Google’s latest smartphone running on Android Kit Kat 4.4, the Nexus 5 has a non-removable battery at least, that is what Google claims. A new guide from the guys over at NewLife2DoStuff show you just how this “non-removable” battery is actually very replaceable. In this guide we will show you how to do just so, keep in mind that doing this could void your device’s warranty.
What are the required tools? Before we get started we should make sure we got all the tools we need: Small screwdriver to remove the screws, the new battery for your device and optionally a tool that will make removing the back panel easier
Why would i want to replace my battery? There could be many reasons, maybe your battery broke, you want to upgrade it to a better one or you are experiencing drain issues, something that Google has officially acknowledged the device is experiencing.
What to do before getting started. This guide starts at removing the screws, so we take for granted that you have already removed the back cover of your Nexus 5, as shown in the image bellow
Once you have done this, we can proceed to start removing the battery of the device, make sure to follow these steps and not skip any (also, make sure to turn your device off if you haven’t already)
All credit of this guide goes to the guys over at NewLife2DoStuff, here is their video in which they give a demonstration on how to remove the battery.