In the October 2011 last year Apple launched the iPhone 4S along one of the most amazing feature and was mostly talked about the inclusion of the Siri intelligent assistant software which tend to make life easier by being able to accomplish tasks given to it through a simple voice command. When used by the user, Siri is ready and able to take spoken orders which can range from setting meetings up in the calendar, by checking the location of friends and family and lets you know about the Weather forecast for most locations in the globe (worldwide).
While that was limited for the 4S running iOS 5, well known and respected developer chpwn has finally released first legal Siri port to public for older generation iOS devices.
In order to port the most popular option for older generation Siri access is the Spire tweak from Cydia, as said, developed by Grant Paul who is better known for his Zephyr and Infini series of extensions for jailbroken devices. The issue with Spire is that it only provides the Siri GUI, and relies 100% on a functioning proxy server and data from a registered iPhone 4S to operate, which is something that has been difficult to come by due to Apple shutting down the access provided by certain 4S devices as it is generating thousands of requests.
While the Spire proxy host will allow to use Siri on older generation iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad for free, but relies on a functionality registedred iPhone 4S to operate the game.
Now comes the i4Siri, a team was been working for some time in an attempt to bring a functioning and reliable answer to this problem, and seems that they have got the solution, making the i4Siri servers available to the public, which doesn’t require you to have a registered iPhone 4S. After months of data analysis, testing and modifying based on findings, the servers are now believed to be stable and are being offered to the masses for free. Those limitations on the API access will be replaced, while the team are also planning on adding some extensive management tools which lets users see things like usage stats, ost used sayings and a number of other advanced options.
i4Siri is finally here for the public! The servers allowinh users to use Siri without having an iPhone 4S or respective key at all. If you are an user of an old generation device, and are interested in trying out the i4Siri server, then check out the simple steps listed below:
Note: To take advantage of you will obviously need to jailkbreak your device to use this tweak. For jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2, just follow our complete guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe Windows or Mac. For A4 devices you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touch 3G/4G using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze untethered on iOS 5.0.x.
Step 1 : Open Cydia and install the “Spire” tweak, developed by chpwn. About Spire you can know from post here.
Step 2 : After installation, open up the device Settings application and head to ‘General >> Siri‘ and make sure the toggle is set to ‘On‘.
Step 3 : Head back to the root of the Settings menu and select ‘Spire‘.
Step 4 : In the Spire settings menu, highlight the proxy URL field with ‘https://i4sirifree.moo.com/’.
Step 5 : Launch Mobile Safari and head to ‘http://i4siri.com/installcertificate.html‘
Step 6 : Install the certificate. Activate Siri and simply make a request.
In order to work on your iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touches, the installtion of Spire will require an iOS 5 capable device. The i4Siri server wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for certain open source projects which it is built upon such as siriServer by Eichhoernchen and SiriProxy by Plamoni. If you are having an older iOS device and eager to crave some Siri interaction, give it a try and tell us what you think about this.
The above screenshots which you have seen are from my iPhone 4 installed Spire to enable Siri voice assistant, and that works great for me, what about you!