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  1. Tiffany Woods's Avatar
    I dropped my S5 on the floor and now it won't power up. I have a S4 that has a shattered screen, yet it powers up. Can I use the motherboard from the S4 in my S5 so I can power up my phone and retrieve my pictures? Is this even possible?

    Thanks.
    03-17-2015 06:47 PM
  2. 99stevenbrown99's Avatar
    Nope the s5 uses an 801 snapdragon and the s4 uses a 600 snapdragon. not a chance
    03-21-2015 12:21 PM
  3. Jordan Bouyea's Avatar
    so i have two samsung galaxy s4 they are both at&t the lcd screen is broken on the one i use is it possible to switch over the mother board and use the unbroken lcd phone? Will this cause any issues with the phone?

    Thanks Jordan
    06-16-2015 11:49 PM
  4. royale1223's Avatar
    It should work.

    Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
    06-29-2015 11:03 PM
  5. Alonso916's Avatar
    I have a ATT s4 with the screen completed cracked? My friend has a s4 sprint that he is selling. My question is if i buy the s4 sprint version and swap my att motherboard to the sprint will it work?

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    Yes, I know it is verry late but yes I changed a sprint note 2 mother bored to a t-mobile note 2 phone and it worked fine there were no problems and it got connected and used, In till I dropped it in water haha I can post pics of both phones if you want (old phone tuned into my sons play toy) and as a plus all the stuff and settings will change over to your other phones like songs, pic's, backgrounds, you will not loose anything
    10-09-2015 04:45 AM
  6. scorpion3124's Avatar
    I just changed out a Verizon s4 with a bad lcd and glass and swapped the motherboard to a sprint phone..wasn't hard just a few screws and unclipping of parts.Wanted to post this so people know you can swap these two and everything works.
    10-16-2015 12:23 AM
  7. Timmy Johnson's Avatar
    It can be done I just did it on a note 3 there was some fitment issues but with 100% completion, sprint note 3 took all the components from a ( broke digitizer at&t note 3 ) and put em in the sprint note 3, mind you got to look at every piece and examine it carefully you will have to use the back cover that matches the MB because of the terminal placement and contacts, only reason I bothered I got the sprint note 3 for 100$ brand new in the box never used so its prestine. There is no hard coding in the screen its all on the MB so the screen does what its told to do. I found it was fairly easy but you need to pay attn. take your time honestly I wouldn't suggest it to someone who isn't patient and good with fragile stuff like this. but and question feel free to ask, good luck.
    12-27-2015 06:00 PM
  8. TPtoICS0404's Avatar
    Alonso, my AT&T Galaxy S4 i337 lcd cracked over the weekend. Looking to do the motherboard swap. Did it work? Any complications? Thx
    03-07-2016 09:25 AM
  9. marno94's Avatar
    so you can swap mother boards between phones and no data will be lost? i might need to replace mine since nothing else has resolved my issue.
    i have a verizon S4 i545 and it got wet. i replaced the battery, took it apart and let it dry. cleaned all connections with 91% iso alch, and the phone turns on. everything is just as it was including the webpage i was on. the problem is it wont charge with wall charger or usb to PC, will not recognize the phone. i replaced the USB port charging port flex cable and still will not charge or recognize. SW issue?

    i can buy an external charger to charge the battery, but thats not my main issue. this is a work phone and there is a lot of info,files,emails,notes, etc i do not want to lose. what else is there to replace? just the motherboard?

    i have an S5 that i need to repair the screen but its basically brand new. worst case i figured i can charge the battery of the S4 and S-beam the files to the new S5? TIA
    04-27-2016 09:44 PM
  10. Help You's Avatar
    Rich

    Do you know how to get pics saved to a Samsung S4 device (not on card) off the device with a pswd if the LCD is bad and can't key in the pswd. I tried to use Kies but you have to key pswd only on the device (not in Kies software) and cant on ph due to bad LCD.

    Any ideas how I can get my pics

    Thanks

    Dave
    Maybe you figured this one out but if not or for anyone that believes it's impossible. . Get an OTG CABLE.. on the go. Best Buy Walmart sell them 20 bucks or order Amazon 3 bucks. It saved my life! If your tech minded there are YouTube videos that shows you how to make it! Save your data with OTG)
    05-16-2016 07:41 PM
  11. Maycol Alonso's Avatar
    You gonna have to remove the lcd brackets from your old phone to the new one, use a blower to loosen up the glue!
    12-09-2016 11:45 PM
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