Iphone Hard Drive upgrade~ 8G to 16G

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iFony, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. iFony macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    My iphone volume button, sleep button and head phone jack stopped working. Then two days later; after leaving it over night to charge on a chinese made wall charger (just bought) it wouldn't turn on.

    Now, the problem could be connected to the first issue, or a second issue caused by a cheap charger (bad idea in retrospect).

    I was given a 8G iphone with a cracked screen. Swapping the screen seems straight forward enough, but my question is: Would it be possible to swap out the hard drive in the 8g for my old 16G~

    I thought there would be a ton of info on this but I haven't found it yet~

    Thanks for any thoughts~
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It is not possible. The memory chips ("hard drive") are soldered to the logic board and cannot be upgraded without switched out the whole logic board.
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    No, you can't change the hard drive on an iPhone.
  4. draz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    It's a memory chip... not a hard drive :p

    And like mentioned, no you can't change it unless you know a thing or two about soldering and chip swapping.

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