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

    Feb 14, 2015
    I have an at&t iPhone 5 and it has an apple id attached and the email is no longer active.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

    Bomb Bloke

    Feb 12, 2015
    Tasmania (AU)
    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

    Feb 14, 2015
    Extracting iOS8 for iOS7

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


    Nov 2, 2010
    Hawthorne, CA

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