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Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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iPhone 6 with itunes error 54

i have iphone 6 which was water damaged by rain, it was minor one, and it worked fine after replacing battery. few days ago while updating it to ios 9.3.1 it got stuck in recovery mode and itunes gives error 53. is there any chance that i could fix it???

Update (04/26/2016)

Update, so i was able to fix that problem and phone is booting fine, but now its not getting any reception, just shows searching or no service, it is not showing imei when i dial *#06.

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What's the error? 53 or 54?


Error 54, not 53


You typed *#06# right? Not *#06 I can't get it to work with *#06 either. Go to Settings>General>About. Does it have your imei in that list? Sorry to be so picky. I just don't want to overlook anything.


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Water damage gets progressively worse over time. The fact that everybody waits until there is a problem rather than having it cleaned by a professional immediately while everything still works, is why they are such a pain to deal with later on, and why i only offer data recovery on them.

It has now gotten to a point where something, somewhere, has corroded to a point where the BB CPU is not communicating (which also results in both error 53 and 54, and well as error -1).

The issue is that the solder underneath "something" now needs to be replaced, and this could vary from the BB CPU which has hundreds of balls under it that are about 0.2mm wide, to the BB PMIC that provides the BB CPU power, to any number of cellular transceivers or amplifiers ect that have a short underneath them. All in all the issue could be with any one or more of more than 1000 balls of solder

The catch is if someone is to reball the BB CPU, PMIC, and all the cellular ics, theres every chance next week it wont have backlight, wont turn on, the cameras will stop working, the touch, ect ect.

This is why its important to address water damage before it becomes a problem.

In short, its probably a lost cause, but you can try seeking out help from a board level repair technician on the link on my profile (there are techs from different parts of the world there). I personally wouldn't offer anything beyond data recovery though, and it sounds like right now it works enough to get the data anyway.

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The IMEI not showing is not good. This is why you are not getting any signal.

The baseband chip more than likely needs to be rewritten. This is not an easy thing to do and you will need to find a specialist that deals with such. I will check and get back to you.

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