6th generation Android smartphone designed by Google and manufactured by LG. Model LG-H790. Released October 2015.

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Fingerprint reader married to board?

I work at a phone repair shop, and I just ordered a Nexus 5x for myself. Now, I know that the with the iPhone 5s and up, TouchID is built into the home button and that swapping out the home button for another will make TouchID quit working (error 53) since the home button (and the TouchID chip) are married to the motherboard. Now that Google, LG and Huwei have adopted fingerprint readers, are they taking a similar approach with Imprint?

Has anybody attempted a fingerprint reader replacement on either of these phones? If so, does Google, like Apple, marry the reader and board together? Or, does Imprint still work after a fingerprint read replacement?

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Please let us know if you ever find the answer! Now I'm curious about this.

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I'm a mechanic not a phone repair expert but i have mine torn apart right now. It looks super easy to replace. You just got to pop the back off pull 10 Philips bit screws off the mid frame. Then its glued to the front of mid frame with a contact pads and control board glued to the back. Peal it up, fish it thew hole in the mid frame and your home free. Replacement scanners look to be $5-10.

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Oh i misunderstood you question. No idea m8 XD. They are so cheap i'd be worth getting one to find out.

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