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Jonnyredcorn

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WOW! :good: So you managed to change the partition size?

Could you make a tutorial for the mod, or even just briefly list the steps you performed? I would be so grateful as I could mod my red 16GB Nexus 5 and use it for probably some more years...
How much did the Nexus 5 32gb cost? I forget what I paid, I wanna say $399? And that was $50 more than the 16gb model. So a 64gb eMMc 5.0 chip runs $35. You could got a 64gb Nexus 5 for $385 if you could have gotten a 64gb eMMc chip for $35 when the nexus 5 actually came out. Coulda resold the Nexus 5 buying 16gb Nexus 5s, replace the 16gb chip with 64gb chip, resell for $429 profit $45.

Wonder if Google would put a stop to that? I have seen other Nexus 5s being resold with some other type of modification done to it.

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jago25_98

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Awesome! Really impressive. I thought I was good to be able to solder at twice that scale... Clearly that's nothing these days

What temp on the soldering iron?
What temp on the heat gun? Same for each stage?

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gdude

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Careful !

This is an impressive and cool hack, and something I have often wondered about.

For the hardware/electronics newbies out there I would suggest you be very very wary of soldering a ball grid array (BGA) device. This is definitely a job for first-timer soldering people. I have a lot of experience with electronics, although it's not my main thing, and I would be very worried about executing this properly. I have had colleagues remove and replace simpler (non BGA) devices for our team and would say the success rate is variable, but not 100% unless the person has a lot of experience not just with electronics and soldering, but with DE-soldering.

The problems is that solder can stick, clump, spread around and just make a mess and this is small touchy stuff.

I hope people try this and report back on their successes, but just wanted to elaborate on the risks.
 

dmd79

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I would know how to program a virgin flash ROM. I saw tree wire into pictures I think you have to JTAG it but how? And how to repartitioning memory? Please provide us some more info...
 
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nailyk

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Please help change partition size too 64gb.
I change flash memory and I can not change the partition USERDATA
How to do it through ADB or terminal?
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Hi,

First I would applaud you: nice work :good:
I read (almost) the whole thread i don't know if you finally change your partition table?
Have you tried the download link in the github issue? I remember you should extract the gparted binary and launch it. Before you proceed, are you able (via jtag or other way) to reflash full flash if something went wrong?

And welcome on xda by the way :)

Edit: I'm the same nailyk from github.
 
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opssemnik

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Hi,

First I would applaud you: nice work :good:
I read (almost) the whole thread i don't know if you finally change your partition table?
Have you tried the download link in the github issue? I remember you should extract the gparted binary and launch it. Before you proceed, are you able (via jtag or other way) to reflash full flash if something went wrong?

And welcome on xda by the way :)
we have tools for that, check http://forum.xda-developers.com/goo...-unbrick-nexus-5-stucked-qualcomm-hs-t3043301
at the end of thread there is a partition table modifier, modify it and flash the new firmware via lgpst
 

rdmozero

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opssemnik

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Would be much easier if OP share his edited file to the thread

Also to be clear, can we use different eMMC with the same BGA pattern? I saw a lot of different and cheaper chip in the market.
as long as the pinout are correctly it should work.
But actually, im more interested and knowing how he flashed the bootloader/partition table/ etc on the new chip
 

JoshDaWhite

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@KApetz2, you don't realise yet what a cool mod you have done.I.am buying a nexus5x, And I will try to mod my Samsung s4.only one question :How did you make the emmc work?you copy/pasted some files to it?on other words, how did you flash the bootloader drivers,etc?
 

makapav

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You've made the Android community proud! This was very ingenious of you. Please post a guide on how you did it and hopefully we will see more daring souls tread in your path with other devices. With encryption, even on stock MM my Nexus 6P is ridiculously laggy because the software encryption is a bottleneck. Also, you must have a surgeons hands to be able to solder those pins.
 

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