Here's how to grab the Hound beta without activation codes and invites

Here's how to grab the Hound beta without activation codes and invites
Hound, the voice-controlled assistant by SoundHound, had a pretty mind-blowing reveal, don't you think? When it comes to voice recognition, the company's technology is second to none. Hound combines audio speech recognition with natural language processing, which results in fast processing of complex queries. The company's years of experience with audio processing definitely give Hound a technological edge over the competition, even though Apple and Google have much more resources to pour into their research and development!

Anyway, Hound was hoisted in the Google Play store in beta form, which requires invite codes and is also restricted to US residents. Not cool! Still, if you're excited about the app and want to try it despite these obstacles, all it takes is a rooted device and a little bit of fiddling around to get it working. We'll show you how it's done.

Hacking your way to getting a working beta of Hound, but there are a couple of steps you need to take care of beforehand. First, make sure your device is rooted. And while you're at it, grab a file manager app with root access if you don't have one already. Root Browser, ES File Explorer, or our favorite MiExplorer are great free options. And finally, download this little .xml file to your device. Put it in an easily accessible folder, such as Downloads or one you created yourself. All the .xml file does is to change a single variable, so don't worry about any hidden exploits. 

And what do you know, it looks like we're ready to go! Let's do this!


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12 Comments

1. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I WANT to do this, but what if they find out who is, and bar them from using the app officially.... Nah, Ill wait.

2. waddup121 unregistered

LOL PA I already did that before this topic came along ;) The power of root! Nice sneaky way to do that.

3. rotsvanhulp

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Link for .xml file please??

12. Mikebot

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

gammerson(dot)com(forward slash)2015(forward slash)06(forward slash)how-to-activate-hound-voice-assistant-withou​t-invitation(dot)html Change (dot) with (.) also remove bracktes and (forward slash) with / you can activate hound from here an link is also included

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1030; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And the xml file is where again?

5. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I placed the link in the article. Sorry about that.

6. rotsvanhulp

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Thank you very much!! :)

7. x7rgaming

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

when I go to the download page I can't find the download button I think it hidden under ads. could you please put it on a different website? thank you.

8. oktaysar16

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

I tried some of this stuff aswell, but it didnt work since i had no root on my device. So i did some searching and found a article where a apk file was created without the need of invites or activation code so therefore you dont need a rooted device. Here is the download link: mega "dot" co "dot" nz/#!NsglAAIQ!itPZRPpC5hSUXx368jNTkgGwmt6vfXb1-bug​L4zghuU Where i wrote "dot", change that to "." and enter into the url. Since im a new member i cant add links -_- You can thank me later :) ENJOY!!!

9. oktaysar16

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

mega(.)co(.)nz/#!NsglAAIQ!itPZRPpC5hSUXx368jNTkgGw​mt6vfXb1-bug​L4zghuU Or just remove the brackets () and go to that link for the app. Sorry this is my first time doing this. LOL

10. oktaysar16

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

UPDATED LINK: https:(forward slash)(forward slash)mega(.)co(.)nz/#!NsglAAIQ!itPZRPpC5hSUXx368j​NTkgGw​mt6vfXb1-bug​L4zghuU Apprantely if you dont add in "https:(forward slash)(forward slash)" at the beginning it doesnt work. Thats stupid. Anyways enjoy

11. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

This doesn't seem to work anymore. I'm on the One M8 running ViperOne with Lollipop.

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