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7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

Have you ever met the problem of losing your files on your phone suddenly? All the pictures, messages, contacts and files were gone. Don’t worry, this guide will tell you how to recover your iPhone data.

Keep reading…


How to get back the critical loss data? 

Generally, there are usually 3 ways to recover the data of your phone according to the different situations.

  1. Data recovery from the dead motherboard
    This approach is mainly for those phones which are seriously damaged, without iCloud backup, can not turn on, or even with the deformed motherboard,  ff your phone or motherboard is damaged, the situation would be worse, you need to motherboard repair.
  2. Data recovery with iCloud
    This is mainly for the phones with iCloud backup.
  3. Data recovery with software
    This approach is for the phone in good conditions, but data is deleted carelessly.

The way 2 and 3 are easy to solve, you can search the solutions from Google, but here we will introduce how to recover data from your dead phone even dead motherboard today.

Step 1. Detach the motherboard from the phoneiPhone data recovery

Step 2. Detach the A8 CPU, EEPROM and NAND Flash from the dead motherboard. Please deal with these 3 chips carefully, because the well-performed 3 chips are a must of successful data recovery.

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Step 3. Clean the detached 3 chips with rosin, BGA paste flux, PCB cleaner, solder iron and the razor blade.

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Step 4. BGA rebelling

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Step 5. Detach the A8 CPU, NAND Flash, EEPROM from the new motherboard

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Step 6. Install the 3 chips detached from broken motherboard to the new one

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Step 7. Install the motherboard to the phone and test if the data recovered successfully

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This guide isn’t clear? Don’t worry, we have a video  tutorial:


What do you think of this guide?  If it is useful to you, please collect and share it; by the way, if you have any questions, you can leave a comment or go to our Ask Forum to ask a question.

And there are somethings tips you need to notice:

1. There is a possible risk for the motherboard data recovery process.
2. Skilled repair techs are required for the operation.
3. The fallen pads are empty pads which do not affect the function.
4. Apple official after-sales support does not accept the phone repaired by third-party.
5. The data can not be recovered if one of these three chips (CPU, NAND Flash, EEPROM) is broken.
6. This cellphone is still calling failed until this step because the process is just for data recovery. Further operations are needed to fix the communication function.

If your data is critical, make sure you choose a reputable repair shop or firm that can properly recover data from mechanically failed or physically damaged motherboards.

Good News: Now we have provided phone data recovery service now, if you need this service, please contact us.

These are the tools we have used in this guide:

At last, we have released a guide about How can I recover data from dead iPhone 6S, you can have a check.

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18 Comments
  • Mairead Casey
    03/28/2018 at 5:34 pm

    Hi,
    My phone recently broke and while getting fixed the motherboard got fried, is there a way that I can get my photos off of my phone? I live in Australia, do you have a branch here?

    • REWA
      04/13/2018 at 6:18 pm

      We are so sorry that we do not offer individual service at present.

  • Renea
    02/04/2018 at 1:47 am

    Are you USA located? Do you do these repars?

  • Fabri
    12/02/2017 at 4:31 am

    Salut REWA
    J’ai acheté un iphone 6s sur une site shpock italien et une jour après je lui réinitialiser et il est bloqué sur icloud.
    Je cherché une soliton si vous pouviez m’aider

    • REWA
      12/07/2017 at 4:06 pm

      Nous sommes tellement désolés que nous n’offrons pas de service individuel à l’heure actuelle.

  • Montez
    08/07/2017 at 5:59 am

    just wondering if you’d share the heats you used? I’ve been practicing with old motherboards. I’m in hawaii and i’ve had tons and tons of water damaged people come through. If i can recover data just to back it up i would, but i also read if you want a chip from a different phone to work properly you’d have to reprogram it.

    but i’m just trying to successfully move the chips at the moment

    • REWA
      08/11/2017 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks for the comment. The heating temperature is generally related to the brand of hot air gun, environmental temperature and the material of PCB holder. It is hard to specify the detailed temperature.

  • Motasem Freihat
    02/27/2017 at 5:20 pm

    i want to ask you about the removal of icloud hardwear,
    You could use new chip or must take from the unlock phone.
    I wish you further development and success

    • rewaadmin
      03/11/2017 at 2:29 pm

      You can use all chips from a new motherboard, or all chips from a used motherboard.

  • danny burdier
    02/08/2017 at 1:45 am

    hello i have iphone with icloud only you can fixing and the prices for that

    • rewaadmin
      02/24/2017 at 3:45 pm

      So sorry that we do not offer unlock services.

  • theo
    01/17/2017 at 12:02 am

    hi, This technique can repair the error (9) of my IPhone 6 ?

    • rewaadmin
      01/17/2017 at 9:47 am

      Hi Theo, it depends. But most of the cases of error 9 can be repaired.

      • theo
        01/18/2017 at 1:43 am

        Itunes displays error 9 when i put ios 10.2 in my iphone and displays error 3194 when i mets ios 8.0.

        Do you have a solution for this iphone?
        Thank you for your help

  • Majid
    12/23/2016 at 5:03 am

    Hi. iPhone5 show error 50. How can I fix that.
    Thanks

    • rewaadmin
      12/28/2016 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Majid, did you meet this problem when restore your iPhone 5?

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