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Motorola Droid X Dissected into Pieces!

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After fiddling with my Droid X for two days non-stop, I finally figured out how to dissect the latest Motorola superphone. Here we ‘Droid X Dissected‘ and do check all!

Just in case someone needs to replace parts or perhaps the touchscreen in the future, I’ve documented the whole process for your viewing pleasure using my Canon 7D.  And yes, still working on my photography skills so please bear with me.

How to Dissect Motorola Droid X?

Before we begin, you will need a Hex X5 screwdriver.  (and you will need Hex X4 for touchscreen replacement)

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Droidx Dissected

Droid X dissected

 

1) First, you will need to take the back cover off, take the battery off, and also take the microSD card out. (although I didn’t on this photo)

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2) Next, unscrew the 2 T5 hex screws as shown here with red arrows from your Droid X.

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It should look like this.

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3) Next, you are going to stick your sharp nails (recommended to grow your nails a bit before dissecting) in between the hard rubber piece and the plastic part of the Droid X at the top.  You can also use a plastic wedge if you’d like, I just used my nails because I didn’t have a plastic wedge.   Do not use a metal screwdriver here otherwise you will scratch your Droid X!  Nails works fine though.

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4) Once you can get your nail through, just slide it all the way to the other side, the top part should easily pop off.

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5) We are going to do the same thing on the bottom of the phone and pop off the bottom rubber piece.

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6) Once you have the rubber top and bottom pieces off, it should like above photo, you should find additional hidden 4 hex screws.

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7) Unscrew the 4 hex screws.

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8) Next, look at one of the sides of the battery compartment of the Droid X, you should see there’s two metal thingees holding the Droid X together.

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9) Using a minus screwdriver, pop the metal thingees off and the top of your Droid X should pop off a bit.

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10) It should look something like this.

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11) Next, jiggle the side of the Droid X near where the red camera button is and it should pop off eventually.  Don’t force it but keep trying until it pops off.  I only used my screwdriver to hold up the phone so I can take a photo but don’t use a screwdriver to pry it off!

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12) Once you got the bottom side popped off, start jiggling the other side and it should pop off completely like shown here into two pieces.

If you don’t get steps 11 or 12 right away, don’t force the issue and keep trying.  Believe me, it took me about 5 hours on before I was able to figure this out so, take your time!

This is the hardest part of dissecting the Droid X without breaking anything so be patient.

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13) The rest of dissecting the Droid X is pretty easy.  Start out by popping off the white wire next to the camera.  It should pop off easily.

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14) Next, we are going to pop off the LCD connection.  There’s a flimsy black tape covered over it.  Just pop the thing off, it should come off pretty easily.

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15) Once you pop the LCD connector off, there’s the touchscreen connector.  It’s also covered by a flimsy black (electrical) tape.  Pull the tape off a bit first then “gently” pull the touchscreen connector “laterally” away from the phone and it should pop off with the white connection pulling up automatically.

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16) Now you should be able to lift up part of the motherboard-like piece, there’s one more connector you can pop off easily as shown by the red circle.

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17) Pop that connector off and you should now have 3 pieces of Droid X.

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18) Congratulations, you’ve just pretty much dissected your Droid X!

If you want to get to the touchscreen, there’s about 10 more Hex T4 screws you will need to unscrew but that should be pretty much it.  I didn’t have a T4 screwdriver so I stopped here.

Actually, I just wanted to see the actual chips inside the Droid X but it seems that I would need to unsolder the metal casings around them.  Since I have a review unit I must return to Verizon, I will have to wait on that until I buy a Droid X myself.

For assembly of the Droid X after disassembly, simply follow the directions backwards.

And also, I have videos of me ‘Droid X Dissected‘ step-by-step coming soon (and also putting it together) so watch out for that too!

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Some more photos of Droid X dissected!

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Do check the video of Droid X Dissected!

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Unofficial Lineage OS 16 is now available for 4 new smartphones

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Some of the Android smartphones are getting unofficial Lineage OS 16 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The official LineageOS 16 is not yet released, but already many developers working on beta ROM’s. And today we getting Lineage OS 16 for OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Mi Mix, Asus Zenfone 2 Laser and LG G2 series.

Last week, OnePlus released OxygenOS Beta 1 for OnePlus 6 devices and same the Xiaomi. Now the unofficial version of Lineage OS comes with all GApps and its based on AOSP ROM (Android 9.0 Pie).

Unofficial Lineage OS 16 ROM is now available for 4 new Smartphones!

Lineage OS 16 ROM is now available for 4 new devices!

The Lineage OS 16 ROM is still in beta stage but suited for daily use. The developer also reports, there are some bugs still need to be fixed and if you are a true LinegeOS lover, then you can try it on your own will!

Some notable problem on OnePlus 6 will be IMS and Color Calibration and on Mi Mix there with VoLTE issues. The Zenfone 2 Laser will be facing Bluetooth issues, SELinux and VoLTE issues. On the other hand, the LG G2 is good to go but you might face slow charging along with FDE bugs!

You can download and install the Lineage OS 16 ROM on your device from respective links below!

To install the LineageOS 16 on your device, you have to Wipe and Install it! Root is necessary!

Download Lineage OS 16 for OnePlus 6 – Link

Download Lineage OS 16 for Xiaomi Mi Mix – Link

Download Lineage OS 16 for Asus Zenfone 2 Laser – Link

Download Lineage OS 16 for LG G2 – Link

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Razer Phone 2 listed on GeekBench with 8GB RAM, SD845

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Razer Phone 2 listed on GeekBench with 8GB RAM, SD845

The upcoming gaming smartphone, Razer Phone 2 spotted on GeekBench listings which reveals the specs!

Popular gaming brand, Razer announced its first smartphone last year called Razer Phone. Now Razer is working on a new unnamed gaming smartphone expected to be launched before or after 2018 in China. And now the Razer Phone 2 appears on the popular benchmarking website, GeekBench. 

In the month of August, the Razer Global Vice-President Chen Xiaoping spoke about the Razer Phone 2 and about its release date at ChinaJoy 2018. But these benchmark scores reveals the key specs of the upcoming Razer Phone 2 device.

Razer Phone 2 spotted on Geekbench with 8 GB RAM and SD845

Razer Phone 2 spotted on Geekbench Listings

The Razer Phone 2 was benchmarked with 8GB RAM paired with Snapdragon 845 chipset which will be clocked at 1.77Ghz. But with some reports, the device might have the upcoming Snapdragon 855 SoC. 

Also, the device might come with virtual 7.1 surround sound system along with a unique design. 

Razer Phone 2 Geekbench Scores

Razer Phone 2 Geekbench Scores

Talking about the CPU scores for the second generation Razer Phone appears got 2,026 points for the single-core test and 8,234 points for multi-core test. It might be kinda low, however, the device is still under development and no official hearings on its specs.

Do Check: Vivo V11 Pro launched in India with In-Display Fingerprint

The device is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo and should get the Android 9 Pie update following the announcement. These are the only information we can gather from the Geekbench listing.

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Vivo V11 Pro launched in India with 6GB RAM, In-Display Fingerprint

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Vivo V11 Pro launched in India

Vivo V11 Pro Officially Launched in India: Specs, Price in India & Features.

Finally Chinese mobile manufacturer, Vivo launched their newest flagship device, Vivo V11 Pro in India. The launch event was live-streamed on Vivo’s official Youtube Channel. Vivo V11 Pro will be a mid-range smartphone with exciting specs which include an in-display fingerprint sensor, dual rear cameras and even more!

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Vivo V11 Pro: Specifications

The V11 Pro sports a tiny waterdrop notch display similar to Oppo F9 Pro device. The device comes with a 6.41-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

Vivo V11 Pro is powered with a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor aligned with Adreno 512 GPU. The device is paired with 6GB of RAM with 64 gigs of internal storage which can be expandable up to 256GB via microSD.

 Vivo V11 Pro

Vivo V11 Pro launched in India

V11 Pro runs on Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Talking about the V11 Pro Camera specs, it features 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera and 25MP at the front. It adds some features like the bokeh effect, AI face beautifications, AI selfie lighting just like AR stickers.

Talking about the best feature, it comes with infrared face access to unlock the device even in low light condition along with in-display fingerprint similar to Vivo New and Vivo X21 smartphones.

 

Rather the device is packed with a 3,400 man battery with fast charging support. The V11 Pro arrives in 2 stunning colours – Starry Night and Dazzling Gold.

About the connectivity, the device includes 4G network, VoLTE, micro USB 2.0, GPS, Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi and OTG.

Vivo V11 Pro: Price and offers

Vivo V11 Pro will cost you around INR 25,990 in India. You can pre-order it today and the device goes on sales from September 12 at all local retailers.

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