Take Apart UTStarcom F1000G or F1000 Phone
Open your WiFi SIP Phone for Repairs and Hacks
one is not for the faint of heart. You will have to tug and
pull your F1000G to pop it open. Why did I do it in the first
place? My friend dropped a phone and the battery connector
fell out of the PCB. The telephone was basically dead so I
disassembled it to fix it. In the process I made an interesting
discovery. Utstarcom F1000G WiFi phone hack is coming your
the battery cover and disconnect the battery. There are 4
screws holding the face and the back of the phone together.
Take the screws out using a micro phillips screwdriver. The
fourth screw may be hiding under a white round sticker near
the battery connector. If your aim is to preserve UTStarcom
warranty intact you may want to carefully remove the white
sticker with a pointy object and save it so you can put it
back in place later.
will notice that you can pull apart the faceplate and the
back of the phone at the bottom. There are four little snaps
locking the back into the faceplate. Two snaps are on the
sides and two are at the very top [Fig. 1]. They are really
tight but we'll pop them off with some force. Caution, the
body of the phone may break. I've done this only once but
I did not damage the plastic.
the phone with both hands as illustrated in Figure 2 and pull.
Pull hard but be ready to stop as soon as the snap pops out
or else you may break the body. When the snap is out turn
the phone around and pull out the matching snap on the other
Fig. 1 Locations of 4 snaps
Fig. 2 Hold tight and pull