Look for a good seller reputation, where they have lots of previous buyers of motherboards which actually work.
Otherwise you are taking pot luck on blocked imei, wiped efs, damaged emmc chip, blown charging circuits etc.
I've seen posts asking about motherboards where the advert is just the bare board, no fitted IC's or components, also where the emmc was blank and no imei -both being totally useless.
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Originally Posted by justruss
What has this place become?
It's essentially a few people graciously answering the same repeating of immature, lazy, demanding questions from the masses.
Nobody searches. Nobody reads the first posts or titles of threads. Nobody even looks at posts a couple above their own.