Error 53

Error 53

The code displayed in an error message on the iPhone 6 when the device became inoperable after an iOS update. The condition was said to be due to the Touch ID sensor being repaired by a third party; however, users encountered Error 53 who did not have their devices serviced. In many cases, Apple replaced the failed unit, but not all, leading to a class action lawsuit in 2016.
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1 that will "un-brick" devices previously crippled by Error 53.
This reports as an Error 53 in iTunes and appears when a device fails a security test.
Error 53 was caused when a device failed a security check when the Touch ID was replaced by an unauthorised third-party.
A AppleA had earlier said that the Error 53 issue was intentionalA and it did so inA order to protect the security of their customers.
Even phones replaced long before then can suffer Error 53 once the device has been updated to iOS 9.
Obviously, a non-Apple technician like myself repairing a phone screen voids the warranty, so if Error 53 strikes then a customer will have a completely useless phone and all of its photos and data will be irretrievable.
In a statement, Apple said: We take customer security very seriously and Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers.
If a customer encounters Error 53, we encourage them to contact Apple Support.
The first objective is to get all the affected iPhone customers reoutfitted with working phones, and without the overwhelming costs that thousands of people are facing right now with error 53 codes and bricked phones," Darrell Cochran, lead attorney for the class action suit, said in a press (http://www.
In a statement to The Guardian, Apple said, "We take customer security very seriously and Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers.
We say "right now," because this DailyDot story from 2015 references an Error 53 issue that dates back to the author's upgrade to iOS 8.
Apple iPhone 6 owners who installed the iOS 9 updates have in many cases encountered so-called error 53 messages, which effectively notifies them that their handsets are glorified paperweights.