Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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itunes error 53 after iPhone 6 home button replacement?

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I have a iphone 6 with broken home button flex ripped and broken screen. I tried sending it in to apple, but they refused the repair (even payed repair) unless i paid more then i would pay for a new phone.

I read on some forum that doing a restore on a iphone 6 / 6+ on which the original home button / flex is damaged, the recovery will get stuck at 50% and give error 53 in itunes and remain stuck in recovery mode forever.

Currently the iphone contains data of the previous owner, but i am affraid to do a restore, since i probably will get a bricked device...

Anyone has experiece on a iphone 6 with replaced home button? Does the restore still works?

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i have iphone 6 try to updateios 8.1 to ios 8.2 and now error 53, still no fix it stuck 50%

before upgrade my touch id not working because water damaged , i try to replace but still error 53

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Same thing here !!! very annoying

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Would it be possible to attach my existing broken home button to a new flex ?

=> http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/iPhone-6-Rep...

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i try to open home button and look inside here some pict http://www.klikmac.com/bongkar-home-butt...

cant replacment flex , because original flex have a sensor fingerprint diferent with this http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/iPhone-6-Rep...

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I bought my iphone 6 on 16 may 2015. After a month my general/silent switch stopped working a month later. Apple service center people kept my phone for a week and then told me it was liquid damage. After few days touch id also stopped working. Using such an expensive phone of 65k with such problem is so annoying now. Can anyone help me here?

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The Error 53 is often related to the touch id button or problem with your computer. I found a online guide that will help you to fix iTunes error 53.

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It is strictly related to the home button, nothing else, and there is no solution if the original home button is broken or lost. This is widely known by now. If you do not have your home button, do not update or restire, as stated above.

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Not true... I had error 53 occur on my phone after a replaced the lcd and digitizer with a replacement screen. I kept the original touch home button. So even if you have the original home button, you may get error 53 if you don't have an OEM screen from Apple. After trying over and over to get last error 53, I fatally took the screen off my wife's phone, put my home button on it, and then my phone worked. I then put my screen back on the phone and gave my wife her screen back. I'm good until the next update now, but I will be ordering an OEM screen so I don't have this problem anymore... Error 53 fixed.... Just use OEM parts and you're fine.

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I have notice this issues before and replaced the home button flex cable on the back plate of the screen with success.

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there are 5 screws holding together a metal plate the screens are all different sizes, the smallest screw goes in the hole on the lower right side of the metal plate if you use a longer screw you can actually stew in to the motherboard and strip a circuit leading to the TouchID connecter and you will get an error code 53 even with the original home button. i am not quite sure how to fix just yet

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Guess what I had the same problem when stuck at 50% I tap the $@$* of the home button and jump to finish with original home button and a replacement screen

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Will not work, period.

you can erase all content and settings without restoring iOS, also do not upgrade your system.

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Thanks for the prompt response.

Just to be sure, can you confirm these 2 questions:

So I can "erase all settings and content" and i can restore a backup from my Iphone 5S without restoring IOS [= bricking my iphone 6]?

But i CANT (without transforming it into a brick):

-> update to higher IOS version

-> do and itunes restore of IOS (firmware)

Thanks in advance

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yes you got it right sander

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hey a few days a go i had the same problem but i fixed, you need to go an store of phones they can repair the 53 error i wait 3 days to have my iphone 6 back

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Do you have screen replacment before error 53 ?

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can u tale me where can what shop name il go there

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Ifound a post saying you'll need to use a new - never used screen + home button (for example from new bought iphone 6):

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f933/iph...

It seems hard to believe... Can anyone try and confirm this?

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What about a new logic board? Would that fix the problem?

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dspecht no, same problem, the home button has to be paired with the logic board.

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Do NOT do this, you will brick your phone. The sceen has nothing to do with it, it's the fingerprint sensor which is hardcoded to the mainboard. Update/restore without ori home button and your device is good for the trash.

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Maybe a dev release a customfirmware whithout checks fingerprint in kernel

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Has anyone com up with such a firmware?

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Sadly, from what I've researched nothing much can be done unless you use the original cords

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No replacing the home button yourself will not work, because each home button touch id sensor is programmed to the serial number of each iphone and not interchangeable with other iphones and not replaceable with aftermarket home buttons from eBay. Only Apple can repair this iPhone or replace the whole device. Try going again to a different genius bar, it all depends on the genius bar representatives some are nice and will help you and some won't.

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HELLOO HAPPY PEOPLE!!!!

I got the same problem 2 days ago, desperate of no slution could be founded!!!

Then i was looking and reading about components inside of apple device. Im the owner of 6 plus... iphone was stucked on error 53, ..ive been trying everythng,.... even i ordered new iphone 6s plus in case that this fix doesnt work!

Everything what you should do is to put back original finger ID home button and replace old cable on metal peace which is connecting finger ID and motherboard. THE TIP is to NOT PUT END OF CONNECTOR IN THE " HOLE" NEAR HOME BUTTON , will be again demaged.

Before u put new cable,connect the finger id and cable ( NEED TO HEAR a CLICK AS ALL IPHONE CONNECTORS) and then put metal peace on place and screw it on LCD.

dont press or touch connector parts after , just gently put back the metal cover of finger id sensor ...

NOW HOPPEFULLY U CAN RESTORE AND USE AGAIN UR DEVICE AND BACK UP UR DATA . AND ALSO UPDATE TO 9.0.1 :))))

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Update (10/20/2015)

Hello everyone again. Error 53 require new flex cable and old home button. Order new one,new LCD will work with it and also u can restore IOS

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I didn't understand your solution pal. So basically you didn't change your LCD before you got the error 53? It was just about the id touch malfunction??

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Hello Bojan, do you mean the flex cable that connects the home button to the main board is damaged, and you are suggesting to replace that with a new one? Are you sure that the flex cable is not also synchronized to the logic board?

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bignd: did it work for you?

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If people just read the whole thread before posting and learned how to use google. The cable behind the lcd backplate is not linked to the motherboard. Only the home button is. Also Bojan, your comment does not solve OP's problem, nor is it relevant.

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Hey Fixandinstall, easy. In my case I have a bricked (error 53) phone with its original home button. The home button does not seem to be damaged, but probably the flex cable behind the lcd plate is. If, per your comment, this flex is not linked to the motherboard, can I replace it with a new one and it should work? (Theoretically)? Thanks for your help.

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Fixandinstal if u open the Iphone u should see . So please before putting here critics do something if u r able. Thank you.

No other solution only to change flex cable with new one as i wrote.

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If the actual home button connector is damaged the only way to stop getting error 53 is to replace the connector. This can be done by desoldering a connector from a new home button and then soldering it onto the broken one.

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You need the original home button and a new flex cable

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i have the original home button. and the long flex is replaced, still error 53.

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check connectors on motherboard, maybe is not well plugged in.

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On mine the damage is on the 1st part of the ribbon coming from the home button . You can see it with a good magnifier. Will a home button from another iPhone 6 work to get past the error 53, to at least be able to use the iPhone?

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As I know error 53 is Touch ID Issue : https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/ITune...

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If home button is broken ... Pf, i think no hope... Try to connect it with new flex cable and to restore, but all will be wiped as always.

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Home button replace org don,t know where is what can i do now error 53?

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Put the original home button and then restore. If you don't have it I'm sorry but your phone won't open again unless you go to Apple and force them to do so by reprogramming a new touch id. They CAN do it!!!

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i just solve this by using original lcd with same original home button. just get a original lcd and from oher iphone if you changed the lcd and use original home flex. :)

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May iphone 6 home baton Ching error 53

Update (12/11/2015)

Please Help Error 53 Home Button Chance and Error 53

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Please Help Error 53 Home Button Chance and Error 53

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How do the Solution Error 53

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Old Home Button Denise and new home button update Error 53

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&&^& this. Apple needs to put out an update for this ASAP. What the crap is this garbage.

This is a horribly implemented security feature that has screwed me out of my phone till I pay another 100+ dollars to repair the screen. Apple, apple, apple ...

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Having this problem right this second. Phone has been in endless restart mode for hours upon hours, very angry. I-tunes was not syncing my phone after hours on tech support they said hey try to update everything and restore your phone...ok sounds good.

Nope...Now my phone is in much worse condition than it was before. I dropped it a week earlier and the touch id button stopped working. ...now my phone is messed up and will probably have to pay an absurd amount of money just to fix this problem over a stupid feature I rarely use that saves me 5 seconds a day.

Very dissatisfied and angry.

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Ive encountered this problem myself so many times too. And I cannot believe that there is nowhere that I can buy a home button that can be as good as the original.

I keep believing there is a place somewhere I can find them. If I do, ill keep you posted

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The issue was not part supply, but installation steps. Every OEM home button is as good as the original, but only Apple can initiate the key programming routine.

So you are fighting the wrong way.

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Well, that's why I am always using a screw mat to put all the screw in their original holes.

Yesterday I found this:

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/fe...

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ipad 4 keep pressing power button even replace new power button as well

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any one have any idea reply pleae

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There are 5 screws holding together a metal plate the screens are all different sizes, the smallest screw goes in the hole on the lower right side of the metal plate if you use a longer screw you can actually stew in to the motherboard and strip a circuit leading to the TouchID connecter and you will get an error code 53 even with the original home button. i am not quite sure how to fix just yet

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Has anyone made a definitive working fix? We have a large number of error 53 iPhone 6 units we would like to get back up and running.

Thanks in advance.

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Yes i have this problem with one of my cleint, and now the phone is fixed no error 53

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Finally, updating through iTunes, with the latest ios,should fix error 53. Apple finally decided to issue a fix. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205628

Update (03/14/2016)

It worked for my iphone 6. The ribbon was torn right next to the original home button. The only thing is that fingerprint reader will not work, but you can use a passcode instead. I can use my 128GB iPhone again!

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Can anyone confirm this?i want to update my iPhone 6 plus I'm scared im going to get that error and be stuck with it

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Yes and no,I have many iPhone 6 that got stuck at 50% restore and just happen yesterday 2 of the phone got past that 50% and fully restore and updated,tried the other two but didn't work and today I tried with 2 6plus 1 worked the other didn't work so I have no idea why it worked and not worked.

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Hello everyone, what if the flex cable next to home button is damaged? Is there any solution? Replacement or repair?

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Yes of course you can replace the flex cable that brings thecommunication towards the home button http://www.etradesupply.com/apple-iphone...

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