Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 to fix lockscreen security bug

As expected, Apple has released iOS 7.0.2 which repairs a lockscreen security bug; as we showed you last week, continually pressing the call button on the emergency dialer of a locked down Apple iPhone running iOS 7 will freeze the device and reboot it. But at the same time, the number dialed will still go through. That could allow someone stealing your iPhone to make international calls or calls to premium numbers...
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17. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Dude he just told you what to do "in the easy way"

21. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

Really?? Try getting a brain or better yet...get the wax out of your need to get the phone off of need the general release version of IOS7...the answer to your question is common and everywhere...stop being dumb.

10. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

People would be dum to upgrade to ios7! No jailbreak! iOS 5&6 is better! All free apps! Smart clever users don't pay for apps! Why give money to a company that charges you and arm and a leg for a midrange outdated device, with cheap aluminium soda can recycle built that bends! Your much better of donating to Devs to Cydia than that greedy most hated bad company in the world! Patent thief's, and brainwashing all the public telling them they created and invented! Deception!!!!!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound silly, jealous, and bitter. Move on with life dude, we buy what we want.

22. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

true dat...keep preachin' darkkjedii

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol +1

37. busytor

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I pity you.

14. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Just curious, but how come Apple can push out iOS updates immediately while Android manufacturers have to go through the carrier first?

15. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I believe that's because it's distributed through iTunes. Not only do android OEMS have so many different builds for many devices, unlike Apple, they probably don't have the server system set up. Samsung has tried, and IMO failed. Plus they don't sell many devices as Apple, so carriers have more leverage. Coupled with the fact that carriers may be wary of the security of some android builds. Not that Apple doesn't have these issues but again, Apple has more leverage.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

They are distributed via itunes and/or via OTA.

23. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

right...also, remember that most androids aren't running the true software, the manufacturers put their own proprietary software on top of it. So when you need an update, because your phone is running something other than "stock" android, it has to pass security/approval from the manufacturer...aka Samsung, LG, HTC, etc. Fragmentation my friend.

42. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Where is the update that fixes the stutter on my work 5s? Its driving my ocd wild.

43. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

Haha. So iSheeeps will praise Crappple again for this update. How Pathetic. hahaha. How can they fix the Lag on iOS7? hahaha. Don't deny it iFans, your boring Crappple device Lags now since you updated it on that Girly iOS7. Hahaha

44. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

iSheeeps" Apple isn't playing around, keep it up Apple/Tim" Oh Jeez, Apple when will you become ahead to your competitors? Samsung keeps innovating, Followed by LG, HTC,, Sony. The iPhone5Shiit won't save your sinking net income and sales figures, not even that Girly Laggy iOS7. Hahahaha!

45. harvestcellular

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Even thought I'm an Android lover and an ex-Apple user (no spite, just preference) ...I think everyone gives way too much press about the "bugs" as being something they "neglected". If they had to wait until every bug was fixed new software would never be released. I'm sure they have an huge division of beta testers that try to find bugs and fix them along with software to replciate use and detect bugs, but they can't possibly find them all or delay a release over non-"blocker" bugs. Having 10 million users test the iOS software after it's release is where Apple will fill in all the voids and I'm sure has teams ready to listen and patch these ASAP after new releases. This is just the law of the software land.
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