Apple today has released a new version of iOS 9.2.1 with build 13D20 compared to the original build 13D15 which was initially released as final public build of iOS 9.2.1 when it launched last month.
This version of iOS 9.2.1 is released specifically for the newer Touch ID-enabled iPhone and iPad models, specifically iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 & 3, to fix “Error 53” which bricks devices when a third-party Touch ID repair is performed on one of these devices.
Alongside releasing this patched version of iOS 9.2.1, Apple has also responded to the problem with a dedicated support page on its website with details on error 53 and how to go about fixing the problem.
Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
Force restart your device.
Try to restore your device again.
If you still see error 53 when you try to restore your device, contact Apple Support.
It is important to note that Apple is not issuing this newer build as an OTA or iTunes update. Only those affected by error 53 are required to download and install the newer 13D20 build of iOS 9.2.1 as a fresh restore from iTunes.
You can download iOS 9.2.1 build 13D20 from the links below:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPad Pro (GSM + Wi-Fi)
- iPad Pro (Wi-Fi)
- iPad Air 2 (GSM+Wi-Fi)
- iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad mini 4 (GSM + Wi-Fi)
- iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (GSM + Wi-Fi)
- iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi)
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