- This phone went through a lot. Flash memory must be replaced without reprogramming factory data, that explained the wrong capacity and activation problems. You can never activate this phone without reprogramming the serial number.
- Usually the antenna never breaks, you may have to look in the logic board or the assembly of the phone for the cause.
- Display data cable/socket damage, you're lucky if you just need a new display.
- You can remove find your iPhone on your PC. Log in to iCloud.com on your PC and find your device to remove.
- One word: don't. The sensor is laminated onto the sapphire button and the metal ring is spot welded onto the center plate. There is absolutely no way to separate them without breaking the chip.
- It is impossible even for apple to switch, this thing is designed to be unswitchable.
- If the message stayed long enough maybe it was backed up by icloud. Immediately restore the last backup and see if it works.
- Professional BGA rework equipment and skills needed
- No need for that.
- Put the display halfway closed and use a plastic tool to reach and press the cable in.
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Dual WTR1625 is for SVLTE or CDMA/TDD coexisting solution
No it is not possible, there isn't enough clearance for the digitiser cable.
This phone is a royal mess in terms of internal design.
Unfortunately this will never work, the sensor is paired to the logic board. If you want to replace the defective tactile switch, remove all the plastic/rubber parts on the flex cable and resolder a new switch or disassemble the switch and clean/replace the metal dome switch. If you want to repair fingerprint function, just give up.
For iphone 5 they use the same PCB with different chips, for iPhone 5c/5s they use two different PCBs for US/world versions that are very different.
Great guide, only one problem, this is not the GPS antenna
Thank you, Greg. I hope they get the pictures out soon. I saw the airport extereme with 6 antennas, so I assume there will also be 6 antennas in this device. Now the config clears up. As a client device rather than a base station, it doesn't have to work on both bands simultaneously. So the 3 antennas are for 3x3 MIMO wifi, either 2.4G or 5G operation, and an additional 2.4G for Bluetooth. just like iMacs.
I agree. Look at the fan power connector, It's a ridiculous connector for a fan. It should also carry data for the wifi module, the 6-antenna array is also integral with the fan, with 1 extra for bluetooth maybe
should be hidden inside the fan, packed together with most of the beamforming antenna array and an extra antenna into the I/O housing Apple got really innovative this time, they managed to squeeze everything into this tiny can
It remains the same with iphone 5. The bottom coax connector goes to the primary antenna, which is the lightning connector, the speaker and the bottom case metal band. The contact pad on the very top of the logic board goes to the diversity/GPS antenna, which is the top case metal band. The coax connector near the camera goes to the wifi/ Bluetooth antenna, which is adhere to the top case glass inlay.
The one score down is totally unfair. Apple chose the command tapes for easy removal, and you guys took one score off just because you didn't know how to use them. This device should get at least 8, very modular design and straightforward repairs. The only frustration is the fused display
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