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Swapping motherboards on Galaxy S4 to Retrieve Data

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jporter424, Nov 8, 2014.

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    I broke my Galaxy S4, the screen is black and the touch feature doesn't work. I just filed a claim through insurance, and have a replacement phone on the way. My problem is, I can't access the data on my old phone, because it is locked. Even when connecting the phone to my PC, and using a program such as Kies, it won't allow me to do anything without unlocking the phone, which I can't do. I've been researching ways to retrieve the data, and the best option I have found is to remove the motherboard on my old phone, install it into the new phone when it arrives, retrieve all my data, and then put the motherboards back into their original phones. I am fairly tech savvy, and confident I can pull this off without causing any damage. My question is, will swapping the boards temporarily have any affect on anything long term? Will I have any problems with Verizon (my provider) or Asurion (the insurance company)? Probably a stupid question, I just want to make sure I know what I'm getting into before doing this! Thank you!

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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