How to remove Kickstand?

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  1. Gixxer1kr
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    Does anyone have a guide to remove or a disassemble guide for this phone? Rather have a louder, clearer speaker than a stand.

    TIA
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    You would need to disassemble the device to a point is my best guess.
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    Why would u want to do that

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    There ya go.
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    Dremel????
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    Drill holes in it...
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    Ask gizmodo, i think they took one apart already.
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    Just drill holes in it. You can do it easily while still making it look like it was designed that way. Think outside the box my friend. At least, that's what the machinist in me says.
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    its not the kickstand. the speaker just isnt loud enough. even with the kickstand open.
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    Yes the speaker on my thunderbolt sucks the only thing I miss from my OG Droid is the speaker and the keyboard lol
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    How about...how do I remove my kickstand so I can drill holes in it? I would rather not drill the holes while it is still in my expensive phone.

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    Just use an angled block of wood between it and the phone.
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    Would like to keep it stock and not drill holes, just in case I need warranty. Have no use for the stand it is useless to me.
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    well just leave it as is then. Like it was said before, removing it does not necessarily make your speaker louder.
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    I have to disagree, however I think the TB is fairly loud, having the kickstand down does make it slightly louder.
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    You are doomed either way, if you remove it, you would have to remove the "Void" sticker, which voids your warranty.

    The entire back plate would have to come off. There was a guy on XDA that took his apart to replace the digitizer. Might talk to him. Here is the link. Anyone want to see the inside of a thunderbolt? - xda-developers



    Also, if you drill holes, more than likely the coating they used on the kickstand will begin to peel, some have already had this issue just from opening/closing it. Chrome coming off/peeling off kickstand - xda-developers
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    It would be interesting to see if it is louder with out the kick stand. I think it is designed to bounce the audio off the kickstand redirecting the sound towards the front of the device. It's meant to be that way. Same goes for most speakers facing the back of the phone. Sound bouncing off your hand seems louder than sound pointed to the ground. (unless its laying on the ground) back to the redirection of sound.

    Maybe a decible test between the 2 senarios would be interesting enough for a T-Bold user to test it out. For the sake of NOT DRILLING HOLES IN YOUR NEW DEVICE. Mucho $$$$
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    How long have you had your phone, if you still within your 14 days you can get the incredible 2. It has the same basic specs and it do not come with a kickstand.
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    Inc 2 is 3G only, No?
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    Correct so basically the same specs and the tbolt minus lte. Or go LG revolution.
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