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It’s been a couple years since Google unveiled its last 5" smartphone, the Nexus 5, and a lot has changed since then—the Nexus family's been augmented by a premium 6" phablet, a highly acclaimed 7" tablet, and even a full-fledged set top box. One thing remains constant though—we’re still tearing down Nexii as fast as they (in this case, LG) can make them! Today we’re looking at the Nexus 5X—successor to the Nexus 5 which impressed us with its modular design and ease of access. Will the 5X earn the same high marks? Join us 'round the teardown table as we find out!

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  1. Nexus 5X Teardown, Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 1, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown, Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 1, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown, Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 1, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Before we shuck the 5X's housing, let's see what it has in store for us:

    • 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 418 GPU and Android Sensor Hub

    • 12.3 MP/4K rear camera with laser-assisted autofocus, and 5 MP front-facing camera

    • 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM with 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage

    • 5.2" full HD 1920 × 1080 IPS LCD at 423 ppi

    • USB Type-C Port with support for fast charging

    • Nexus Imprint Fingerprint Scanner

    • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

    Love the Back to The Future easter eggs through the teardown!

    Honam1021 - Antwoord

    I am considering putting in a thin metallic plate between the battery and back cover, so I can use it with one of those vent mount magnetic holders. I tried removing the back, but a couldn't do it without worrying about breaking it. Can you show more details on how to remove the back please?

    Harish K - Antwoord

  2. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 2, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 2, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Great Scott! Google's latest Nexus offering sports a reversible USB-C charging port alongside the headphone jack.

    • However, despite the fancy new look, this USB-C port only supports USB 2.0 transfer speeds—just like the OnePlus 2. Bummer.

    • What's not a bummer is the increased charging speed (5V/3A) that the USB-C port provides.

    • The RGB LED notification indicator is hidden away underneath the lower speaker grille making a totally sweet 3x3 notification grid. Too bad it doesn't move...

    • The rear of the Nexus 5X is home to the all-new Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader, 12.3 MP camera, dual flash, and laser rangefinder.

  3. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 2 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 3, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Just like its older sibling, the 5X uses clips to secure the rear case to the rest of the phone.

    • The similarities end there, however, as the adhesive strips found on the Nexus 5's rear case are nowhere to be found in the Nexus 5X.

    • LG seems to have gotten the message about our feelings on adhesive.

    • Adhesive? Where we're going, we don't need adhesive.

    Here’s a series of GDocs that have pictures of the locations and descriptions of the 20 snap-tabs that hold the back cover on.

    Steve - Antwoord

  4. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 4, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 4, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • That wasn't so bad! Things are looking up for the 5X as we get our first glimpse at the interior of the phone.

    • The Wi-Fi, MIMO, and GPS antennae still reside on the rear case, along with the NFC antenna which formerly lived on its own control board. Unfortunately, those super convenient labels from the Nexus 5 have transformed into cryptic codes.

    • Luckily, this sticker on the inside of the back panel has all the essentials: IMEI, country of origin, and the model number: LG-H790.

    • Our spirits soared as we spied the 2700 mAh battery sitting in plain view—a removable battery is hard to come by these days.

    • But alas, it was not to be. The battery connector is squirreled away beneath the midframe, and it's totally inaccessible for now.

    Any idea if the camera lens cover is the same as another LG model? Mine's shattered already somehow (it wasn't dropped and has a case) and Google/LG aren't covering it under warranty (= paid repair)

    Matt DeVillier - Antwoord

    Did you find out where you can buy the camera lens cover? My phone's Camera Lens cover and fingerprint scanner both are damaged. Can't find the parts anywhere.

    Shash Tel -

    Is the antenna combo actually behind the gray patch, or closer to the top where the contacts are? Where's the cellular antenna?

    Mike Pagano - Antwoord

  5. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 5, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 5, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Our 64 Bit Driver Kit makes short work of the 10 Phillips screws holding the midframe captive.

    • The midframe comes piecefully (two pieces to be exact):

    • The lower half contains a few antennas and the phone's front-facing speaker.

    • The upper half contains the Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader.

    Can you add a better image of the speaker ?

    Because some review said that the sound seems to go out by the back of the phone and not the front.

    Alex Andre - Antwoord

    Also - Are the dedicated front-facing speaker (bottom) and the speaker used for phone calls (top) the same component? And, if so, do processor limitations prohibit this being a dual-front-facing speaker situation?

    Mike Swanson -

    It looks like the glass, digitizer, frame/bezel (and... is that a heatsink) are one component. If you need to replace the glass, as you said the digitizer as well, but that picture looks like the frame/bezel is also part of the digitizer. Is that correct?

    Sam Donham - Antwoord

    I just disassembled mine to try to replace the screen/digitizer, unfortunately it seems you're correct, I could not figure out how to separate the front housing from the screen/digitizer. I found a spare screen/digitizer assembly from, but they did not sell a front housing, so I assumed you didn't need it. Maybe you could separate with a heat gun and a lot of tinkering. Because I cannot find a replacement front housing to go with the screen/digitizer assembly.

    Daniel Berenbaum -

    So I took mine to a local shop because I don't have a heat gun and adhesives. As I expected, you ARE able to separate the screen/digitizer from the front housing, but it is much more complex than the rest of the disassembly.

    Daniel Berenbaum - Antwoord

    What did it cost for the repair? I don't know if any place around my area does them.

    Paul Barrette -

    After 2yrs, processor below the RAM is causing it to heatup & bootloop. It would be great if iFixit teardown videos take this onto account on future teardowns & speak of it. So that the manufacturers would make a better design decisions. Great phone which ended up badly due to that bad design. Am working on finding a suitable 4Gb which i could replace the samsung RAM & bring it back to life. It would be great if anyone can help in suggesting a 4Gb RAM chip that can fit that socket.

    ChandyTech - Antwoord

    Here’s a GDoc that has a photo of the starting point for lifting the midframe out:

    Steve - Antwoord

  6. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 6, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 6, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Piggybacking on the midframe, we find the Touch ID Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader.

    • Google claims Imprint can recognize a fingerprint in just 600 ms—quick enough to skip the lock screen entirely.

    • Flipping the Imprint over reveals an unidentified control chip and our favorite, spring contacts! These connectors are much more durable than traditional connectors that snap into place, and they're much easier to work with during repairs. Win win!

    FPC 1025 fingerprintsensor from FingerprintCards Sweden.

    Ivan Jensen - Antwoord

    How difficult is it to replace the fingerprint scanner? Mine stopped working and disappeared from the security settings menu. If I replace it, should the problem be solved? May it be the motherboard itself?

    lioraviram42 - Antwoord

  7. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 7, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 7, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Some light adhesive secures the battery, but it's nothing that a little spudgering can't handle.

    • The 5X packs a 3.8 V, 2700 mAh battery—a 400 mAh increase over the Nexus 5.

    • Again, the pack warns us to avoid feeding the battery to a dog and to resist any urges to cut into it with a screwdriver.

    • Although the 5X doesn't officially support Quick Charge 2.0, Google claims that USB-C will provide "four hours of use after only ten minutes of charging."

    I presume the cylindrical object above the SIM tray assembly is the vibration motor? Any idea if this is the cause of a rattling noise reported by some users?

    Homunculus - Antwoord

    They claim 4 hours of use after 10 minutes of charging? That's certainly not the case, and appears to be a ridiculous claim.

    kthomas - Antwoord

    Yeah, that's not even close to true

    Ross Karnes -

    I found that the adhesive was a lot stronger than expected. When trying to pry it gently open, I needed to give it a bit more force which dented the battery.

    tomzo88 - Antwoord

  8. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 8, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 8, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Where are we? When are we?

    • We're almost to the motherboard, but we stop to get a better look at the rear-facing camera.

    • The 5X's rear camera is packing a Sony IMX377 12.3 MP sensor, that sits behind a ƒ/2.0 lens—a feature common to both the 5X and the 6P.

    • Unlike previous generations, this new camera doesn't include Optical Image Stabilization.

    • The Nexus team claims this is no longer necessary, thanks to the increase in pixel size (from 1.4 μm to 1.55 μm).

    The nexus5x does not support EIS due to processor limitations

    Vishnu Rajeevan - Antwoord

    Thanks for the heads up Vishnu. We've updated the teardown accordingly.

    Evan Noronha -

    This might be a stupid question, but how do they manage without OIS?

    Body Double -

    Actually, EIS can be enabled through a build.prop edit, I have 5x, and in my camera there is an option for video stabilization. So it seems that the hardware is capable but Google removed the option from the software for some reason.

    Yanny M -

    Does anyone know who suppplies the camera module?

    Body Double - Antwoord

  9. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 9, afbeelding 2 van 3 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 9, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • The 5 MP front-facing camera is the last component preventing us from relieving this phone of its motherboard.

    • So, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?

    • Off comes the motherboard, leaving behind the screen and I/O ports... Well, all except the USB-C port. This doesn't look good.

    • Similar to the LG G4, the USB-C port is soldered to the motherboard—not an easily replaced daughterboard. Unless you know how to microsolder, you'll need to replace the motherboard when the port fails.

  10. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Much to our disappointment, the motherboard isn't powered by a Mr. Fusion:

    • Samsung K3QF3F30BM-QGCF 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 layered beneath

    • Toshiba THGBMFG7C2LBAIL 16 GB eMMC 5.0 Flash Memory

    • Qualcomm WTR3925 LTE Transceiver (Also found in LG G4/HTC One M9)

    • Qualcomm SMB1358 Quick Charge 2.0 IC

    • Qualcomm PMI8994 Power Management IC (Also found in LG G4, HTC One M9, and OnePlus Two)

    • Qualcomm WCD9330 Audio Codec (Also found in LG G4 and OnePlus Two)

    • Skyworks SKY77814-11 power amplifier module for LTE (Also found in OnePlus Two)

    F411CE6 next to circular hole = stm32f411 arm cortex-m4 microcontroller (sensor hub)

    dfskjfksa - Antwoord

    Qualcomm SMB1358 Quick Charge 2.0 IC. So does that mean that we could use quick charge 2.0 chargers to quick charge the phone?

    doc brown - Antwoord

    What is the model of 32 Gb emmc chip?

    asbelikov - Antwoord

    @asbelikov it is THGBMFG8C4LBAIR

    d00d - Antwoord

  11. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 1

    I had salt water entering throught he sim card connector. Now the phone doesn't charge and red led is flashing. I disassembled motherboard and after cleaning the salt around the SIM card connector I realized that 2 SMD components were burnt. Looking at the step 10 or 11 picture, those components are placed on the left bottom corner of the SIM connector. One above the other. Anybody can identify them?

    Fernan - Antwoord

    For what STM32F411CE is used?

    SudhirMetaliya - Antwoord

  12. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 12, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • And on the flip side...

    • Qualcomm PM8994 power management IC

    • Avago ACPM7800 Quad-band GSM/EDGE and Multi-mode power amplifier (as seen in the HTC One M9)

    • Qualcomm QCA6174 802.11ac Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO combo SoC

    • NXP Semiconductor PN548 NFC controller

    • RF Micro Devices RF1149A routing switch

    • Qualcomm QFE1100 envelope tracking IC

    • Avago BFI523

    Is the NXP chip a NFC chip?

    Fredro - Antwoord

    yes, nxp pn548

    dfskjfksa -

    device next to camera leds is st vl6180 time of flight sensor

    3x S14573797 are knowles sph mems microphones

    devices in upper right corner:

    1B7 TS = bosch bmi160 imu

    OD8 KP = bosch bmp280 barometer

    157 T522 = bosch bmm150 geomagnetic field sensor

    dfskjfksa - Antwoord

    The flip side's power management chip is PM8994 instead of PMI8994 (the one in the front side is indeed PM"I"8994). I made the change already but I guess it needs some approval?

    fireattack - Antwoord

    Oh no! Human error on my part. I must have been looking at the front side of the board when I denied your edit, sorry about that!

    Sam Goldheart -

    The microphones are actually Knowles SPH0641LM4H-1. The number on the can, listed above, is actually a job number. See page 10 of

    Anon376 - Antwoord

    I'd like to see the image without the boxes, there's a component next to the QFE1100 I want to check out...

    tALSit de CoD - Antwoord

  13. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 13, afbeelding 1 van 2 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 13, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • IC identification, pt. 2:

    • ON Semiconductor FSUSB104UMX USB 2.0 high-speed analog switch

    • ON Semiconductor FAN48623UC35X 2.5 A synchronous regulator

    • NXP Semiconductor NCX2200 comparator

    • Ricoh RP602Z330C 1.5 A / 3.3 V buck-boost DC/DC converter

    • Knowles MEMS microphone

  14. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 14, afbeelding 1 van 2 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 14, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • IC identification, pt. 3:

    • Qorvo (formerly TriQuint) TQF6174 802.11n/ac Wi-Fi front end module

    • Skyworks SKY13560-485LF SP4T LTE transmit/receive switch

    • Infineon BGA8U1BN6 4-6 GHz low noise amplifier

  15. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 15, afbeelding 1 van 2 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 15, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • IC identification, pt. 4 (sensors):

    • Bosch Sensortec BMI160 3-axis accelerometer/gyroscope

    • Bosch Sensortec BMM150 3-axis magnetometer

    • Bosch Sensortec BMP280 pressure sensor

    • STMicroelectronics VL6180 ToF proximity sensor

    • ABLIC, Inc. (formerly Seiko Instruments) S-5717ACDL8-I4T1U hall sensor

    • Ambient light sensor (likely)

  16. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 16, afbeelding 1 van 2 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 16, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • The 5X revives an old favorite of ours—the spring contact headphone jack.

    • Individually replaceable ports like this one simplify repairs and reduce part costs—just the way we like it. Wiggly headphone jacks beware.

    • We also take a moment to admire that nifty notification LED and its simple gold contacts. Shiny.

    Where is the haptic feedback device?

    David Mann - Antwoord

    You can see it on Step 8, South side. Just below the camera module. Looks like a coin cell

    Denz Choe -

    Ah OK interesting... I have seen complaints that the vibration motor makes a high pitched buzzing noise when activated. I am curious what the model of the part is and how easy it would be to replace with a similarly spec'd part.

    David Mann -

    Is it possible to remove/replace the notification LED?

    Alex Townsend - Antwoord

    I missed the step to remove and replace the notification LED. I can't find a replacement anywhere, any ideas?

    Matt Lewis - Antwoord

  17. Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 17, afbeelding 1 van 2 Nexus 5X Teardown: stap 17, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Nexus 5X Repairability Score: 7 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

    • Many components are modular and can be replaced independently.

    • Standard Phillips screws means a driver is easy to find.

    • The battery isn't immediately user accessible but isn't too challenging, or too adhered, to replace.

    • Fused display assembly—glass and LCD will need to be replaced together if one or the other breaks.

Geoff Wacker

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69 Opmerkingen

the back cover looks like is had space for a wireless charge pad but as the 6p is metal and could not have wireless charging they wimped out.

brian whittle - Antwoord

agreed, I'd love to know what that light grey area is on the inside of the back cover.

Oliver Hamilton -

I'm sure the NFC antenna is in there

Jonathan Mayer -

Where is the touch screen controller?

CapTouch - Antwoord

Does the Nexus 5x battery size is the same as Nexus 5 2013 battery size? I'm hoping that the 5x's battery can be put inside N5 2013.

Yonathan Winata - Antwoord

The Nexus 5X battery is 2700 mA, which is 500 more than the nexus 5's 2300 mA battery. I don't think the batteries are interchangeable.

hubbabubbahubbabubba9 -

Where is the Sensor Hub? Is it the NXP chip?

Huber - Antwoord

ARM Cortex-M4 - Step 11

Muthukumaran N M -

Would it be possible to add an aftermarket wireless QI charging sticker for this one like the LG G4?

Ben Bosch - Antwoord

I hope so, this is a deal breaker for me. I'm not 'upgrading' from the N5 if the new devices can't do something the previous one could.

Oliver Hamilton -

I was holding out hopes since it's an LG made device, but looking at the pictures I don't see any pins to attach an aftermarket pad.

mprindle -

can the Toshiba 16 GB eMMC 5.0 Flash Memory be replaced by say a 64GB or 128GB if one could purchase them from Toshiba?

stewartrales - Antwoord

Please give me the dimensions of Nexus 5x battery, i'm thinking about SWAP to Nexus 5 2013

kutkovoy - Antwoord

If they had moved the USB and audio jack to the top there would have been room for a monster battery.

brian whittle - Antwoord

Audio jacks belong on the bottom. USB could make sense on the top, but this would still be weird. But no audio jack should *ever* be on the top.

This is probably my favorite change from the Nexus 5.

isantop -

Anyone know USB C in N5X or N6P support OTG + charge in same time? With any usb hub or adapter USB C to others port (multiple adapter with HDMI, USB, usb C for charging...).

Maybe it's must be support in kernel, but is HW able it?

Petr Matula - Antwoord

Yes.. you can buy otg cable from it should be 3.0 and USB 3.0 male-male cable.. and you can charge your phone using OTG

tej palkar -

how would the buttons be replaced on this device?

Leo Best - Antwoord

Is it possible to replace ear speaker mesh cover without replacing the whole LCD + digitizer panel? Mine got scratched rather bad and I was wondering if there is an easy solution.

Krzysztof Kopka - Antwoord

Hi, does anyone know if the phone will still function properly if the rear and front cameras are removed?

Ian Ng - Antwoord

The phone still works for every other feature - the camera app crashes whenever you try to start it, though.

Addie MacGruer -


Is it possible to change the charging port in Nexus 5x.?

reddragon0111 - Antwoord

Could the earpiece at the top be wired to work with the speaker at the bottom so media could be played through both?

Chris Williams - Antwoord

Yes, there are software mods that already do this,

Ben Cantelo -

Hi, does anybody know where the water sensor is? My 5x seems to think that I am contantly plug-ins and unplugging my earphones while they are actually unplugged. This renders phone useless. Repair service claims proof of corrosion around jack and that motherboard needs to be replaced. Device was never droppen in water or otherwise noticably exposed to water. What of a single droplet would-be have enterde thru jack?

steve reagen - Antwoord

hi did u send the phone to US LG repair center what did they say?

Anandilal Mehta -

did u send the phone to LG repair cneter in USA , what did they say.

Anandilal Mehta -

Where is the Hall Sensor?

Nick Aguila - Antwoord

When the rear camera is removed, does the flash work?

Rafi - Antwoord

When the rear camera is removed, does the flash work without it?

Rafi - Antwoord

So does the Nexus 5x come with some hot wheels deloreane time machines?

jeffgedgaud - Antwoord

I have white and pink static all on my screen, the phone is completely unfunctionable. Does anyone know what part would need to be replaced and where to buy it from? It happend after i unplugged it from the charger.

denny mires - Antwoord

I have a Nexus 5x on Verizon and since doing a screen/digitizer/mid frame replacement I now have terrible cellular service. I do get service, it's just really bad now. Any ideas on what I may have done or what I can do to fix the problem?

I did slightly dent the metal case the houses the Qualcomm QCA6174 802.11ac Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO Combo SoC, but that shouldn't have affected cellular LTE, right?

Steve Bachmeier - Antwoord

Hi Steve,

I have the same problem after replacing the lcd and frame. Works in strong coverage areas but not on light coverage (where it was working even with broken screen). Did you get a solution?


ross goodwin -

@steveb My screen broke last week so I replaced it with a screen on frame part. Everything seems to be functioning properly except my cell reception is now spotty... If I restart the phone it will get reception and drop out again.... Were you ever able to find a solution for your problem?

Brock -

Is it possible for the phone to leak a liquid or gel from the laser auto focus?

Damian Dugdale - Antwoord

Great tear down, especially the colorcoded parts. Although it is really nice it does not help me further with my question. Does anybody know the exact locations of the antenna's? After some succesful repairs I am afraid this time with my Nexus 5 x I have overseen something. I have an issue now with my gsm antenna after replacing screen with frame. All other functions work properly so mainly I am interested in the gsm antenna but bonus points for who knows them all :). I think many will be helped with this.

Can not find it anywhere else either and the information i see here is:

1. The Wi-Fi, MIMO, and GPS antennae still reside on the rear case, along with the NFC antenna which formerly lived on its own control board

2. The lower half contains a few antennas and the phone's front-facing speaker.

Much appreciated !


Thundercat - Antwoord

are you able to fix the antenna problem? I get "No service" problem frequently and i believe it could be antenna related. Please let me know .

ravi -

I also get the no service problem and can't figure out why

Ethan Berkowitz -

My 5x also has poor reception, often no service indoors, etc. In my case I sent it for service, but apparently it is water damaged and they won't fix anything. (I've seen some pictures and it certainly looks a bit dirty inside... I bought this phone used so I don't know its history).

Anyway; when I get it back from service, I'll take it apart myself, clean it, put i back together, and hope for the best.  So if anybody has some good ideas about the antenna or other things that might affect the reception, I'm interested too!

erik -


I have the same problem after replacing the lcd and frame. Works in strong coverage areas but not on light coverage (where it was working even with broken screen). Did you get a solution?


ross goodwin -

Follow up to my previous reply: Cleaning didn't help unfortunately .

My phone had some water damage/stains around the USB-port and the little label on the midframe had turned pink indicating water had been there too. But the phone certainly looks just fine.  There must be something very subtle that severely affects reception ... (I did not attempt to remove the little covers over the chips so I don't know how it looks there)

erik -

@thundercat I am interested if you ever found a solution. I have had my Nexus 5X for 1.5 years now and in my area have rarely had issues with cell reception. My screen broke last week so I replaced it with a screen on frame part. I was very careful taking it apart, transferring over all of the components and reassembling. Everything seems to be functioning properly except my cell reception is now spotty... If I restart the phone it will get reception and drop out again.

Brock -

UPDATE: I figured out that I had a bad screen on frame part. It seems like the tape and grounding contacts were not the same material as the original. I ordered a 2nd screen on frame replacement part and installed it. Phone worked like new.... First part I ordered was from a random retailer on ebay... Lesson learned: buy from a reputable part retailer.

Brock -

@thundercat I have the exact same questions as you. I dropped my phone quite hard and now my issue is 'no service'. So no phone calls or mobile network.

Did you find the antenna?


Steven -

Hi, how did you manage taking off the metal protectors for the Avago and Qualcomm QCA6174? Are they clued and if so, how to open them.

Jon Stuart - Antwoord

Hey, i think my Mic is not working well, it only record sound when i shout at it. Is there anyway to replace it>?

YaNdAo Coolz - Antwoord

my Nexus 5x isn't working usb OTG, when i connect charge cable from my Nexus 5x to Nexus 5, i see it no voltage out.

signature8100 - Antwoord

is there a way to manually remove the hard drive and then access it using a separate pc for data recovery?

jhultberg19 - Antwoord

My Nexus 5x has dropping signal issue... sometime it get signals automatically but most of time only show network with no signals.

please guide me about this problem

this problem starts when once my cell extremely hot on charging and off. after that its battery timing remains only 2 or 3 hrs with this signal dropping issue. please please guide me :-)

ali - Antwoord

What is the best way to clean my Nexus 5X after it drop into sea water (salty water), batery got damaged and I got a a replacement battery, but I want to clean it and connect new battery, please let me know your comments or suggestions.

Is there a place where I could get mother board diagram for my Nexus 5X?

jj_b_f - Antwoord


I used the teardown recommendations here to replace a broken screen. I bought a screen with frame from amazon. I was able to boot up the phone after replacing the screen. However, when i enable the speakers (stereo speakers) either by playing media/videos there is no sound. I tried to check if there are loose connections, on the bottom haft of the mid-frame, a screeching sound is heard if i pressed the midframe. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Best regards,


Jan Ronald Victoria - Antwoord

Hello guys , My Nexus 5x is in a bootloop , done my best to factory reset -- no success , thinking to change the chip with the bootloader with a new one . Anyone knows where the chip is located? would be a waste to just throw away the phone


Adrian Stefan - Antwoord

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Smit Majithia -

I al same problem. "Bootloop" have not found a solution. I was lookig for one here. Anyway, any help is appreciated!

Matthew jones - Antwoord

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Smit Majithia -

Seems like there is no dedicated sound DSP, like in the Nexus 5, to listen music with up to 60 hours battery runtime?

Matthias Schuster - Antwoord

hola a simple question. may i remove the headphone jack without removing the motherboard assembly? thanks

cisco diet - Antwoord

Hi, Possibly someone has a experience on changing the power mgmt IC PMI8994 ? We were thinking of ordering a new one and changing it without any special equipment, unsure if it’s even something that needs to have money and time wasted on it.

Andrejs T - Antwoord

Could you point where are contacts or a slot of Wi-Fi antenna?

Георгий Победоносец - Antwoord

Anyone attempted an LCD/digitizer separation and refusion? I have a perfectly functional LCD with cracked glass.

Jared Tamana (Sean) - Antwoord

In LG Google Nexus 5X where is located the antena for the telephone used not wifi o GPS.

JORGE aNGELI - Antwoord

I am just curious: Do you know where the gyro, the accelerometer and the barometer are?

JJJ - Antwoord

Hey guys. I wonder if replacing the storage memory (toshiba) would be hard to do?

I can’t really see how it hold in place and if any soldering is needed to remove it to, for example, place it on another motherboard.

dimondknight - Antwoord

1) how can you replace the USB port charger? 2) if not the port itself, the entire assembly board? where can I buy that piece? Natasha

Natasha Arksey - Antwoord


Is it possible to change the chip which manage the heat of the phone and cause bootloop ? My nexus5x just start to bootloop :-(.

If the chip is remplacable, where to find it ?


Jonathan gay

Jonathan Gay - Antwoord

Hi, could you please help with finding gyro/accelerate sensor on motherboard. It failed after my phone drown. Now all works except this feature so I would like to try replace it. Thank you.

mck - Antwoord

Is it possible to use nexux 5x screen as an external display for rpi? Any controllers or data sheet available for the display connectors?

ChandyTech - Antwoord

How can i get a lcd controller for this nexus 5x display to use it as an external display with hdmi input or use it with rpi? Can you please tell the display ID of this nexus 5x

ChandyTech - Antwoord

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