iPhone Possible to put 3gs motherboard in my iPhone 3g?

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  1. evrock3600 macrumors newbie

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    Can I put the iPhone 3gs motherboard chip into my current iPhone 3g so that it runs as fast as the 3gs. I'm not sure if everything would be compatible or even fit?! Any ideas I haven't seen it asked before and I would do it if someone said it was possible that would be so cool thanks
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why would you want to do this????? :confused::confused:
     
  3. impulse462 Suspended

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    technically i would assume its possible, but its probably a pain in the ass to do and the battery in the 3G wasnt made to support the more advanced hardware
     
  4. evrock3600 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I like tinkering and upgrading things on my own and I don't want to upgrade to the 3gs cuz I don't want to renue my contract another two years and if it's
    cheaper to do it myself than upgrade to the new phone i'd have fun doing it...id even be willing to live with less battery life since I just replaced the original one last week and I'm gettin more than enough batt...does
    the motherboard on the 3gs have all the same screw locations and dimensions
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You would have no warranty and no support from Apple or AT&T, and when AT&T sees that you have a different IMEI than originally, and that the IMEI is of an iPhone 3GS and that you didn't actually buy an iPhone 3GS, your contract would be extended, anyway.
     
  6. evrock3600 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would AT&T actually find out that the imei number is differnt I'm not familiar with what they are or do really
     
  7. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    Where do you expect to get a 3GS' logic board from? It wouldn't surprise me if it worked out cheaper just to buy a whole new unit from abroad or contract-free if they do them in the US.
     
  8. t4ggs macrumors member

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    Hi, i want to do the same

    did u had any success?
    thanks
     
  9. soco macrumors 68030

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    This thread frightens me.

    I love tinkering and all, but oh man...
     
  10. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    This thread was last active almost 2 years ago. Don't you think if the OP had success he would have posted about it?:rolleyes:
     
  11. t4ggs macrumors member

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    even if not succeeded he would have posted...no???
    I think he might have been abducted by aliens
     
  12. giffut macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; de-de) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    No, it won't. The dock connector's flex cable will not fit for certain - I tried it. It's a minimal difference, and so other cables might behave.
     
  13. labman macrumors 604

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    Still amazes me threads like this can be found. but nobody can find the simplest threads. How do I jailbreak/unlock such in such or can I sync to Itunes after I jailbreak. :rolleyes:
     
  14. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Not after he discovered what almost everyone else knew. This is an incredibly stupid idea.

    There's something almost everyone who starts such a new thread about a tired old topic has in common. Yes, they are lazy. Yes, they want someone else to do their work for them. But that's not what almost everyone of them has in common.
     
  15. t4ggs macrumors member

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    I did it

    Ok, So I did it and it worked

    I Open the 3G and the 3GS

    Put inside the 3G Case the Battery, the MB and the Antenna with the USB connector from the 3GS.
     
  16. TC25 macrumors 68020

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  17. t4ggs macrumors member

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    what exactly do you want me to photograph
    when opened you can tell the mb and the antenna are from a 3gs but how would u know that the case and the rest are from a 3g

    ahh I also used the 3gs screen

    in short, everything its a 3gs but the case and the buttons and audio jack
     
  18. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    This is not possible. Although the form factor is similar for the most part, the connectors and cables and such are not compatible.
     
  19. t4ggs macrumors member

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    whatever dude
    I did it and its working
    if anyone wants pictures tell me what exactly you want me to photograph and i'll gladly do it.
     
  20. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I'm not going to argue with you about this. You may have taken 3Gs guts and shoved the whole damn thing into a 3G which might work, but the parts are not compatible with each other. ie: 3G screen with 3Gs logic board.
     
  21. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    The fact you can't figure out what to take a picture of tells us all we need to know.
     
  22. samywamy10 macrumors regular

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    You say you are not going to argue then you say your points. Doesn't make sense.
     
  23. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    What this guy claims he did doesn't make any sense. I'm just stating fact, and if that's a problem then you probably should leave the forum. Try mixing 3G and 3Gs parts. It's not gonna work and you'll end up with a paperweight. Cheers.
     
  24. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Newbies never cease to amaze me with their bizarre scenarios.
     
  25. t4ggs macrumors member

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    well, anyway
    if anyone needs help or something, feel free to contact me
     

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