Until users plug into iTunes, initiate an update, and trigger Error 53—which permanently bricks a previously-working phone. Well, here’s what an actual independent repair tech of iDevices thinks about it: “I am thrilled to see widespread attention finally coming to the Error 53 plague,” wrote Jessa Jones in Since then, she’s been getting “anxious requests from stunned users for help solving Error 53 every single day.” Unfortunately, for most people there’s no way to get their phone back. “Their Jessa is the owner of the iPad Rehab, the proprietor of Practical Board Repair School, and one of the most knowledgeable repair experts that we’ve ever met.
Apple defended Error 53 to The Guardian as a Touch ID-related security measure: We protect fingerprint data using a secure enclave Thanks to an article in The Guardian, the Internet exploded over the weekend with news about the iPhone-killing error. Back in October, Jessa posted a YouTube video on Error 53. The error has prompted a lot of outcry that Apple is purposefully squeezing out independent iDevice repair—and forcing people who made “unauthorized” repairs to buy a new phone. http://www.yodot.com/outlook-pst-repair/fix-outlook-error-after-update.html
Screenshot courtesy of Jessa Jones. Post-repair, the phone works fine. Menu Search Search for: Categories Activism Contests Copyright E-Waste Events Fixers Hacking iFixit News Materials Product Design Recycling Repair Smarter Repair Stories Repair tips Teardowns The Amazing Break Tools