Hacking a broken iPhone memory chip in a USB stick

Scotty Allen likes to tinker. He followed his recent project by manually increasing the storage capacity of his iPhone with a new trick: extract an iPhone memory chip and cvert it into a USB key.

To be clear, Allen does not suggest that this is practical. The purchase of a USB drive is cheaper and a lot easier. But he seems to have fun doing it.

Allen lives in Shenzhen where the iPhone is assembled, which allows him to easily access the compents and tools that most people should find the Internet. He turned that advantage, some nimble fingers, and a lot of patience into a successful YouTube channel: Strange Parts.

Remove the memory chip from the iPhone, turn it, put it back in place …

The latest project started when the intrepid handyman ran across a printed circuit board with a USB cnector combined with chips for an older iPhone memory chip. So, somee had de most of the work for him. Which, it turns out, ly makes it a little easier.

Allen had a broken iPhone 6 unit, took out the memory chip, and then put it in the circuit board. That did not work

That sent him a path involving hours of soldering and soldering chips, trying different chips, realizing that he needed the Windows software to program the map … really, it's kind of a saga. A saga that's all in his video.

Spoiler alert: in the end, he gets all the work. And it's fun to watch him do all that.

And if you liked that e, be sure to see him improve the storage capacity of his …

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