Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the back case from the Nexus 5, giving access to the internal features of the phone. This will take a couple of minutes.

  1. Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover. The bottom is secured with some adhesive foam. You should be able to finally free the back cover using an opening pick. It's best to avoid prying around the SIM card slot, as the plastic here is very thin and likely to break from prying.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover.

    • The bottom is secured with some adhesive foam. You should be able to finally free the back cover using an opening pick.

    • It's best to avoid prying around the SIM card slot, as the plastic here is very thin and likely to break from prying.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Gaetan

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Where do you find backs for the Nexus 5? Thanks!

Mark Brown - Reply

You can find them on Ebay

christian colon - Reply

can you tell me if removing the cover of the nexus 5 GPS stops working well?

daniele neri - Reply

Back cover LG spare part numbers are:

Black: ACQ86691011

White: ACQ86691012

Red: ACQ86691013

Google them. Done.

nexus555 - Reply

Thank you very much.

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