The Mr. Robot VR experience was a one time event (21-07-2016 1:45 p.m. ET). You needed the With.in app to watch the Mr. Robot VR experience.
I wanted to view this video another time so i did everything in my power to save this video! I succeeded this is my story:
Files on my phone
Once the preload was finished i tried to open the video/audio files on my phone with no success. The files were encrypted.
I had this gut feeling that the key would be sent before or during the one time event. To get the key i used a mobile packet capture app, i ran the capture during the one time event. After being blown away by the Mr. Robot VR experience i mined the capture and found the encryption-key.
While getting the encryption-key was easy the tough part is getting the files decrypted using “DfZw7wrIxvSdHP3S” . I had to find out the used encryption method to decrypt the files.
I needed to decompile the android apk to find the used encryption method. I downloaded a recent version from apk4fun. To decompile the app we first need to use a tool called dex2jar, to view the exported jar file i used the tool JD-GUI it can be downloaded from github.
After a while i found EncryptedVideoDataSource it included the final clue “private String algorithm = “RC4″;”
Now we can decrypt the files. I created a program to decrypt using RC4 in Visual Studio it can be downloaded from github. After decoding i had 5 playable files.
Compositing the audio and video
Unfortunately i cannot play separate audio/video files on my VR headset.
I had to integrate the audio into the video. The audio included 4 stereo mp3’s for 360 audio. I found that you can effortlessly create the needed file using Adobe Premiere. After exporting it from premiere i can finaly re-enjoy the Mr. Robot VR experience.
I did succeed in getting the “one time” edition of the Mr. Robot VR experience.