I just realized that nobody ever posted detailed opening directions for the touch. Most just go "pry the bottom half first and remove the rest of the covers. It's really easy to damage the back, so here's some detailed instructions. I will define the "top" as where the kindle text is and the "bottom" as where the FCC text is.
The case is held together by 4 hooks on the top left and top right (2 left and 2 right) and 4 tabs tabs on the bottom left and right (2 and 2). There are also 6 very tiny tabs on the bottom and 4 on the top, but you should never start from the top because of the 4 hooks. Begin by taking a very thin piece of plastic (or anything thin and hard, but not a knife because you may damage something). Insert it into the bottom between the case and the device. Carefully pry until the bottom is loose. Now move your thin plastic to the right and left until you feel half the case loose. Do NOT attempt to pry the entire case off. As I've mentioned earlier, there are 4 hooks. With half the case loose, take the thin plastic and insert it into the top of the case between it and the device. Do NOT pry as you did on the bottom. Instead, push down (not in) and you will see the case slide down. You may have to slide the right half and left half of the case separately. Once it slides down enough (you can't push it anymore), you can lift the case off easily.
To put it back on, you need to slide the top half of the case in and press the bottom half down. It's self explainatory if you get it open.
Last edited by yifanlu; 12-04-2011 at 02:45 PM.