The Tesla API
To create my own Mobile Application, I need to figure out Tesla’s API. Since I am more familiar with iOS and Apple ecosystem, I am going to use tools I have at my disposal to try and figure out what API’s are available.
My Toolset #
iMazing2 - This application makes it easy to download the
.ipafiles from Apple’s servers.
- Charles Proxy - This is a proxy server that can be used to inspect network calls coming from your mobile device.
- Hopper - This is a disassembler that allows you to reverse engineer compiled binaries.
In order to reverse engineer the Tesla API, I need to figure out what API the current mobile app uses. I have version 3.4.3 installed on my phone so I started with that App.
- Use iMazing to Download the
- Rename the
- cd into the
- List files
Now that we are in the application bundle, there are two files that are notable and important.
env.json- This has a lot of great information we need. The API endpoint, the OAuth client and secret, and web socket streaming API endpoint.
ownerapi_endpoints.json- A list of all of the endpoints for Tesla’s products.
With this information I will start documenting the API endpoints. My documentation will be a mix of existing documentation, disassembly, and network traffic sniffing. All of the documentation will be available on this site which I’m using to keep track of all of the endpoints:
If you are in the development community and want to help by contributing your findings to the API, there are two ways to help:
- GitBook directly on https://teslaapi.io
- GitHub on https://github.com/joeblau/teslaapi.io
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