Old Broken iPhone: Flash Memory?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Podile, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Podile macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2015

    I have an old busted iPhone 3 (in addition to my iPhone 5, don't get me wrong ;-) ) It's been long out of service, but I had some photos on it.

    In a campfire related accident, it sustained some pretty bad damage. I disassembled it and noted that everything on one side is charred, but the side with the flash memory is not. The phone itself is certainly not functional.

    Question 1: How sensitive to extreme heat would a flash memory card be?
    Question 2: Is this a lost cause, or could I potentially remove the flash memory and have data taken off it?
    I have read that flash memory can only be used on the phone it originated with.

  2. Podile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2015
    Hmm. My fault, I believe this is in the wrong forum. More of a tech issue.
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    You are talking about surface mounted devices with encrypted data. Unless you have pictures of Hillary naked or something it's not worth the effort. :)
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I don't know about the hillary pics comment. Who would want to see those nudes?:D
    Op throw the rest of what's left of the phone in the fire. You'd be fine.
  5. Podile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2015
    Is the data encrypted only by way of lock-screen pin? (I didn't have a PIN lock) Or is it encrypted to the unique logic board?

    (if it were Hillary pics I would throw it in the fire indeed!)
  6. Podile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2015

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