REPAIR Posts on XDA

How a version of Doom running on a John Deere tractor champions the right-to-repair movement

Right to repair has been a hot topic over the past several years. As products have become more complicated, so has the process of repairing them. Thankfully, some companies, Samsung, Google, and Apple, just to name a few, are leaning into the movement, offerings parts and repair manuals for some of their products. But there...

New York’s Right to Repair bill is a great start, but it doesn’t cover all electronic devices

Having the power to repair your own electronic devices has been a hot topic for debate over the past couple of years. Now, the city of New York has passed legislature on an electronics Right to Repair bill. If the governor signs the bill, it will require manufacturers that sell electronic products in the city...

Face ID stops working on iPhone 13 after any third-party screen replacements

Apple just released the iPhone 13 series earlier this month, with four models to choose from: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The phones are a step up from previous models, with smoother displays and enhanced cameras, but the iPhone 13 series appears to be a downgrade...

T-Mobile is upgrading 500 stores to offer same-day device repair

T-Mobile customers will soon be able to take advantage of same-day device repair services in 500 stores across the U.S. That means if you pick up a new iPhone 13 or another phone through the carrier, you may not have to wait very long to get it fixed. As announced by the company on its blog,...

Biden signs executive order promoting the need for right-to-repair laws

An executive order signed by U.S. President Joe Biden has called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to institute rules to facilitate customers repairing their own technology, in what appears to be a major win for the right-to-repair movement. It was reported several days ago that the Biden was gearing up to sign the executive...

Samsung India now shows you the price of spare parts to quickly get repair estimates

For a modern flagship smartphone to be competitive in today's market, it needs to have all the latest features. Be it dual-frequency GNSS or every feature added in Bluetooth 5, there's a lot for manufacturers to consider. This abundance of features can make smartphones difficult to repair as the number of parts increases. More parts mean...

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...

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...

OnePlus Customer Service in 2016: How My Faulty Unit was Handled

Despite telling myself I wouldn’t do so, I bought a OnePlus 3 on launch day. For the first time ever with OnePlus, ordering was incredibly easy with no invites or hoops to jump through. In a little over a week I had my new OnePlus 3. Thus far, I share Mario’s positive thoughts on the...