Getting an advertisement in Siri

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by likemyorbs, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I keep getting an advertisement for SpeakEvents about once a day when i use siri. Where could this be coming from?
     
  2. SoundWagon macrumors member

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  3. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    the proxy you are using would be my guess. likely a way for them to generate revenue. just a guess on my part though.
     
  4. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Could be a good guess, ill email iMDZL and find out.

    What proxy you on?

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    I should also add that i purchased SpeakEvents to see if the ad will go away, and it didn't.
     
  5. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here but I get it on my 4S. It's either AssistantExtensions, SiriBoard, or VoiceUtils.
     
  6. SoundWagon macrumors member

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    I'm also on iMDZL
     
  7. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Must be assistant extensions, because I don't have those other two. It doesn't really bother me I just don't like the look of an ad in Siri.
     
  8. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    You should probably stop stealing Siri from those of us who actually bought a 4S.
     
  9. SchuettS macrumors 6502

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    I just recently started getting them too. I have a tweak to have siri translate words but thats it. Im also using imdzl .
     
  10. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    How is it stealing from you exactly?
     
  11. Norinion macrumors regular

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    I'm on iMDZL, but not getting on any ads, not using any siri extensions either.
     
  12. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular

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    I have assistantExtensions and getting the same ad. SpeakEvents is also installed so it's extra wtf.
     
  13. toxicfume macrumors newbie

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    blahblahblahblahblah. Welcome to the iPhone hacks forum. Now go back to your little corner.
     
  14. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    I have bunches of Siri add ons and haven't gotten a single ad. What kinds of questions are you guys asking when it spams you? Also, since it appears you're using IMZDL, which server are you on, specifically?
     
  15. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It wouldn't bother me either if it were a retina ad lol
     
  16. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Boohoo look at me i upgraded from an iPhone 4 just because i wanted siri and now I'm crying because everyone can have siri. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    Maybe next time you won't upgrade your phone for software that can easily be ported to all other devices, which btw is still in beta stage. Grow up.

    I use sentinel, the ad can come up from any type of question. It's the only ad that i get and i only get it once a day, very odd. Ill take a screenshot when i get it today.
     
  17. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Update: Problem solved! I emailed the developer of SpeakEvents and this was his response...

    Hello,
    this ad is served by AssistantExtensions. If fact I wanted it to show only once a day and only on 2.3.2012. The problem is that even if it is remotely disabled, it shows when you open Siri in less than 30 seconds since respring and I am very sorry for that. :( AE update will fix it (I will remove ad support entirely).

    To fix it now at your side, you can remove this file:
    /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/.support.plist

    Sorry for inconvenience.

    We hope this answered your questions.
    If not, please reply to this email.
     
  18. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I noticed we have some whiners here who agree that anyone who doesn't have a 4S shouldn't be using siri and keep downrating my posts, care to speak up?

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    Hey i'm not stealing, i paid $20 to use that proxy server. I would have gladly paid extra for Siri and apple could have gotten my $20 if they chose not to be douchebags and use beta software as a selling point of their new phone.
     
  19. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    Amen. I hate that they used a software feature to distinguish two models. It's supposed to be all about the hardware.
     
  20. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502

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    Lol, I got the 4s because of the hardware, not Siri (which is useless in my opinion)..well I wont say useless, I mainly use Siri to ask stupid questions to see what responses I get and setup reminders etc. If I had an iPhone 4 I def wouldn't pay 20 bucks and go through the trouble of setting it up. But that's just me lol
     
  21. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Thanks for this info, what file is it though? .support.plist?

    I see this:

    com.apple.assistant.support.plist
     
  22. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow good question, i didn't notice the mistake because i didn't even attempt to do it. Ill email the dev back now and ask him the file name.
     
  23. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I appreciate it. I was about to uninstall AssistantExtensions.
     
  24. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No prob, but I'm 99% sure that the file you mentioned is the one he's referring to. I'll post his response as soon as i get it.
     
  25. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    It is .support.plist
    It's a hidden/invisible file because of the '.'
    In iFile's Preferences, enable 'Hidden Files', and you'll see the file.
     

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