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  • Spire - A Simple Siri Installer for iOS 5 Devices


    A trio of iOS developers: Grant Paul (Chpwn), Ryan Petrich, and Steven Troughton-Smith have recently released a new Siri port called Spire. This port mirrors all the iPhone 4S Siri functionality and works on the following iDevices: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, and iPad (first generation).

    According to a blog post from Chpwn, Spire comes in at around 100mb and the developers recommend connecting to a Wi-Fi network for downloading, not a standard cellular network because of its large file size. As of right now, there have been a few Siri ports which have gone public through Cydia but they were all deemed to be unsafe and illegal by the development community. This was a result of these ports distributing Apple copyrighted materials. According to Chpwn, “Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn’t have the copyright issues encountered by previous attempts.”

    There still is a big caveat though – you still have to gain authorization through your own server and an iPhone 4S. Chpwn took the time to explain the caveat with a bit more detail:

    Originally Posted by :
    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. By using this (ancient) SiriProxy fork, you can setup a proxy using your own iPhone 4S to insert the needed information reasonably easily. Other solutions for proxying Siri will be listed here as they are developed — perhaps that sort of proxy might be included in the main SiriProxy repository.
    As of right now, Spire has been deemed to be the best Siri port to use until the iPhone 4S jailbreak is publicly released. According to Steven Troughton-Smith, “when the iPhone 4S is jailbroken, then we can avoid the proxy server issues. For those of you who are still interested in downloading Spire for your jailbroken iOS 5 devices, you can do so by hitting the link below:


    Source: Chpwn’s Blog (1) (2), Steven Troughton-Smith (Twitter)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Spire - A Simple Siri Installer for iOS 5 Devices started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Spire is No Longer in Cydias ... What Happen ?
      Wondering the same thing. Is there a deb of this available?
    1. loudest_silence1's Avatar
      loudest_silence1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      Wondering the same thing. Is there a deb of this available?

      Odd...Spire is still showing in Cydia for me. Just now checked.
    1. iphonogasm's Avatar
      iphonogasm -
      PM ME, i run multiple servers and can host your keys!!

      also has this been removed already, cause all links are down
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Be careful who you give your keys to. Not saying its happening here on Modmyi but I already know 2 people who got phished out of their 4s keys by somebody claiming they run servers. Just be careful guys.
    1. reemix78's Avatar
      reemix78 -
      Have had same issue starting last pm and still no spire this am. Also am having trouble installing other apps and such with cydia keep getting errors and just does not seem to be working well at all.
      Anyone having similar? I am assuming its cause all the traffic because of the untether but????
    1. ismoothproject's Avatar
      ismoothproject -
      Hello,

      I successfully have the SiriProxy running smoothly and have Spire installed on my device. I have a valid UDID and I would like to know: How do I add it to the Proxy Server or my iPod?

      Thanks,
      The iSmooth Project.
    1. an0ther's Avatar
      an0ther -
      I don't really care about siri, but will this add the voice to text "mic button" in your messages? This is all I really want. You shouldn't need a key for that... right?
    1. ismoothproject's Avatar
      ismoothproject -
      Yes It does. But like my post above, I have everything required, but don't know how to enter it! Lol

      Oh and to answer your last question, yes, you do need a key for that. It still uses apple's servers to transcode which costs them money.

      My idea is how does apple get the information to make the 24 hour key? Cause if it's like a udid and a serial why can't we just send that every 24 hours and receive the key back? I am sure their is a way, it's just how long it takes us to find it!
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by an0ther View Post
      I don't really care about siri, but will this add the voice to text "mic button" in your messages? This is all I really want. You shouldn't need a key for that... right?
      nope you still need a key for that. don't even mention any of those failed ones that were released. they were all 100% illegal.
    1. unreach's Avatar
      unreach -
      this **** is so frustrating. I have a working Siriproxy and it siri will not work. Thanks for the details on how to get it to work. And I thought setting up the SiriProxy was the hardest part.. just clicking the damn mic is hard, it won't register or function. Wasted a whole day on this..
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      If you install this after you jailbreak and install app store apps it breaks all the app store apps.

      Incident Identifier: 65E3A275-1951-4C7B-A226-AF8F074ADCFC CrashReporter Key: c7 - Pastebin.com <--- Crash report seen here...
    1. altnrg8's Avatar
      altnrg8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Logan80 View Post
      When I installed Spire tonight, I lost the ability to open my apps. I uninstalled it and they were good to go. I did reboot the phone when it was needed too and did the just boot feature in redsnow. Has anyone else ran into this type of issue? Just trying to figure out if I'm the only one. Thanks.
      I too have many apps that won't open completely after the Spire installation.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Same thing happened to me, I uninstalled it last night. I'm sure Paul will fix this.
    1. Logan80's Avatar
      Logan80 -
      Yeah, Spire definitely has some major tweaking that needs to be done. It really makes me wonder if the people who say that have it working are full of ****, or don't use their iPhone for anything else.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      Same thing happened to me, I uninstalled it last night. I'm sure Paul will fix this.
      I know somebody that spoke with Grant about these issues and he said he's not going to fix it until more of a use is found for it. I'm sure when the A5 jb is released this will take a big turn. My friend Anthony Bouchard and I are getting things together to get it worked out so when a fix is implemented we know how the server and everything works. Thank God for Anthony because I couldn't figure out how to setup the proxy. I'm just furnishing the tokens.
    1. Darling Nikki's Avatar
      Darling Nikki -
      Quote Originally Posted by Logan80 View Post
      When I installed Spire tonight, I lost the ability to open my apps. I uninstalled it and they were good to go. I did reboot the phone when it was needed too and did the just boot feature in redsnow. Has anyone else ran into this type of issue? Just trying to figure out if I'm the only one. Thanks.
      I encountered one app that I was unable to open. I did a trial and error uninstall until I got to the culprit, Spire. I just uninstalled since I didn't have a working proxy server anyway.
    1. Sebag75's Avatar
      Sebag75 -
      Quote Originally Posted by altnrg8 View Post
      I too have many apps that won't open completely after the Spire installation.
      I agree with you & I have the same problem. For now I had to remove Spire

      Same problem here
      After installing Spire I am unable to open any 3rd party apps. I did even uninstalled SBSettings but it didn't help at all.
      Solution for now: Removed Spire - next step: waiting for JB for iPhone 4S which will help with new better Spire ...
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      if apps aren't opening just boot in redsn0w and they'll work again