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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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33 Comments
  • arief
    11/08/2019 at 8:21 am

    can we get our photos back on a “disabled iphone connect to itunes?” if we do that? thank you

    • REWA
      11/08/2019 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks for your inquiry, we have arranged a sale to contact you for details, please attention to check your email.

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