover off the phone. Flip your phone back over.

  3. 3

    Insert a guitar pick--or any non-sharp, thin object like an emery board--into the seam along the side of your phone. Separate the faceplate from the body of your phone with the pick.

  4. 4

    Lift off the faceplate from your phone.

  5. 5

    Place the new housing over your phone. Ensure that the housing is aligned over your keyboard and phone screen.

  6. 6

    Press the new faceplate down until you hear a snap. Once the faceplate has snapped into place, flip your phone over.

  7. 7

    Place the new battery cover on the back of your phone, aligning the edges of the cover with the opening of the phone.

  8. 8

    Slide the battery cover down the phone until the battery cover open button clicks.

Tips and warnings

  • Changing the BlackBerry Curve housing will typically void your warranty. To prevent this, you may want to simply purchase a BlackBerry casing. These casings can be found in a number of different colours and designs that slip right over your entire phone without removing the faceplate. The casings will not void your warranty and also offer protection against faceplate and screen damage.

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