Monday, February 22, 2016

UPDATE: Apple iPhone Error 53 is now fixed!

So, after some days of I'll be damned look on my friend's face, now I see him I'm rejoicing dude.
A recap of what happened:

Apple said that Error 53 was a security feature to protect customers when it was rolled out with iOS9.1
It said: “This security measure is necessary to protect your device and prevent a fraudulent Touch ID sensor from being used. If a customer encounters Error 53, we encourage them to contact Apple Support.”

A recent development delivers a hopeful news - the company said the issue was a “factory test”. A fix was issued with iOS 9.2.1 and Apple is apparently apologising from what I read on the Internet. The company added: “This was designed to be a factory test and was not intended to affect customers. Customers who paid for an out-of-warranty replacement of their device based on this issue should contact AppleCare about a reimbursement.”

As I read more, I understand that this turnaround from Apple comes after widespread publicity and it being served with a class action lawsuit over in the US.

So, long story, short (once again) - The latest fix will let users with disabled iPhones - yes, the error 53 one! - clear the error by connecting them to iTunes and installing the updated iOS (9.2.1).

However, keep in mind - Solving Error 53 does not re-enable Touch ID, as a third-party replacement of the home button could potentially allow unauthorised access to a locked phone by modifying the fingerprint sensor.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Apple iPhone Error53 and the only way to fix it

Well, if you are like one of my friends who was happy he got the iOS 9 upgrade in the weekend, and the next thing his face turns into - is not an excited look but a I'll be damned one.

Cut to the chase - he had dropped his iPhone some months ago and got it serviced locally and all was fine, it was operating normally with the screen and home button and yes - secure using pin codes. Now, he learns about Error 53 (which actually means iPhone is disabled from everything - yes - EVERYTHING) and asked me to research about it. I did and found the spokeswoman from Apple say:

A spokeswoman for Apple told Money: “We protect fingerprint data using a secure enclave, which is uniquely paired to the touch ID sensor. When iPhone is serviced by an authorised Apple service provider or Apple retail store for changes that affect the touch ID sensor, the pairing is re-validated. This check ensures the device and the iOS features related to touch ID remain secure. Without this unique pairing, a malicious touch ID sensor could be substituted, thereby gaining access to the secure enclave. When iOS detects that the pairing fails, touch ID, including Apple Pay, is disabled so the device remains secure.

Again, long story short - this means the only way to fix an Error 53 iPhone is to take it to Apple authorized service center or simply - contact Apple support.

To myself: What iOS version does my iPad have, first of all, where's my iPad!!... Look changes.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Its a six! 6 years of blogging

Well, it has been a busy year for Yusuf you would think because of the number of blogposts in the past one year. Any guesses? Yes, 1. Just 1. I don't want to retrospect and write a retrospective blog post to post excuses. Having said its a six, time to step up for seven up and write more this year.

As always, I always share my very first post - Welcome to whenever I write a happy birthday blog.

So, in the meanwhile, I'd like to join your hands in wishing this blog a very happy birthday and for the more to come!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Believe in magic

"....And if you were to ask me

After all that we've been through

Still believe in magic?

Well yes, I do

Oh yes, I do

Oh yes, I do

Oh yes, I do

Of course I do."

Goes the lines of Coldplay's chart topping song Magic. But if you read between the lines, its about magic and just magic. So what's magic? In a pure human's (aka layman's) terms, its something that breaks the belief of the human mind that what was shown is not possible.

I came across this brilliantly thought about image that says Music is Magic. That is so true for each and every song that I love.

This blog post is purely dedicated to the magic Coldplay has done with this song. It activates the sober senses and does the trick. "Call it magic, Call it true".