Apple has made changes to the environment of the iMessage application for messaging, which is exclusive to Apple’s iPhone and MacBook devices, after attempts by other applications to bring it with all its features to Android phones, as is the case in the Beeper application.
The Paper Mini application announced the ability to communicate with iPhone users via iMessage through its application on the Android operating system. Nothing also recently announced that its own application will soon offer the same feature, but it seems that these attempts have ended with a decision from Apple.
Less than a week after Paper Mini announced the arrival of the ability to communicate directly with full features with iMessage, the application began experiencing technical problems when users suddenly became unable to send and receive messages with the blue bubble that is known when communicating between two people on the iPhone via iMessage.
The problems worsened throughout the day, with reports piling up on the Beeper subreddit that several people were unable to activate their phone numbers running the app for Android using the Beeper Mini as of Friday afternoon, a clear indication that Apple had blocked any… Vulnerabilities that allowed the application to work from scratch.
Paper Mini was the result of a comprehensive attempt to reverse engineer Apple’s messaging protocol, after a 16-year-old high school student was able to successfully implement it, according to The Verge, and for a while, everything went without a hitch.
This effort became the basis for the new app, which requires a $2-a-month subscription, but it feels like a short journey for the app and an end before the beginning for Nothing.
According to experts, as reported by The Verge, the young developer has figured out how to register a phone number in iMessage, send messages directly to Apple’s servers, and send messages back to the app on any operating system.
The report notes that it was a difficult process that involved dismantling Apple’s messaging pipeline from start to finish. The Beeper team had to figure out where to send messages, what the messages should look like, and how to pull them back from servers to other applications.
The report explains that the most difficult part was bypassing Apple’s protection, which is essentially a lock on the entire iOS system that allows users to check their iPhones whether they are real or fake, and this is done through communication between the phone and the company’s servers for examination.