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If you look at the nexus logo on the back cover, you will notice that there is some sort of shiny material inside it. This material is glued on inside the letters. Seems like this was some very cheap glue, because Ive lost all mine. This is gonna happend with my friends phone aswell, as he noticed recently that his letters are "jiggly", and prone to fall out soon.

Ive contacted LG in Scandinavia, and they confirmed that this was something they where not aware off, and most likely is not a production error, and therefor not covered by the warrenty. This baffels me, because there was some media coverage about this problem shorty after the nexus 5 was launched. But I cant find any recent articels on the subject.
I feel like it's not worth sending the phone to LGs repair station, because they will most likely just send it back to me, with a message that it's not theyre fault, and charge me for the device check.
Would be nice if they could atleast send me a new back cover...

Anyway, I suspect that the reason that the glue lost its hold, might be because of the wireless charger. I got one about a month ago, and the problem started shorty thereafter. Is LG producing the OEM nexus charger aswell? Could they just blame it on the use of "unofficial" LG charger?

Anyone else lost the letters, or havent noticed it yet? When the letters are gone the letters are just like the rest of the back cover. AKA not shiny.

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Honestly I didn't even notice they were shiny lol. I just checked and mine are fine, but then again I bought a case for the N5 before I had the N5. It's been in it since day 1. Still perfect tho.
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I also noticed, that one of my letters remained on the wireless charger. But I lost all of them now, and only the second one was on the wireless charger. I barely even notice that the letters are a bit less shiny now, so to me this would not be worth the fuzz
 
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I had this happen a month or so ago and just decided to pick them all out. In case some of you don't realize.. There is a tiny bit of adhesive left behind after the shiny part of the stickers fall out. The leftover adhesive strips can easily be removed using an xacto knife or even a toothpick. IMHO it looks better without the glossy letters.

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Its possible that steam from a hot shower can cause the glue to weaken and the letters to fall off.

On another note I always take my phone in the bathroom with me when I shower and it gets pretty steamy in there but my letters are still intact.

Eventually I won't be so lucky.

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I put on a Seidio Surface case first day holding those letters on. Using wireless charger with the case there is no magnetic hold but Seidio prop on back of case butts to the bottom of Google charger and charges through the case fine.
 
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Wish mine would fall out. I'd like to fill with black fill.
All the other grumbles, noisy switch, dull screen, etal I don't suffer from. I've never had trouble with any Nexus phone, from the 1/5.They all work most have cm11,except the later. It's a legacy platform, IMO.

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Its possible that steam from a hot shower can cause the glue to weaken and the letters to fall off.

On another note I always take my phone in the bathroom with me when I shower and it gets pretty steamy in there but my letters are still intact.

Eventually I won't be so lucky.

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Now why would you shower with your phone next to you? lol
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Now why would you shower with your phone next to you? lol
Some of us get real important phone calls that we just can't miss, also some people shower and listen to music on their phone.

Edit: A nosey girlfriend or wife can also be a good reason to shower with the phone next to you.

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Now why would you shower with your phone next to you? lol
Music mainly lol but some of us are on call for a lot of stuff and have to be glued to our phone even when we don't want to.

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