You can, but probably shouldn’t, remove that hideous Verizon logo on the Droid Turbo 2

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Announced last week, the shatterproof Motorola Droid Turbo 2 seems to have everything figured out, save for that hideous Verizon logo on the bottom. Thankfully, you can remove that logo, reports Pocketnow, but to do so would put the integrity of the phone at risk.

The issue stems from the implementation of Motorola’s ShatterShield technology, which comprises five layers: an aluminum core, a flexible AMOLED screen, a dual-touch layer that ensures touch operations remain functional regardless of a fall, an interior lens, and an exterior lens. The Verizon logo just so happens to sit on the exterior lens, which can be removed by a Droid Turbo 2 owner.

However, removing the exterior lens increases the chances of your phone screen scratching up or, even worse, cracking the screen. In addition, doing so could void your warranty, thus eliminating Verizon’s four-year replacement program in the event that your Droid Turbo 2 screen does shatter.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, however, in the form of the Moto X Force, the international version of the Droid Turbo 2. There exists the possibility that the Moto X Force will also have replaceable, blank exterior lenses for customers to scoop up. Since the Moto X Force shares the same dimensions as the Droid Turbo 2, replacing the Verizon-branded exterior lens with a blank one should be a simple task.

There’s no word on whether these exterior lenses will also be sold in the United States, so you’ll likely have to deal with international shipping for the time being should you decide to go down that route.

Currently on sale, the Droid Turbo 2 continues the story of the original by packing a 3,760mAh battery that promises 48-hour battery life. Verizon also touted the phone’s 2TB of expandable storage, as well as a shatterproof screen and a 21-megapixel Sony Exmor camera.

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