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Sorta, will kill your phone!

When the date of a 64-bit iOS device is set to January 1, 1970, the device will fail to boot.

Connecting the device to iTunes and restoring the device to factory defaults will not put the device back in working order. Instead, a physical repair is required.

but it is interesting to breakdown from what we already know!

It is reported only for 64-bit iOS devices – I don’t know yet if that also means 32-bit? but I looked what it encompasses..

Excluding those devices with 32-bit processor

  • iPod touch 5th Generation and before
  • iPad 3rd Generation and before
  • iPhone 5C and before

From assembling PCs I know for a fact that if you replace that small coin battery, it will reset your clock. I m not if that main battery is also that battery. In that, remove your battery and put it back would be one solution that comes right out of my mind. But it seems like there are special tools involved


its better to goto the Apple Store to get it fixed, is the only solution for now.

DON’T DO IT! would be the advice. There are few baits around and I hope if you google before you do it, this comes up and you are safe.

Baits I have seen on the internet:

  • This goes around on twitter,



Security issues:

  • NTP! simple, just change the time on the server, boom, all of the iPhone 6 will go off. Best skynet hack for dropping out people from communicating.

Will update, what happens for the phone at a store!

[update 25.02.2016]

Didn’t have to go to the store, waited for three days and drain my battery for more than twice. Just like time the clock in the phone also didn’t stop running, going past the zero in theUNIX time.

Perfect, there were some complaints the phone was slow after it turned on. It wasnt so in my case!

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