When it comes to smartphones, is there anything worse than the feeling you get as your phone slips out of your hand and plummets towards the ground? Kick and flail as you will, but only fate will decide whether your handset’s screen lives or dies once it hits the ground. If you own a Nexus 5 you’re likely reasonably savvy when it comes to technology, and if your phone takes an unlucky fall that ends up shattering the screen, perhaps you’d like to try fixing it yourself to save some money. Lucky for you, the supply chain experts turned bloggers over at ETrade Supply have put together a great guide that walks you through each step of the process for Google’s latest smartphone. All of the tools you’ll need are easy enough to find and while swapping out the phone’s screen yourself will definitely void your warranty, so will taking it to a third-party cell phone repair shop, which is what most people do.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.