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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live teardown showcases easy repairability and Bean references

Samsung's new Galaxy Buds Live have scored an 8 out of 10 for repairability in iFixit's recent teardown of the TWS earphones, higher than both the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+. Although the new earbuds are smaller and feature an atypical design, the Galaxy Buds Live aren't difficult to pry open, and their wireless charging...

iFixit removes its Galaxy Fold teardown at Samsung’s request

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is one of Samsung's most ambitious smartphones, perhaps even more ambitious than the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. While the Note Edge was successful enough for Samsung to begin equipping its successive flagships with edge displays, the Fold is off to a rocky start despite glowing initial reviews. Reviewers have had their...

Motorola and iFixit team up to provide official DIY repair parts

Fixing smartphones is getting harder and harder every year. I miss the times when I could just order the screen, take off the back cover of the phone, loosen some screws, disarm the cable, and replace the screen. Now, everything is much more difficult. Most of the flagships today come with aluminum or glass unibodies. Replacing...

Google Pixel 2 XL Teardown Receives a Repairability Score of 6 Out of 10

iFixit doesn't get around to tearing down as many smartphones as some would like, but when they do feature a teardown we are always eager to check it out. With the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL arriving at publications and pre-order customer's doorsteps this week, many are curious as to how it stacks...

iFixit Ranks 2016’s Smartphones in Order of Repairability

Just like we enjoy having full control of the software in our smartphones, some of us at XDA also prefer to do our own device repairs as well. When a new smartphone or tablet gets torn down by iFixit, you typically see us writing about it. Not only is it interesting to us, but we...

Why Images in some Camera Apps are Upside Down on the Nexus 5X

New users of the Google Nexus 5X may have noticed a peculiar problem arise when they snap a picture using some third-party camera apps - the image ends up being upside-down! This issue isn't exclusive to the Nexus 5X, though, as it has previously occurred on the front-facing camera of the Nexus 6. What causes this problem? Is it...