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A question for my fellow developers

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by CodingAndStuff, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. CodingAndStuff

    CodingAndStuff Regular Member

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    I've gotten lots of messages recently about people not being able to create accounts now - specifically those who are follower/like providers. I've already reversed the entire application and got a working solution to create accounts and do all of the standard tasks as well as the analytics.

    I'm at a bit of an impasse here, though. I know that the community in general would benefit from a particular portion of my codebase (if you've looked at the internal functionality of the application recently, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about - hint: qs_stamp). Without this particular functionality, your private api-based bots are useless. Eventually Instagram will implement the functionality into the login requests instead of just the account creation one. I also don't want to saturate the market and have Instagram flooded with spammers.


    See the dilemma? I'm stuck between watching everyone crash and burn and ruining Instagram for everybody.


    My potential course of action is currently split between the following:

    1. Do nothing and silently profit from Instagram and laugh at everyone else using ubot-based applications.
    2. Create quality (US) PVA accounts and sell them for a profit, helping the community in the process (Don't really want to do this tbh)
    3. Opening up my own API to allow developers access to the qs_stamp generation portion of the codebase, allowing them to create accounts.
    4. Integrating my system with a preexisting web-based bot (would probably go with igerslike to be honest), and allowing people to use that


    I suppose the purpose of this post is to pick the brains of my fellow developers and see if there is a general need for this service. What say ye, my brethren? Keep it private or open it up as a paid service?
     
  2. satinderrana

    satinderrana Newbie

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    I agree that opening up the code of the qs_stamp or quicksand which I think they have rightly named it :) can be a disaster. It will break down instagram and will definitely allow EVERYONE to create new accounts or at least flood with empty ones. I think you should create an API and make it available for a price so only serious people buy that stuff. Though, I was reverse engineering the same thing a few days back, have only seen the java code for qs_stamp, any pointers as to what it is concerned with?
     
  3. CodingAndStuff

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    I'll probably open up my API up to a couple of people. The qs_stamp is a pretty nifty little hash result for that is specific to an account request. Logging in and registering accounts will be 100% impossible in the near future without it :).
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I probably get into understanding the ARM disassembly studying. Really appreciate your help. :)
     
  5. ttrox

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    Just for curiosity (I'm not really into IG). To get this, did you reverse the mobile IG application? Or are you talking about a procedure that is bound to the website login/etc.?
     
  6. CodingAndStuff

    CodingAndStuff Regular Member

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    Yep. Reversed the mobile apps, templated both iOS and Android out, and scripted around the requests and data that is generated from the binaries (as well as unique device variables).
     
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    That's awesome BTW. It takes time and knowledge to do so (I checked it out a few months ago but gave up because I didn't really have any use for IG though).

    Congrats!
     
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    Thanksies, yo. :)
     
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    Hi.

    Need working qs_stamp function written in php (prefferable) or any other language.

    Please, drop me a price to my private messages.

    Thank you.