How to recover Messages access and prevent your iPhone from crashing after today's hack

How to recover Messages access and prevent your iPhone from crashing after today's hack
Did you hear what the cool kids are doing with their iPhones now? Didn't you hear? Rebooting someone's smartphone and crashing their Messages app by sending an obscure line of symbols iOS can't interpret is all the rage nowadays! Lucky for all those affected, the workarounds are rather simple and will keep your iPhone going until Apple patches up the messy situation. 

Don't be hard on Cupertino, though - debugging software is tricky business, and this has to be, literally, the most obscure exploit in the history of exploiting iPhones! Seriously, it took 8 years to discover one can brick iOS with a string of unicode characters? Great, have the world's slowest handclap! Anyway, check out the solutions in the slideshow below. We express our sincere hopes that you won't have to mess around with them. Special thanks to Neal and Nelson at WonderHowTo for sharing the plan!


source: WonderHowTo

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15 Comments

1. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

This is one evil "hack" though

2. FluffyBled unregistered

Both, the hack and the solution are weird as hell D:

3. starkclark24

Posts: 2; Member since: May 28, 2015

This sucks, mostly for a person that uses Imessage constantly.

4. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Lmaooo.

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I know right? Android gets bugs like memory leaks or graphical glitches, while iOS gets...a kill switch string of arabic letters. That's like your house having top of the line security system, only for you to forget to lock the front door.

10. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Really? Last I checked most celebrity nudes that needed came from their iphone's icloud.

5. Sauce5 unregistered

The dryness in this authors humor is so hilarious it becomes funny.

6. INTERNATIONALPATRIOT unregistered

A problem caused in software can be fixed. But a problem caused by hate cannot be fixed. It causes a long term problem in a person's attitude. So, think positive and believe that someday your problem will be solved. Use tech to bring people together not apart.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It took 8 years? This isn't the first time this has happened to IOS. You're supposed to be a news site. This happened in 2013, too.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Wheres the apple trolls oh wait they realised their d*ck pics are on the next fappening leak. "but but ios is the safest os in the world"

11. pupotsio

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

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12. Xkoiul

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

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17. EmilyBaker

Posts: 30; Member since: May 08, 2018

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Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

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