Apple releases an iOS update to fix iPhones that were bricked by 'Error 53'
February 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
Earlier this month, several iPhone users reported that their devices had been killed by a mysterious “Error 53.” Apple has now confirmed that Error 53 is actually a factory test for Touch ID on the Home button, and the company is issuing a fix for iPhones that were victims of the mysterious bug.
On Thursday, Apple released an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 to restore newer iPhones that were disabled by Error 53. This iOS update will also prevent future iPhones from experiencing Error 53 if they have their Home buttons repaired by a third-party repair shop. This update can only be installed by connecting the iPhone to iTunes on a Mac or PC, not over the air.
Source: Mac World