Chpwn, the famous iOS hacker and jailbreak developer has introduced a new utility in Cydia called Spire which according to him will install Siri on unsupported but jailbroken devices.
Spire is a small downloadable jailbreak app available in Cydia which once downloaded obtains files (necessary to run Siri) directly from Apple without copyright infringement issues.
Moreover, he also said that Spire is not a complete solution at this moment as this jailbreak app still requires authorization from Apple to use Siri as you will need to provide information from an iPhone 4S to use it.
Spire is my (along with Ryan Petrich) new tool for installing Siri on previously unsupported, but jailbroken, devices. Spire is a small download, but while installing it will download Siri itself (directly from Apple).
[...] Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorization to use Siri, so information from an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address.
If you happen to have an iPhone 4S, you can use SiriProxyFork method (posted here) to setup your own proxy. Chpwn also said that they are now working on a project which is aimed to bring solutions for proxying Siri and will provide more details on it soon.
A few suggestions from Chpwn to get Siri proxy:
westbaer’s SiriProxy fork
- Own an iPhone 4S too: Maybe you already own an iPhone 4S, and just want Siri on another device of yours. This is simple; you can just use the above proxy yourself.
- Find a friend: Maybe your friend has an iPhone 4S and will let you use their authentication tokens (maybe in exchange for some cool SiriProxy plugins). Then, you can share the authentication. Or, maybe you gave your relative your old iPhone when you got your iPhone 4S: now you can share your token and give them Siri.
- Pay up: It’s very likely that soon we will see for-pay services online to rent you some space on a Siri proxy, attached to one of their iPhone 4S devices. I haven’t seen anything like this yet, but I’ll keep my eye out, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to set something like this up.
- And now for something completely different: As I suggested earlier, you might be able to replace Siri entirely. A simple method might be to use Google Chrome’s speech “API” hooked up to some code to decode the Siri requests and parse Google’s result. Or, someone could hook it up to some logic backends like many of the clones available on Android: the possibilities are endless.
The jailbreak community has been asking for solutions to get Siri on their older devices and we have seen many of the iOS hackers and developers busy working on it. But we think project i4Siri by @MrAjsTech and @leftyfl1p, is the most promising solution.
Here’s the teaser video of i4Siri:
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