7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

Blake Jul 11, 2018

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.

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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.

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 .

Data recovery with iCloud

This is mainly for the phones with iCloud backup.

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 phone

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

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.

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard
7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

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

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

Step 4.  BGA rebelling

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

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

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

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

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

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

7 Steps for iPhone Data Recovery from Dead Motherboard

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

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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:

Soldering Iron Station

Hot Air Gun

PCB Holder

Solder Wick

Soldering Paste

Insulation Mat for Maintenance Platform

LCD Opening Pliers

Screw Driver


Visit REWA  online shop  for more parts and tools.

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

Wanna learn basic knowledge about iPhone motherboard, master iPhone micro-soldering techniques, understand the work-flow of different iPhone circuits, master troubleshooting processes of different iPhone issues, and learn detailed screen/back glass refurbishing steps?

REWA Academy  is a platform that provides repair technique learning, practical demonstration, and idea-sharing for practitioners in the electronic repair industry. 

You can also click the cell phone repair course link below to know more!

iPhone X Series Logic Board Repair Course 

iPhone Logic Board Repair Foundation Course

iPhone Logic Board Repair Handwork Course

iPhone Logic Board Repair Work Flow & Troubleshooting Course

iPhone Logic Board Repair Cases Course

Cell Phone Broken Screen Refurbishment Course

iPhone Motherboard Repair Course Complete Package

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