Iphone turned grey with amateur written on screen

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  1. Sc011yp macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. Wondering if any of you know why my iphone 5c screen has just turned itself grey whilst in the middle of me writing a txt. The screen went grey with the word 'amateur' written in the middle of the screen. And nothing else apart from a dismiss button at the bottom. I pressed the dismiss button and it all dissapeared. It was as if someone was calling me, but obviously wasnt that. Any help would be appreciated guys. Cheers.
     
  2. CausticSoda macrumors 6502

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  3. Sc011yp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. Never seen that before and cannot find anything like it online. Is it true what they say that iphones can be hacked??
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  5. Sc011yp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    aristobrat what is class 0 flash?? Im not the most technical minded lol
     
  6. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    It's a text message in SMS format that is displayed until it gets dismissed at which point it is deleted.
    You won't find a copy of that message on your phone.
    There are ways to send such messages, there's probably a workaround to do that on jailbroken iPhones too.
     
  7. Sc011yp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah thank you. Is there any way to know who may have sent me the message?
     
  8. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    iOS is pretty darn secure today. There are no significant iPhone hacks currently being exploited in the wild, but SMS was a potential problem for it and other platforms about five years ago (http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/28/hackers-iphone-apple-technology-security-hackers.html). That issue was patched in iOS 3.0.1, and something new could be up. In addition there is some computer malware that can install trojan-horse applications on the iPhone under some circumstances (https://blog.kaspersky.com/wirelurker_vulnerability_revealed/)

    Is your phone jailbroken?

    Had you connected it via USB to a computer recently?
     
  9. Sc011yp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No i haven't. Not connected to computer in couple months. All back ups are done via icloud. And no its not jailbroken.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    In this case it was simpler than that, as mentioned in an earlier reply: Flash SMS
     
  11. Sc011yp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks guys. So nothing to worry about. Appreciate the feedback :)
     
  12. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It was the rank of the person who signed off 1GB of RAM.☺️
     
  13. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Ah, of course. Thanks.
     
  14. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Yea I second the flash sms. There was just a thread on this the other day I think too.
     

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