I thought I was being cute - I sent a friend the Unicode of death / 'power.... ' text that reboots your phone / crashes messaging from my iphone.
it did as planned. my understanding is to resolve that, I needed to send them a text with normal characters.
Before I did that, they found another work around. they went into pictures and sent me a text message with just the picture. that resolved the problem on their phone. But now it seems that broke my phone. I can't get into messaging.
I sent them a text from inside photos and they replied. I could go into messaging But I noticed when going out of their conversation to the list of conversations in messaging. it would crash. Starting messaging again, I could go into other conversations, hit the back button and get to the list of conversations. But again, once I go into their conversation, and then back, it crashes imessage.
from the list of conversations, I then deleted the conversation with them. Now messaging is broken again. I could likely send them a text via photo again, but I feel foolish - I thought I was being a hot shot sending then fixing the bug.
Seems weird that with that conversation deleted / phone rebooted, it still can't open messages?