Black screen and stuck in recovery mode after reflow on touch IC
This phone had touch disease.
I flowed a little Amtech flux under the touch ICs and gave it a little heat. I didn't go crazy with heat. Just enough to get the surrounding components molten. Did not touch anything and board was taped down with kapton.
Upon connecting the battery and USB I get a black screen. CPU gets warm.
PC recognizes the phone in recovery mode. I tried restoring and it says "software for this phone is not available" and it is also not detecting the serial number.
I have tried a few different recovery programs to kick it out of recovery mode, but it is not detected in these programs. Only in itunes.
USB amp meter says it immediately starts pulling 0.5A when I plug it in, which is the max of the USB port. Did I create a short somewhere?
Is this a good question?