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lolgal96
02-16-2016, 12:17 PM
be honest here. i saw a video telling you NOT to do it and that's how i heard about it, but did anyone really do it because they thought it was real?

BioTestificate
02-16-2016, 12:36 PM
I remembered somewhere that it is kinda related to the 2038 bug on 32-bit systems (at January 19, 2038, 03:14:07 UTC, "time" will go back to January 1, 1970 because half of 2554 seconds is being used as negative integers (did that make sense?)). There is also someone claiming to be a time traveller in search of IBM 5100 which is needed to "fix" this, although it's from early 2000's.

lolgal96
02-16-2016, 12:37 PM
I remembered somewhere that it is kinda related to the 2038 bug on 32-bit systems (at January 19, 2038, 03:14:07 UTC, "time" will go back to January 1, 1970 because half of 2554 seconds is being used as negative integers (did that make sense?)). There is also someone claiming to be a time traveller in search of IBM 5100 which is needed to "fix" this, although it's from early 2000's.

yeah, that makes sense. i actually read somewhere that your iphone's battery temporarily resets to jan 1 1970 when it dies, so if your iphone/ipod was disabled and it died, you were screwed. that's what caused the bug where ipods/iphones/other idevices would become disabled for 40 some years.

Updated
02-16-2016, 01:35 PM
This is...


I must know what you are talking about

Boomer
02-16-2016, 01:39 PM
Buy me an Android tablet and then I'll try this on my iPad and give you the result.

lolgal96
02-16-2016, 02:04 PM
Buy me an Android tablet and then I'll try this on my iPad and give you the result.

i was gonna ask my friend to try it on her old iphone. not sure if it works on ios 7, but i'm tempted to try it.

that or i can go to the apple store and mess up the display phones. :crazy:

bluemtndew
02-16-2016, 02:07 PM
So you're trying to say that there's a hardware breaking bug that can be triggered by simply changing the date on your ios device, which has been left unpatched?

LMAO

EDIT: New bug, so it wasn't left unpatched

lolgal96
02-16-2016, 02:49 PM
So you're trying to say that there's a hardware breaking bug that can be triggered by simply changing the date on your ios device, which has been left unpatched?

LMAO

EDIT: New bug, so it wasn't left unpatched

yep, it resets the time back to 0 UNIX time and if you turn your phone off it's fatal.

bluemtndew
02-16-2016, 02:50 PM
yep, it resets the time back to 0 UNIX time and if you turn your phone off it's fatal.

That's legit hilarious. Does it only work on iPhones, or does it work on itouches/ipads as well?

YellowPepper
02-16-2016, 02:56 PM
What does this 'January thing' do?

bluemtndew
02-16-2016, 02:57 PM
What does this 'January thing' do?

bricks your iphone

lolgal96
02-16-2016, 04:05 PM
That's legit hilarious. Does it only work on iPhones, or does it work on itouches/ipads as well?

it works on ipod 6th gen and a few ipads. basically any 64 bit devices. if i did this on my iphone 6s i'd be screwed, but it can be fixed by just letting your device chill and once the battery totally dies and you power it back on it should be working. i believe the time resets temporarily to jan 1 1970 when your device dies which fixes the issue. with older iphones/ipods/ipads setting the date to 2038 causes some issues. kinda want to mess up my friend's old ipod 4 since she doesn't use it anymore.

DumbOldDoor
02-16-2016, 04:09 PM
I heard people are going through Apple stores doing this to iPhones and breaking them.. wth.
Hope it's a lie, otherwise

rip faith in humanity

lolgal96
02-16-2016, 04:18 PM
I heard people are going through Apple stores doing this to iPhones and breaking them.. wth.
Hope it's a lie, otherwise

rip faith in humanity

people actually have gone into the apple stores and bricked the display devices. the easiest fix is just to let your device chill until it's at zero percent, when you turn it back on it should be working fine. they apparently had to up the security at apple stores and they're really into greeting you ESPECIALLY when you're at the iphones. i have plans to save for a macbook, i might go in there to look at macbooks just to see how it's like in the apple stores. not sure if people near me figured it out but i'm gonna text my best friend not to change the date on her ipod because she falls for a lot of stuff.

lolgal96
02-16-2016, 04:27 PM
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Gee I wish I had an iphone

is that legit on the apple website?