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The cream of the season's Android crop is here—it's Google's own showstopping phablet, the Nexus 6P. In an historical first, this device comes to us via Chinese manufacturer Huawei—and since we've never had a Huawei offering on the teardown table, we're excited to get cracking! Will the cream rise to the top of the repairability bottle—or will the Nexus 6P give us sour milk face? Let's find out.

There's more teardown on tap—follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all the disassembly shenanigans!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Nexus 6P, use our service manual.

Image 1/2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 430 GPU Image 2/2: 12.3 MP/4K rear-facing camera with laser-assisted autofocus and electronic image stabilization, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • Now that we've (un)wrapped up the opening act, it's time for the main event! Here's what Google has to say about its latest Android flagship:

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 430 GPU

    • 12.3 MP/4K rear-facing camera with laser-assisted autofocus and electronic image stabilization, 8 MP front-facing camera

    • 5.7” WQHD 2560 × 1440 (518 ppi) AMOLED display

    • 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM with 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of internal storage

    • USB Type-C Port

    • Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader and Android Sensor Hub

    • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Image 1/3: We're ''fairly'' certain that the 6P isn't designed to function as a [https://i.imgflip.com/o1pxf.gif|ramp for your Tech Deck|new_window=true]. Image 2/3: The raised camera mesa is apparently Huawei's strategy for squeezing a 4K camera into the new phone. Or, like us, they could just be [http://s3.birthmoviesdeath.com/images/made/Close-Encounters-TV-Large_1050_591_81_s_c1.jpg|obsessed with mesas|new_window=true]. Image 3/3: Coming in for a closer look, we see that the glass lens cover slopes to a smooth curve at either end. Fancy!
  • The all-metal, aeronautical-grade anodized aluminum chassis is another first for a Nexus device.

  • We're fairly certain that the 6P isn't designed to function as a ramp for your Tech Deck.

    • The raised camera mesa is apparently Huawei's strategy for squeezing a 4K camera into the new phone. Or, like us, they could just be obsessed with mesas.

  • Coming in for a closer look, we see that the glass lens cover slopes to a smooth curve at either end. Fancy!

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Image 1/3: Just for fun, we also line up the 6P next to [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+6+Teardown/32877|ye olde Nexus 6|new_window=true]. With its nearly identical footprint, you get triple bonus points if you can tell which is which! Image 2/3: The 6P is slimmer, at 7.3 mm, versus  10.06 mm on the Nexus 6. It also shaves off 6 grams, coming in at 178 g. (For comparison, the iPhone 6s Plus tips the scales at 192 g.) Image 3/3: For those who were wondering, yes, it doubles as an external battery pack. So when your 5X runs low on juice, just grab your 6P and a ~~umbilical~~ USB-C cable and you'll be good to go!
  • Compared with its fraternal twin, the Nexus 5X (top), the 6P shines through with its Wide Quad HD AMOLED display.

  • Just for fun, we also line up the 6P next to ye olde Nexus 6. With its nearly identical footprint, you get triple bonus points if you can tell which is which!

    • The 6P is slimmer, at 7.3 mm, versus 10.06 mm on the Nexus 6. It also shaves off 6 grams, coming in at 178 g. (For comparison, the iPhone 6s Plus tips the scales at 192 g.)

  • For those who were wondering, yes, it doubles as an external battery pack. So when your 5X runs low on juice, just grab your 6P and a umbilical USB-C cable and you'll be good to go!

    • No word yet on what happens if you umbilical two 6Ps that are both at 50% power. We assume they'll both charge to 100%. Perpetual power, solved.

Why stop there? Come up with a USB-C splitter cable, connect the two 6Ps, and then you have perpetual power that's actually useful!

David Hodson - Reply

if only it were that simple. When I was a kid I had this idea that you could run a generator that's solar powered, have a lightbulb that puts out enough power to run the solar panel AND the generator... and run other items of said generator.

this was of course before I understood the nature of electricity and effectiveness and lost power etc etc.

liftedplane -

Can someone identify the chips belonging to the Android Sensor Hub? On the 5X ist was a pressure sensor, geomagnetic sensor, a combined gyro/accelerometer and an STM32.

I have no idea why they label the chips the way they do. If a sensor is called 'BMP280', why not label it with that? Why do they use some random other letters and numbers?

Anyway, would be cool if someone could help! Thanks!

Sebastian Plamauer - Reply

/edit: found the same STM32F411CE as on the 5X. Top right from the processor.

Pressure sensor is on the top right of the PCB, but no idea which model. Has a different number on it that the one on the 5X.

Sebastian Plamauer -

Did you figure out what specs the acceleramotor/gyroscope have in the Nexus 6p?

Andrew Prys -

Why is the touch screen controller not covered, can someone udpate?

CapTouch - Reply

Shouldn't the Avago 77814-1 in step 15 be listed as a Skyworks SKY77814-11? The Skyworks logo is clearly visible on the chip.

Brian Sammond - Reply

Yes. Thanks for the correction! It reads correctly now.

Jeff Suovanen -

The metal part on the mainboard beside the CPU and Flash chip seems to be the SIM card bay. Looks like it can hold 2 SIM cards!?

bernhard - Reply

There was another [leaked?] video of an earlier prototype advertising this capability. Please try this iFixit?

Tom Dugovic -

That definitely is the SIM reader on the motherboard, and it does look wide enough for two SIMS! However, the SIM tray in our device only has a single slot. Perhaps different carriers or markets will see the 6P able to support multiple SIMs, but not ours.

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

No QFE1100 envelope tracker? Surprising as most highend phones have included it for the last ~2 years

Guy - Reply

It's there! Marked "E1100", step 14, bottom left.

dfskjfksa -

  • Like the Nexus 6, there are no visible screws on the rear cover. Unlike the Nexus 6, this is a unibody device, so there won't be any handy peel-off rear cover.

  • The 6P's smooth enclosure is broken only by this small, suspicious plastic panel at the bottom. Let's pile a hot iOpener on it and see what's inside.

  • With enough heat, the panel is easily pried and peeled off, exposing four screws.

    • Including one covered with a tamper evident seal. If this is your first visit to iFixit, check out our Repair Manifesto to see what we think about things like that.

Don't forget to remove the SIM card tray, like I did!

Almost broke my screen trying to pull it apart with the tray in.

jmiller944 - Reply

  • Getting to the screws under the plastic cover wasn't too hard, but signs now point to screws under the camera mesa cover too...

  • The panel in question is made of tight-fitting, easily shattered, glass. Removing this won't be any fun at all.

    • We were pleasantly surprised by the easy opening procedure and minimal adhesive of the 5X. We had hoped this trend would include the 6P—it seems that in the Nexus family, blood doesn't run as thick as glue.

  • The ultra-tight fit renders our plastic tools useless—we resort to a curved razor blade, safety glasses, and prayers.

  • Several frustrating minutes later, we are able to deploy the iSclack, and pop the phone out of its rear enclosure.

One supposes that if it's that easy to break the glass camera cover, replacement camera covers will become available.

Jason Walton - Reply

My camera glass cover cracked after a literal 6" drop. Yikes. I hope replacements are available.

Stuart Anderson - Reply

Are those additional sensors to the right of the lazer auto focus? If so, what happens when these are covered by a case?

Torstein Early - Reply

Don't forget to seal properly the camera glass, because mine got dust in about 2 month. Now I need to clean the camera sensor from dust. Seems like doable, but I need to open this %#*@ thing again and crack the metalic camera case open, don't loose camera balls that should be inside, don't scratch the sensor while cleaning it and assemble it all in revese again.

Volodia Kotylo - Reply

Missing a step on the bottom of the phone there another flip, under there are 2 more screw

coolau - Reply

Image 1/3: Unlike other phones we've seen lately, there's no [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+6s+Plus+Teardown/48171#s107891|discrete display assembly|new_window=true] or [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+5X+Teardown/51318#s112135|easily removed rear cover|new_window=true] here. Instead, the 6P's internals come out of the rear case in one mega-sized component assembly, leaving only the NFC antenna behind. Image 2/3: This isn't a good sign for the 6P's repairability—in fact, it reminds us of our harrowing experience with the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/HTC+One+Teardown/13494#s45591|HTC One|new_window=true] M7. Image 3/3: On the bright side, it looks like a daughterboard interconnect cable is all that stands between us and the battery!
  • With the initial adhesive adventures behind us, the 6P has finally come out of its shell.

    • Unlike other phones we've seen lately, there's no discrete display assembly or easily removed rear cover here. Instead, the 6P's internals come out of the rear case in one mega-sized component assembly, leaving only the NFC antenna behind.

    • This isn't a good sign for the 6P's repairability—in fact, it reminds us of our harrowing experience with the HTC One M7.

  • On the bright side, it looks like a daughterboard interconnect cable is all that stands between us and the battery!

Can you please let me know how long this battery can last if I use Nexus stock charger?

Huawei support team said they don't have any service to replace battery after warranty? :(

Pritam Chanda - Reply

Image 1/3: This super-sized, 3.82 V, 13.18 Wh lithium-poly cell weighs in at a rated capacity of  3450 mAh. Image 2/3: For those of  you keeping score, this powerhouse is rated at 230 mAh more than the cell we found in the original [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+6+Teardown/32877#s76990|Nexus 6|new_window=true] and 700 mAh more than the battery in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+6s+Plus+Teardown/48171#s107895|iPhone 6s Plus|new_window=true]. Image 3/3: For those of  you keeping score, this powerhouse is rated at 230 mAh more than the cell we found in the original [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+6+Teardown/32877#s76990|Nexus 6|new_window=true] and 700 mAh more than the battery in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+6s+Plus+Teardown/48171#s107895|iPhone 6s Plus|new_window=true].
  • The battery is a monster—and, it's fiercely glued in. But at least we didn't have to dig too far to get here.

  • This super-sized, 3.82 V, 13.18 Wh lithium-poly cell weighs in at a rated capacity of 3450 mAh.

  • For those of you keeping score, this powerhouse is rated at 230 mAh more than the cell we found in the original Nexus 6 and 700 mAh more than the battery in the iPhone 6s Plus.

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Image 1/3: After that harrowing opening procedure, it's nice to see one repairability win in the 6P vs 5X comparison: a USB port mounted on a small and inexpensive daughterboard, rather than [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+5X+Teardown/51318#s112142|soldered onto the motherboard|new_window=true]. Image 2/3: The front side of the daughterboard features some control hardware and spring contacts for the LTE antenna... Image 3/3: ...And on the back we spy one of the 6P's three noise canceling microphones and a couple more contacts, for the vibrating motor and speaker.
  • Next up, we pull out one of the smallest daughterboards we've ever seen. It's only a little more than a simple USB-C board.

    • After that harrowing opening procedure, it's nice to see one repairability win in the 6P vs 5X comparison: a USB port mounted on a small and inexpensive daughterboard, rather than soldered onto the motherboard.

  • The front side of the daughterboard features some control hardware and spring contacts for the LTE antenna...

  • ...And on the back we spy one of the 6P's three noise canceling microphones and a couple more contacts, for the vibrating motor and speaker.

Where is the main microphone? Can it be the white circle feature on the speakerbox?

Tor - Reply

Or is the noice cancelling microphone at the back of the daughterboard also the main microphone?

Tor - Reply

Does anyone know which part contains a noise cancelling microphone? My 6p is out of warranty and has the muffled microphone issue. Wondering if replacing the daughterboard / speakerbox would make any difference, or if the culprit microphone is located on the motherboard itself.

Dan Lake - Reply

Did you ever replace the Daughterboard in order to fix that microphone issue?

Ronald Urena -

Image 1/3: Front-facing speakers are becoming a bit of a trademark for Google, and were found in last year's [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+9+Teardown/31425#s73326|Nexus 9|new_window=true] and the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+6+Teardown/32877|Nexus 6|new_window=true]. Image 2/3: We suspect Google's motive for including these front-facing speakers is simple enough: [http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/09/29/nexus-6p-top-5-features-of-the-most-powerful-nexus-ever/|people] [https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2xp7xs/are_frontfacing_speakers_really_worth_the|prefer] speakers that face them. Image 3/3: Of course that says nothing about how it actually ''sounds''. We'll have to wait until we put our 6P back together to give it a listen.
  • We continue our sleuthing along the bottom of the phone and come across what appears to be a speaker box.

  • Front-facing speakers are becoming a bit of a trademark for Google, and were found in last year's Nexus 9 and the Nexus 6.

    • We suspect Google's motive for including these front-facing speakers is simple enough: people prefer speakers that face them.

  • Of course that says nothing about how it actually sounds. We'll have to wait until we put our 6P back together to give it a listen.

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Image 1/3: While we've been watching carefully for signs of ~~life~~ [http://www.wired.com/2015/10/waterproof-iphone-6s/|waterproofing|new_window=true], this small sleeve alone doesn't indicate whether Google might be preparing for rising tides. Image 2/3: Moving along, we pull out the front-facing (i.e. selfie) camera. This 8 MP, ƒ/2.4 camera is up 3 MP from its counterpart on [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+5X+Teardown/51318#s112142|the 5X], but still maintains the same 1.4 micron pixel size. Image 3/3: We snap a few photos of our new-found peripheral friends and [http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/be/DeathStar2Core.png/revision/latest?cb=20130421050155|head for the core|new_window=true].
  • Next to fly free is the headphone jack, which we find encased in a little rubber sleeve. Hmmm.

    • While we've been watching carefully for signs of life waterproofing, this small sleeve alone doesn't indicate whether Google might be preparing for rising tides.

  • Moving along, we pull out the front-facing (i.e. selfie) camera. This 8 MP, ƒ/2.4 camera is up 3 MP from its counterpart on the 5X, but still maintains the same 1.4 micron pixel size.

  • We snap a few photos of our new-found peripheral friends and head for the core.

Is the connector capable of using a TRRS cable? For say, a lapel mic?

Dennis Norton - Reply

Image 1/2: Well, this is awkward. Although the front-facing camera didn't put up much of a fight, it appears the main camera is soldered in place. Image 2/2: Well, this is awkward. Although the front-facing camera didn't put up much of a fight, it appears the main camera is soldered in place.
  • Most of the peripherals are out of the way, allowing us to focus on the motherboard—glue-free and topped off with a glob of bubblegum thermal paste, just the way we like it.

  • Well, this is awkward. Although the front-facing camera didn't put up much of a fight, it appears the main camera is soldered in place.

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Image 1/2: While you ''do'' have to remove the motherboard to access the main camera, it turns out that only the camera ''bracket'' is soldered to the board. The camera itself is easily disconnected and removed. Image 2/2: This 12.3 MP camera features the same Sony [http://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/IS/sensor2/products/imx377.html|IMX377|new_window=true] image sensor and ƒ/2.0 lens as found in the 5X, but thanks to the boost in processing power from the Snapdragon 810, the 6P can take advantage of an EIS (electronic image stabilization) algorithm, and shoot slow-mo video at up to 240 fps.
  • . . . Or not!

  • While you do have to remove the motherboard to access the main camera, it turns out that only the camera bracket is soldered to the board. The camera itself is easily disconnected and removed.

  • This 12.3 MP camera features the same Sony IMX377 image sensor and ƒ/2.0 lens as found in the 5X, but thanks to the boost in processing power from the Snapdragon 810, the 6P can take advantage of an EIS (electronic image stabilization) algorithm, and shoot slow-mo video at up to 240 fps.

that motherboard has dual sim slots.

Tory Berra - Reply

Image 1/3: Wait. Square? Wasn't this thing round when we first saw it? Image 2/3: It turns out this version of the Imprint sensor is quite different from the one we found in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+5X+Teardown/51318#s112138|5X|new_window=true]. The circular profile of ''this'' fingerprint reader is solely due to the [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/LrkCLqWU1x1TDOAK|round hole in the 6P's rear case|new_window=true]. Image 3/3: Perhaps Huawei is planning to use this very fingerprint reader in one of their other phones. Handy.
  • Spudger ready, we turn our attention to the square Nexus Imprint sensor.

    • Wait. Square? Wasn't this thing round when we first saw it?

  • It turns out this version of the Imprint sensor is quite different from the one we found in the 5X. The circular profile of this fingerprint reader is solely due to the round hole in the 6P's rear case.

    • Perhaps Huawei is planning to use this very fingerprint reader in one of their other phones. Handy.

who manufactures the Nexus Imprint sensor? I have read that Fingerprint Card does, as well as one of the new nexus sensors (5x/6p) is the same as the OnePlus Two sensor. Any info on this would be appreciated. Thank you.

Douglas Kryder - Reply

Hey, I was wondering about the fingerprint reader, is it possible to switch it (get a new one with a different color), or is it like iPhones where it will stop working if you replace it?

ecrvnr - Reply

Image 1/1: Micron MT53B384M64D4NK-062 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM, layered over Qualcomm [https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/810|Snapdragon 810|new_window=true] v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit CPU
  • We smell chips! With the motherboard free and the EMI shielding pulled away, it's time for a look at the silicon:

    • Micron MT53B384M64D4NK-062 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM, layered over Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit CPU

    • Samsung KLMBG4GEND-B031 32 GB eMMC 5.0 NAND Flash

    • Qualcomm PMI8994 Power Management IC (found in many 2015 Android smartphones including the Nexus 5X)

    • Qualcomm SMB1351 Quick Charge IC (Likely an iteration of SMB1358 found in the Nexus 5X)

    • Qualcomm QFE1100 Envelope Tracking IC

    • ST Microelectronics STM32F411CE 32-bit 100 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 RISC microcontroller

    • Maxim Integrated MAX98925 Audio Amplifier

Funny, the "Avago ACPM-7251" has a Skyworks logo!

jon - Reply

Same thing happened in Step 15 with the amplifier, but they corrected it. I verified that the Skyworks logo is on the ACPM-7251 as well. Hopefully, this will get fixed soon, just as the other one was.

Brian Sammond - Reply

It's been removed altogether. I guess that's one way to fix it. lol

jon -

2x maxim chips are max98925 boosted class dg speaker amplifiers, not max989

dfskjfksa - Reply

Seems like the NXP TFA chips aren't being used now that Maxim has comparable smart speaker amplifiers

djlobb01 -

On this step, on the left upper corner, it's like there are 2 SIMs slots, or a SIM slot + SD card slot. Are both connected ? If so, why the SIM tray is only for 1 SIM card ?

Sylvain DEGUT - Reply

Image 1/1: Broadcom [https://www.broadcom.com/products/wireless-connectivity/wireless-lan/bcm4358|BCM4358|new_window=true] 5G WiFi 802.11ac Client
  • The back of the motherboard is brimming with even more control hardware:

    • Broadcom BCM4358 5G WiFi 802.11ac Client

    • Qualcomm PM8994 Power Management IC (as seen in the Nexus 5X and HTC One M9)

    • NXP PN548 NFC Controller

    • Qualcomm WCD9330 Audio Codec

    • Qualcomm WTR3925 RF Transceiver

    • RF Microdevices RF1891 Antenna Switch Module

    • Skyworks 77814-11 power amplifier module for LTE

Can you shed any light on the several small chips labeled "SKY1"?

jon - Reply

Anyone notice those bypass capacitors with two extra connections on the sides? I ogle electronics regularly and it's the first time I've seen them. There are unpopulated pads for them too. A little Googling suggests they're Murata EMIFIL devices or equivalent. Nifty!

APA - Reply

No NXP TFA9890A Audio Amplifier this time? So Nexus 6P uses what chip to boost the speaker so loud? The speaker module is by which company?

Google - Reply

I have noticed on this teardown as well as your LG 4 you do not identify the IMU. It would be great in the future you start doing this since it will be important to those who are looking for the best mobile VR smartphone.

Thanks

Michael Balzer - Reply

Image 1/2: Solid external construction improves durability. Image 2/2: Once the arduous opening procedure is complete, the battery is immediately accessible.
  • Nexus 6P Repairability Score: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

    • Solid external construction improves durability.

    • Once the arduous opening procedure is complete, the battery is immediately accessible.

    • It's very difficult—although not impossible—to open the device without damaging the glass camera cover. Because of the unibody design, this makes every component extremely difficult to replace.

    • The display assembly cannot be replaced without tunneling through the entire phone. This makes one of the most common repairs, a damaged screen, difficult to accomplish.

    • Tough adhesive holds the rear cover panels and battery in place.

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For step 7, don't know if anyone has noticed the typo... You say the nexus 6p has 700mAh more battery than the iphone 6s... 6s has ~1750mAh and the 6p has 3450 mAh... That's almost double the battery size (1700 mAh difference). Just a stickler for an order of magnitude :D Thanks for the great teardown, sad to see the 6p isn't easily repaired...

ErictheMaker - Reply

We're actually comparing the battery in the Nexus 6P to the battery in the 6s Plus, not the 6s. The 6s Plus has a 2750 mAh battery :)

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

At least the battery is not "smaller than promised" like iPhone

John Stead - Reply

The battery is Li-Po and not Li-ion tech which is more safer and lasts longer. I'd rather have the iPhone battery still. Lasts just as long in my experience.

Jake -

Li-Po means Li-polymer.Li-Po is included in Li-ion, which means lithium batteries.iPhone's batteries are the same Li-Po batteries,they're just written Li-ion.

Atom Zhang -

Nah, lithium ion is a different ype from lithium ion; even bother googling that?

Cookie Dough -

Just being a stickler but an order of magnitude is a factor of 10

slimerang - Reply

Is there any information regarding the headphone jack audio amplifier chip?

Ignatius Damai - Reply

I actually came over to see if I could replace the screen if it broke (My Note 2 needed a repair in just five days of purchasing it). Apparently Google sucks at inheritance of qualities in its nexus devices

MSF Jarvis - Reply

Andrew, thanks for setting me straight! I wish I had reread and seen that it was for the 6s plus. I appreciate you taking the time to respond though :)

Slime, you're right, and order of magnitude is 10 times larger... I was at a loss for what to call a difference from 3 digits to 4. Any ideas? I guess I could have said more than double instead...

ErictheMaker - Reply

On removing the camera glass, I found the best place to get a purchase with a razor blade was on the curved portion. And I had to get it HOT. I was using a heat gun (didn't think a table would work with the curved glass) and it didn't come off for me until I had heated several times and got the temperature to the point of being hot enough that you could only touch the glass very quickly (< 1 second). How you could possibly remove that without scuffing the frame at all though is beyond me. The metal frame is incredible sensitive to showing wear from a metal tool.

Also, the bottom plastic one starts bending pretty quickly from the heat. I'd use a slight about of heat but mostly rely on an opening tool to tear the adhesive.

Javan Pohl - Reply

Definitely agree, had to use more heat than I thought I should have used, crank that heat gun up people. I ended up cracking the glass on the back, but of course I started on the opposite side of the camera. Luckily all the cracks are covered by my case.

Tips learned:

Use lots and lots of heat

Work on the camera glass from the side opposite the lenses

You WILL scuff metal opening this thing

michaelwitek -

What are the sensors that we can see inside the camera hump once that glass came off as some cases actually cover most of this area?

Monty M - Reply

Actually scratch that - now that I look closer at the close up photo I see they are just a couple of holes, one with some foam under it and one looking down on the back of the headphone jack component.

Monty M -

What would it take to put the back and camera glass back on? I dropped mine 12 hrs after getting it and now my volume key is bent so I can only lower the volume.

William Astarita - Reply

Anyone knows the logo on the orange part of the fingerprint sensor?

Body Double - Reply

Does anyone know where to find a original nexus 6p back housing, or how mutch does it cost?

zoltanmariusadrian - Reply

Where is the laser autofocus assembly on the last picture? It is not shown

4GVTEC - Reply

Hi every one my name is shabeer i have a issue in my nexus 6p and it has network ic problem can any one let me know the network ic model in nexus 6p it will be a great help thank you.

mohomedshabeer - Reply

Can you please confirm , if FM chip is inside the Nexus 6p. If FM chip and receiver is enabled then we all can hear the FM Radio for free and save a lot on the data usage . Thanks

Sriram - Reply

no there is no fm chip in the nexus 6p

Mark Warburton -

Question: so ive apparently suffered from the "jeans too tight bent my volume rocker" problem, and i am in the early learning stages of the repair ability preparation process. I dont mind having to tackle this repair myself (as opposed to RMA'ing the device, as many have done) since I have planned on swapping out the gold housing with a different color since i first purchased the device. Its not because the gold is my LEAST favorite color of the 4-- in fact, its actually the ONLY color option that i don't like. I purchased the gold one because i was able to get a 32 gb version for just over $300 brand new at a crazy random sale/opportunity, and so I knew iFixit wouldn't let me down when it came to showing me how to get that desired colorway while still saving one or two benjamins in the process.

Then, sadly, I hopped on here and learned the bitter truth about the 6p's teardown: it frickin sucks.

Christopher - Reply

so now that story time is over, back to my question: I've decided that since im tearing down anyways, i might as well frankenstein some parts, and so I'm going to either do a White body with black sim card tray, black finger print sensor, power button, volume rocker, etc. I'll probaboly even do the little back bottom battery cover piece in black as well. Theres also a slightly low to to medium chance that I may opt out of the white body and go with the same design, but with a silver housing instead. My question is: ive found every part that i need seperately, but the volume rocker and power button piece seems to only be the ribbon. Does anyone know if the oems selling the housing are including the actual buttons with the main housing, and selling the ribbon seperately? Or do I need to find the black ones to ensure my little colorway variant comes together as i want it to?

Christopher - Reply

Anyone with any advice would be greatly appreciated. p.s. iFixit-- rock on! thank you once again for going where no man has gone (generally, at the time of the original video) and delivering unto us the gift of disassembly.

Christopher - Reply

What is the part number of the Bluetooth Chip here?Manufacturer?

Raul Piper - Reply

The Broadcom BCM4358 used for Wi-Fi is also capable of Bluetooth, according to the device specs. Click on the link above in the article.

Erik Tomlinson -

I am trying to find the internal hard drive and attempt to pull my pictures off it. My phone went through the treadmill and wont turn on. Any advice?

Chris Belief - Reply

You could unsolder the eMMC chips and use a socket reader to pull the data off of them. However, itsecuritything.com stated that google forced full disk encryption out of the box on Nexus 6P. So I'm not sure you can read the data anyway.

Ryan -

Any thoughts where I could find help identifying some of the small electronics on the main board? I lost two small components when swapping out the screen. Now the screen works, but it does not recognize the sim. The two components are circled in red in the lower right corner of this picture.

https://postimg.org/image/b4wqltgox/

It's a long shot, but if I could get replacements maybe I could manage to solder them back on.

Burton Alesse - Reply

Burton, the SMDs you have circled are capacitors. By the size of them they are bypass caps for a DC line. I would try a 1uF cap or 10uF cap and see if that fixes your issue. It's hard to tell from the picture but the size looks like a 0201. You'll have to measure the pad spacing to be sure.

Hope that helps,

Daniel

Daniel Longstreet - Reply

Thanks for the tutorial, it's very helpful. Can you please tell me how may I change the sim card holder?

Md. Beruni - Reply

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