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Error 53 Will new home button fix problem/ dont have original

I get error 53 when trying to restore my iPad that is stuck on recovery mode. I have read that using original will fix the issue but don't have it. Does Ifixit.com sell OEM home button? And will it fix the issue?

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Did you get it working? I am having the same issue.

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No, it's encrypted, even if you tear up another iPad and put the home button to your iPad it will not work.

The iPad is dead forever unless someone can hack the thing altogether or you manage to convince Apple to fix it for you.

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Hi, you need to get the original home button because it is paired with your logic board. No other home button will work

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You can also try restoring it with the home button connector disconnected , then when it's restored properly , plug in the home button cable then it should work (of course if it's not the original then the Touch ID won't work , but the home button functionality will after it's been restored)

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Hello Alex,

I had this exact problem several months ago and stopped trying. Are you sure restoring with the home button disconnected should work?

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As far as i am aware yes , I had one a few months ago that had Error 53 and a non original home button

What I ended up doing was putting it in recovery mode (you need the home button connected to get it in recovery mode) , then disconnect the home button when it appears in iTunes but before hitting Restore.

Hit Restore with the button connected and it should complete. Then plug the home button back in after the restore.

Unless Apple have patched this in an iOS update since I last tried (think it might have been iOS 8.3 or 8.4 on the one that I restored which worked)

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Error 53 has been removed as an obstacle to restore. Touch ID will not work but the device will restore properly now.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/02/18/apple-...

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