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How to Expand iPhone 8 Nand Flash Memory to 256GB


Unlike Nand flash chip replacement operation on the ordinary computer and some of the Android cell phones, iPhone Nand expansion is not as easy as the mentioned ones. But from the technical level, as long as the technician has professional experience and skills, there is no risk when expanding iPhone Nand flash memory. In this article, VIP FIX will introduce how to expand iPhone 8 Nand Flash memory from 32GB to 256GB step by step and some related tips, hope it will help you!

• What professional repair tools you need?

- iPhone 8 256GB NAND Chip
- JC PCIE iPhone 8 NAND programmer
- Hot air gun station
- CNC grinding machine
- USB to lightening data cable
- Tweezers
- iPhone 8 Opening toolkit

• What are the detailed steps?

1. Disassemble the iPhone 8 by opening toolkit and take off the main board.

2.Take the original iPhone 8 NAND flash chip off the main board, the original technique is to blow it down with a hot air gun. Now the more mature method is to grind the NAND chip directly by a high quality Chip CNC grinding machine, this can avoid damage to the motherboard and guarantee the success rate.

3. Connect the JC PCIE IPhone 8 8P X Programmer with computer through USB-to-Lightening data cable, or you can also connect on the JC PRO1000S touch screen main unit.

4. Copy the original NAND information(series number, color, WiFi address, Bluetooth address, and regional information), then write the information to the new iPhone 8 256GB NAND chip through the JC PCIE programmer, the device can run perfectly.

5. Then weld the "new" NAND flash chip to the main board, and install motherboard to the iPhone 8.

6. Use Ace assistant or iTunes to restore iPhone system.

7. Test and verify the upgraded storage

• What is the requirement to upgrade the memory?

1. iPhone 8 function is normal, no water intake, no bending, no serious external force.

2. the ID password needs to be unlocked, so it is necessary to close and search my iPhone. If the the password of iPhone 8 is forgotten, it can not expand!

3. The US and Japan version of locked network iPhone 8 should have the card with latest system to activate the SIM card!

Warm Tips:

1. The iPhone 8 NAND Programmer is mainly applied to iPhone 8/8p/x.(Or you can also choose WL PCIE iPhone 8 NAND programmer)

2. This upgrade may not be suitable for DIY FIX, professional skills are needed. The upgrading operation may be risky. If this upgraded iPhone storage technology is widely applied, apple officials may take some measures to prevent it.

3. This is about upgrading the memory of iPhone 8, rather than expanding card or plug-in memory.

4. High speed performance, 256GB brand new NAND flash enjoys the same speed as the previous 32GB.

5. Apple official after-sales support does not accept the third party repaired phone.

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