Error 53 - How your phone could be completely shut down - Apple under pressure

Error 53 - How your phone could be completely shut down - Apple under pressure
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Updating your phone operating system has become standard procedure for smartphones users. However, these last months this operation has resulted in a total blocking of devices for many Iphone 6 and 6Plus owners who attempted to obtain IOS9 software.

Updating your phone operating system has become standard procedure for smartphones users. However, these last months this operation has resulted in a total blocking of devices for many Iphone 6 and 6Plus owners who attempted to obtain IOS9 software.

The cause? "Error 53", which makes the phone unusable.

Users who have had their button "home" repaired seem to be the ones involved, located at the bottom of the device, equipped with a fingerprint sensor. Error 53 would be triggered during IOS software update, if the phone was repaired by a non-recognised Apple organization.

No warning nor solution. Apple customers were simply advised to buy a new IPhone, according to several witnesses.

The mounting problem, that hit users from different countries, including India, led to lots of criticisms, some of them accusing Apple of having found a way to exclude non-approved repairers. "Once you got yourself an IPhone, it's yours, you should be able to have it repaired", says Forbes magazine jornalist Ewan Spence , reminding that recognised repairers are missing in some areas.

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