Old Broken iPhone: Flash Memory?

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  1. Podile macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Podile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. My fault, I believe this is in the wrong forum. More of a tech issue.
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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!)
     
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