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How to Take Back Off LG Nexus 5 To Open Battery Cover

If you need to take the back off your LG Nexus 5 to replace the battery or for some other reason, we’ve put together a guide for this. Unlike other Android smartphones, the Nexus 5 back is harder to take off to open the battery cover. But the following instructions will help you learn how to open the back off a LG Nexus 5 in five easy steps and easily open a LG Nexus 5 battery cover safely.
It’s important to have the correct tools, so you can open the LG Nexus 5 without damaging the smartphone. The tools you will need to open the back the battery cover on your LG Nexus 5, is a T5 Torx screwdriver to open the two external screws. You can purchase a T5 Torx screwdriver on Amazon for less around $5, here is a link to Amazon.com [1], so you can purchase one.
Steps to Take Back Off LG Nexus 5 To Open Battery Cover: 
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  1. Look for the two external screws on the bottom of your LG Nexus 5. The screws should located on both sides of the mini-USB charging port. If the rubber covers are still attached, remove those to access the two screws.
  2. Remove the two screws using the T5 Torx screwdriver.
  3. Take out the SIM card tray from the side of your LG Nexus 5.
  4. Remove the back cover starting at the bottom by the mini-USB charging port, and then the bottom will snap off first.
  5. Proceeding to the right, continue to pry the back cover until it is completely removed.

It’s possible to replace the LG Nexus 5 battery if needed. For example, if its performance drops significantly over time, one can replace it with a brand new battery for your smartphone.
This YouTube video shows instructions for removing the cover from your LG Nexus 5: