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9th October 2012, 11:08 PM   |  #1  
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Photon Q - SIM CARD MOD
This mod works on all gsm/umts networks - after edit NV on USA networks too.



What is needed:
Soldering Station, Hot Air Rework Station with Nozzle Straight approx 7mm Dia, Solder Flux (not important), Tweezer, Small wires (you can use bonding wire from old headphones), Screwdriver and Good Nerves



Unsolder Metal Cover ans SIM IC:
First remove keyboard foil to avoid damaging with the hot air!
Set Hotair temperature to 420~430C and pressure to thirt.
...on IC apply Flux
Check video:


SIM Card Connection:


MY FINAL PRODUCT VIDEO:


if you want do this mod from me...just contact me via PM
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Special thanks to member ikv for lent his Photon Q for modding
! THIS IS HARDWARE MOD, SO NO WARRANTY !
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9th October 2012, 11:16 PM   |  #2  
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You are awesome

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9th October 2012, 11:17 PM   |  #3  
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Nice Mod. What phone's does it work on?

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9th October 2012, 11:20 PM   |  #4  
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Wow, that is impressive...

Would like to see how you did this mod - it seems like you had to break the device open, no?

Very nice work regardless .

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Nice Mod. What phone's does it work on?

Hah, check what section you're in. Photon Q - it has a 'fixed' SIM which evidently isn't that 'fixed' .
10th October 2012, 12:25 AM   |  #5  
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...YES...Must be opened.Please. wait util tomorrow for my "manual".
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10th October 2012, 06:08 AM   |  #6  
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Nice, can I see the pcb work involved?
10th October 2012, 07:32 AM   |  #7  
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I am just curious if there will be enough space for a sim card reader.
Maybe you could use a nano-simcard reader or some kind of modification of reader.
I mean it could be possible to use just contacts from reader or something like this.

In any case I suppose this is only phone from spirit with different sim card and in Czech republic.
I am looking forward to have it back in my hands

How have you solved the power source for sim?
10th October 2012, 01:31 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by ikv

......How have you solved the power source for sim?

It was not needed. Check top for updates.
Now is problem with space for sim card reader - because the place near sd reader is small for classic sim and micro sim...and i have not nano sim reader.
...so wait for more updates
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10th October 2012, 02:08 PM   |  #9  
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OMG...speechless...
cant wait to have the written manual
10th October 2012, 03:45 PM   |  #10  
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Would this be small enough? Or does it have to be nano =[

http://www.gradconn.com/sim-holders/...connectors.asp

Look at the CH03-AL one

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