Oh, how we laughed on the iPhone customers after we discovered single Indian character (జ్ఞా) was in a position to block their smartphone. However it seems to be like karma has come again round within the type of a message that’s touring the world through WhatsApp that is ready to utterly lock your smartphone. The explanation for this crash is attributable to a bug in Android.
Time to swallow our delight and put together ourselves in opposition to this menace. This is how a easy WhatsApp message is ready to block your smartphone. The textual content of the message is as follows:
Not precisely dishonest, however nonetheless a harmful enchantment to the human tendency to screw round and press buttons we should not. Actually, the message would possibly even work on different messaging apps. The issue isn’t associated to a WhatsApp bug however to the way in which Android handles the textual content. It really works on Fb Messenger however not on Telegram or Chrome because the latter deal with the textual content otherwise.
Why does this message block my smartphone?
As you in all probability already imagined, there aren’t any emoji that, if pressed, are in a position to block a smartphone; this message truly comprises hidden characters (about two thousand) that after chosen block the applying in use and, within the worst case, your entire smartphone.
It appears that evidently probably the most highly effective smartphones of the most recent era can survive the assault by being caught within the messaging app for just some seconds after which shut it in an anomalous means. When you’ve got an older smartphone, you will encounter a complete lock in your gadget.
The issue is brought on by invisible unicode characters which can be usually used to point whether or not the textual content must be displayed from left to proper or proper to left; these characters are often utilized in languages resembling Hebrew or Arabic. In itself these characters don’t have any downside and Android is ready to deal with them with out issues even in the identical textual content.
<⚫> 👈🏻 cannot contact this
A bug happens when an odd mixture of those characters modifications the orientation of the textual content repeatedly and lots of and lots of of occasions. Curiously, Android is ready to show the message with out issues however the crash is brought on by the engine that handles the collection of textual content.
Tapping the message anyplace will activate textual content choice by crashing the app (or smartphone). As you should have understood, the issue doesn’t concern WhatsApp however Android.
How one can unlock your smartphone or stop it from locking?
On probably the most fashionable and highly effective smartphones the bug merely blocks WhatsApp (or the applying through which you acquired that message) and also you simply have to attend for it to shut by itself or shut it manually. In case your whole smartphone is locked, you have to to restart it by urgent and holding the ability button for a couple of seconds.
To keep away from the issue merely don’t click on on the message and delete it instantly. Merely receiving the textual content has no impact and won’t crash both WhatsApp or the one you love gadget.
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