How To Disassemble Nexus 6 In 10 Steps

Released in October of 2014, the Nexus 6 is the 6th generation smartphone in the Google Nexus family. The Nexus 6 runs the latest Android OS, Android 5.0 "Lollipop" and will be the first Nexus device to support T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling which will arrive in early 2015. As it’s manufactured by Motorola, the Nexus 6 features similar hardware as the Moto X 2nd, let’s tear down the device and have a closer look.


Tools Needed:



Nexus 6 disassembly


1. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 SIM Card Tray.


  • ● Power off the device;
  • ● Use an eject pin or tweezers to release the SIM card tray.


Nexus 6 take out sim card tray


2. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 Battery Door.


  • ● Heat up the battery door for 2 minutes to soften the battery door adhesive;
  • ● Insert the case opening tool and pry up the battery door.


Nexus 6 pry up battery door


3. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 Rear Housing Assembly.


  • ● Undo the 22 screws in the rear housing as shown below;
  • ● Gently remove the rear housing assembly from the screen assembly.


Nexus 6 rear housing screws


Nexus 6 take out rear housing


4. Release the Connectors in the Rear Housing.


  • ● Remove the gasket on the rear housing near the bottom of the phone;
  • ● Carefully pry up the flex ribbon connector underneath;
  • ● Remove the gasket on the rear housing near the top of the phone;
  • ● Carefully pry up the flex ribbon connector underneath.


Nexus 6 (56)


Nexus 6 (57)


5. Release the Flex Cable Ribbon Extender.


●  Carefully pry up the latch on the flex connector to separate it from the flex ribbon extender.


 Nexus 6 Pry up connector 3


6. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 Battery.


  • ● Heat up the rear housing for 10 seconds to soften the battery adhesive;
  • (Notice: be more careful on this step as batteries might explode when overheated.)
  • ● Pry up the battery flex connector that adhered to the rear housing;
  • ● If you want to release the wireless charging coil as well, gently pry up the charging coil connector. However, we don’t recommend performing this step as you run a high risk of damaging the charging coil and battery.


 Nexus 6 heat up battery


Nexus 6 take out battery


7. Release the Motorola Nexus 6 Side Keys.


  • ● Undo the screw that locks the side key metal bracket;
  • ● Remove the side key flex cable ribbon.


Nexus 6 undo side key screw


Nexus 6 take out side key flex


8. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 Motherboard.


  • ● Undo the screw and metal bracket that locks the front housing and main board;
  • ● Pry up the LCD flex connector and digitizer connector;
  • ● Remove the motherboard.


Nexus 6 undo main board screw


Nexus 6 pry up main board connector



9. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 Cameras.


  • ● Pry up the rear-facing camera flex connector;
  • ● Remove the back camera;
  • ● Pry up the front-facing camera flex connector;
  • ● Remove the front camera;


Nexus 6 motherboard view 2


10. Remove the Motorola Nexus 6 Ear Speaker and Headphone Jack.


  • ● Remove the front speaker.
  • (Notice: be careful not to scratch the flex ribbon underneath.)
  • ● Remove the headphone jack.
  • (Notice: the headphone jack is strongly attached to the front housing with an adhesive.)


Nexus 6 take out ear speaker 2


Nexus 6 take out earphone jack


The Motorola Nexus 6 disassembly is now completed.


Nexus 6 disassembly done


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  1. BY scott

    I notice you sell parts too, do you have Nexus 6 Screen and other accessories, like glue and so all for this phone?

  2. BY Blake

    Thank you for this!

  3. BY Ezekiel Victor

    FWIW, the 22 screws on my Nexus 6 are not phillips head but rather torx head.

    • BY Curry B. Taylor

      Which size torx screws?

      • BY Kaye

        T3 Torx screwdriver

    • BY May

      Hi Ezekiel, you’re right, thanks for pointing it out. 🙂


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