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  • Siri Port to Older Devices In Process via Jailbreak Hackers


    One of the highlights of Apple's keynote today was the demonstration of their upcoming assistant software Siri. It's innovative voice-recognition technology was a major hit and leverage point for the new upcoming iPhone 4S. The only letdown about Siri is that it is exclusively for the iPhone 4S. This may be a buying point for some people however that may not be the case for most people. For those of us that are jailbreak users, we may not have to upgrade to get Siri functionality. Infamous sn0wbreeze creator iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) and John Heaton (@Gojohnnyboi) have already given a stab at porting Siri to older devices.

    The picture shown is an iPod touch 4G trying to utilize Siri using the iOS 5 GM. At this time, the only components that work is the dock, and the little "bing" sound when activated. The error shown is where they are currently stuck.

    One might ask; how does one go about trying to enable Siri on your version of iOS 5 GM? The process is definitely not easy as iH8sn0w is explaining to me on Skype:

    Originally Posted by iH8sn0w;:
    It's definitely not just a plist value that you have to change in order to get Siri. Thus far, it has required a lot of searching and digging. After sending all the known information to John, I'm beginning to find that it is much harder than expected. We're using an iPod touch 4G now but our aim is to port it to all devices that Apple won't support. At this point, we're unsure of whether Siri requires certain hardware components or not. At this point, we can't say but are still trying. After buying the iPhone 4S myself, I will be looking to see if there are any new files that are not available on the current iOS 5 version. This might be our stopping point.
    Hopefully they continue their efforts - it would be well worth it!

    Follow both iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) and John (@Gojohnnyboi) to stay tuned on their progress.

    Source(s): iH8sn0w
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Siri Port to Older Devices In Process via Jailbreak Hackers started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      What a pointless article. I'm working on a rocket to Venus but it might not work either.
      What's the ISP like?
      Please keep us informed. This could be more interesting than Siri.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      What's the ISP like?
      Please keep us informed. This could be more interesting than Siri.
      I think you meant ISS
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      This would be very cool. Love it.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      I think you meant ISS
      Specific impulse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      International Space Station won't get you to Venus.
    1. golf4life80's Avatar
      golf4life80 -
      This would be huge. I may just grab a used i4 to upgrade from my 3GS.

      Also, its ridiculous to think the i4 couldn't handle it right?
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      I think its more of the fact that they are excluding older devoces from
      Getting Siri especially the iphone 4. Also its more annoying thay Apple hasnt specified WHY the iphone 4 isnt getting it. At least when ios 4 came out they explained why the 3G couldnt get multitasking. Apple honestly has dropped the ball and really kind of crapped on i4 customers.
      Yes but, wouldn't the fact that it won't be on iP4 make people WANT to get the 4S? Saying that you will not be getting a 4S because Siri isn't coming to the 4 just doesn't make sense to me. It's like you're depriving yourself of features just to make some kind of point with Apple.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
      Yes but, wouldn't the fact that it won't be on iP4 make people WANT to get the 4S? Saying that you will not be getting a 4S because Siri isn't coming to the 4 just doesn't make sense to me. It's like you're depriving yourself of features just to make some kind of point with Apple.
      so when are you launching?
    1. tektalk2day's Avatar
      tektalk2day -
      Im sure it would be awsome releasing siri for all devices thru jailbreak
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I must say..... I really want Siri on my iPhone 4!