Through a series of crazy cracking operations last month, Robot Engineering student Ken Pillonel successfully converted the Lightning port to a USB-C port on the iPhone X.Now, Pillonel has once again released a more detailed video showing how he accomplished this cracking.Besides he is stillGitHubIt shares a lot of information including technical details and CNC instructions. If you have enough hands-on ability, you can also make your own USB-C iPhone.
This nearly 14-minute video shows the details of Pillonel’s modification. The principle is very simple: the Lightning and USB-C connections are combined in a daisy chain to imitate a suitable USB-C port.
This video shows almost the entire development process. This is a rather long process, from proof of concept prototype, reverse engineered Lightning connector (eventually, reverse engineered fake Lightning connector), order a customized flexible circular plate, and process itiPhoneTo accommodate the physically larger USB-C connector.
The video also shows the difficulty of installing additional circuits, the circuit board isAppleThe company’s haptic engine hardware bends on both sides to squeeze in all the necessary components. Pillonel is also auctioning his original prototype on eBay. As of press time, the bid has reached $3,400 for anyone interested in their USB-C iPhone. Pillonel pointed out that no matter who bought thiscell phone, It should not be restored, updated or deleted, nor should it be opened, you can use it as your daily mobile phone.