Broken Moto G screen iFixits just made it way easier to fix

first_img This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Motorola’s expanded its partnership with repair shop iFixit to sell official screen repair kits for its phones in Europe.The deal means you’ll be able to pick up screen and battery replacement kits for the Moto X, Moto X Pure, Moto G4, Moto G5 Plus, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Droid, and Droid Turbo 2 through the iFixit online store.The site also hosts video tutorials to help newbie repairers avoid any issues. The only downside is that any attempt to manually repair any of the phones will void your warranty – though given how old the phones be supported are we doubt this will be too big of an issue in this specific case.Related: Best cheap smartphone 2019It’s unclear if the deal will see iFixit start selling official screen kits for newer Motorola handsets, like the latest generation Moto G7 or Motorola One Vision. Trusted Reviews has contacted Motorola for comment and will update this article the moment it hears back.The deal is an extension of a similar arrangement Motorola and iFixit made in the US. The deal started in October 2018 and saw Motorola become “the first” major smartphone manufacturer to supply official DIY repair kits to customers via iFixit.The store also sells non-official screen repair kits for numerous other phones including Apple iPhones. But these aren’t official parts, so their quality can not always be guaranteed. We’d also strongly recommend only the most tech savvy of buyers attempt to do DIY repairs. It’s not always a simple process and some phones are significantly more difficult to repair than others.Related: Amazon Prime Day Smartphone DealsWhere possible most people will generally be better off going through an official store or repair programme, even if it takes slightly longer. The same is true for most hardware related issues on laptops and tablets, which generally have soldered or glued parts that make them tricky to repair. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy.last_img read more