iPad How To Enable Voice Control on Your iPad

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Battlestar, May 10, 2010.

  1. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
    #1
    MAC

    Make sure you have afc2add installed from cydia or rock. SSH into your device or use your favorite USB browser.

    1. Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app
    2. Open K48AP.plist in a text editor or a plist editor
    3. Under the capabilities area add the following key:

    <key>voice-control</key>
    <true/>

    4. Reboot your iPad and enjoy Voice Control!


    Windows

    1. For Windows users, you’ll need a software like WINSCP and for Mac you can use Cyberduck.
    2. Install OpenSSH on your iPad using Cydia. Open up Cydia and search for it. You’ll have to restart your iPad after that.
    3. Now use the following settings to log into your iPad: IP address of your iPad and user name: root and password: alpine and protocol: SCP
    4. Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app
    5. Open K48AP.plist in a text editor or a plist editor
    6. Under the capabilities area add the following key:

    <key>voice-control</key>
    <true/>

    7. Reboot your iPad and enjoy Voice Control!
     
  2. JefferyShin macrumors regular

    JefferyShin

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    #2
    Or another method:

    Do all that within iFile from cydia, respiring, and voilà.
     
  3. bibbz macrumors regular

    bibbz

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    #3
    I put the command lines in file. How do I respiring?
     
  4. tdream macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    #4
    Sbsettings or restarting also works.
     
  5. virx macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    #5
    I did it, but I do not see anything new in settings after I respringed in SBSettings. How do I use voice control?
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    #6
    Any way to do it without JB? I really don't have the need to JB.
     
  7. virx macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    #7
    Nevermind, everything works fine. I just did not know how to activate voice control (long home button click).
     
  8. virx macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    #8
    No, it can not be done without JB. Probably you do have a need to JB :). If you do JB, then the only app you need to do this change is iFile - it let's you see your entire filesystem and edit any text files. It also let's you access any files on SD card and USB flash drive using camera connection kit.
     
  9. 3goldens macrumors 68000

    3goldens

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    #9
    Best be careful doing this, it looks like I might have jammed mine up. Perhaps I put the script in wrong place but now its been rebooting for a long time now and probably will have to be restored., so maybe better instruction on exactly where this script should go would be helpful to others.
     
  10. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    #10
    Seriously?

    2. Open K48AP.plist in a text editor or a plist editor
    3. Under the capabilities area add the following key:

    <key>voice-control</key>
    <true/>

    How can the instructions be more exact?
     
  11. 3goldens macrumors 68000

    3goldens

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    #11
    Well, for one thing would that be at the end of the capabilities, or in the beginning!

    Needless to say screwing around and making any kind of mistake in this apparently critical file appears to send the unit into an infinite boot cycle which I have seen before and it usually restores itself within 10 minutes or so.

    I think because this was the springboard file it is now locked in this loop that has gone on for way longer than 10 minutes so it looks like I will have to restore.

    So, to answer your question perhaps a screen shot of the placement of the text would be useful to others so they avoid having to go through what I am going to have to go through right now.
     
  12. 3goldens macrumors 68000

    3goldens

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    #12
    Actually now that I have voice control I don't really see the point, it has no controls and is only good for music, no contacts or searching.
    it took me over 4 hours to figure out how to get it back in working order after making the editing mistake do for those who really think they need this pointless feature make sure you do it right!

    It needs to look exactly like this picture or your in for big time trouble!
     

    Attached Files:

  13. krizko macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    #13
    Care to divulge how you fixed the problem?
     
  14. CrAkD macrumors 68040

    CrAkD

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #14
    seriously? cause you screwed it up and have no use for it people should be careful? I did it in 5 minutes and had zero issues. 4 hours? wow.
     
  15. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    #15
    I should like to point out it is a very useful feature for accessing music if you are, for instance, driving. I much prefer watching where I'm going and saying "Play Snoop Doggy Dogg" instead of veering off the road in search of some gin and juice.
     
  16. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

    Fry-man22

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    #16
    Think I would have done a restore and re-sync before I spent that amount of time on a typo...
     
  17. 3goldens macrumors 68000

    3goldens

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    #17
    You're a genius, what can I say?

    I still maintain it's a pointless feature for most.
     
  18. deksta macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    #19
    @ krizko if you have a windows machine lying around download ifunbox. Plug your bricked iPad into the machine and while iTunes see's you ibrick use ifunbox to navigate to where the K48AP.plist is on the iPad (/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app) and copy to the desktop. Open in a text editor and either delete the entry you put in the file or make sure it's exactly right. Save the file and copy it back to the 'iHate this machine right now' and overwrite the previous copy. Once it's copied, the iPad will be back to it's normal self almost immediately. Took a while for me to work out the fix but I was super happy when it came back to life. Fun times :)
     
  19. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
  20. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    #21
    Can you provide the edited file? I would love to do this. Does all the commands work?
     
  21. Messedupmyipad macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    #22
    So.. I totally messed up while trying to change the k48Ap.plist to activate voice control. When I respringed my iPad and somi went back and the file was blank. I was thinking if someone could copy their text here I could start with that. Would that work? Any other suggestions?
     
  22. Chilean.Miner macrumors member

    Chilean.Miner

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    #23

    There really is not any point; moreover, it's not worth the risk for the average person trying to do this.
     
  23. dancolman macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    #24
    no jailbreak

    what would happen if I navigated to this file and edited it using a mac app like phonedisk, without a jailbreak.

    Would this not work?

    Would my ipad die?
     
  24. sahunt83 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    #25
    J2AP.plist

    My iPad has a J2AP.plist. I added the voice tag to that and the voice control interface shows and the disappears quickly after launch. Anyone else have this problem?

    I tried a sym link to the old file, that did seem to do anything.
     

Share This Page