1. ssirica's Avatar
    I have an older Q10 on Verizon and other than a new keyboard it has been flawless all these years. I have come across a new-in-box Q10 AT&T that Verizon will not allow on their network. If I want to use the "new" hardware can I just swap out the motherboard from the Verizon unit or are there other things I need to swap?

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-18 11:03 PM
  2. OrlandoAlex's Avatar
    Having briefly reviewed a tear-down of the phone for reference purposes I'd say it looks likely you can do the swap you proposed. The motherboard appears to be a complete comm board as well as the system board. I can't say this definitely, but I'd be surprised if a swap wouldn't work. Phone manufacturers design their internals for just this sort of flexibility -- so they can mass produce as many universally compatible parts as possible for the phone, with just one or two parts to swap out for different carrier configurations.

    Posted via CB10
    09-19-18 06:39 AM
  3. DallinCrump's Avatar
    It may be possible, but I've seen threads where people are having difficulty with Verizon activating Q10s because they are "no longer supported". So make sure VZW will allow you to activate it before you go through the trouble.
    09-19-18 07:48 AM
  4. brookie229's Avatar
    I have an older Q10 on Verizon and other than a new keyboard it has been flawless all these years. I have come across a new-in-box Q10 AT&T that Verizon will not allow on their network. If I want to use the "new" hardware can I just swap out the motherboard from the Verizon unit or are there other things I need to swap?

    Posted via CB10
    I've swapped out a Z10 MB to another Z10 chassis and was successful on a network here in Canada but that was ages ago. I see no problem with the Q10 other than DallinCrump's post.
    09-19-18 09:42 AM
  5. ssirica's Avatar
    Thanks - my current one is active on Verizon - just looking ahead as I could have all new hardware (except the motherboard) - I won't give up my BB10 without a fight

    Posted via CB10
    09-19-18 10:42 AM
  6. WB22's Avatar
    I just recently did exactly what your talking about. Had a q10 with a broken screen. Took the mother board out of it and put it into another q10 I had. I've been into that phone a few times so it's super easy for me to do now. I just watched the videos and followed the steps the first time. Wasn't hard to do.

    Posted via CB10
    ssirica likes this.
    09-19-18 10:33 PM
  7. Jamaa's Avatar
    When I damaged my old Q10 from having water/liquid in the earpiece, I was able to swap the motherboard from my old Q10 into a new Q10 unit.

    I purchased some of these brand new Q10 phones to use as spares:

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/2-Lot-NEW-Bla...-/301469490672

    Took one apart and removed the motherboard and swapped in my old MB and everything works. Nice to have a brand new phone with the exact same feel and setup as before. Been a few months now.


    Posted via CB10
    09-20-18 10:48 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Who still uses a Q10
    By neko123 in forum BlackBerry Q10
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: Yesterday, 12:39 AM
  2. Q10 MMS not Working
    By RGL1399 in forum BlackBerry Q10
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-18-18, 05:18 PM
  3. Blackberry Q10 update
    By P 13 steps Gasmask in forum BlackBerry Q10
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-18-18, 03:42 AM
  4. WTS: BlackBerry Q10
    By acroyle in forum Buy, Sell, Trade - Sold / Archived
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-12-18, 02:26 PM
  5. Add Yahoo Account to Q10 in 2018???
    By havilah1 in forum BlackBerry Q10
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-12-18, 02:56 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD