The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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S4 i9515 Sim card removed error.

Hello everyone

Ok so I have been using this wonderful device for 2 years with no problems at all.

but for the past 2 months this error happens normally in different conditions ( while using, on the desk , in my pocket ,etc.) .

It gives an error that sim card removed please restart your phone.

Tried all methods in this 2 threads

Xda sim card removed s4

Android central s4 sim card removed error

Nothing really helped (applying pressure on the sim tray add a foam heat ic etc..)

I went to Samsung in Turkey asking them if they can fix it they said it's a faulty mainboard and we don't change nor fix mainboards :D.

Which left me with one option...

I have to change the mainboard myself ( any other ideas would be awesome )

The problem is.. my phone is i9515 and it's very limited here in Turkey.

I could only find the i9505 mainboard which is exactly same spec for the i9515

( I can't order one online because Turkey uses registered imeis and buying one abroad will cause my phone to get blocked by network operators)

will replacing the i9515 mainboard with a i9505 mainboard might cause a problem ?

Thanks in advance :)

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Do not replace the mainboard if you have not tried replacing this part yet:

This is the sim card and microsd card reader assembly for your phone.

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Tried this like all other people who is having this problem with no good

lots of S4's came with faulty mainboard like mine.

Will the i9505 mainboard work on the i9515 ? :D


If you're referring to the screen frame. It will not physically fit on there as they are different. You will need to get a i9505 mainboard fitted on a i9505 screen.


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BEN: NO!!! I changed only SIM card and MicroSD reader and problem is continue.

Same question, exist other comaptible mainboard for i9515? (fe 9505,9506,...)

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Have you figured it out? I am facing the same situation: i can not find a 9515 board, only 9505 ones...

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Yes , for anyone facing the same problem

Don't change you sim tray

Dont try anything

The problem will happen again

If you are using i9500 then buy a new mainboard for i9500 ( can be found easily)

For i9505 also buy a i9505 mainboard ( can also be found easily)

I9515 just buy an i9505 mainboard it will fit perfectly you just have to flash i9505 rom on the i9505 mainvoard (obviously!)

That's what i did, i ordered an i9505 mainboard for my i9515 from ali express ,flashed i9505 rom ,i got it for 40$ and everything went perfect.

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