This Apple iOS Date Bug Can Permanently Brick Any 64-Bit iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

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Legend has it that iOS is one of the safest operating systems market, but of course this does not mean that it is free of faults. Failure this time in particular could end your iPhone totally blocked and unusable, why not try again recommend replicate on your iPhone.

On Reddit, there is a threat that explains the procedure to follow when setting the date manually and select the January 1, 1970, say goodbye to your iPhone. Any iOS device driven by A7, A8, A8X, A9 and A9X chip are affected, namely those of 64-bit chips .. Owners of a device chip 32-bit are not affected by this bug, which to this day one all versions of iOS is present.

Apparently this whole problem comes from  format a called “Unix time”, which is used by the iPhone. In this format, the January 1, 1970 is the opening day, the very first date with which you can work on the Apple smartphone.

This problem is quite famous on the network and that date was set by mistake automatically, and it seems that now returns to take hold. In the past there was a fairly simple solution consisting of connecting the iPhone to the Wi-Fi network and restart the terminal by pressing for 10 seconds the Home and Power button simultaneously until the Apple logo, ie see appear, perform Hard reset the device connected to the Wi-Fi network.

To check the devastating effects caused by this bug you have to change the date on the device settings, back in time until 1 January 1970. This causes Let’s turn once again it never started.

The process is to be followed in the video that you will find at the end of this post discourage. As we see, once we enter into Settings> General> Date and time we will disable the automatic setting. Once this is done, we will have to set a date in the past as far away in time as we can. Returning to the General menu and repeating this process several times is possible, finally, to establish the date on January 1, 1970.

It will then turn off the device to see that it is no longer able to boot. Not only that, since there appears to be no way to recover it, even connecting in DFU to to restore with iTunes using the Mac. The only solution is that we will go to the Apple Store for help.

This bug affects all iOS devices with 64-bit processor. That is, the iPhone 5s and iPad Air on. Devices with 32-bit processor seem to be safe.

However the only solution for now is to remove the battery on the device, which for many, it might be is quite difficult. So again, once again, we strongly recommend not trying to replicate the error on your iPhone.

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