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This Is The Fastest Way Anyone Can Brick Your iPhone

Of course, I don’t expect you to intentionally brick your iPhones, but it is still good to know about it especially if you have evil mischievous friends.
It was recently discovered that changing your iOS device’s time  (especially iOS devices with A7 chipset – iPhone 5s or later) to the 1st of January, 1970 will cause your device to brick, rendering it useless.
Do note that this bug will take effect after rebooting your iPhone. Also, restoring from backup or entering a DFU mode won’t fix the problem. You might need to take it to Apple’s repair center where they’d open the casing and physically disconnect the battery from the logic board. Other speculated solutions include waiting for 5 hours, I know right, that long! Or swapping SIM cards.
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If there is one thing that we are sure of, it’s the fact that Apple will fix this with an update, but till then, it is best you don’t allow your iPhone fall into the wrong hands.

Image Source: Youtube user: Zach Straley / BGR


7 comments on “This Is The Fastest Way Anyone Can Brick Your iPhone

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    I’m evil sometimes but this one is extreme, I can’t do it to anyone except if I got the phone for a girl & something went wrong later.
    I can’t take back a gift but I’ll gladly render the gift useless.

  2. Felix says:

    Woa! Imagine what an ordinary date reset can cause to an iphone. Interesting(chuckles)

  3. Chide says:

    So little a thing that can render the mighty useless

  4. Olabode says:

    Like seriously who would want to brick his/her iphone by changing the time and date with the awareness of rendering it useless.

  5. Ose Oshodin says:

    This is a new way of doing bad things.

  6. tobiiii says:

    *wicked grin* interesting

  7. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … Well, Apple use to believe their phone are secured, but boo, its not. Team crApple, wailing wailers. Hope they will not sue Samsung for that?…

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