If you see error 53 or can‘t update or restore your iPhone or iPad , it means your iPhone may gets bricked , and you loose the iPhone.
So what is this Error 53 :
“Error 53,” as it’s known, has affected potentially thousands of iPhone 6 owners, The Guardian reports, saying that the error completely bricks (i.e. to render inert) your smartphone beyond repair.
The error occurs with iPhones that have their Touch ID sensor, which allow users to unlock their phone with a fingerprint, replaced by some third-party repair services. However, some users have reported that even replacing a cracked screen can trigger the error.
An Apple spokesperson told The Guardian that this issue stems from security concerns, explaining that fingerprint data stored on the touch sensor is also paired with data stored on a secure enclave. Data from both components must remain intact in order for the phone to give the all-clear, meaning that unauthorized repairs could break that pairing.
Should that occur, the security check in the phone fails, locking it up and making data inside impossible to access. The spokesperson went on to mention that this failed check can occur after a subsequent software update following the repair, causing “Error 53″ to trigger.
Apple has given a solution on the Site :
If your iOS device has Touch ID, iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor matches your device’s other components during an update or restore. This check keeps your device and the iOS features related to Touch ID secure.
When iOS finds an unidentified or unexpected Touch ID module, the check fails. For example, an unauthorized or faulty screen replacement could cause the check to fail.
If the check on Touch ID fails, your update won’t finish. You’ll see a Connect to iTunes screen on your device or a message like this in iTunes on your computer: The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (53).
Follow these steps for Software Side Solution ( Source : Apple Support )
- Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
- Force restart your device.
- Try to restore your device again.
- If you still see error 53 when you try to restore your device, contact Apple Support.
If it does not work, Try the Hardware side : ( Please note this is not a tested method, All repairs and experiments at your own Risk ) Source : icracked
1. If Home Button is faulty , No one can do any thing. Do not try it even, as Home Button is programmable by Apple.
2. The Only Hope in this case is the Extension Cable which runs through out the body. Try to replace it, If iPhone works well, you are lucky.
If nothing works out, Good luck, Either go for new iPhone or replace iPhone which may cost as high as 200 ~ 300 $