Stupid Iphone text message put my iPhone into a constant reboot cycle - HELP!!

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polo3400

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My friends thought it'd be funny to send my a tonne of the same
"Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗"
message to me, but it crashed my phone. Left it for hours in a reboot cycle - no avail. Anyone know of a fix? I'm completely unable to get into my phone. I've even phoned Apple, who said to restore it - this didn't even solve the problem!!
Really worried - would updating to a beta fix it? Thanks for any help in advance.
Please don't do this more than once to your friends, it's a major pain in the ass.

Edit: Messages were sent on Whatsapp*
 
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EDH667

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Did you try a DFU Restore?

To put the phone in DFU mode. While connected to iTunes via USB, hold the power and home buttons for 10secs then release the power button only leaving the home button pressed.
 
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polo3400

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Yeah I've tried

Problem being that iTunes doesn't recognise it because its constantly restarting, just crashes iTunes.

Nevertheless, I've restored the phone twice now.
 
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canuckRus

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My friends thought it'd be funny to send my a tonne of the same
"Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗"
message to me, but it crashed my phone. Left it for hours in a reboot cycle - no avail. Anyone know of a fix? I'm completely unable to get into my phone. I've even phoned Apple, who said to restore it - this didn't even solve the problem!!
Really worried - would updating to a beta fix it? Thanks for any help in advance.
Please don't do this more than once to your friends, it's a major pain in the ass.

Edit: Messages were sent on Whatsapp*

Siri of possible use?

< http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/27/how-to-fix-ios-text-message-bug-crash-reboot/ >
 
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polo3400

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Nope, can't access siri

The most I can do is (maybe) swipe to put in my passcode before it reboots again.

I used another phone - cleared my messages.
Problem still there on the original phone.
 
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caligurl

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first thing you need to do when you get your phone fixed is to BLOCK those IDIOTS from being able to contact you. Friends like that, people don't need!
 
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Tuscany123

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http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/27/how-to-fix-ios-text-message-bug-crash-reboot/

Apparently this should fix it. Going forward you should turn off text notifications until Apple releases the update to fix this.
 
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excommie

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The only fix that worked for my coworker, that I just implemented (he was able to use the iPhone, just wasn't able to get to Messages app)
1. set the date few months forward
2. iMessage setting - delete all messages older than 30 days
You'll loose all messages.
 
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C DM

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can we prevent this from turning imessages off until this is fixed?
I believe this can happen with regular text messages, and even messages in other apps, like WhatsApp (as mentioned in the OP), and other similar apps (like Viber, etc.).
 
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polo3400

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Cheers for the help everyone.

To confirm, it works with any messaging apps, other than emails, that sends you notifications. Even Snapchat.

If you get stuck in a reboot cycle like me, your phone is essentially corrupt so you better have a backup handy.

Update to a beta of IOS and it'll fix the problem.
 
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