Recently, Youtuber AoMuTech PO a video that successfully exchanged the motherboard of a iPhone 11 pro and a iPhone 11 pro MAX by manually replaced a resistor. All handwork, very impressive.
Although the video is all in Chinese, we can still clearly understand the whole process through the subtitle function of Youtube.
At the beginning of the video, he use iPhone 6s and 6s plus as an example. The motherboard design of the two is basically the same, so you can modify the 6s motherboard into the 6sp body and use its screen. But starting from iPhone 7, the motherboard design is different, the memory capacity is not the same, so there is no way to mod.
The latest iPhone 11 pro and pro MAX are back to the same motherboard design with same memory. Maybe it is good for Apple to save the cost.
The only difference is that the 11 pro motherboard has one more resistor than MAX, which should be the type identification.
Install the 11 pro's motherboard into the pro MAX body and screen directly, it can't be powered on.
After manually replacing the resistor, the 11 pro's motherboard + max body & display is powered on and into system. As the info showed, although the model still shows 11 pro, all operations are the same as pro MAX.
"Since iPhone 11 pro and pro MAX have almost the same motherboard design, it is possible to turn iPhone 11 Pro to a Pro MAX.
By handwork." ( Click to Tweet This)
The detailed operation as following, this man's handwork is really good, pure manual operation。 If there is a little mistake, two new iPhones would be trashed. Inviolabs strongly recommends that you not to do this at home.