Tuesday 16 December 2014

Motorola Photon Q (XT897) SIM mod

Original version is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1929143
Here's how my first attempt looks. Second one (next week?) should look neater I hope! It worked first time :)

The blue sleeve looked neat but was far too wide to stay. Although the pads are tiny, the pin pitch is huge so shouldn't cause any issues soldering unless you don't see the resistors just inside where the can used to sit

The tape is there for extra electrical insulation and to hold the springy wire in place... The SIM slot is soldered.

I removed plastic up until the antenna, and it fits with no room to spare

Sunday 7 December 2014

GB EPROM cart finally built, after about 10 years of never getting around to it!

Everyone's done one of these so I won't add much other than some photos. I already had the stuff... except the PLCC socket - I was still using UV EPROMS (DIP!) when I first got the rest of the stuff.

See kids, this is how you *actually* do a real ROM dump... none of that nandroid(etc) cheating! No virus-filled rapidshare downloads and a poorly written msword doc for this either!

Yeah, this was totally not worth the effort that went in to making it :P