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How to replace a cracked Nexus 5 screen yourself

Published Dec 16th, 2013 8:35AM EST
How To Replace Cracked Nexus 5 Screen
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.