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Libratone Zipp

Goal: Send commands (voicing, volume, playback) to Libratone Zipp speaker from anything, not just the iOS/Android app. Request of documentation has been declined by Libratone.
Except I missed it, there’s no License document with used framework.

Network sniffing

Idea: sniff the traffic between app & device to reverse engineering the thing.

With Wireshark

TL;DR: Ubuntu cooked up frames as IPX.

Wireshark analysis on Ubuntu (any interface, Wi-Fi hotspot for speaker & Android device) gives IPX frames.

packet # comment
351 volume change
1402 neutral volume - “V100”
2195 easy listening - “V101”
14838? pause BT
15489? play BT

Seems like a dead protocol, could be mis-interpreter by Wireshark (MAC info in header are wrong for example)

If wish to send from Windows, difficult after Win7.
Available resources:

On-device sniffing

It was not possible to get frames before, as most packet capture apps fakes VPN connection. This breaks Libratone app. On OnePlus device, it was possible to run tcpdump directly.

Used filter: (! (dns || ssdp)) && (ip.dst ==

packet # comment data
1179 neutral volume - “V100” aa aa 02 02 06 00 c6 12 00 04 56 31 30 30 ..........V100
1183 easy listening - “V101” aa aa 02 02 06 00 45 aa 00 04 56 31 30 31 ......E...V101


  • Two UDP streams, hitting port 7777 (for V100/V101) and another on 3334.

Tried to replay UDP packet, with no success.
Guess I need to dig on the UDP protocol.

APK disassembly

Idea: reverse engineering the code itself
Wanted to check used 3rd-party softwares by checking Licenses … not available.
Used this thread on StackOverflow to reverse engineer the APK to Java classes.

Used dex2jar + JD-GUI but not much success … it’s a mess.
Then tried decompilers online - jadx

Dirty Exploration

Exploration trace during dirty CTRL-F search - not sure where it’ll lead.
Used com.libratone in version 5.3.5. The JADX output is used as root directory.

  1. ressources/assets/voicings/voicings.json: contain references to voicingId, which has V100 and V101 like the one captured
  2. setVoicing(Voicing.V100()); is called when setFactoryReset is called from sources\com\libratone\p009v3\model\
  3. public void setVoicing(Voicing voicing) is defined in sources\com\libratone\p009v3\model\
  4. public void sendMessageString(String str, int i) is called to send the V-value. This is also defined in
  5. It seems to call sources\com\libratone\p009v3\net\
    1. public Handler connect(InetAddress inetAddress, Handler handler)
    2. sources\com\libratone\p009v3\ indicate device port? DEVICE_PORT = 50001;

Exploration based on device sniff

Ports 7777 and 3334 are found in sources\com\libratone\p010 v3\luci\ as LUCI_CONTROL_PORT = 7777; and LUCI_NOTIFY_RSK = 3334;. seems to handle the real communication stuff

System image

Goal: Have the system image to explore it.

System update file

The speaker can update itself, and this is started from main app or from web page (/cgi?Update).
This trigger a HTTP GET request on
On the 2020-05-27, this is answered by a 404 Not Found error code.

Copyright since 2020 © Chouffy. This work is licensed under CC BY 4.0.