If you have an existing zxw tools dongle with an active license and you want to install and use ZXW 3.0, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how to install and update your zxw tools to use with version 3.0.
First off, you’ll need to download the latest version of zxw tools.
Second, you’ll need to extract the software to a folder on your computer. I extracted it to a folder named “zxw3.0” on my desktop.
From that folder, you’ll need to run the “ZXWSoft3.0” executable.
After the program starts, the default language is Chinese, so you’ll want to change it to English before doing anything else. To change the language to English, select the menu item labeled “T” up top, then select the option labeled “S”.
From there, select English from the drop down menu and then close the program and reopen.
In the sign in dialog box, select “create new account”, which will bring you to this website:
Fill out all of the registration info.
Login to the zxw 3.0 software with your newly created account name and password. From there, at the top left sidebar menu, under “Account Status”, select “binding encryption dog”. The software will ask you “are you sure to bind this encrypted dog”. Click “Yes” and you’re done!
Updated April 19, 2019! In version 3.0, the dongle will no longer be needed. If you have an existing dongle, then you can transfer the license to the software through a series of steps. Then, you can throw away the dongle. Or you can purchase a 1-year v3.0 license here.
ZXW Tools is the preferred software for iphone and ipad logic board repair.
If you came here looking to download the software, then you’re in luck. We’re hosting the software for those that can’t read chinese or don’t know how to get a browser with translation.
You can download the ZXW Tools dongle software from the below link:
- ZXW Tools v3.0 + Microfish v3.0 (latest version)
- ZXW Tools v2.6 + Blackfish v2.0
- ZXW Tools v2.5 + Blackfish v1.6
- ZXW Tools v2.4 + Blackfish v1.5
- ZXW Tools v2.3 + Blackfish v1.4
- ZXW Tools v2.1 + Blackfish v1.4
The schematics in the software are updated automatically when the program is run, so there is no need to download new software upon a new iPhone or iPad release. New versions of the ZXW tools software are updated occasionally, but not often.
Updated April 19, 2019
ZXW 3.0 has been released!
Updated July 12, 2018
ZXW 2.6 + Blackfish 2.0 is out!
Updated September 28, 2017!
ZXW v2.5 + Blackfish v1.6 is out!
Updated January 24, 2017!
ZXW v2.4 + Blackfish v1.5 is out!
iPhone X Logic Board Problem Symptoms
- No touch even after a new screen
- Boot loop
- No power
- No wifi
- No service
iPhone X Logic Board Repair
The iPhone X logic board is a whole new animal. All of the iPhone logic boards prior to the iPhone X were one piece:The iPhone X logic board on the other hand is made up of two pieces held together by a middle connector ring, which is soldered to both separate logic boards.
It’s obvious that Apple’s design was to save space within the iPhone housing, so that they could make the battery capacity bigger, since the battery takes up more than half of the real estate in the housing.
The one thing that has been causing most of the logic board problems on the different iPhones is the fact that housing bends most of the time. The logic board is held into place with screws tightened to the housing, so any bending of the housing also causes bending to the logic board.
The picture above is an image of the two logic boards and the middle connector ring. Notice that the three pieces are separated from each other near the middle. This means that the solder joints have disconnected from each other.
As you can see in the picture below, when the two logic boards have disconnected from the middle ring, you’ll often see missing pads. In this case, there are many missing pads.
All of the black/brown spots are supposed to be silver and shiny like the other ones on each side. There are hundreds of these pads, which connect the two logic boards.In order to fix the logic board, one would need to desolder the two logic boards along with the middle ring, fix the missing pads by running jumpers for each necessary pad, THEN put everything back together and hope it works. As you can imagine, repairing the iPhone X may not be the most feasible thing to do. Especially when a lot of these pads run under other chips:
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to run a jumper under a chip to a missing pad. One option would be to transfer the wifi chip (UWLAN_W) and the baseband chip (cell service) to another donor logic board, but doing that itself is no easy task. And the last thing is, how could anyone warranty this type of repair? If a repaired iPhone X comes back in as a warranty repair, it would most likely take a few hours to try to fix again. With all things considered, I don’t see an easy way to repair the iPhone X. However, data recovery is a different story.
iPhone X Data Recovery
The bad thing about the iPhone X is that repairing the logic board is going to be very difficult. The good thing is that the success rate for data recovery should be pretty good. The reason being, the iPhone will still boot with another bottom logic board from another iPhone X. So, the typical data recovery will go as follows:
- Disassemble the logic board.
- Separate the top logic board from the middle ring and bottom logic board.
- Place a known good bottom logic board/middle ring into an iPhone X jig (e.g. iSocket, JC TX-BAS) and then attach the top logic board.
- Boot up the phone with a known good screen, charge port, and battery.
- Do a backup into iTunes.
This is what an iPhone X jig looks like:
Using a different bottom logic board prevents the wifi and cell service to work since the original cell service and wifi chips have to be used in order for them to work, which is why you see the triangle icon at the top right and no wifi networks to connect to.
Unlike previous versions of the iPhone, the path to data recovery on the iPhone X is actually easier than repairing the logic board. In terms of repair, at this point, I don’t see a feasible solution to repairing the iPhone X due to the amount of time that it would take to diagnose and repair. And I don’t think anyone would logically want to warranty any type of repair on the iPhone X.
If you would like to your data recovered on the iPhone X, then please contact us using the request a quote form. If you want your iPhone X repaired, then you can still contact us, but understand that data is the only thing that we would be able to guarantee.
Also, you can see a video of one of our iPhone X no power data recovery below:
One problem that we’ve been seeing with the Nintendo Switch is a broken charging port. What happens is that with frequent use, the charge port becomes loose pulling away from the logic board inside. When this happens, the Switch eventually loses power when the battery runs out or you need to wiggle the charging cable in order for the Nintendo to charge properly.
The Nintendo Switch uses a usb-c charging connector that looks like this:
If you look at the port, then you’ll notice that there are actually two rows of pins on the bottom that attach to the logic board, which makes it a very difficult repair because there is no way to access the inside pins with a soldering iron. The only way to solder a new charging port on is to use heat. The problem with heat is that there is plastic on the connector as well and plastic melts. So, to put a new charging port on, we need to use heat, but not too much of it. You can see a video of our repair here:
If you want us to repair your Nintendo Switch charging port, then please fill out the request a quote form and we’ll give you a quote.