Setting the date to 1 January 1970 will brick your iPhone
Manually setting the date meilleur coque iphone 4s of your iPhone or coque coque samsung s9 iphone 5c transparente motif mandala iPad to 1 January 1970, or tricking your friends into doing it, will cause it to get permanently stuck while trying to boot back up if it’s switched off.
The bug within Apple’s date and time settings within iOS causes such an issue that users coque samsung note are reporting that the fail safe restore techniques using iTunes are not able to repair the problem.
The date bug affects iPhones, iPads coque iphone 5 shaka ponk and iPod touches with 64 bit processors running iOS 8 or iOS 9, including the iPhone 5S or coque mat samsung galaxy j5 2016 newer, the iPad Air, iPad coque iphone 5 s fox mini 2 or the 2015 sixth generation iPod touch or coque iphone 5 smile newer.
The precise cause of the issue has not been confirmed, although speculation points to the way iOS stores date and time formats meaning that 1 January 1970 is stored as a value of zero or less than zero, causing every other process that requires the time stamp to fail.
To actually set the date back that far manually is quite laborious, requiring coque iphone 5 se trop belle lots of scrolling, saving the samsung j5 2016 coque porte feuille time and then re entering the time and date settings to scroll some more. Users are not likely to do it by accident, although pranksters have taken to bricking Apple Store demo units.
But there is a possibility that a malicious coque huawei nova attacker could trick an iOS device connected to a network set to automatically adjusting coque iphone 4s kiabi its time settings into setting the date to 1 coque iphone 4s s January 1970 by pretending to be a time server. A hacker could brick every 64 bit iPhone connected to a public Wi coque iphone 5c pa cher Fi coque iphone 5c transparente motif nike network, for instance.
Users curious about the bug have reportedly bricked their devices trying to disprove the reports coque iphone 5c salameche on Reddit, ending up having to have the iOS coque huawei mate devices replaced by Apple. The Guardian suggests that you do not try it.
Jailbroken coque iphone 5s transparente dessin iPhone users can protect themselves by using several tweaks that prevent the date being set to 1970. Other users can protect themselves by not turning their iPhones off, manually setting the time and coque iphone 4 licorne silicone pas cher date and turning off automatic time coque samsung s5 changes.
Apple said that it coque iphone 4 caseproof was looking into the bug, later releasing a statement saying: “Manually changing the date to May 1970 or earlier can prevent your iOS device from turning on after a restart. An upcoming software update will prevent this issue from affecting iOS devices. If you have this issue, contact Apple Support.”..