Good News !!! SIM CARD MOD IS HERE !!!

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CornholioGSM

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Photon Q - SIM CARD MOD
This mod works on all gsm/umts networks - after edit NV on USA networks too.
kabaldan : In cm-11.0 since Apr 30 2015, cm-12.0 since Feb 24 2015 or any cm-12.1/13.0 builds, you can execute 'unlock-us-gsm' command in a root enabled terminal emulator app or adb shell.


simmod.png


What is needed:
Soldering Station, Hot Air Rework Station with Nozzle Straight approx Ø7mm Dia, Solder Flux (not important), Tweezer, Small wires (you can use bonding wire from old headphones), Screwdriver and Good Nerves

1001967g.jpg


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

SIM Card Connection:
Beznazvu02efd.png


MY FINAL PRODUCT VIDEO:
Aml0N.jpg


if you want do this mod from me...just contact me via PM or my "photon q" email [email protected]

...approx 600+ photons was modded by me :)


I GIVE FOR ALL XT897 MODDED BY ME WARRANTY FOR SIM MOD
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Special thanks to member ikv for lent his Photon Q for modding
so if you want you can donate me
Made In
CzechStickFlag06.gif


Donated by:
IKV
Rennert X2
Maxpowersxp
abbie7
Flintston314 X2
NikolauZi X2
dirkie_de
Petra Gasnarkova
intijk
Adamoos
Jordenlewis
tarmokull
Poursinet
oTToToTenTanz
Die Bruine
LordMarty
Micron
crackerjack9249
adisbladis
Oleg Gorfinkel
Gonzalo Gil
Ales Bujnoch
kubago
aromenajla
lilboogs
.....and many many many more :)
 
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arrrghhh

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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 :).

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' ;).
 

ikv

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Sep 8, 2009
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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?
 

abbie7

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Aug 16, 2012
11
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Thank you for sharing this mod!

How do you connect the sim card? With a sim card connector? Or do you solder direct to your sim card?
 

abbie7

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How difficult is it to disassemble and reassemble the device after the mod?
 
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agazza

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I need to buy this service from you, how much, if i send you a simcard from sweden?

sent from phone
 

CornholioGSM

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I need to buy this service from you, how much, if i send you a simcard from sweden?

sent from phone



...but i have not Photon Q for sale :( ... and these on pictures is testing unit and is not my.


GOOD NEWS.....Vodafone 3G internet now works too :) :) :)
Original Wifi Tether not work, but Wifi Tether for Root Users from market run well :)
 
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    Photon Q - SIM CARD MOD
    This mod works on all gsm/umts networks - after edit NV on USA networks too.
    kabaldan : In cm-11.0 since Apr 30 2015, cm-12.0 since Feb 24 2015 or any cm-12.1/13.0 builds, you can execute 'unlock-us-gsm' command in a root enabled terminal emulator app or adb shell.


    simmod.png


    What is needed:
    Soldering Station, Hot Air Rework Station with Nozzle Straight approx Ø7mm Dia, Solder Flux (not important), Tweezer, Small wires (you can use bonding wire from old headphones), Screwdriver and Good Nerves

    1001967g.jpg


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

    SIM Card Connection:
    Beznazvu02efd.png


    MY FINAL PRODUCT VIDEO:
    Aml0N.jpg


    if you want do this mod from me...just contact me via PM or my "photon q" email [email protected]

    ...approx 600+ photons was modded by me :)


    I GIVE FOR ALL XT897 MODDED BY ME WARRANTY FOR SIM MOD
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Special thanks to member ikv for lent his Photon Q for modding
    so if you want you can donate me
    Made In
    CzechStickFlag06.gif


    Donated by:
    IKV
    Rennert X2
    Maxpowersxp
    abbie7
    Flintston314 X2
    NikolauZi X2
    dirkie_de
    Petra Gasnarkova
    intijk
    Adamoos
    Jordenlewis
    tarmokull
    Poursinet
    oTToToTenTanz
    Die Bruine
    LordMarty
    Micron
    crackerjack9249
    adisbladis
    Oleg Gorfinkel
    Gonzalo Gil
    Ales Bujnoch
    kubago
    aromenajla
    lilboogs
    .....and many many many more :)
    5
    AT&T in the USA!

    This guy right here is full of win:
    AFAIK, it's not SIM lock but a 'radio lock' - the Razr HD/M could read at&t sim card just fine as well, but it couldn't actually connect to the network (it behaved like the sim card was not activated by the operator).
    In any case, the NV Item 8322 is set to 1 on Photon Q (Sprint), so the connection to US GSM carriers is supposedly blocked.
    But the NV Item 8322 can be easily set to 0 e.g. using the RadioComm sw as described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2166542
    So it's no big issue.

    I had to actually run through this twice, possibly due to this:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38837493&postcount=8
    I went ahead and let it sit for a minute before rebooting the phone, and I used the phone itself to reboot, rather than RadioComm's restart button.

    After modding NV Item 8322 that second time and rebooting, my freshly SIM slot modded Photon Q just made a phone call on AT&T in the USA. Am I first? :D
    4
    Thanks to CornholioGSM for his help with my photon Q.
    I just finish this modification as you can see in the picture.
    There is enough space for slightly trimmed sim card.

    It works perfectly!
    4
    ...I ve made mod for user Flintston314.

    there are pictures :
    simz.png
    4
    ...Little upgrade :) :) :)

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