Iphone on Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cmd, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. cmd macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    Hey guys, i'm trying to use a iphone on verizon and i know that most people say it can't be done.... but i think with a little soddering and wrtting a few drivers it can be done. i have an orange Lg EnV and im willing to take anything out of it and sodder it into the iphone. if i took the radio out and soddered it into the iphone and somehow figured out to run verizon software on the iphone it could possibly work. i just need some advice on what to do because im not really a hardware guru, but ino how to use a soddering iron.... your help is greatly appreciated!
  2. AaronRC macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2008
    I think by the time you finish with all this "soddering" you're going to have two broken phones.

    If you're no "hardware guru", I wouldn't bother trying. If others say it can't be done, it's likely at least one of those others is going to be a hardware guru. :p
  3. penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006
    If i'm not mistaken, it's spelled "soldering." :D

    I have a feeling that the outcome of this is an iphone with some nice duct tape (to match the metalic back) holding the back plate in place.

    If you are willing to risk two phones, then give it a try!
  4. cmd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    it can't be done with software is what im saying i don't think you fully understand how i'm goin to do this. i think its perfectly possible with hardware. Ill get one of these new 3g ones for 200 bucks and i think it can be done
  5. illidian macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Then this is probably a terrible idea.

    You don't even fully understand how you're going to do this. You're going to somehow replace the AT&T parts with Verizon parts, hoping beyond belief that they line up.

    Also, do you realize when you pay $200 you are also locked in to a two-year contract?
  6. cmd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    i think you should read the whole thread... like posts number 2 and 7
    especially 15..... A GSM based phone will NEVER be compatible with a CDMA network. It takes a hardware change to allow such change.

    By changing the card you mean opening the phone, unsoldering the radios, designing a new circuit board, and adding a CDMA radio. After that you get to rewrite the firmware to talk to the radio.

    i know a couple people who have done it and seriously i mean i ask one question and everyone laughs in my face don't tell me it can't be done
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Then why are you asking us instead of asking them?

    Yes, you did ask a question. Then you went on and admitted that you're "not a hardware guru." That's why we're laughing. Your plan is going to require a good half-dozen "hardware gurus" working together, so how do you expect to do it when you admit you're not one?
  8. bova80 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    if this could be done i'm pretty sure it would have by now. just because you know how to use a soldering iron doesn't mean you can make an iphone work on verizon. how are you going to get all the other stuff to line up correctly such as ESN numbers and whatever else verizon uses to identify the phone?

    If you get it to work then you'll be a hero and everyone will be calling you up. But I highly doubt you will and all you will have is 2 non working phones and $500 less in your pocket.
  9. Ninja Guidan macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2005
    Are you an engineer? If so, then go for it...have fun and let us know what happens. If you are not an engineer, then WHY would YOU even consider doing this YOURSELF? Are you THAT loyal to Verizon?
  10. taibant macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    oh man this just has FAIL written all over it!

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