Running EG25-G without shield

After massive issues with instability, I decided to open the EG25-G in my PinePhone:

First of all, I wonder whether the thermal paste has any effect here. The gap is almost 1mm. Then I wonder if I can just leave the shield away.

What would be the consequences of running the modem without shield?

There is no risk to open the shield for a short time, but you need to be careful not to cause a short circuit

Thanks! I’m just operating the PinePhone without the shield, and it’s working fine.

Does the shield affect the performance of the antennas? It should act like a Faraday cage.

With the shielding cover, the module radio frequency can be protected from external interference i

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