@jjconstr Ok firstly have you enabled developer mode on the nexus 5 (normally taping the build number in System Settings, About) then mtp transfer and android debugging and you need to install adb on your Mint OS ( full instructions on the web) Then restart the installer and follow the instructions. Back later bysy for awhile now.
EDIT:Nearly forgot check bootloader is unlocked though it may well be on the N5 also the installer may do it now too.
Thanks for the memory jog. After following the steps outlined in your latest post, installation went smoothly. I believe the installer did unlock the bootloader. I appreciate the ubports community. Being Google free is what freedom is all about!
No I didn't have any cloudstorage. I switched the motherboards and had it like that for almost a year. I bought new digitizer+screen with red frame and a new red backcover, so the phone is red now and I swaped back the motherboards after I repaired the broken one.
I honestly think the point is being missed here especially with the support issue. This is not UBports selling new devices devices in a commercial way and not offering support for them. They are not being flashed by UBports and then sold without support.
It is meant to just enable an individual to point out they have a device for sale somewhere subject to the normal terms and conditions of that market site and that is it. End of story. As I said before if you are buying from one of these sites it is up to the buyer to do their research and ask questions of the seller.
The Ubports sites will have full details of the devices affected by any change or dropping of support no doubt clearly displayed on it as we do with all other major changes to the OS. We will not be hiding the fact that support is being changed or unfortunately dropped for some older devices if they cannot cope with future OS development.
I stand to be corrected but I think this will only affect some of the original UT devices which will be well past the normal support cut off offered by android etc.
Thanks for the tips. They were helpful. I didn't have to check youtube. I used my fingernail to remove the back, took out some screws I didn't need to, lifted the battery connector and then the battery. Putting a new battery in didn't correct the boot loop though. I also poked and prodded the switch to see if it would loosen up and work. No deal. Looks like there is a small pin or shaft that the button pushes on when depressed. It doesn't look like it moves at this point.
I appreciate your help!
I guess I was one of lucky 1% that swapping out the battery worked for.
Careful with the hot gun and shield any parts that might melt when you swap the switch, those switches are so tiny good luck.