Error 4013. Repair centre bricked my phone!
TL;DR: Sent my iPhone 5 to a third-party repair centre to fix a cracked screen. Phone now bricked, error 4013 on restore. Are they lying when they say it's a coincidence?
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Had a cracked screen on iPhone 5 for several weeks and chose on a whim to have it repaired when walking past a shopping centre phone repair counter. The screen they installed was faulty (dead pixels) so had it replaced by them a second time.
Phone worked okay for three days, then software crashed and phone got stuck in an Apple logo reboot loop. Restore failed, error 4013.
Returned to repair shop. Was told the problem was charging port, not screen (so not their fault). They managed to get the phone working again saying charging port might fail in the future. (Not happy but resolved to get fixed elsewhere if that occurred.)
That evening I realised the front camera was no longer working. Attempted reboot and entered reboot loop. Restore failed, error 4013.
Returned to repair shop. Apparently new charging port tried but they couldn't get it to work, so phone bricked.
Store's position is this failure is a complete coincidence because error 4013 not related to screen. My position is that it's likely the store broke something on my phone while repairing it.
Who is likely correct?
Is this a good question?