Getting an advertisement in Siri

likemyorbs

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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?
 

0m3ga

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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.
 

likemyorbs

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

tctony

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

SchuettS

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

iRooney

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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?
 

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likemyorbs said:
Same here but I get it on my 4S. It's either AssistantExtensions, SiriBoard, or VoiceUtils.
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.
It wouldn't bother me either if it were a retina ad lol
 

likemyorbs

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You should probably stop stealing Siri from those of us who actually bought a 4S.
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 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?
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.
 

likemyorbs

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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.
 

likemyorbs

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

EngageWithRage

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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
 

jjk454ss

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

I see this:

com.apple.assistant.support.plist
 

likemyorbs

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

I see this:

com.apple.assistant.support.plist
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.
 

jjk454ss

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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.
Thanks, I appreciate it. I was about to uninstall AssistantExtensions.
 

dZp

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