1. cinematicme's Avatar
    Just a heads up iOS 7.0.6 update is bricking some devices. It's basically a board crash from the update installing incorrectly, usually over wifi. This is a problem that can only be solved in an apple store with a new unit. Main symptom is no power on after update, most common with over the air updates via wifi

    Issue physically/personally confirmed on iPhone 5s verizon and iPad mini wifi so far

    Main symptoms are failed update resulting in connect to iTunes and inability to restore, or no power on after update.

    EDIT: iPhone 5S verizon lost service before and displayed "Searching..." user then attempted to restore, brick was end result.

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    03-03-2014 06:28 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I updated over Wi-Fi and my devices are working as they should. Your post is the first I've heard of such a thing. How many is "some"? Your thread title makes it seem as if it's an epidemic or something and I'd argue that it is not.
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    03-03-2014 06:34 PM
  3. cinematicme's Avatar
    4 devices came to my work in the past few hours with this issue and it's all over the apple.com forums. It's affecting a limited number of devices at this time. Most people are ok, and have already updated.

    Make sure you make backups before installing the update.


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    03-03-2014 06:40 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    I've read that a hard reset: holding down power and home fixes this issue.
    03-03-2014 06:47 PM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    This is the first I've heard of this. Most of the people around me have updated and haven't had any issues.
    03-03-2014 07:14 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    There's quite a bit about it on the net. I searched 7.0.6 bricking
    03-03-2014 07:17 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    There's quite a bit about it on the net. I searched 7.0.6 bricking
    I just googled it. I wasn't aware there was even an issue. Hopefully, its not widespread.
    03-03-2014 07:27 PM
  8. kataran's Avatar
    None of our members have reported this to my knowledge and the update is weeks old

    We educate Backups before any updates and restores for these actual reasons


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    03-03-2014 07:35 PM
  9. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    4 devices came to my work in the past few hours with this issue and it's all over the apple.com forums. It's affecting a limited number of devices at this time. Most people are ok, and have already updated.

    Make sure you make backups before installing the update.


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    I have witnessed a iPhone 4S brick doing the 7.0.6 update. She was doing it over wifi and bricked her phone. Had to go to apple and they somehow got the phone to power up to factory settings. That's not the first one that particular apple store has seen that issue either.
    03-03-2014 07:50 PM
  10. cinematicme's Avatar
    None of our members have reported this to my knowledge and the update is weeks old

    We educate Backups before any updates and restores for these actual reasons


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    7.0.6 is NOT weeks old.


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    03-03-2014 07:51 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    7.0.6 is NOT weeks old.


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    My bad Feb 21th close enough


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    03-03-2014 07:56 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    03-03-2014 09:07 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    Seems like a lot of rush jobs ED


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    03-03-2014 09:18 PM
  14. iEd's Avatar
    And a lot of folks didn't try power home hold for 10 seconds.
    03-03-2014 10:04 PM
  15. cinematicme's Avatar
    And a lot of folks didn't try power home hold for 10 seconds.
    I work as a mobile device technician , first thing I tried on all 4 customers devices and now on my friends 5S verizon, the iPad mini's didn't even power on, and my friends 5S refuses to restore in regular recovery or DFU, after multiple attempts to hard reset and DFU, no reaction from multiple USB ports on both windows and Mac, latest version of iTunes, no recovery mode detected. Tinyumbrella was useless, actually every tool was useless.

    All devices acted as though unpowered, also no charging icon. Would not even start the boot process.




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    03-03-2014 11:34 PM
  16. giorgosh's Avatar
    I tried to upgrade to 7.0.6 when i got home after a trip abroad and my device is now bricked... No icon on screen, just itunes recovery prompt when connected to PC. Tried Tiny (im not jb), tried other 3rd apps, but no luck. My prob is that i got no recent backups and probably all my photos is gone now

    All devices acted as though unpowered, also no charging icon. Would not even start the boot process.

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    Mine also on 5S (no jb)
    03-04-2014 01:48 AM
  17. taz323's Avatar
    I tried to upgrade to 7.0.6 when i got home after a trip abroad and my device is now bricked... No icon on screen, just itunes recovery prompt when connected to PC. Tried Tiny (im not jb), tried other 3rd apps, but no luck. My prob is that i got no recent backups and probably all my photos is gone now

    Have tried holding down the power button and home button together till the Apple symbol comes up.

    Mine also on 5S (no jb)
    03-04-2014 01:53 AM
  18. giorgosh's Avatar
    Tried holding the 2 buttons and no icon appears Any other suggestions or shall i just "forget" all my photos?
    03-04-2014 03:11 AM
  19. billyboydoy's Avatar
    never heard some like this !!!


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    03-04-2014 12:15 PM
  20. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Did you people actually read any of the post on the Apple support forums? None of them had more than a handful of replies. In my experience if this was as wide spread as the OP suggest, there would be 30-40 page threads on the subject, and the media would have been all over it.
    To the people that are affected by this ... "You're holding it wrong"
    03-04-2014 12:15 PM
  21. acerace113's Avatar
    If this was a big enough issue Apple would of pulled the OTA update. Updated two 4S using OTA and both were fine. My 5S was jailbroken so I had to restore it.


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    03-04-2014 12:50 PM
  22. cinematicme's Avatar
    If this was a big enough issue Apple would of pulled the OTA update. Updated two 4S using OTA and both were fine. My 5S was jailbroken so I had to restore it.


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    I made the upgrade path fine as well, some people weren't so lucky.


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    03-04-2014 01:04 PM
  23. cinematicme's Avatar
    UPDATE: my friend Sam went to the apple store today with his bricked iPhone 5s, apple techs cited hardware failure, but didn't say the update caused it.

    I for one think it did. Just like 5.1.1 caused some devices to brick.


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    03-04-2014 02:57 PM
  24. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I have updated two iPhones (a 5s and a 4s) and two iPad Minis (an original and a retina) OTA over WiFi and all of them are running fine.
    03-04-2014 03:08 PM
  25. cinematicme's Avatar
    I have updated two iPhones (a 5s and a 4s) and two iPad Minis (an original and a retina) OTA over WiFi and all of them are running fine.
    I already said, limited number of devices. Just because you updated fine (so did I) doesn't mean it's not a real issue.


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    03-04-2014 03:34 PM
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