Broken Home Button & Updating iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by RCLVR, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. RCLVR macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012

    my home button and touch ID have been broken for about 3 or 4 months now, and i have been unable to update iOS since. i didnt really feel the need to update until now, as there are some bugs from iOS 9 that are really starting to get on my nerves (weak wifi, black screen ect.). Every time i try to update, however, an error comes up that tells me that the update did not go through successfully. after some research, i have come to realize that apple does not let you update your device if any hardware is malfunctioning. darn.

    My questions is: has anyone been able to update to a newer version of iOS with a broken home button, and if so, how?!
    any help is appreciated.
    thanks :)
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
  3. RCLVR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    unfortunately I'm still on 9.0.2 ... is there anything i can do?
  4. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    I'm on 9.1 and have no touch id. My home button works fine otherwise but I was told not to update because it would brick the iPhone if it didn't register the touch id. Right now its just disabled because the phone knows its not working. I know apple was supposed to make it so that the touch id wouldn't work but it could still update I haven't tried it yet as I don't want to brick the phone and I don't want to upgrade to 6s yet. I need to log onto apple support and ask them if I'd be able to update safely.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The "bricking" aspect of it has been fixed in the re-issued iOS 9.2.1 update, and also in subsequent updates, like the current iOS 9.3.

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