Changing the date to January 1, 1970 on your iPhone will totally break it – Watch how to Fix it – (video)
Another day, and another bug in iOS – it turns out that an innocent seemingly setting can lead to complete blockage (brick) to your new smartphone with big trouble to fix it.
It is related to the way on which the device calculates the time and date. According to a series of data from the Internet, if you set your iPhone on January 1, 1970 and you try to restart it, it will directly lead to a permanent and full brick.
First information about the problem appeared in Reddit, where users publish news alert with the warning “Caution: do not try!”
“When the date of a 64-bit iOS device is set to January 1, 1970, the device will fail to boot.” wrote a user with the nickname vista980622.
“Connecting the device to iTunes and restoring the device to factory defaults will not put the device back in working order. Instead, a physical repair is required.”
Others warn that even in service to Apple have failed to deal with the problem and instead have proposed replacing the broken device with a new one. Here is a video showing the problem in a real test.
And here’s a great video by JerryRIgEverything on how to fix it:
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