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[FIX] S Voice App "Network Error"

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BlackElvis79

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After installing the S Voice app, use a root explorer app to edit your build.prop to mimic that of the SGSIII. SEE POST #5 FOR PIC GUIDE.

Change...
ro.product.model=(Your Device)

To...
ro.product.model=GT-I9300

Do the same with line ro.product.device

Save changes and exit app. Reboot device and enjoy.

EDIT: Its been reported that this may cause GWallet not to function!!

Modified APK Courtesy of pHaez. Thanks B.

GDrive Mirror Courtesy of Waldos

For the purpose of disclosure on what was modified, and for those that wish to make the changes manually, you can use apktool to decode the apk, then edit smali/com/vlingo/sdk/internal/deviceinfo/PhoneInfo.smali and modify:
"method public getModel()" and "method public getDeviceID()". Right before the return at the bottom of each function, put: const-string v1, "GT-I9300" (replace v1 with the value the return uses, v0 for getModel, v1 for getDeviceID.

~pHaez



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BlackElvis79

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Here's a visual step by step...

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Reboot...

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Thanks for posting this... I'm wondering a couple of things:

- why did it work for a good 13 or 14 hours with no problem, through a few reboots, and never once give a network error -- and then suddenly start showing this, to me and to several other folks round the same time?

- if I modify build.prop as described, what's the potential impact on other operations on my Galaxy Nexus? Will other software get screwed up, thinking it's on a phone that's different than what it's really on?

Thinking about the first question brings me back to my earlier speculation that perhaps Samsung or Vlingo was filtering communication based on the S Voice unique ID -- but that was pretty much disproved. Now I'm wondering whether Vlingo is filtering traffic for this app based on device type, and is restricting it - for the moment - to S3 devices...
 

BlackElvis79

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Thanks for posting this... I'm wondering a couple of things:

- why did it work for a good 13 or 14 hours with no problem, through a few reboots, and never once give a network error -- and then suddenly start showing this, to me and to several other folks round the same time?

- if I modify build.prop as described, what's the potential impact on other operations on my Galaxy Nexus? Will other software get screwed up, thinking it's on a phone that's different than what it's really on?

Thinking about the first question brings me back to my earlier speculation that perhaps Samsung or Vlingo was filtering communication based on the S Voice unique ID -- but that was pretty much disproved. Now I'm wondering whether Vlingo is filtering traffic for this app based on device type, and is restricting it - for the moment - to S3 devices...

So far, I've gone thru all of the apps on my device and haven't had any FC's. I'm currently downloading a few from market to see if there's any issues with that.

Hopefully, Sammie doesn't start filtering based on something else.

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    I was able to modify the apk in order to send the "GT-I9300" string, so that I didn't have to modify my build.prop. Those that don't wish to modify build.prop, or can't (because you aren't rooted) can give it a try and see if it does the trick for you.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?fp04n29phdzeram

    Of course, thanks to the OP, as I wouldn't have known what to modify without the information about the build.prop changes.

    For the purpose of disclosure on what was modified, and for those that wish to make the changes manually, you can use apktool to decode the apk, then edit smali/com/vlingo/sdk/internal/deviceinfo/PhoneInfo.smali and modify:
    "method public getModel()" and "method public getDeviceID()". Right before the return at the bottom of each function, put: const-string v1, "GT-I9300" (replace v1 with the value the return uses, v0 for getModel, v1 for getDeviceID.
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    After installing the S Voice app, use a root explorer app to edit your build.prop to mimic that of the SGSIII. SEE POST #5 FOR PIC GUIDE.

    Change...
    ro.product.model=(Your Device)

    To...
    ro.product.model=GT-I9300

    Do the same with line ro.product.device

    Save changes and exit app. Reboot device and enjoy.

    EDIT: Its been reported that this may cause GWallet not to function!!

    Modified APK Courtesy of pHaez. Thanks B.

    GDrive Mirror Courtesy of Waldos

    For the purpose of disclosure on what was modified, and for those that wish to make the changes manually, you can use apktool to decode the apk, then edit smali/com/vlingo/sdk/internal/deviceinfo/PhoneInfo.smali and modify:
    "method public getModel()" and "method public getDeviceID()". Right before the return at the bottom of each function, put: const-string v1, "GT-I9300" (replace v1 with the value the return uses, v0 for getModel, v1 for getDeviceID.

    ~pHaez



    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Here's a visual step by step...

    4b522f2d-a123-bc41.jpg

    4b522f2d-a130-d222.jpg

    4b522f2d-a141-22d9.jpg

    4b522f2d-a158-d485.jpg

    4b522f2d-a162-2c25.jpg

    4b522f2d-a16a-a77c.jpg

    4b522f2d-a174-888b.jpg


    Reboot...

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Don't see why anyone is bothering with this. The app is hopeless, its just so much quicker typing in what you want to do.

    Probably because we have a secret plan to piss you off. Last time I checked it was called: xda"developers" not xda"FindAnExcuseToBitch"


    And note to people with FC's
    I cleared the applications data, uninstalled, reinstalled and it worked for me. I was getting mad Fc's.. might wanna try that?

    Also a lot of the commands are looking for TouchWiz applications, so not everything will work... I'm sure they will never update it to utilize custom apps but I guess we'll see