is it possible to swap iphone motherboard?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by karkid, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. karkid macrumors member

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    Basically i Have a white iPhone 4 that's locked to another carrier, i don't want to swap the whole housings as this is too time consuming. So i went out and bought a factory unlocked 32GB and i'm wondering is it possible for me to just swap the motherboards? will there be any problem with this?
     
  2. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    Swapping the boards should be fine... i see no reason why it wouldnt work.. try it and see if it works! :D
     
  3. karkid thread starter macrumors member

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    should i risk it? How long do you think before 4.1 unlock is out?
     
  4. Turkeywrap macrumors regular

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    There should be no risk in it at all, youll just lose your data, but thats nothing a simple restore from back-up can solve. My iPhone is open on my desk with all the parts out of it, it's really simple, go for it!
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    You people are brave souls, just let me tell you that.
     
  6. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    Yeah its pretty easy to do if you know what you're doing... doesnt the current jailbreaks also unlock the phone? I though redsn0w unlocked it...
     
  7. ALs2000 macrumors newbie

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    Trust me, Ive done it alot of times, its fine. Just be very neat and careful. Don't mix up the little screws and don't lose any. Take your time, follow a guide w pics, and youll be fine.
     
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  9. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

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    I second that!

    Where'd you find one?
    Post some pics, I wanna see what it actually looks like.
     
  10. Creative One macrumors 6502

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  11. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    might i ask why?
     
  12. sombra__ macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it is completely possible and secure. Checked and works.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Confirmation. Five years after the thread started! Nice!
     
  14. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Oh the memories of a white iPhone not being available!
     
  15. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Why are five year old threads popping up?
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Because newbie members aren't paying any attention to dates! :(
     
  17. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    In addition, I put a lot of the blame on the similar threads section.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'd agree with you if it wasn't for the fact that the start date of the recent threads is right next to the user name of the creator. To the far right of that is also the date of the last post in the thread and by who.

    They just aren't paying attention.

    I know dates are one of the first things I check in a thread before posting. Nothing says "I'm a moron" quite like replying to an ancient and sometime irrelevent thread. :D

    On the other hand, some newbies are just that. Newbies. Not only to forums, but to computers or devices.

    That "Post New Thread" button is really, really, haaarrrdd to find but the "Reply" button seems to always jump right out at them.
     
  19. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I said a lot of the blame, not all of the blame. The reason I put some of the blame on the similar threads section is because of the age. I have a hard time picturing the newbies searching these things up.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Figures, newbie brings up thread from 2010...
    Delete.
     

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