As we have told that a legal Siri port is possible now with the release of new iOS 5.0.1 firmware for iPhone 4s. This new firmware released only for iPhone 4s contains decrypted ramdisks that makes it possible to extract important files from it and use them for Siri port without violating copyrights.
Now as its legal now, the same hacker named Chpwn who previously refused to release it to the public, released a legal version named Spire that ports Siri on iPhone 4 / 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch 3G and 4G.
Remember earlier ports like H1Siri, its not buggy. Also Spire is completely legal.
Although the port involves few issues explained by the developer:
However, 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.
Chpwn has also explained how you can get access to a proxy. There are different ways to do it:
- 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.
If you can fulfill the above requirements then you can install Siri using Spire from Cydia.
Step 1: Open Cydia and then go to Search at the bottom. Type “Spire” in the search box and click on the suggestion that comes.
Step 2: Click on the “Install” button.
Confirm it to move forward.
Step 3: Now it will start downloading on your device. Its better to connect to WiFi because the Spire also pulls Siri files and it has to download 100Mb.
Step 4: Once its finished downloading and installing, now you have to open “Settings” on your Springboard and you will see “Spire”. Click on it.
Step 5: Now enter the Siri proxy server. We will update this when free proxy lists are available. Right now you can use create your own if you can to use it.
Step 6: Now under Settings, you have to to “General”.
Enable Siri from here as by default its disabled.
Thats it! Now press the home button for few seconds and Siri will pop up. Enjoy!
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