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[Q] Black frame with white back

29th January 2014, 02:07 PM |#1  
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Hello guys, let me explain my situation. I own the white 32gb nexus 5 since day one.
I dropped my phone yesterday and, as a result, the screen is now broken and there is a huge damage on top, beside the microphone.
I was looking for replacement part and I guessed if I could assemble the black matte frame with my white back cover.
The new phone will be black earpiece, matte black sides and white soft back.
Would you guys suggest me following this path?

I'm used to manipulate electronics, working on this phone doesn't sound like a problem at all for me.
 
 
29th January 2014, 02:23 PM |#2  
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I would like to point out that the Nexus 5 has it's screen glued. This makes replacement difficult.

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29th January 2014, 02:25 PM |#3  
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I would like to point out that the Nexus 5 has it's screen glued. This makes replacement difficult.

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Can be done, though

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2564493
29th January 2014, 02:28 PM |#4  
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Yeah, there's actually a guide but my account is to new to post it. Op, check out ifixit. It has a great Nexus 5 teardown tutorial.

goo.gl/vzmOQN maybe this will work?

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29th January 2014, 02:35 PM |#5  
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Would you think that this mod is worth?
I'm quite worried about the result.
Do you think the two parts will match well together?

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30th January 2014, 01:33 PM |#6  
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I'm not exactly qualified to say personally but if you are used to working with electronics, then you can give it a try. After all the screen is broken and most of the other parts are easy enough to fix a far as far as the tear down says. I would personally think that replacing the earpiece would be relatively easy. After all the Nexus 5 has a very high repair ease rating.

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