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DROID Does R2-D2 Page Updated, New Contest Announced

The @DroidLanding Twitter account just started up what appears to be a new contest.  At the same time, the new R2-D2 Droid 2 page went live and includes all kinds of fun facts, tricks, secrets, and info about this mysterious Star Wars related device.

Visit the R2-D2 site here.

Update 1:  Apparently the new contest involves secret codes which will unlock the location of the secret plans of the lost R2-D2 unit.  Should you find the plans, you will receive one of the special edition D2’s for free.  Also along the way, these unlock codes will give you access to all of the features on the new R2-D2 site like exclusive video, wallpapers, a device gallery, etc.

Update 2:  Here is the first tweet.  Someone figure out the code!

@DroidLanding – http://bit.ly/bRccc9 #AttackPatternAlpha

Update 3:  If you plugin the URL that the above tweet redirects you to into the C3PO Tweet Translator you get an answer and a redirect to these photos.  Here is the message…

R2D2 IS REPEATING INFORMATION FROM THE BATTLE OF YAVIN…UGH. SOMETIHNG ABOUT UNITING THE CALL SIGNS TO FORM A CIPHER. COULD HE POSSIBLY MEAN THESE?  http://bit.ly/a0Ytzp

Let’s do this people!  Put our Droid Life brains together and find us the lost plans!

Dedicated thread started over at the forums!  Check it here.

  • Randio

    Anyone try to break it apart? AttackPatternAlpha = Attack (what the attack is…..Pattern (flight pattern? or symbol…..Alpha (call sign….
    Or anything like that type of thing. It seems like that may be instructions more so than communication #1

  • Schmanks

    “OH, HELLO THERE. I AM SO GLAD TO… OH REALLY DO KINDLY EXCUSE ME. ARTOO WHY ARE YOU BURBLING ABOUT MOTOROLA INCORPORATED? YOU WERE CONSTRUCTED BY INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATON… OBVIOUSLY AN INFERIOR ENTERPRISE SINCE YOU HAVE CLEARLY PICKED UP A SLIGHT FLUTTER. DO EXCUSE US. ARTOO, COME ALONG. I'LL TAKE YOU DOWN TO MAINTENANCE.”

  • Jacob A. Garcia

    The forum for this is getting pretty intense!!

  • JC

    i think it has something to to with tinoon station cargo facilty 2

  • Sigmundroid

    For anyone who wants it:
    I grabbed the R2D2 encrypted message and uploaded it here:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DJNPA5VX

    Cool for a ringtone or alert for your droid 🙂

  • CoconutJD

    from the @VZWOffers twitter:

    R2 Cipher = Red___ standing by. Red ___standing by. #AttackPatternAlpha

    • CoconutJD

      Ah, didn't see the additional comments where this was already posted…

  • MoveAlong

    Here is the actual spoken words from Star Wars Ep. 4

    Garven Dreis: All wings report in.
    Theron Nett: Red Ten standing by.
    Elyhek Rue: Red Seven standing by.
    Biggs Darklighter: Red Three standing by.
    Jek Porkins: Red Six standing by.
    Naytaan: Red Nine standing by.
    Wedge Antilles: Red Two standing by.
    Wenton Chan: Red Eleven standing by.
    Luke Skywalker: Red Five standing by. [R2 chirps]
    Dreis: Lock S-foils in attack position.

    I tried using the phonetic alphabet in place of the 6 and 5 (Foxtrot and Echo respectively), because they seem to be using that in the codes “Attack Patter Alpha” was not in the Star Wars movies, “Attack Pattern Delta” was used by Luke during the Battle of Hoth. Below is the phonetic alphabet

    A Alpha
    B Bravo
    C Charlie
    D Delta
    E Echo
    F Foxtrot
    G Golf
    H Hotel
    I India
    J Juliet
    K Kilo
    L Lima
    M Mike
    N November
    O Oscar
    P Papa
    Q Quebec
    R Romeo
    S Sierra
    T Tango
    U Uniform
    V Victor
    W Whiskey
    X X-ray
    Y Yankee
    Z Zulu

    • Randio

      Anyone try to break it apart? AttackPatternAlpha = Attack (what the attack is…..Pattern (flight pattern? or symbol…..Alpha (call sign….
      Or anything like that type of thing. It seems like that may be instructions more so than communication #1

  • Ffhfhg

    The address for the audio is

    http://www.tinoonstationcargofacility2.com

  • Padhartt

    Don't know if it is anything, but the last bit of each of the pictures urls are AttackPatternAlpha#5509445646228621490 and AttackPatternAlpha#5509445645905323346

    • I thought that was something. I've been playing with those strings, looking at Hex conversions, binary conversions, and Md5 hashes…nothing. I think red6red5 is a key to a cipher, and the encrypted text is from the R2D2 transmission. Just don't know how to crack it. It's driving me crazy!

  • suchashorttime

    am I missing something terribly obvious? or is this just not solvable at this point?

    • wyrm12

      I definitely don't think they made it obvious. Not sure if we even have all the info necessary yet.

    • Yes!

  • MOTOX

    No idea, any one know?

  • Yeah..l we borked the comment system

  • Chris Nimon

    Jek Porkins call sign was Red 6, Luke and Biggs call sign was Red 3.

    • joed5122

      Luke was Red 5

      • Chris Nimon

        your right, that was biggs call sign

    • Sigmundroid

      Um, what does Biggs have to do with this?
      The only pictures shown were of Porkins and Skywalker right?

      • Chris Nimon

        biggs was co pilot thats all

  • oh my god what happened to the comment system?

  • Bibbo

    the “combination” of the call signs is not the cipher, it only shows u where to go next, the final cipher will be revealed after u follow all the clues.

  • Red six standing by. Red five standing by == no
    Red five standing by. Red leader standing by == no
    Red five standing by. Red six standing by == no

    other than that it just gets ridiculous . . . anyone else?

  • suchashorttime

    VZWOffers

    R2 Cipher = Red___ standing by. Red ___standing by. #AttackPatternAlpha

    via Twitter.

  • joed5122

    Verizon just posted this.

    R2 Cipher = Red___ standing by. Red ___standing by.

  • Jimmycap

    Who cares. I'll just paint my D2.

  • Okay the cipher could be anything really, in any combination of Red 6 Red 5, but I think that we have to use this to decipher something else, they are probably going to send out another clue that you have to use the cipher on . . . if not then we're screwed unless someone has a PHD in cryptography

  • Bibbo

    Did u know… that “Attack Pattern Alpha 1” doesn't exist in the Star Wars universe?… weird…

  • suchashorttime

    are we tapping out already? i feel like i'm making progress but missing a key somewhere.

  • DonInTexas

    Anybody investigating Wookieepedia? http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

  • Bibbo

    it has something to do with the helmets… can't figure it out …

    • joed5122

      Luke's helmet has a red logo and Porkins' logo is gold/yellow. I thought I'd try orange but couldn't get that to do anything either.

  • Mat

    if you ignore the fact hes red six and go w/ the helmet gold six red five.. in there you get droid x lives (but then you have an extra G.. no idea what to do w/ that)

    • Sigmundroid

      Only problem with this is that for this battle (of Yavin)
      Tono Porkins is Red 6

  • suchashorttime

    Hey guys, joining in on the search. I haven't seen anything to this effect yet, but I'm trying to work with the picasa account name Luka Kurtz. Does this have any meaning to anyone?

    • suchashorttime

      Also, I will suggest another angle. The file names of the photos themselves:

      EP4_DVD_C45_a.jpg
      EP4_DVD_Luke_helmet_j.jpg

      perhaps they have some info?

      • Zalyia38

        Yeah, I was looking at that too what's C45 refer too?

  • Wilbur

    The uniting of the call signs is how to FORM the cipher, there is still the matter of determining WHAT must be run through the cipher, or “deciphered.”

    • So far nobody's said a word about R2's audio. We all just assume that he's being translated by C3PO. But is there a chance that his audio somehow needs to pass through the cypher?

  • there are 5040 combinations….good luck…was going to try but found this out and got discouraged lol

  • PezHead

    Would it be helpful to start a thread for this is the awesome new forums? 🙂

    • kellex

      Indeed. Feel free! 🙂

      • PezHead

        Kellex just added a new thread under the 'General Discussions' section.

  • Wilbur

    Just confirmed that the code is NOT Bucky Guntz.

  • grifterrc

    Yowza .. no luck and trying everything.. booo

  • You could also do a substitution cipher where red five red six could be scrambled and say something else (simple wikipedia example “DGOGDOO” can result in “GOOD DOG”.)

    • Only about 1200 possible anagrams that red five red six can be flipped around to fit.

  • Zalyia38

    says Luke's callsign is Blue Five instead of Red Five as in the film in SW Ep4. So red and blue make purple ?? lol

  • Ok so lets play the cipher and numbers game (ASCII = 7 bit Unicode = 16 bits UTF-8 =8 bit per respective character) so in UTF-8 Red5Red6 would equal 64 bits (a single block of DES style encrpytion) however the 8th key is often ignored… Red5Red does nothing on the site… would expect it to be a pigpen or simple cipher if that is indeed what we are doing with two call signs united together.

  • Jim

    I just won the R2D2 Droid… sorry your all too late 🙂

    • Skeletim308

      Sure you did…….

    • Sigmundroid

      You do know there are other tweets coming with more clues, right?

  • ArieGIS

    As they appear in the movie. This could be the code? but you need the Cipher
    Red:
    10 7 3 6 9 2 11 5

  • luke porkins?
    jek skywalker?

  • Pog-Mo-Thoin

    If you unite the call signs, wouldn't it be Red 11? Red 11 is Lt. Wenton Chan. Don't know if that will help. The guy in the first picture is Lt. Jek Tono Porkuns and has a yellow helmet because he was originally in Gold Squadron but the time the Battle of Yavin came about he was part of Red Squadron, and was Red 6. One last thing, Red 6's droid was an R5-D8 unit.

  • This is driving me NUTS.

  • Is there any significance to the word “cipher”?

    • wyrm12

      Well “cipher” means code according to wikipedia.

      I even tried a couple of anagrams to “redfiveredsix” and “rfiversix” but came up with nothing.

      • I may get shot for saying this – but I don't really like Star Wars. I didn't know if there was some sort of cipher in the movie that I wasn't aware of, making all of this even more cryptic to me than I originally thought. 🙂

  • Bstalder

    The first call sign is Gold, not red

    • Despite Porkin's helmet, they were both in the same squadron in the movie…

      • Bstalder

        You're right… my bad

    • Despite Porkin's helmet, they were both in the same squadron in the movie…

    • wyrm12

      Porkins' call sign was “Red Six” though…

  • PezHead

    How about applying the “Red5 Red6” as a cipher to the transmission url…
    2P2TZO19F99SOWWZDX8VIO1ACS7XVGBER61FBRCOR371MONSWT

    • kellex

      Now that just scares me hah.

    • Sinseven

      I've been working on this and coming up empty so far

      • PezHead

        Perhaps it is a simple substitution? With a 11-character shift, or using the word 'Red' to shift the alphabet?

  • kellex

    I'm coming up so empty. I bet we need the next tweet to get it heh.

  • “UNITING THE CALL SIGNS TO FORM A CIPHER.”

    Could it be that “Red 5” and “Red 6” are the keys to something else we're missing?

  • Jager07

    Red 5 and Red 6 are single units of the Rogue Squadron. So if you unite the two, wouldn't that give you a squadron? Therefore my guess would be Rogue Squadron. But I can't access Twitter at work. 🙂

    • Jager07

      Ha, nevermind. “Rogue Squadron” clearly isn't a cipher. I'm a little slow on the uptake today. RedrumredrumredrumallworkandnoplaymakesJager07averydullboy… lol

  • PezHead

    The R6 and R5 were both astromech droids. Maybe something along those lines?

  • Andrew Hewitt

    If this is anything like the last contest they did, I'm not going to waste my time

  • Michael_NM

    R2 where are you? Uh… Who really cares???

    When I bought my Droid 2 last week, the guys at VZ had no idea about this. So, I showed them some pics on Droid-Life. Their looks of disapproval were priceless. I obviously love my Droids (and Star Wars), but this really seems like a faux pas. It's cute, but not for me.

  • wyrm12

    The two call signs are Red 6 and Red 5…but I can't seem to figure out a combo that works.

    • Drberezin

      Tried:
      Yavin
      Red 5
      Red 6
      Red
      R2-D2
      C3-PO
      Porkins
      Luke

      Nothing worked….

      • wyrm12

        Well it says “uniting” the call signs so I tried

        red5red6
        r5r6
        redfiveredsix
        red56
        r56

        And every combo with 6 before 5…and nothing.

        • wyrm12

          Also just tried

          red5-red6
          r5-r6

          nothing…man this is frustrating!

          • Lukekool

            where do you plug them in at the translator or code input

          • kellex

            Code input.

          • wyrm12

            I wasn't around for the last droid contest. Is the code expected to be something really complicated?

            I was shocked that red6-red5 didn't work…seems so clear.

          • The last contest was of a different style; you just had to be the first person to get to coordinates that they gave out on Twitter.

          • Lukekool

            the roman numeral for 56 is LVI but that didn't work

      • kellex

        Damn. That's a start though.

        • R2D2droid2

          ya i heard the tweet is going to be at 2:15

          • R2D2droid2

            I work for VZW and am on the R2D2 Droid Team The next tweet will be at 2:15

          • Justin Hollender

            Can you tell us if we are on the right track about combining the call signs Red 6 and Red 5?

          • DroidHunter

            2:15 in what time zone? Its 2:18 now in the East…

          • Rizzidy

            lies.

  • Maizekid

    I'm in lets do it

  • navigate to dagobah system…i bet an old friend knows the code

  • tbaybe

    no thanks… lol

  • Jothen2002

    Second

  • Kendal

    Nice!