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Introduction

It's only been 9 months, and already LG has a new top dog: the G5. After our teardown of the G4 last year, we applauded LG for remaining steadfast and resolute in offering removable batteries. But we also wondered how they could both keep the accessibility and compete with the unibody trend.

The answer is before us today, in the form of the LG G5—a unibody smartphone with an easily removable battery. Let's tear it down and see what other repairability tricks or treats it's hiding.

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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your LG G5, use our service manual.

Image 1/2: 5.3-inch "Quad HD" IPS multi-touch display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution (554 ppi) Image 2/2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB RAM
  • We're most interested in the G5's design, but some potent hardware lurks inside as well. Specs include:

    • 5.3-inch "Quad HD" IPS multi-touch display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution (554 ppi)

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB RAM

    • Dual rear cameras (16 MP OIS primary and 8 MP wide-angle) and 8 MP front camera

    • 32 GB on-board storage, with expandable microSD card storage up to 2 TB

    • USB Type-C + 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wi-fi + Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC + IR blaster

    • Fingerprint sensor + accelerometer + gyro + proximity sensor + barometer

    • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Image 1/2: When stacked up against (or on top of) its older sibling, the G5 seems a ''bit'' chunkier than the G4. The G4 also felt nicer in the hand, and was a bit easier to grip. Image 2/2: Apparently, LG's move to a modular design and the use of the [http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2016/04/statement-regarding-material-used-in-lg-g5-uni-body-2/|LM201 aluminum alloy|new_window=true] forced them to step back from last year's slightly sleeker form factor. Still, we sense good things in store.
  • A quick comparison with last year's LG G4 shows off the G5's smoother, rounder, and more metallic exterior.

  • When stacked up against (or on top of) its older sibling, the G5 seems a bit chunkier than the G4. The G4 also felt nicer in the hand, and was a bit easier to grip.

  • Apparently, LG's move to a modular design and the use of the LM201 aluminum alloy forced them to step back from last year's slightly sleeker form factor. Still, we sense good things in store.

  • Is it just us, or does the G5 kinda look like Johnny 5?

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Image 1/3: With the press of handy a button, we slide out the G5's battery module. Yep, removing the battery is even easier than it was on their [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/LG+G4+Teardown/42705#s98212|last flagship phone|new_window=true]. Image 2/3: Replaceable batteries make us happy. They play a huge role in minimizing the amount of [http://ifixit.org/ewaste|e-waste|new_window=true] associated with consumer electronics. Not to mention, they add the ability to carry an extra battery, so you don't [https://xkcd.com/911/|run out of juice|new_window=true]. Image 3/3: ''We doubt we'll hear of many G5's getting tossed out due to a dead battery.''
  • We take a second to appreciate LG's little reminder that the G5 comes with a super-removable battery. How cute.

  • With the press of handy a button, we slide out the G5's battery module. Yep, removing the battery is even easier than it was on their last flagship phone.

  • Replaceable batteries make us happy. They play a huge role in minimizing the amount of e-waste associated with consumer electronics. Not to mention, they add the ability to carry an extra battery, so you don't run out of juice.

  • We doubt we'll hear of many G5's getting tossed out due to a dead battery.

Not only does the battery come out, but the charge port does too. If that ever breaks it will be quick to fix too.

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Image 1/3: Do our X-ray eyes deceive us, or does this look a lot like an [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+SE+Teardown/60902#s127231|new_window=true|iPhone]? Well, except for that snappy removable battery, of course. Image 2/3: Small metal backing in the center of the phone, ~~logic~~motherboard stage right, battery at center left—could it be phone Feng Shui? Image 3/3: An X-ray lineup confirms the G5 almost perfectly splits the difference between the iPhone 6 (left) and 6 Plus (right).
  • We're ready to start pulling things apart, but we'll restrain ourselves just long enough for an X-ray scan. Our ingenious pals at Creative Electron show us what we're up against this round.

  • Do our X-ray eyes deceive us, or does this look a lot like an iPhone? Well, except for that snappy removable battery, of course.

    • Small metal backing in the center of the phone, logicmotherboard stage right, battery at center left—could it be phone Feng Shui?

    • An X-ray lineup confirms the G5 almost perfectly splits the difference between the iPhone 6 (left) and 6 Plus (right).

  • Looks like that end-cap module is more than just a battery holder and USB. Time to pop that sucker open.

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Image 1/2: The 3.85 V, 10.8 Wh, Li-Ion battery in the G5 weighs in at 2800 mAh—just edging out the 2750 mAh cell in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+6s+Plus+Teardown/48171#s107895|iPhone 6s Plus|new_window=true]... Image 2/2: But, it's a slight capacity decrease from the 3000 mAh whoppers we found in the G5's [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/LG+G4+Teardown/42705#s98212|predecessor|new_window=true] and Samsung's recent [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsung+Galaxy+S7+Teardown/56686#s122917|Galaxy S7|new_window=true].
  • It takes a pretty serious tug to decouple the G5's battery from its module—probably not something you'll do by accident.

  • The 3.85 V, 10.8 Wh, Li-Ion battery in the G5 weighs in at 2800 mAh—just edging out the 2750 mAh cell in the iPhone 6s Plus...

  • But, it's a slight capacity decrease from the 3000 mAh whoppers we found in the G5's predecessor and Samsung's recent Galaxy S7.

  • Our guess? LG is banking on their customers taking advantage of that replaceable battery to swap on the go if needed, negating the need for a super-huge capacity.

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Image 1/3: Probably [http://junkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/shia-labeouf-magic-gif.gif|magic|new_window=true]. Image 2/3: And glue. The front and back module covers are ''very'' well glued in place. Image 3/3: [http://www.slashgear.com/lg-g5-is-metal-seriously-it-really-really-is-04434614/|new_window=true|Plasticgate 2016] update: That small front cover ''is'' plastic, but the rear one is certainly [http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2016/04/statement-regarding-material-used-in-lg-g5-uni-body-2/|new_window=true|fancy aluminum].
  • Okay, but what's in the module itself?

  • And glue. The front and back module covers are very well glued in place.

  • Picking apart the module reveals a few screws, some glue, and a surprising amount of goodies awaiting perusal.

  • In addition to making USB port replacements easier than ever, the tiny battery module also contains a speaker, some antennas, and a lot of spring contacts.

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Image 1/2: A single tray houses both the SIM card and microSD card. Image 2/2: Though the G5 [http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-lg-g5-ditch-android-adoptable-storage-24428774/|doesn't support Android's adoptable storage|new_window=true], LG holds to their tradition of including external storage in their flagship phones—another win for longevity and, in all likelihood, a net reduction in e-waste.
  • As it sinks in that we've removed the battery without opening the phone, we turn our attention to the SIM card.

  • A single tray houses both the SIM card and microSD card.

  • Though the G5 doesn't support Android's adoptable storage, LG holds to their tradition of including external storage in their flagship phones—another win for longevity and, in all likelihood, a net reduction in e-waste.

    • Yes, the day will probably come when 2 TB of storage in your smartphone just isn't nearly enough. But right now, that day looks comfortably far off.

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Image 1/3: It's a decidedly iPhone-esque display opening, in the best possible way—or at least, it's much like how iPhone display removal ''used'' to go, before all that [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+6s+Teardown/48170#s107852|adhesive] crashed the party. Image 2/3: Really though, regardless of the insides, LG has finally figured out the modular unibody. The display is seamlessly mounted in the rear case, making for a luxury feel—while still maintaining battery access. We hope this trend catches on. Image 3/3: Really though, regardless of the insides, LG has finally figured out the modular unibody. The display is seamlessly mounted in the rear case, making for a luxury feel—while still maintaining battery access. We hope this trend catches on.
  • After just two screws and some pry-able clips, we pop open the display with ease. No fuss, no adhesive.

    • It's a decidedly iPhone-esque display opening, in the best possible way—or at least, it's much like how iPhone display removal used to go, before all that adhesive crashed the party.

  • Really though, regardless of the insides, LG has finally figured out the modular unibody. The display is seamlessly mounted in the rear case, making for a luxury feel—while still maintaining battery access. We hope this trend catches on.

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  • What's better than a user-removable battery? Why, a user-removable battery with a mechanical shock absorber.

    • This springy mechanical doodad helps the G5's battery slide perfectly into its parking space, and gives a satisfying tactile snick as you click it into place.

My g5 battery wont fully go in. The chin wont fully click into place. Is this thing broken?

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Image 1/3: A hefty and ''very'' well-adhered metal plate keeps the back button pressed to the case, and probably adds ingress proofing. (It also reminds us a bit of the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+SE+Teardown/60902#s127231|bi-metal Apple logo|new_window=true].) Image 2/3: The G5's fingerprint sensor is a little different than the one we found in the LG-made [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+5X+Teardown/51318#s112138|Nexus 5X|new_window=true], but it houses a familiar set of spring contacts. Image 3/3: The G5's fingerprint sensor is a little different than the one we found in the LG-made [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+5X+Teardown/51318#s112138|Nexus 5X|new_window=true], but it houses a familiar set of spring contacts.
  • With the display out and the battery removed right from the get, the chassis has little to hide: vibrator motor, headphone jack, and buttons are all that remain. Time to drain the tub.

  • A hefty and very well-adhered metal plate keeps the back button pressed to the case, and probably adds ingress proofing. (It also reminds us a bit of the bi-metal Apple logo.)

  • The G5's fingerprint sensor is a little different than the one we found in the LG-made Nexus 5X, but it houses a familiar set of spring contacts.

What kind of adhesive should I use for the power button metal plate?

Ethan Keltner - Reply

Image 1/2: That big shiny one is the primary 16 MP rear camera, with extra girth to accommodate  the optical image stabilization mechanism. Image 2/2: The third and final camera—the auxiliary 8-MP rear shooter with the trick wide-angle lens—is trapped helplessly under the motherboard, so we'll come back to these guys in just a moment.
  • Out comes one front-facing camera and one (of two) rear-facing cameras—hooray modularity!

    • That big shiny one is the primary 16 MP rear camera, with extra girth to accommodate the optical image stabilization mechanism.

  • The third and final camera—the auxiliary 8-MP rear shooter with the trick wide-angle lens—is trapped helplessly under the motherboard, so we'll come back to these guys in just a moment.

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Image 1/3: Like the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/LG+G4+Teardown/42705#s98222|G of yesteryear|new_window=true], the G5 sports a 16 MP,  ƒ/1.8 camera with a 1/2.6" image sensor. Image 2/3: LG also packed in a 135-degree, wide-angle camera with an ƒ/2.4 aperture and 8 MP image sensor—perfect for your [https://youtu.be/pc0B_3gDSAQ?t=13m30s|tiger jumping|new_window=true] photo shoots. Image 3/3: Matching last year's selfie shooter, a wee 8 MP front-facing camera rounds out the trio.
  • Let's pop that motherboard off and snag the final camera for a family photo! From left to right:

    • Like the G of yesteryear, the G5 sports a 16 MP, ƒ/1.8 camera with a 1/2.6" image sensor.

    • LG also packed in a 135-degree, wide-angle camera with an ƒ/2.4 aperture and 8 MP image sensor—perfect for your tiger jumping photo shoots.

    • Matching last year's selfie shooter, a wee 8 MP front-facing camera rounds out the trio.

our tiger jumping. hahahaha

Han Han - Reply

Image 1/1: Samsung [http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/dram/mobile-dram/low-power-ddr4/K3RG2G20BM-MGCJ?ia=3107|K3RG2G20BM-MGCJ|new_window=true] 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM with quad-core Qualcomm [https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/820|Snapdragon 820|new_window=true] SOC layered beneath
  • There’s been a lot of talk about the G5’s new aluminum alloy, but let’s take a look at its silicon:

    • Samsung K3RG2G20BM-MGCJ 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC layered beneath

    • Samsung KLUBG4G1CE-B0B1 32 GB MLC Universal Flash Storage 2.0

    • NXP 54802 NFC Controller

    • Qualcomm SMB1350 Quick Charge 3.0 IC

    • Analogix SlimPort ANX7816 Ultra-HD Transmitter

    • Analogix SlimPort ANX7418 USB-C Switch/Controller

    • Qualcomm WSA8815 Audio Codec

There is WCD9335 audio codec in near of NXP 54802 NFC Controller

Han Han - Reply

Image 1/1: Broadcom [https://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s899152|BCM43455|new_window=true] 5G Wi-Fi Combo Chip
  • More chip goodness on the rear of the motherboard:

    • Broadcom BCM43455 5G Wi-Fi Combo Chip

    • Qualcomm WTR3925 LTE Transceiver

    • Avago ACPM-7788 Multiband Multimode Power Amplifier

    • Skyworks 77814-11 LTE Power Amplifier Module

    • Skyworks SKY13560 RF Switch

    • Qualcomm PM8996 Power Management IC

    • Qualcomm PMI8996 Power Management IC

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Image 1/1: A closer look at the display cable reveals that this G5 apparently has a name: ''Alice''.
  • As a final treat, we take a closer look at the (unsurprisingly LG-manufactured) display. Its cable has some chips and markings—and we've got a speaker, and a smattering of contacts.

  • A closer look at the display cable reveals that this G5 apparently has a name: Alice.

    • We're not going any further down this rabbit hole; we have a score to assign!

What are the contacts on each side of the ear speaker? I ordered a replacement screen and they are not included. They go below the plastic frame.

Charles Holder - Reply

I also need this information!

Daniel Berthelsen Wohlfart -

I am missing the two that are on the right of the speaker, I can not tell if they are specific to network? Help please.

steve -

Image 1/2: The user-removable, slide-out battery is a huge boon to phone lifespan. Image 2/2: No glue and few screws make for a relatively simple opening procedure.
  • LG G5 Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

    • The user-removable, slide-out battery is a huge boon to phone lifespan.

    • No glue and few screws make for a relatively simple opening procedure.

    • Standard Phillips #00 screws means the right tool is probably already in your toolbox.

    • Many components are modular, making for easier, cheaper part replacement.

    • Module covers are glued on, making repairs a bit sticky—but the module itself greatly simplifies the process of replacing a faulty USB port.

    • The fused display assembly will need to be replaced if the LCD or glass breaks, increasing costs.

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59 Comments

very good teardown! it's nice to see a flagship-phone with this score. much better than Samsung S7/S7edge. Kudos LG

Peter Lang - Reply

One thing I have done on my previous LG's is to replace the camera lense (or rather, glass facing outwards). They usually become more and more scratched, leading to lower quality photos with time. This wasn't mentioned, is it possible? I assume both lift right out with the black rectangle thingy in the back shell?

erik - Reply

I solved this problem using a plastic watch polish paste.

It's not actually the glass that scratches. As far as I know the glass used is sapphire glass that is extremely scratch resistant. It's the oleophobic coating which can be polished away.

This worked with my lg g2 anyways..

Used "polywatch" bought on German amazon. Not sure if sold worldwide.

Malo M -

I need to figure out how to replace that outward facing glass over the camera myself. Shattered inside the case...if anyone can lead me to the right piece, and process?

Chris Klopfenstein -

Step #9, when devices have that *click*, it always sends tingles throughout my body ;D

jvelez - Reply

same. XD

i have to buy this flagship. :P

Miguel Vogt -

I realize that the motherboard is on the back of the LCD assembly, I'm foreseeing heavy blows to the LCD assembly may have a potential to reach the motherboard right behind it, but I could be exaggerating.

jvelez - Reply

Heavy blows? Jesus!! What are you doing to your phone. Take care of it just like you would take care of other belongings.

Mohsin Khan -

You know that there is a metal plate between the display and the MB, right?

The force required to go through that is so big that you need to either drop it into some press accidentally or hit it with a hammer purposefully.

Leon bed -

Where exactly is the NFC antenna? Embedded in the frame?

whosdadog - Reply

Looks like it's probably the rectangular coil to the left of the IMEI sticker on the metal portion of the body.

Edit: I don't see any way it connects and looking again those may just be cnc mill marks, so maybe it's a part of the plastic camera surround that has multiple spring contact points.

abqnm -

Nfc on the G5 is up by the camera so probably the black loop around where the cameras go.

Nick Horvath -

Nice teardown! Kudos to LG for innovating some killer features. Trend setting technology on display.

nsancc - Reply

EXCELLENT tear down.Our korean neighbour has done a good job.Comments from a loyal fan from china of ifixit.

aj86 - Reply

What SD card reader, controller, does it have. Will it read UHS-II cards?

Jay Rieken - Reply

Are there contacts there for dual sim? Is it possible to just change the tray that holds a micro SD card and sim with one that has 2 sims? Are the dual sim phones different other then the carrier?

repatch42 - Reply

I think that dual sim phones need specialized network chips and also software modifications over the single-SIM version

niccotaglia -

The glass that covers my rear camera lens shattered when I touched it with my finger.. but I can't find the replacement glass for that anywhere.. seems like the quality of that rear glass is weak...

ntmock - Reply

I found it on ebay. Has anyone found instructions on how to replace it?

DCF -

so many dead phones would simply need an electronical access to internal memory to rewrite the basic data [gpt, secondary bootloader..].

would be nice to have included manufacturer's (lack of) support for these things into the "ifixit" report.

julieaurdani - Reply

Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement battery module? I'd like to try and modify it for wireless charging but don't want to mess up the one that came with the phone.

Aaron Taulbee - Reply

Great as usual, thanks guys. This guide gets me kind of inlove with the new G5. Do you think I can find it below $ 100, XD XD, otherwise my wife won't let me buy it. Thanks again, and blessings!!

Juan Javier Triff Cabanas - Reply

Nice job LG. I was interested in the repair-ability of G4. Glad to see such a great tradition carried on. I am seriously considering buying a G5.

heroxbd - Reply

How to fix the button to take the battery my button stop working now i catn the the battery out.

Andy Hernandez - Reply

Can you do a button repair to take the battery out my button to take the battery out doesnt work !&&* me out.

Andy Hernandez - Reply

LG are currently being unreasonable and not willing to help me with the issue of my phone. Even though under warranty they are not happy to fix the problem I am having with my phone which is that my sim card is no reading. They say that the phone was damaged by myself although i put a nano sim in the phone and it worked for an hour before it stopped reading my sim. Please note that I have the phone for a total of 2 hours before I had this issue... So its brand new.

I need to replace the sim compotent of the phone, but where would I be able to get this from?

Jay Panesar - Reply

I replaced my usb ribbon , I have a LG G5 from verizon, however after I replaced the ribbon and tried to boot, it says the module is not compatible, however when I put the original one back in, it works fine. So I think I have the process down well, but for some reason it is saying not compatible and not sure why. I tried 2 different usb ribbons from ebay, both of which say they support the verizon module, so not sure what to do.

Thanks

Terry Horgan - Reply

This made me prefer the G5 over the Galaxy S7. I'd be much more at ease knowing that my phone is this simple to disassemble with the LG in my pocket. Even though its screen and buildquality are inferior, I'd pick the G5.

kepeter97 - Reply

I bought it and it is really awesome but after overheat while charging now It doesn't recognize any sim card at all and also GPS is not working correctly. So, watch out when you are charging yours

davisgarces - Reply

is there a replacement for Broadcom BCM43455 5G Wi-Fi Combo Chip?? my bluetooth and wifi are not turning on on my device

Tomas del azar - Reply

I have the same problem, have you tried the replacement?

Guizmoww -

Replaced badly broken front assembly easily. But no service error now. Checking network connectors, etc does not solve the issue. Anybody have any ideas?

RepairTechGirl - Reply

Hi,

where is WCD9335 dac? Is it possible that g5 does not have one?

Neb Sli - Reply

buenas alguien que me ayude porfavor, tengo un equipo lg g5 modelo Rs988, la Wi-Fi no se enciende tampoco el bluetooth, en la dirección MAC de la Wi-Fi aquí aparece 02:00:00:00:00 y la del bluetooth aparecen solo ceros 00:00:00:00:00, la batería se descarga en menos de 4 horas, la versión del sistema actual es la 6.0.1 actualizado asta septiembre.. ya e probado todas las posibles soluciones a los problemas pero ninguna soluciona creen que serán a causa de hardware o software??????? gracias

basic - Reply

Hi did you find solution to that problem? The same thing happens to me exactly

Jose David Correa Duque -

Got my g5 September 25th and yesterday it shut off suddenly,wont turn on at all,cant take it back for exchange bc Verizon has 14day policy which I've passed,so im trying to fix it myself without totally ruining it for good (if not already), anyone have any suggestions?

syn - Reply

Can you offer me some advice or help. The GPS on my G5 doesn't pick up location and when it does pick up location it'll be off by about a block.

Geo - Reply

Where could I buy a LG G5 H860 replacement motherboard?

Dillon - Reply

I loved my G5 for about 4 weeks i then moved to Australia and fitted a new sim this was the last time my phone worked. There is an obvious weak point with the sim card reader pins and it cannot be repaired as the reader is part of the mother board. So in my opinion you are better off with the Samsung. I am one very unhappy LG G5 owner.

David - Reply

Some G5 was released with defective mobo (wifi and bluetooth and gps start to fail). The one who bought it overseas will not have any assistance in local LG shop. So be careful and think twice before loosing money.

opapamail - Reply

I have H850 from Polish T-Mobile...One day WiFi stopped working...MAC 02:00:00:00 ..LG repair service rejected due to bending the phone .... it does not bend and they wrote that because my LCD bottom right corner are bended from the begining and tampered glass reveals that.....Never ever LG

suchypl1985 -

Hi did you find solution to that problem? The same thing happens to me exactly.

Jose David Correa Duque -

my RF antena connector is broken, how do i fix that? anyone please?

aag1388 - Reply

I ran my g5 over with a forklift at work. Inside an otterbox it only broke the glass and lcd. No damage to the motherboard. Phone is repaired other then needing the flue for the frame that goes around the LCD assembly. A+ in my book!

Amanda Bennett - Reply

I've got a G5 that was supposed to be unlocked, but actually wasn't because the Orange shop had an clueless clerk.

I put in a new nanoSIM an it asked for a code. I input the PIN of the SIM and it wasn't right. After about 6 retries I called my carrier Vodafone, hey what's going on? They said it's all right if I block the SIM, they'll unblock it, go on.

Except that the phone wasn't asking for the SIM PIN, but for the network unlock code.

I didn't understand that, because I wasn't expecting anything of the sort. I just thought that newer phones have a different word for PIN, whatever. I had a coworker with me when doing this, we both had a brain malfunction and used up all the 10 retries.

Orange Service told me that the baseboard is permanently locked and cannot be reflashed, but must be replaced for $200.

Is that true? Perfectly working hardware has to be replaced because of wrong data input? What kind of colossal paranoid made this design decision? Is it because of the carrier (Orange) or because of LG?

Silviu - Reply

So I did the full screen assembly with housing replacement and now my flash for my camera doesn't work. Any ideas? I can't find any advice else where

Tyler Carlisle - Reply

Does anyone know the specs for the accelerometer/what model the accelerometer is?

Liz - Reply

Hi, can you tell me, LG G5 H860 and H850 is same or not?

sh.buishvili - Reply

Does anyone have the service manual for this appliance?

Juscelino Junior - Reply

My barometer sensor didn't work correctly, it said -100m while i am standing on 2nd floor

minh hieu le - Reply

Where are the cellular antennas located?

Thanks

alkesh mehta - Reply

I have an issue with the fingerprint sensor waking up the screen. It seems that the sensor recognizes the fingerprints but doesn't wake up the screen.

The screen wakes up either after double tapping on it or after some time (1 or 2 minutes).

Recently, I removed the micro sd card (64GB Sandisk ultra) and the fingerprint scanner started working fine, without any delays for waking up the screen. I have also tried other different micro sd cards but the result is the same, screen does not wake up. It seems some sort of software issue, because the sd card just works fine for storing images and etc.

Have anyone experienced the same issues? Is there any solution to this problem?

Hayk - Reply

Do the G5 and G5se share the same body? Can it both replaced by each other?

Boontarin Charoenthitiwong - Reply

Man, what does a company have to do to get a 9? Make the phone out of Lego? I'm hoping that there was some internal debate about whether the phone merited a higher score. I don't honestly see the fused display as a problem any more than I see the fact that components are soldered onto the mainboard rather than pressed; those two pieces need each other for strength.

jrhooker - Reply

I replaced the screen assembly on my Verizon LGG5 with a digitizer & frame assembly & now the Cellular signal has dropped dramatically, any idea's what I might have done? I'm not seeing anything jump out at me. Thanks for your input in advance.

Tim - Reply

I have the same problem jave you fixed?

Riccardo Valletti -

Any clue if the CPU is actually soldered correctly, it seems that the G5s are suffering from the same boot loop trend we are seeing from LGs, any idea if it is from the same cause.

Owen M - Reply

Where are the pryable clips? I only found one that came loose basically on it's own when I took the right screw out. If there's one on the left I haven't found it other than some little black piece next to the battery removal button but I can't tell what it is and don't want to go around breaking anything.

Matt Prince - Reply

So I replaced my main camera on my lg g5 and I ended up dropping a piece that I could not figure out how to fit back into its place. It was small, rectangular shaped and black. It keeps the right side of the battery locked into the phone and I am having NO luck finding that piece to replace this one with. Any one have any idea on what this piece may be called or how to get your hands on a replacement one with out having to buy some ones dead phone to do so?? Thanks!

Kayce - Reply

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