After receiving heavy criticism for its "Error 53" bug which rendered iPhones virtually useless, Apple has finally fixed the issue with its latest update. The error code occurred when third-party fixes were detected on phones operating with the updated iOS 9 system.
"When an iPhone is serviced by an unauthorized repair provider, faulty screens or other invalid components that affect the touch ID sensor could cause the check to fail if the pairing cannot be validated. With a subsequent update or restore, additional security checks result in an 'error 53' being displayed," a spokeswoman said.
According to the Daily Dot, the major tech company released an update on Thursday which should solve the issue and bring those nonfunctional devices back from the dead. The update isn’t a new version of an operating system but rather an advanced version of the current iO9 system and available for download in iTunes.
In order for the update to work, you’ll need to have the newest version of iTunes and reboot your phone before trying to restore. This fix works for the most part but the Touch ID feature will be lost forever. However, that’s still better than a deed device.
As for future repairs, Apple recommends taking it to an authorized location.