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Offline jackoverfull

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I want to crash my phone!
« on: October 23, 2016, 01:23:56 AM »
This is the situation: my power button is broken, so I rely on activator to lock the phone. HOWEVER, the latest versions of activator (since around one year) aren't actually compatible with iPhoneOS 3, if I install it the phone doesn't answer to any input until I get into safe mode and remove it.

I've reverted to an older Activator, but the behavior still happens randomly on rare occasions, occasions when my 3G can end up useless: calls are received and messages displayed, but I can't unlock the phone or do anything until I can connect to a computer and reboot it with recboot or something similar. As said, power button is broken, so I can't do an hardware reboot.

This is not a whited00r problem: happens on stock iPhoneOS 3 as well.

My idea: sending myself (with another phone) one of those Unicode SMSs that can crash CoreText and respring that way. However, none of those I could find online so far seems to work for me, the text displays fine with no crash.

Any known string that will crash the particular version of CoreText used in whited00r?