Interchangeable: Galaxy s4 i337 to i9505

Interchangeable: Galaxy s4 i337 to i9505
I have a small rant and I want to share it to you: I don't like the Samsung S4 parts list. It’s a good phone, but finding the right part tends to be a chore. Take the i337 and the i9505 phone models, you can interchange the AMOLED screen, but not the USB flex connector. One thing that the iPhones did right was keeping the parts and models simple. To me, the thing Samsung is struggling is efficiency. I see too many parts that are not interchangeable. Anyway, that was my tiny rant, lets fix some phones. So today, I will talk about how to replace the i337 board with the i9505 circuit board. The only reason I am changing the circuit board is that I want to Continue reading

Samsung s4 repair: Sim card removed

Samsung s4 repair: Sim card removed
I love my s4, but sometimes you have to accept its faults. One thing you have to keep in mind when purchasing gadgets, moving parts tend to wear down. The S4 phone has 2 points where you have some kind of moving parts and that is the sim and SD card tray. Also, some heat issues tend to expand and contract the sim card connector to the circuit board. Thus a loose connection. When you have a bad sim card tray, you will have the "The mobile network will be unavailable until you restart a valid sim card inserted" message. There are three ways to fix it: replace the sim card tray, re-insert the sim cable to the circuit board, or add a bit pressure to the cable Continue reading