Error 53 Will Kill Your iPhone and No One Knows Why
There’s a mysterious issue affecting iPhones. The Daily Dot’s Mike Wehner happened across it when he tried to update his iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.3. The iPhone wouldn’t install the update, and when he tried connecting it to iTunes to update, he was presented with error 53. After that, the iPhone entered a reboot loop, which rendered it unusable. Error 53 isn’t mentioned in Apple’s list of numerical error codes, and Genius Bar employees seem unaware of it. So far, the only fix has been to replace affected iPhones.
There is a tool to get an iPhone out of the forever going reboot loop: ReiBoot for Mac and Win.
This got my iPhone5 working again several times.
Please let us know if and when this is fixed. Thanks,