Droid 3 teardown

What man builds, man must also take apart. At least that's how it goes for the folks at iFixit (we're not letting them near our phones any time soon), who snagged one of them newfangled Motorola Droid 3s and have thoroughly disassembled it. And, low and behold, it's a smartphone. No real surprises -- it's a 4-inch Droid 3 with Gorilla Glass and a dual-core TI OMAP processor, plus all the usual screws, glue, transistors, diodes and vacuum tubes you'd expect in a modern-day smartphone.

Now if only they could have put it back together with an LTE radio inside.

Source: iFixit

There are 6 comments

does anyone know where to buy the parts? i figure taking it apart is partially to show so people know how to replace things? i'm looking for the usb port for a D1, bought mine used and someone jacked it up

also, does anyone else have a problem staying logged into AC?

cguella says:

AC logs me out like a bank. It is ridiculous and they should fix it. How about forever as a login time?

gitit20 says:

Ya look on ebay lots of droid parts there or even www.cellularpartsusa.com but the plug needs to be soldered on just an FYI

Blaine805 says:

I believe the nursery rhyme goes "snips and snails and puppy dog tails". Nice try though.

What other lies hath my mother taught me!?!?!?!?!?

gitit20 says:

I have already had the joy of replacing a digitizer on one of these by far the most simple to take apart of the 3 droids