iPhone SE (2020)

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The 2020 iPhone SE was officially marketed as iPhone SE (2nd generation).

Models Region
A2275 United States, Canada
A2296 Global
A2298 China
Problem Solution
3 Minute Restarting

Random Restarting

iPhone SE 2020 models require certain sensors to be detected by the operating system, otherwise it will reboot every 3 minutes & record this error in the panic log.

There are 3 sensors that must be detected.

On the Charging Port, there is:

  • Mic1
  • Prs0

On the Power Button Flex, there is:

  • MIc2
To find the panic log on the device, go to Settings-> Privacy-> Analytics & Improvements-> Analytics Data-> Scroll down to the files starting with "panic-full..." & click on the most top one.
Example of a Panic Log

Alternatively, you can use a tool like the iDevice Panic Log Analyzer, which will download the panic logs from the device & display them on the PC & give you suggestions to possible solutions. It makes it easier to browse the panic log file.

If you find the above errors, replace the appropriate flex with an OEM or Premium flex.

It is also a good idea to keep a known good power button flex & charging port flex in your bench, for testing only. There are reports of even NEW flexes being bad. So you have to keep known good flexes on hand at all times, so you don't waste your time troubleshooting with possibly bad flexes.

In scenarios where you have the appropriate flexes plugged in, but it still restarts, then you either have:

  • Bad or damaged flex
  • Low quality aftermarket flex
  • Other flex cables that are Liquid Damaged

Please note: You MUST have the required flex cables, Power Button & Charging Port, plugged in. Otherwise it WILL restart. You cannot troubleshoot this step by unplugging the bad flex.

See this video for a full tutorial on reading the panic logs & how to use the iDevice Panic Log Analyzer tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaJLYbtuCGA

A list of other panic log errors that may encounter: https://vccboardrepairs.com/panic-log-list/