New iOS 11.2.5 bug: Wacky Indian character will crash your iPhone and lock down the Messages app

A new plague is coming upon iOS 11.2.5 users and it’s a nasty one.

It seems that a specific Indian character belonging to the Telugu language gets sent over iMessage or merely inserted into a text field will literally render your iPhone unusable. If you receive a message with that “malicious” character, your iPhone will reboot any time you tap the Messages icon as the system will unsuccessfully try to load the character time and time again. 
As of now, there is no “easy” way of fixing things n your own – the best bet is to have someone send you a regular …

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