While working on an Android project, one of my tasks was to integrate a home camera into the app. Its a popular Chinese product and the vendor provides an SDK and (barely) some english documentation. The SDK uses an “audio pair” feature, where sound is used to transfer Wi-Fi type, SSID and password information to the camera. However after performing an SDK upgrade the pairing process started to work without sound, like magic. This is a dive into this mystery.
Developer, System Architect, Hacker.