Updated October 4, 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.
There is no easy way to buy a 1-year license without having to wait if you are located in the United States (or anywhere outside of China for that matter) because ZXW uses an online payment system called Alipay, which is only available if you have a bank account in China. We make it easy to get a 1-year license and activate your ZXW subscription. Click here to purchase an instant 1-year license.
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.
Update 10/4/2019: If you’re having a problem with ZXW 3.0, then please download the latest version.
You can download the ZXW Tools dongle software from the below link:
- ZXW Tools v3.1 + Microfish v3.0 (latest version)
- ZXW Tools v3.0 + Microfish v3.0 (6/24/19 version)
- ZXW Tools v3.0 + Microfish v3.0 (4/19/19 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 September 17, 2019
ZXW 3.1 has been released!
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!
This has been happening a lot with iPhone X screen repairs. After the screen repair, with the screen connected to the logic board, but not reassembled with the frame yet, you turn on to test everything and all tests fine, then as soon as you reassemble the phone, there is no power going to it. The screen goes dark, itunes doesn’t recognize it and just a whole lot of nothing. Well, the problem is another bad design by Apple.
What’s happening is that the metal part of the screen is shorting out one of the capacitors on the pp1v8_IO line.
It just happens to be that that one capacitor is sticking out past the charge port, just enough that the middle tab on the screen touches it and shorts it out once the screen is reassembled onto the frame.
The good news is that this is an easy fix. Just replace the shorted capacitor and all is good. The bad news is that you’ll need some microscopic tools in order to do the job. That’s what we’re here for! If you want us to help you fix this problem, then fill out the quote form above and we’ll respond back as soon as possible.
You can check out a video of our repair here:
New in ZXW version 3.0!! (updated June 18, 2019)
In version 3.0, the usb dongle goes away. Instead, you need to create an online account and then buy a serial number and password. This is not easily done if you are located outside of China because ZXW uses a payment system called Alipay, which you can only get with a Chinese bank account. We can help you with renewing your existing dongle or buying a new 3.0 license.
Please see instructions here: https://www.microsoldering.com/product/zxw-tools-v3-0-one-year-license/
So, you purchased ZXW Tools Dongle about a year ago and now your license has expired?
If you try to go through the steps to pay, it’s very confusing and of course, the entire site is in Chinese. So, the best way to get your license renewed is through our store link:
You can check when your ZXW tools expires by going to Help | About in the software.
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!