THREAD: Why 1/1/1970 Bricks Your iPhone
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    I saw this yesterday. Their videos in general are pretty good.


    Believe I subscribed to his channel. Gives tons of information which anyone can understand.
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    Originally Posted by xkoeckiiej View Post
    Nice
    Might try it on some old iphone 4's haha


    Won't work...according to this, it only works on 64 bit devices. The iPhone 4S has a 32 bit processor.

    Although, I'm probably too late. Sal
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    Originally Posted by edub View Post
    Won't work...according to this, it only works on 64 bit devices. The iPhone 4S has a 32 bit processor.

    Although, I'm probably too late. Sal


    Ah okay ^^
    I havent been able to try it yet , busy days :/
    So i guess its not worth the try
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    Click bait Cool Troll

    Reason:

    speculation points to the way iOS stores date and time formats meaning that 1 January 1970 is stored as a value of zero or less than zero, causing every other process that requires the time stamp to fail.
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    Originally Posted by Alt View Post


    Originally Posted by Coqui View Post
    Don't know. I will try it today. If I remember this I will come back and tell you.



    Forgot to quote.




    I went to the store with the bricked iPhone 6S Plus and they gave me a new one. Just letting you know.


    Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    if not, another idea is to do that method to all the iphones in the store Tustin


    It's worth noting that the brick apparently isn't permanent. When the device's clock rolls over to Jan 2nd, it supposedly unbricks.
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    Originally Posted by JB View Post
    It's worth noting that the brick apparently isn't permanent. When the device's clock rolls over to Jan 2nd, it supposedly unbricks.


    or remove the battery, right?
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    Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    or remove the battery, right?


    Indeed; this resets the device's clock.
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    Doesn't work, I went to the Apple store and tried it =Z
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    Couldn't you just open the phone up, remove the battery and put it back in? (You'll need special screwdrivers, but this does reset the date!)