iPhone XS Max Hack - Single Card to Physical Dual SIM Card

Blake Jan 25, 2019

A physical dual-SIM iPhone XR/XS Max can be fascinating. However, only the special edition of the new iPhones for China supports two plastic SIM card slots instead of eSIM technology. If you've ever wanted two phone numbers on one iPhone XR/XS Max, our video transform iPhone XS Max Replacement Parts (American version) into a physical dual SIM version, could be the tutorial you want. For those who are not good at logic board repairing, please look before you leap.


The way to changing iPhone XR to dual version is very easy since it has only a single motherboard, replace the SIM card reader flex with a new dual-SIM card reader flex and the job is done.



new dual-SIM card reader flex and the job is done.


Compared with the way to transforming iPhone XR, It is much more difficult to transform iPhone XS Max to a dual SIM card.



iPhone XS Max to a dual SIM card


To transform the rtransformSIM slot of iPhone XS Max into a physical dual SIM version, the first thing we do is to detach U_SIM from the board, then solder components to R30_SIM, R27_SIM, R26_SIM, R31_SIM, and R29_SIM. Replace the SIM card reader with a new dual-SIM card reader and the job is done.


Step 1 ,

separate the motherboard with iPhone XS Max Motherboard Soldering/Desoldering Rework Station .



 iPhone XS Max Motherboard Soldering/Desoldering Rework Station


Step 2 ,

detach U_SIM from the board with Hot Air Gun and cut off the metal part of the reader with Cutting Nipper, then remove the SIM card reader completely. Solder four inductors respectively to bonding pads of R27_SIM, R26_SIM, R31_SIM, R29_SIM and R30_SIM. Then, solder a new dual-SIM card reader. Once done, solder the two layers together and the last we will check the result.



together and the last we will check the result


Get a SIM tray with dual-SIM card support, and install two SIM cards of different carriers to the tray. The icons in the status bar at the top of the screen, iPhone XS Max has been transformed into a physical dual SIM version successfully.



 iPhone XS Max has been transformed into


For detailed info please visit our YouTube video as below.


You may be also interested in our iPhone XS/XS Max broken screen glass repair . A guide with step by step to teach you how to repair your broken iPhone XS screen with the most cost-efficient way.


Repair tools used in iPhone XS Max hack dual physical SIM card video. If you need, welcome to contact sales@rewatechnology.com to get the latest prices and details.


iPhone XS Max Rework Station

Integrated Mobile Phone Repair Platform

Electron Microscope - Type 1 LCD Opening Pliers

100g Solder Wire

Rosin Soldering Flux

Heat-resisting Adhesive

Multifunctional PCB Holder for iPhone X



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