Beejive Fix!

In a matter of days after Beejive’s revolutionary anti-piracy measures took place, there have been at least 2 ways to bypass the copy protection that Beejive diligently put up. Here’s how the protection works, first of all:

Cracked iPod apps have one flaw: they lack a ‘.plist’ file. Beejive simply checks for this, and if it can’t find one, it blocks the use of the app and sends your device ID to a server somewhere, where it is blacklisted (in otherwords, even if you DID pay for it, you couldn’t use it unless you personally sent an email to beejive). This being said, someone from Xsellize.com found a way to fix it: by putting a .plist file where its needed. Of course, there are also innumerable modified applications that bypass the pirating protection floating around the internet. Either way, you’ll need a jailbroken iPod Touch. Read more for details on how to ‘fix’ Beejive. Please note that these guides are only to help those people allegedly locked out of beejive by the recent update. If you’re running an illegal copy of the application, you have probably been blacklisted already, so I’d just purchase a legitimate copy if I were you.

If you haven’t been blacklisted, and still have issues, scroll down all the way to see the latest fixes.

This is the guide I found on Xsellize.com. Try it at your own risk: I haven’t touched it yet.

Originally Posted by asianman View Post
Here’s a detailed (and the 15th time) directions:
1. Hold onto the BeejiveIM icon and click on the X to delete the file.
2. Find any BeejiveIM app you want. 2.1.019, 2.1.0, 2.0.1, etc using Installous, Appulous, etc.
3. Let it install on the phone, and do not open the application yet. Turn wifi on and SSH into your phone with the IP address and root/alpine login. Go up a folder, then go to /mobile/Applications. You would have to select each folder until you find a folder that contains iTunesMetadata.plist. Drag that onto your computer.
4. You would have to select each folder until you find the BeejiveIM folder, but I found someone to sort the folders to “Changed” which I do not know yet. Find the folder, and drag the iTunesMetadata.plist onto the folder (the folder should contain Documents, Preferences, tmp, and iTunesArtwork, just drag the plist on there, not the Documents folder, not the tmp folder, not the Preferences folder)
5. Open Beejive and tell me what you get.

If a no.paid.license.found, that might mean you are blacklisted and there’s nothing you can do unless you can spoof your ID.
“Today the team has made it known that he had introduced a blacklist that marks all IDs of devices that have received the application for alternative ways, and all these people will not use the application, even after regularly purchased in AppStore!”
(Translated from Italian with Google Translate, http://nickioc.blogspot.com/)

For people that it did work for (like me :D) We were probably lucky that Beejive didn’t blacklist us for opening the app for the first time, or we quit as soon as that Youtube video popped up.

Hmmm… a Youtube video…. YouTube – BeejiveIM Possible Fix

Ok. Now that that’s been said, I still have NO idea if it works, nor am I responsible for any damage it may cause. Could someone let me know if it works?

If you have been wrongfully blacklisted, and can’t find your receipt…

You can try looking for it around the internet. This link got rather good ratings, so it seems trustworthy. Once again, I wouldn’t know if it works or not, nor do I hold responsibility for it. Here’s the download’s description:

This is the cracked version of Beejive IM v2.1.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch. In this version there is supposed to be an anti-piracy block that doesn’t let you use it if you are using a jailbroken device, BUT THERE IS A PATCH SO YOU WON’T GET IT. HOW TO INSTALL: You must have a jailbroken device (the iPod touch 2g is jailbreakable now) You must have the newest firmware You must have the MobileInstallation file patched To get MobileInstallation patch: 1. Open Cydia. 2. Add cydia.hackulo.us as a source. 3. Search MobileInstallion and download it. After you have done that…import this file into iTunes and sync it.

Sadly, Beejive’s efforts were once again thwarted. However, their efforts may usher in a new wave of anti-piracy efforts.

Edit:

For those of you who’ve had some troubles…

There have been many successful commenters, but there have been equally many unsuccessful ones. Grr. So, naturally, I want to fix this. Try this out. This is just some IDEAS of mine… I have no idea if they work.

  1. Upgrade to the latest, jailbroken firmware (2.2.1)
  2. Completely remove beejive.
  3. Restart your iPod Touch/iPhone.
  4. Reinstall by whichever method you want.
  5. Tell me if it works or not. I’ll be watching you. No, really. Do it.

Something else someone mentioned…

The latest version of beejive depends on 2.2.1 to some extent, although its been said that it will work on earlier firmwares. Maybe updating will do something  to help. I’m still digging around for answers and better fixes… keep checking this post.

Ok, tell me how this goes. On a side note, this article is getting me 250 hits a day, which is FAR more than any of my other articles have ever gotten me. Thanks a ton, everyone.

Latest fix, as of April 4th, 2009.

Apparently, this method works. This has been confirmed by a few users, so lets hope this works out.

Make a new iTunes account (buy yourself a $0.01 gift card or something) and sync your iPod  with this account. After this, try one of the methods above. I recommend the .ipa one, personally. Make sure that if you use the .plist method, you do NOT run Beejive until you’ve updated the .plist file in beejive’s application directory. Making a new account apparently gives you a “second chance” with a new license. The only issue you might find is if you have legitimately purchased apps. You’ll have to either re-purchase them or find .ipa’s for them.

Latest fix, as of May 29, 2009

Gotta say, tons of thanks to David for his comment. It should really help anyone with issues a lot. Let me know if it works.

Wow. awesome guide. thats for all the information

ive got my Beejive working again after using that torrent that you kindly provided. before that i checked Beejive IM didnt have any undeleted old files in my “/private/var/mobile/Applications” directory by first installing ANY version of the application then uninstalling it again.

after which i SSH’d into my ipod and arranged the folders by date so i could easily check that it wasnt present in that directory.

after which i simply downloaded that torrent, (which is completely legit) and synced the ipa over to my ipod. Simple!

Thanks for all the help :)

  • JoseL

    “If you have been wrongfully blacklisted, and can’t find your receipt…” method WORKS
    thanks a lot man

    • Salem

      No problem :D I’m glad you like it.

      • Tal

        What exactly is this method?
        Mailing their support that you had purchased the application but lost your receipt???

        • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

          I’m not so sure I follow you… There were many instances in which people who had legitimate copies were locked out of the Beejive network simply because they had jailbroken devices with certain settings or modifications. I do in fact have a legitimate copy, and have the receipt to prove it, if you’d like to see a copy of it.

  • ACKMN

    im trying the
    If you have been wrongfully blacklisted, and can’t find your receipt method i hope it`ll work :( wish me luck man…peace …

  • ACKMN

    Sadly, it didn`t worked for me :(, i feel sorry for my Phone huhu…

  • sad

    dosent work
    says no.paid.license.found
    for this is the cracked version of Beejive IM v2.1.0

  • http://technoheads.org Dragkraigor

    If you have been wrongfully blacklisted, and can’t find your receipt…

    It works!! thanks man :D

  • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

    [quote comment="351"]Sadly, it didn`t worked for me :(, i feel sorry for my Phone huhu…[/quote]
    [quote comment="354"]dosent work
    says no.paid.license.found
    for this is the cracked version of Beejive IM v2.1.0[/quote]
    I’ve gotten some mixed reviews, but some of them are pointing in the “blacklisted” direction. Anyone else trying this, keep this in mind before you do anything.

  • t@t

    Mine work for about 4days then it says “no paid license” well, time to move on—-with my iPhone.;))

  • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

    [quote comment=""]Mine work for about 4days then it says “no paid license” well, time to move on—-with my iPhone.;))[/quote]
    Everyone, I have a few ideas for you to try out if yours HASN’T worked. Let me know how they go… I’ll be appending them to the end of this article, so keep posted.

  • Pb&j

    Hi, the blacklisted method didn’t work for me but I am on fw 2.2. The instructions say u must be on the newest firmware, so does that mean if I upgrade to 2.2.1 it should work? Just wanna make sure if this has worked for anyone before I upgrade :P thanks!

  • Dude245

    [quote comment=""]Hi, the blacklisted method didn’t work for me but I am on fw 2.2. The instructions say u must be on the newest firmware, so does that mean if I upgrade to 2.2.1 it should work? Just wanna make sure if this has worked for anyone before I upgrade :P thanks![/quote]

    IT WONT WORK

  • stefano

    i don’t work for me, there is a no.paid.license.found
    please help me

  • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

    [quote comment=""]i don’t work for me, there is a no.paid.license.found
    please help me[/quote]
    Are you running the latest firmware? And maybe try using the latest copy of beejive (which I think is like 2.1.19 or something) cracked to install it.

    And make sure you try everything under the “EDIT” section of the article. That’s all the stuff I’ve been adding recently.

  • Bichiliad

    IT WORKS! thanks a ton! haha

  • stefano

    i have the 2.2.1 firmware..

  • Dude245

    If u have the no paid lisense found there is no fix as of yet

  • stefano

    the application has worked for two days later came the message no paid license found.. why?

  • Sherv

    I LOVE YOU!!!!!

    ok i did not pay for this app and after following the instructions IT WORKS NOW!!! but a few days ago i got a new itunes account so maybe thats it and my ipod is 2.2
    so you might want to try making a new itunes account or something
    ohh and i didnt use SSH i used total commander if that matters
    any way THANK YOUU

    P.S i dont comment on anything on the internet but i felt that this was important enough haha

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      Haha I’m really glad its working for you. The feedback will really help all the other people figuring it out. So, making a new iTunes account helped? Got it. Thanks a ton :D

  • Alias228

    I’ve done the Edit:
    For those of you who’ve had some troubles…
    But I can see just Error no.paid.license.found
    I want BeejiveIM again so much!
    Can anyone help me?

  • Stealthstealer

    Tried the new account method.
    Still not working
    Sorry

  • yakovk

    I have been blacklisted and then went ahead and purchased the application from iTunes but its still not working and I get a message “no paid license found”
    any idea how it can be fixed because the help I get from Beejive support is non existant.

  • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

    [quote comment="913"]I have been blacklisted and then went ahead and purchased the application from iTunes but its still not working and I get a message “no paid license found”
    any idea how it can be fixed because the help I get from Beejive support is non existant.[/quote]
    Yakovk,

    Just because you buy the app doesn’t mean you’re blacklisted. You have to send them a message, with your device ID, iTunes username (NOT PASSWORD!) and a copy of your receipt from iTunes (which was probably emailed to you). Their email is [email protected]. Then, completely delete the cracked version and install the legit version. After 24-48 hours, you can use beejive.

    Here’s a link to the appropriate support forum;
    http://www.beejive.com/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1102

  • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

    [quote comment="499"]Tried the new account method.
    Still not working
    Sorry[/quote]
    StealthStealer,
    Try restoring your iPod and starting from the beginning, if you have the patients. If not, just spend the $14.99 and buy the app.

  • m.dawg

    WHOOO IT WORKED THX A LOT

    • alias

      Which method have u used?

      • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

        Me? Personally? I have my own paid version, so I don’t actually need to crack it. I’ve heard that David’s method has been working, though I’m not sure about the new 3.0 version.

  • jibjab

    [quote comment=""][quote comment="499"]Tried the new account method.
    Still not working
    Sorry[/quote]
    StealthStealer,
    Try restoring your iPod and starting from the beginning, if you have the patients. If not, just spend the $14.99 and buy the app.[/quote]

    BRILLIANT POST! That first method worked like a charm for me. Although I did have to re-download to the newest Beejive version for it to work. I was surprised I wasn’t already blacklisted as I have re-downloaded Beejive previously many times and even sat through the whole The Office youtube video haha. Anyways, just wanted to say thanks =D

  • Alias

    [quote comment="1147"][quote comment=""][quote comment="499"]Tried the new account method.
    Still not working
    Sorry[/quote]
    StealthStealer,
    Try restoring your iPod and starting from the beginning, if you have the patients. If not, just spend the $14.99 and buy the app.[/quote]

    BRILLIANT POST! That first method worked like a charm for me. Although I did have to re-download to the newest Beejive version for it to work. I was surprised I wasn’t already blacklisted as I have re-downloaded Beejive previously many times and even sat through the whole The Office youtube video haha. Anyways, just wanted to say thanks =D[/quote]
    Does restoring really helps?

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      It must, seeing as it worked for this guy. Try it out. You don’t have anything to lose. If you’re worried about losing any other apps, make sure the ones you paid for are backed up in iTunes, and make sure the ones you didn’t (but should have) pay for have their .ipw files backed up somewhere.

  • ab

    how can restoring help this… id they hav recorded ur device ID…
    restoring does not change the device id..
    dont think it will work if u hav been blacklisted…
    but its work a shot..
    anywho has been black listed c if restoring works n plz reply!!

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      It couldn’t hurt. Frankly, your device ID wouldn’t change, but the software s/n MIGHT. It has worked for 2 or 3 people already, so it can’t hurt to try.

    • alias.designer

      I restored my iPhone. But nothing happend and I see no.paid.license.found only. Anyone can help me?

      • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

        I updated the article… take a look. A reader, “Dave,” published a comment about a method he used.

  • nolifer

    why bother trying to crack an app when there are free alternatives like palringo? altho there may be some ads, but at least it’s legit~

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      Has anyone tried AIM’s new paid app? its like $2.99, but I have no idea if its actually worth it. I use AIM and facebook chat, but just AIM would work for most people. I also heard Meebo is making an app of some sort. Their webapp is also pretty useful, although if you open a new tab, it logs you out.

  • Kobe

    The aim app lacks a bunch of stuff. I dont understand why these other apps dont make it like beejive which is Perfect. Seems like like most of devolpers cares bout is getting it up on the app store as quickly as possible N making money. SAD

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      I totally agree. I mean, come on. I’m sure there has to be another universal app to compete with it. I heard good things about a Meebo app that’s coming out soon (hopefully). Thanks for visiting, by the way.

  • http://www.deav.co.uk David

    Wow. awesome guide. thats for all the information

    ive got my Beejive working again after using that torrent that you kindly provided. before that i checked Beejive IM didnt have any undeleted old files in my “/private/var/mobile/Applications” directory by first installing ANY version of the application then uninstalling it again.

    after which i SSH’d into my ipod and arranged the folders by date so i could easily check that it wasnt present in that directory.

    after which i simply downloaded that torrent, (which is completely legit) and synced the ipa over to my ipod. Simple!

    Thanks for all the help :)

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      Thanks for the feedback! I’ll add your findings to the post…. I’m sure people will really benefit from it.

  • Fredric

    I want to get Beejive..i havent downloaded anything at all yet. I dont know what to do..can someone help??

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      Well, that depends on if you have $10 and want to buy it legally (It might be $15 now… I’m really not sure). Do you?

      • Frdric

        No I dont..

        • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

          Alright then. Just follow the tutorial above. Since the issue has kind of died down, there has been less of a demand for it, but the most updated tutorial is at the way bottom of the article, submitted by a user. try that, and let me know how it goes.

          • Fredric

            Umm..can you copy and past it..lol i dont want to do the wrong tut and get my name on the blacklist..

          • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

            Ok, this is what he said;
            “ive got my Beejive working again after using that torrent that you kindly provided. before that i checked Beejive IM didnt have any undeleted old files in my “/private/var/mobile/Applications” directory by first installing ANY version of the application then uninstalling it again.
            after which i SSH’d into my ipod and arranged the folders by date so i could easily check that it wasnt present in that directory.
            after which i simply downloaded that torrent, (which is completely legit) and synced the ipa over to my ipod. Simple!”

            Now, there is NO guarantee that you won’t get blacklisted. Chances are, you probably will. But if you want to use the application without paying for it, this is the MOST up-to-date version.

  • iDave

    Thanks for this instructions. They helped heaps.

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      No problem :D I’m glad I could be of assistance.

  • dylan

    Work perfectly for me with 2.1.019 installed from installous, thanks!!!!!

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Haha no problem! I haven't updated this post in a while, so I'm glad it
      still works.

  • dylan

    Work perfectly for me with 2.1.019 installed from installous, thanks!!!!!

  • http://technoheads.org Salem

    Haha no problem! I haven't updated this post in a while, so I'm glad it
    still works.