If your friends played a bad joke with you and you have faced with Error 53 issue on your iPhone then iOS 9.3 beta 4 fixes ‘January 1, 1970’ bug. According to recent reports many angry iDevices users were complaining that their 64-bit-equipped iPhones or iPads running iOS 9.2.1 - 9 firmware versions were bricked just by setting a particular date. It has happed in the middle of February.
For the folks that are using the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, which was released earlier this week, a discovery was made that shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise. This beta didn't brought any essential new features or improvements, but this bug fix will really help many iPhone 6s owners affected by error 53 issue.
The bug itself was simple enough: After the iOS 9.2 iPhone or iPad is set to January 1, 1970 date, restarting it will result in a bricked device. A trip to the Apple Store is the only way that will fix this creepy issue. Some affected users have claimed that they’ve been able to get to the DFU screen, and when the iPhone is plugged into their PC iTunes even recognizes it, but it won’t get past the initial boot screen.
With the new software, which is still in its pre-release stage, the date can’t be set beyond December 31, 2000, at 7:00 PM ET. For all intents and purposes, that removes the bug altogether, by effectively ejecting the method in which it could be initiated on the device and brick it.
More than that, though, the newest beta actually fixes the bricked devices that were stuck in a boot loop after inputting the date. Those who have tried were successful in restoring their device with the fourth beta. This iOS beta fix is much better than the previous method: removing the battery, which, for most users, meant a trip to an Apple Store for a restore that way. Now when iOS 9.3 beta 4 fixes ‘January 1, 1970’ bug, a broader rollout is right around the corner.