Apple iOS 7.1.1 Update Bricks iPhone

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Great news is emerging for iPhonians that will help them deal with their eternal struggle to be brave enough to one day break free from the Apple stranglehold.

For, as the Mirror UK is reporting, the company themselves seem to be sending them the signal that it’s time to leave with the iOS 7.1.1 upgrade.

The problem, you see, is that upon uploading the upgrade many users are finding that their phone is bricked.

And by bricked, we mean STOPPED WORKING. Full stop.

What this means is that if you want your iPhone to START WORKING again, you’ll need to run a full system restore (presuming you know how to do that).

So God help you if you didn’t back it up (or don’t know how to do it).

Probably a better idea is just to throw it in a bin and get yourself a BlackBerry instead…

And here’s the weirdest thing. In a spooky prophecy only 5 days ago Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc said,

‘We want to leave the world better than we found it.’

Congratulations Tim!

You just have.

Here’s the Mirror article in full:

Apple users have been bombarding support forums with complaints saying iOS 7.1.1 has caused crashes and data loss.

The software update has ‘bricked’ or locked out people’s phones and they have gone into a frenzy on forums like Apple Support.

The update affected owners of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

Many say they had to resort to a complete system restore, meaning they lost data including contacts and treasured pictures.

When updating an iOS device there are two options OTA – over the air (using Wi-Fi) or via iTunes.

When using OTA, the phone has to be plugged into a charger.

Before any update, Apple advises users to backup their devices to iCloud or iTunes.

The majority of users said they encountered problems when doing “over the air” updates.

One user posted: “IOS:7.1.1 bricked my iPhone 4s. It only shows the ‘connect to iTunes” prompt and when I do it says “iPhone update server could not be contacted”.”

Another posted: “Just tried to do the iOS 7.1.1 upgrade and it has bricked my iPhone 5S. I cannot get it to switch back on and it is not recognised on my computer with iTunes. Any help please?”

One frustrated user accused Apple of not testing the software properly: “I have a bricked phone after updating to 7.1.1. The phone is in restore mode and it doesn’t seem to do anything else. I turned it off/on and the “connect to itunes logo” appears again.

“It is frustrating to download a small update and get your phone bricked. Any idea how to fix this without restoring from scratch? Shame on you Apple, TEST YOUR SOFTWARE BEFORE ISSUING AN UPDATE.”

Apple iOS 7.1.1 is compatible with all devices running iOS 7.1, including the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C and 5S, the iPad Air, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display and the latest iPod Touch.

Source: Mirror UK

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