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: http://www.yusuf.in/2016/02/Apple-iPhone-Error53-only-way-to-fix-it.html

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.

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