iPhone 5 mother board swap between GSM carriers.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by zdatsyuk, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. zdatsyuk macrumors newbie

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    I have an at&t iPhone 5 and it has an apple id attached and the email is no longer active. Is it possible to switch the at&t mother board with a sprint,t-mobile or maybe even another clean mother board so that i can use the phone?
     
  2. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

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    Yes, the logic board can be switched. However, that board essentially is the phone - they aren't often sold on their own! You'd generally be salvaging one from another 5 which has suffered severe damage to its external structure.

    On the other hand, if the donor handset merely had eg a broken screen, it'd be easier to transplant your current phone's screen into that instead of switching logic boards.
     
  3. zdatsyuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Extracting iOS8 for iOS7

    Thanks! Now is it possible to extract iOS8 and put iOS7 back on?
     
  4. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    No.
     

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