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  • [Review] SiriToggles - Further Siri Functionality With Voice Toggles

    And the Siri tweaks continue rolling in...

    If you remember our review of VoiceUtils yesterday, then you already know that because of the jailbreak for the iPhone 4S that the Siri-based jailbreak tweaks are going to start rolling in. Any other iDevice users shouldn't feel left out either. These Siri tweaks appear to work just fine with the free Spire Siri port that was released by iOS developers and hackers Grant Paul and Ryan Petrich. Yes, it will require a Siri server if you use Spire.

    Anyways, this new jailbreak tweak dubbed SiriToggles by iOS developer Hamza Sood will give you even more Siri functionality that we just know that all of you have been dying for. They are voice-based toggles that you can use to control the functions of your iDevice. Additionally, they could make a replacement for SBSettings. The complete list of features below:

    • Find out your battery level
    • Change screen brightness
    • Launch applications
    • Enable/disable Wi-Fi
    • Enable/disable Bluetooth
    • Enable/disable airplane mode
    • Enable/disable cellular data

    In order to toggle something such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, or cellular data you have to say either, "enable/disable" or, "turn on/turn off." If you want Siri to tell you about how much battery you have left, then the developer recommends that you say something like, "how much battery do I have left?" or, "what is my remaining battery percentage?" If you want Siri to change your display brightness, then you should say something like, "set/change back-light/brightness to 50%." You can say whatever percent you want, of course. If you want Siri to launch an application for you, then simply say, "launch insert application name here" which will of course launch the application that you specify.

    SiriToggles does require iOS 5 and Siri capability. You will not have any settings to configure after installing SiriToggles, but the abilities of it are already versatile. It's not hard to use and Siri can already usually make sense of what you say, for the most part that is. I think that the functionality is definitely useful and it's something that many Modmyi readers have been looking forward to using on their jailbroken iPhone 4S. I have to recommend this, there's no putting it down.

    Name: SiriToggles
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Hamza Sood
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Are you going to download SiriToggles on your Siri device to add voice functionality to it? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Hamza Sood
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] SiriToggles - Further Siri Functionality With Voice Toggles started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      Awesome tweak, thanks for the heads up! Siri is defiantly worth having now IMO.
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sk37cH View Post
      I'm of the understanding that this extension only opens apple apps, not third party apps.
      This is my method for diagnosis
      1.) Tell Siri "open angry birds" or "launch app angry birds" or "launch angry birds"...you get the picture (I chose this because it was one that many people have, and Siri recognized what I wanted to do). Obviously pick a 3rd party app you have installed, that's also easy to say (and preferably a word, not like Viber, which is nothing other than "five").
      2.) If the command is NOT correct (the spelling is wrong or something), then manually correct the command bubble via text input.
      3.) If Siri reply's with a command like "Sorry, I'm unable to do that", then the extension doesn't enable that function.

      Thank you to Hamza Sood, for a great extension that works. Please Implement third party app opening if possible. This would be more of a general user type extension, where as VoiceUtils is more catered towards the Tinkerer :P
      Actually, I just tested with Scramble with Friends titled "Scramble" on Springboard, and it opened just fine. You have to be very specific with the app name, I'm guessing.
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Why doesn't it turn up in a cydia search? Of course I have the Big Boss repo.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Still attempting to get the sirisn0w proxy working on my spire port
      Make sure to turn on Location Services for Siri lol
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by chriskaraokeman View Post
      Superb :-)
      I love it so much I did a video review of it SiriToggles for iPhone 4S iPhone 4 in Cydia - YouTube
    1. ptchiem's Avatar
      ptchiem -
      Unfortunately, it can't open the GPS app that I use when I actually have a Bluetooth on and am driving (TomTom USA).

      It thinks I'm saying "tom-tom USA".
    1. milenion's Avatar
      milenion -
      Awsome. Cant wait for all the different functions that will start to come out now.
    1. nycpolo76's Avatar
      nycpolo76 -
      Awesome app. This is the way Siri shoulda been in the first place
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      this will open all apps including third party apps. -the secret is to say the name under the app on the home screen.
      for example if i want to open words with friends free i would say "launch words free" since that's what it's called on my home screen
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Quote Originally Posted by clikzip View Post
      my i4 was stolen the day after the a5 jailbreak was released. I bought a 4s yesterday. I guess something good can come from getting robbed..
      Nice Pic Clikzip, but would prefer if you lose the towel...
      Bummer your 4 got stolen but that is cool that you were able to Jailbreak right away and pick up where you left off.
    1. ronw's Avatar
      ronw -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amadomon View Post
      Why doesn't it turn up in a cydia search? Of course I have the Big Boss repo.
      x2 on both points

      EDIT: its there now so perhaps i just needed my db to be updated.
    1. berrymwb's Avatar
      berrymwb -
      Ok, so I've been playing on this today and it's great.......but I had a thought.

      I may be being paranoid, but am I right in thinking that by using Siri and sending commands which are clearly going to be from a Jailbroken phone that apple will able to deduce which iPhone's have been jailbroken?

      If yes, what could they do? Shut off your Siri access (they could claim that you are risking the stability of the system)? Or void your warranty perhaps? We all know what Microsoft did with the Xbox 360.

      As I said, I'm probably just being paranoid, but I do figure they will be pretty p1ssed about what this excellent tweak does.

    1. BOOI3IE's Avatar
      BOOI3IE -
      Anyone run into the problem of asking Siri to launch something and then needing to hit the home button for her to actually open it? I have it on one device and works proper, on another one though (mine of course haha) she won't open any apps unless I hit the home button.... I tried deleting and reinstalling and also rebooting, Just wondering if anyone else found and maybe fixed this problem.

      *EDIT* Found the problem, I had Siri's Voice Feedback on Hands Free Only. It needs to be on All the time.
    1. njosnavelin's Avatar
      njosnavelin -
      Found a hilarious conflict with Hands-Free Control:

      Was trying to open an app when my phone was passcode locked, and Siri kept saying "Sorry, I'm not allowed to open apps when-" and then interrupted herself to prompt me for another command.

      Reason? When Siri was saying "sorry", Hands-Free Control thought she was saying "Siri" (which is my keyword to activate Siri).
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      I have to agree with notcom that once you get past the amusing reply about where to hide a dead body, Siri is mostly pointless. It's way less accurate and way slower than chpwn's VoiceActivator. (Plus VoiceActivator doesn't need a 3G connection, it works instantly and it's easily customised.)

      Those of you wishing you had a 4S or a Siri port - I promise you the novelty of Siri will wear off in less than 60 seconds.
    1. jacob1's Avatar
      jacob1 -
      Hey i am using it.