Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery of your Nexus 5.

  1. Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover.
    • 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.

  2. Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00  screws that secure the midframe to the phone.
    • Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the midframe to the phone.

    • To replace the LCD screen and digitizer, remove the additional four 4.0mm daughterboard cover screws with the same screwdriver.

    • Remove the midframe from the phone.

    • Use the flat end of a nylon spudger to disconnect the battery connector.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the daughterboard ribbon cable and pull it away from the battery.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the battery out of its housing.

      • You may need to use a heat gun to apply a small amount of heat to soften the adhesive below the battery.

      • Do not puncture or bend the battery.

Conclusion

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

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Gaetan

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I have made this guide based on good quality teardown pictures. I run out of detail pictures for step 3 & 4. Feel free to upgrade the guide if you have a Nexus 5 open and a camera on your hands.

Gaetan - Reply

Did it in less than 10 mins..

Already had experience with taking the backcover off...

Davor Bertovic - Reply

In the start of the guide it says "Replace the battery in your iPhone 5s"

Thomas Novin - Reply

After battery replacement my wireless charging was not working. Pay attention to settle holding clip in the middle of phone - just firmly press around the "S" from the back of phone until you hear it clicks in.

nextsux - Reply

Thank you so much for this tip! I did it and it worked. Now Wireless charging is working again.

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