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Step 16
While the display glass was held down with some easy-to-slice foam adhesive, the rear glass is a different story. We're happy to see that Google still hasn't given in to the full glass back trend. This little bit of glass seems to bridge the gap between durability and antenna transmissivity. We suspect this thick pad of sticky adhesive is here as a shock absorber to protect the glass from falls. Whatever the reason, we had to bring plenty of heat to extract it.
  • While the display glass was held down with some easy-to-slice foam adhesive, the rear glass is a different story.

  • We're happy to see that Google still hasn't given in to the full glass back trend. This little bit of glass seems to bridge the gap between durability and antenna transmissivity.

  • We suspect this thick pad of sticky adhesive is here as a shock absorber to protect the glass from falls. Whatever the reason, we had to bring plenty of heat to extract it.

  • This little antenna-laced cover pops off to reveal the front sensor cable, accessible only from the back after removing the glass.

  • Two Knowles MEMS microphones are found on the flex cable attached to the back of the phone

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