In April, Google introduced plans to be a part of the increasing record of tech firms that work with iFixit. The repair professionals distribute parts and instruments for individuals eager about performing DIY electronics repairs, and beginning in the present day, iFixit’s retailer presents genuine Google parts for various Pixel telephones.
You can order what you want to repair the whole lot from the Pixel 2 to the newest Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, in addition to the instruments to set up them and step-by-step guides to stroll you thru the course of. (Aftermarket parts are additionally obtainable when you’re wanting to repair an OG Pixel or Nexus gadget.)
Now, if in case you have a cracked display or busted charging port, your selections aren’t simply discovering a repair store or tossing the gadget in the trash. iFixit has all types of repair kits, and whereas they get costlier for newer units — swapping out a Pixel 6 Pro display for a genuine new one will value $199.99 for the package — they range extensively, principally based mostly on age. Cheaper parts for older units ought to assist maintain these telephones viable for so long as you’re comfy with the Android software program replace assist they’re receiving.
iFixit’s preparations for parts and instruments distribution already embrace firms like Microsoft, HTC, and even Valve’s Steam Deck. There’s additionally a partnership with Samsung in the works, and whereas we’ll have to wait for extra particulars there, it appears unlikely to require a 79-pound package supply.