Motherboard is dead, can I recover files?
I recently had my phone die (would not turn on) and took it to a repair place. They said the tried replacing the USB port and were still not able to get it charging/powering on. I have also tried this method, where you use bare wires to charge/power the phone via the wireless charging contact pins, however this also did not power or charge the phone. So I suspect the motherboard is just dead.
However, I have some important information that I wish to recover from the phone if possible. Can I recover files by removing the appropriate storage chip components on the motherboard and soldering them onto a new, working motherboard? I do not have the soldering skills to do this but in principle it should be possible. Whether it would actually allow me access to the files or not is another matter.
I am also wondering if Google Authenticator would still work or whether it would consider itself to have a new MAC address or something and therefore throw an error. Basically getting access to some accounts via Google Authenticator and retrieving some contacts/photos is the majority of why I would attempt to do recover the phone data.