A bug in the iOS software makes it possible to make iPhones useless – by changing the date. ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS.COM has tried it and reveals how the smartphone can revive with some effort.
good news: Who will install the latest beta of iOS 9.3, is the 1970 bug going.Because in the test version of Apple has responded to the problem and solved the blockade. Users of the official version of iOS 9.2.1 have to wait and see that no one gets the idea that iPhone paralyze. If something does slip, although there is a way out of trouble, but is cumbersome.
Date Gate: Critical iPhone bug
Date Gate denotes an iOS bug that makes currently the round. A video shows that the iPhone can be turned into a paperweight, if one takes the date to 01/01/1970. This tag is called Unix time, ie the time at which the system determines makes the chronology. If one this time in an iPhone one, it may happen that the system confuses the clock and stops operating after a restart.
#DateGate: ULTIMATE TEDH NEWS makes the test
The motto of the video reads: “Do not try this at home!” But ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS.COM wanted to know exactly what is on that bug off. The result: With an iPhone 6 and iOS 9.2, the error could understand exactly. The date was set on January 1, 1970 within minutes and after you restart the device from starting up. Although the recovery mode ( “DFU Mode”) worked, but after restoration through iTunes a system-start was not yet feasible. Only by opening the iPhone case and disconnecting the battery, it was possible to revive the hardware.
iOS Bug: Conclusion
The flaw in the system is more than annoying, even if it does not occur in normal operation – only those who are daring enough, iPhones can cripple in this way. The date is adjusted quickly and after restarting is no more. A restoration of the software does not succeed, only the removal of the battery fixes the bug. Problem: Opening the hardware warranty and one at his own risk disappears. To avoid this, only helps the transition to the Apple Store or a lot of patience: Because if the battery loses contact or just completely empty, makes no difference. So as soon as the battery is depleted, a restart should succeed as well – but really only when the iPhone is no longer also displays the screen with the red battery. And that may take.