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  • Jailbreak Tweak Enables Siri Dictation on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch


    Many iOS hackers and developers have been trying to port Siri to older iDevices since its release on the iPhone 4S. So far the progress that has been made has showed that the Siri technology doesn’t require the iPhone 4S’ A5 processor or increased memory, so limiting the technology to the 4S is clearly a marketing tactic utilized by Apple.

    A developer named Eric Day (@smartype) has uploaded a new jailbreak package called Siri0us, which is described as having “Siri” dictation for your iOS 5 devices. The big issue with porting Siri to older iOS devices is that iPhone 4S keys and files are required, but this isn’t the case with this jailbreak tweak. The tool works accurately and runs smooth. Furthermore, it has been tested on several devices and seems to work fine. The dictation is largely accurate and doesn’t take much time either. The technology is actually Nuance-based dictation, but in the end, it is pretty much the same as Siri. Just to clarify, you will need an internet connection for the microphone to show up.

    To get the jailbreak package for yourself, add the following repo to your Cydia sources; http://apt.if0rce.com then all you have to do is search for “Siri0us.” It’s been noted that some users may run into issues when trying to install. One of the common issues during the installation was users complaining about their iDevice continually respringing. If this happens to you, do not restore, instead use the SHSH tool to remove the following file /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AssistantServices.framework from your iDevice.

    I personally didn’t have any issues when installing the package and everything continues to work flawlessly. Siri0us has worked for many and although it doesn't full Siri functionality, it does provide some of the utility. Check it out and let us know what you think below!

    Source: Eric Day
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbreak Tweak Enables Siri Dictation on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 130 Comments
    1. mYiPhOnE7's Avatar
      mYiPhOnE7 -
      Works............. Thanks..
    1. Groovejunkie's Avatar
      Groovejunkie -
      Ive installed it on iOS 5.0.1 iPhone 4 and it works fine accept for the notes app crashes eerytime i want to leave a note. I know Siri0us is the cause because i uninstalled it and it was working again. Is anyone else having this problem?
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      Quote Originally Posted by antado View Post
      To be clear; does one have to be on ios5 for this to work or is it compatible on iOS 4.3.3?
      I would also like to know this. I guess ill just give it a shot and report back.
    1. Treyb2323's Avatar
      Treyb2323 -
      Didnt work on my ipad 5.0.1, 3gs 5.0, and im checking for the ipt4g now
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      Quote Originally Posted by slayorktc View Post
      I would also like to know this. I guess ill just give it a shot and report back.
      yah, it says i need at least 5.0.
    1. Adw1's Avatar
      Adw1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xLastWishx View Post
      Here's the link to the ".deb" file. Sir0us
      Thx 4 the link!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Works flawlessly for me. This plus the WeeSearch widget gives me Google voice search from the Notification center. Then I have Browser Changer set to Mercury. Everything works perfectly.
    1. Treyb2323's Avatar
      Treyb2323 -
      worked on my ipt4g

      but not on my ipad or iphone 3gs lol
    1. Newbee123's Avatar
      Newbee123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      It's only the dictation part of Siri ( ie I say "hello ladies and gentlemen" and it will type that for me.) anytime you have the keyboard open, press the microphone icon that is now next to the spacebar. It's not the actual Siri...
      I got it. Thanks, ipodtouchman77.
    1. iPanha's Avatar
      iPanha -
      Does it work when I press home bottom?
    1. GrandMasterB's Avatar
      GrandMasterB -
      Wow, this works really well and SUPER fast. I can just ramble on about nothing and it catches every word. SWEET!! I am gonna be using the hell out of this

      EDIT: Works great in the notes app too.
    1. iPanha's Avatar
      iPanha -
      Lol grandmasterb it work when u press home bottom? Or just work in massage note?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPanha View Post
      Lol grandmasterb it work when u press home bottom? Or just work in massage note?
      It just works when you press the microphone icon on your keyboard.
    1. iPanha's Avatar
      iPanha -
      Oh thank
    1. james.man33056's Avatar
      james.man33056 -
      you will see a mic icon on the keyboard
    1. GunHo198's Avatar
      GunHo198 -
      Mine works without Wi-Fi. This is a great app
    1. GrandMasterB's Avatar
      GrandMasterB -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPanha View Post
      Lol grandmasterb it work when u press home bottom? Or just work in massage note?
      No, its the dictation only. Its not the full fledged Siri app. You press the microphone on the keyboard and then speak instead of typing.
    1. Texaslonghorns's Avatar
      Texaslonghorns -
      The microphone button does not show up. I installed it (5.0 on 3gs) and nothing has changed at all even after restarting. I tried reinstalling it but nothing changed.
    1. slap690's Avatar
      slap690 -
      Works good!No prob with notes app crashing here.
    1. james.man33056's Avatar
      james.man33056 -
      work great on i4