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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. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      This is great! I hope they find a way to Port serie (Siri - mistake by tweak) completely over to iPhone 4. Im actually using it right now to write this post.
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      This is awesome I've just used it to type this
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      The only thing I don't like is when you use bytafont it does not put the microphone there, it is a weird looking symbol. But it's not a big deal it's a great tweet (another misspell). I just used it to write this entire comment. Again.
    1. GunHo198's Avatar
      GunHo198 -
      Works on my i4. But no mike on my 3GS either. :-/
    1. ViciousGame's Avatar
      ViciousGame -
      Is this compatible with ColorKeyboard? It doesn't seem to work with mine.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      I would just like to point out that this is NOT communicating with the actual Siri (guzzoni.apple.com) server. It appears to be using Dragon's Nuance API engine hooked in to the Siri GUI in iOS 5.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Not satisfied with having Ads popping up all over my iOS GUI.
    1. jajuan's Avatar
      jajuan -
      Does it work on iPod 4g? I don't see the microphone icon on my keyboard.
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      I Don't like that it edits out swear words,Or how hard it will be to make this for the real Siri.
    1. trupimp714's Avatar
      trupimp714 -
      Didn't use Siri0us to type this message...

      Can't seem to get it to work. Original source is still down. Found it in alternate source, downloaded and installed fine. Restoringed, rebooted, don't see any mic icons on keyboard in any apps, notes , messages, etc.
      Tried removing emojl keyboard, still didn't work. Any ideas?



      Using 3GS UNTETHERED JB 5.0
      ^^^now thats something to be jealous of...
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      It works well enough but it doesn't start immediately. it seems to drop the first word of every dictation on my iPhone4 (5.0)
    1. HackerGod19's Avatar
      HackerGod19 -
      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?

      Only for the iOS5.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Does it crash your apps as it does for me?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
      Does it crash your apps as it does for me?
      Nope.

      It picked up my "nope" without any crashes.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by ViciousGame View Post
      Is this compatible with ColorKeyboard? It doesn't seem to work with mine.
      YES it works great with my color keyboard. Also it doesn't crash any of my apps nor does it edit swear words. Do you have any kind of parental controls enabled? Not sure if that would have anything to do with it but just a thought....

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Not satisfied with having Ads popping up all over my iOS GUI.
      You're getting ads from the Siri0us tweak? I'm not. The only thing I get ads on my GUI from is this modmyi app lol. I didn't get it from the original source, so maybe that's why I get no ads.
    1. KenjiTheSamurai's Avatar
      KenjiTheSamurai -
      It does work! I have an i4 on iOS 5. It is also in the insanelyi repo
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      You're getting ads from the Siri0us tweak? I'm not. The only thing I get ads on my GUI from is this modmyi app lol. I didn't get it from the original source, so maybe that's why I get no ads.
      You will get ads, trust me. They pop up intermittently. lol

      The horror:
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Awesome!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You will get ads, trust me. They pop up intermittently. lol

      The horror:
      Good thing I modified my hosts file.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Good thing I modified my hosts file.
      What would that do?