Nice post I recently stumbled into it and wanted to give it a shot with RN 0.37 Due to the issues with pods currently I went for the manual linking which worked quite fine. It compiles, the bridge gets initialised, the modules are transformed. When the loading is finished the app crashes with:
just to shorten the following lines from the Xcode log
[err...Script] Native module cannot be null.
[err...Script] Requiring module "216", which threw an exception.
MessagesExtension[59575:3182961] -[RCTRootView reactTag]: unrecognized selector sent to instance
Anyone an idea how to go for it finding the issue?