Newest iOS Replace Might Brick Your Telephone If You Did This

For those who’ve had the display or residence button changed in your iPhone and the work wasn’t achieved by somebody on the Apple Retailer, you might need to skip the newest iOS replace.

Apple’s iOS 9 replace has a bit-recognized function that may render your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus about as helpful as a brick should you’ve had it repaired by anybody however an Apple technician.

There are quite a few accounts on-line from customers who’ve had their screens or residence buttons repaired by a 3rd-celebration, and once they attempt to improve their software program, the replace provides an error message that reads: "The iPhone ‘[device name]’ couldn’t be restored. An unknown error occurred (fifty three)."

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For sure, iPhone customers who obtain this message are annoyed.

"Bricking [disabling] the telephone as a way to’t even recuperate the pictures on it’s ridiculous. Think about, for instance, you go on honeymoon to someplace actually fairly that does not have an official Apple retailer. You’re taking some footage of you and your loved one together with your iPhone. Sadly you drop it, and break the house button. You get it fastened at an area restore place and take a couple of extra beautiful pictures. Then the telephone updates and […] YOU GET NOTHING," consumer iey404 stated on Reddit.

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— lester peck (@PeckLester) January 31, 2016

@tim_cook Hey Tim, simply received a brand new iphone 6s yesterday, went to replace the os, acquired the error fifty three. now my telephone is nugatory. FEELS SO BAD MAN

— Benjamin T Lin (@Towelieban) December 23, 2015

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"I work for a corporation that repairs iPhones and we refurbish hundreds of iPhone 6. We’ve got tried every part beneath the solar to get round this error however it’s merely not attainable. If somebody brings in an iPhone 6 for restore and the house button is broken in any approach, we inform them up entrance the telephone is unrepairable and we cannot take it," consumer Facebomb Wizard additionally stated on Reddit.

Jenna Burdett, who runs an internet site referred to as iPad Rehab, fixes Apple units for a dwelling and blogs about it. She posted a YouTube video titled "iPhone6 Error fifty three Options." In it, she says the iPhone’s Contact ID sensor inside the house button is married to the CPU on the motherboard, which suggests you possibly can’t take a house button from one telephone to a different and retain the Contact ID perform.

"In the event you had your display changed and the store that changed it for you probably did no maintain the unique house button, that is the place the issue is available in."

"There isn’t any quantity of restoring that may clear error fifty three to eliminate it — you must have the unique house button," Burdett stated.

Some observers have speculated that Error fifty three is the corporate’s means of imposing a monopoly on repairs. Others say it might be Apple’s means of making an attempt to stop theft of your knowledge after safety is tampered with. h

Error fifty three is not Apple being imply, they’re making an attempt to stop theft of your knowledge after safety was tampered with https://t.co/oFTL5oDjn8

— latentexistence (@latentexistence) February 5, 2016

Till now, Apple’s solely official assertion on the difficulty has been that the difficulty is actual and that it is because of safety for fingerprint knowledge that pertains to Contact ID. However in an replace on the issue, The Guardian was capable of acquire official phrase from the corporate. Apple blames the issue on unauthorized third-celebration repairs, which may disrupt the distinctive pairing between the iPhone’s Contact ID fingerprint reader and the "safe enclave" that shops fingerprint knowledge. With out this pairing, the corporate advised the newspaper, the danger is that somebody might set up a malicious Contact ID sensor and steal delicate knowledge, so Apple’s response is for the gadget to close all the things down when the pairing fails.

Apple’s assertion suggests that is the worth iPhone customers should pay to safe their fingerprints, which may present entry to a slew of delicate knowledge.

Should you’ve encountered this drawback and your telephone continues to be beneath guarantee, your greatest guess is to go to an Apple retailer and provides them your telephone to be repaired. They’ve particular software program to pair the house button with the motherboard, and may repair the error.