Great news for the right to repair. IFixit has teamed up with Samsung to launch an online self-repair shop for fixing your own Samsung phones.
Hot on the heels of Google and iFixit launching a parts store about a month ago, Samsung and iFixit’s self-repair program is now live, too. iFixit hosts an official Samsung parts store that Samsung says sells parts “at the same pricing offered to our affiliated repair providers.” The repair site now has a series of official repair guides written in the usual excellent style, and Samsung will start selling parts and iFixit tools in its retail locations.
The official repair program is a good start, but it’s nowhere near comprehensive. Currently, the parts store ships to the US, and only the S21, S20, and Tab S7 series of devices are covered. With three sizes of each phone, that’s support for seven models total. Samsung releases around 40 devices per year, so there’s a long list of devices left unsupported. That list also doesn’t include the latest flagship models, like the currently-in-production S22 phone and the S8 tablet.
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