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  • Got Spire? Here Are Some Working Servers

    So, you've downloaded Spire, but you want to get Siri functionality.

    Spire is the Siri GUI port that was brought to use by Grant Paul and Ryan Petrich. It works on any iOS 5 iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch (excluding the iPhone 4S since Siri is already there). It isn't a full port; it is a GUI that lacks Siri functionality until the user gets that functionality themselves. There are a few ways to get that functionality. One way is to set up your own Siri server and use your own (or someone else's) iPhone 4S as the go-to to using Siri. This means that you will need to update your own server with new iPhone 4S keys daily.

    If the daily routine of updating your server's keys sounds absolutely cumbersome to you, then there is the painless option of using Siri server hosts. Almost all of them support Spire. There are many free and paid servers; most being paid if you want good up-time. Free servers can be unpredictable and paid servers can often be scams. There is no real way to stop this, however we would like to spread awareness of some paid Siri servers that we know you can trust to keep excellent Siri up-time, and additionally, some decent free servers which we cannot guarantee 100% up-time from. This is because free servers depend on key donations which are never really guaranteed. Paid servers usually feed their own keys and are much more reliable.

    We've done some scavenging around for you to find servers that have good up-time, legitimate payment records, and cheap rates. If you are serious about getting Siri functionality on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you might want to consider some of these servers. I can confirm the working statuses of all of the paid ones, however the free ones are mostly free-lance servers that will be hit or miss.

    *Please note that we are not responsible for the following:*
    • Scams
    • Termination of Siri service
    • Unreliable Siri service
    • Data overages
    • Identity or personal information theft
    • Issues making your Siri port work
    • Linking you to their third-party Siri server Web sites

    Installing Spire on your iDevice and using a third party server to gain Siri's service is done completely at your own risk - just like jailbreaking. Please use this information responsibly - never make an online payment unless you feel comfortable.

    1. SiriZone - $20/Year

    You might think of the figure $20 and think to yourself, "darn, that's a pretty big figure." Thinking in terms of rates, however, it's not a lot. You are paying less than $2 per month to have Siri functionality on your iDevice. This figure is on a 'per-device' basis because they use your device's UDID to register you on their system. This means that if you buy Siri functionality for one device, you won't be able to use it on another one without paying for the new device. SiriZone has four servers - three of which are in the United States (California, New Jersey, and Texas) and one of which is in the United Kingdom. The speeds are excellent and zippy. I always recommend that you choose the server that is closest to you to have the best connection possible.

    SiriZone has above 97% up-time which is outstanding. There is a large group of iPhone 4S owners that feed their keys to SiriZone so that there is always a massive amount of potential for users. This means that they have a large area of wiggle room to accept more users. If at any time traffic becomes hard, they will shut down the ability to order slots to help accommodate for the people who are using their paid service. The server speeds are top of the notch in my opinion. The SiriZone team has excellent customer support that you can use if you have any problems. They are right there to answer your questions for any reason through their Twitter, Facebook, and through E-mail. A quick Google search for SiriZone will land you where you need to be to pay for this Siri service.

    Name: SiriZone
    Price: $20/year
    Speed:  5/5
    Support:  5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing:  4/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    2. iPhoNews.ro - 10

    The 10 price figure for this server is a one-time payment which lasts a lifetime (or as long as the service can be legally operated). You go to their Web site, make the donation, and they will make the server information available to you. This server will only give you access to Siri on one iDevice for this price. You will have to pay an extra 10 per device that you want to add Siri functionality to. The servers are located in both Romania and in the United States. The speeds are pretty decent. This price might be something that you are looking for if you don't mind waiting a few seconds for Siri to be responsive.

    iPhoNews.ro has about 95% up-time which is pretty great. The only time that the server is usually down is for 5% of the time when they are renewing the keys necessary for people to use the server. They offer customer support through their Twitter. The pricing is very reasonably done being that it is forever without reoccurring payments. The host also told me that if someone buys four slots, they will get the fifth slot for free. If someone buys three slots, then the price will be 25 instead of 30. Not too shabby! You can find information about payments and how to sign up on their Web site which you can find through a Google search.

    Name: iPhoNews.ro
    Price: 10 (About $13.16)
    Speed:  4/5
    Support:  5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing: / 4.5/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    3. SiriServers - $45

    SiriServers is a United States-based server located in California. It requires a one-time payment of $45 to grab, however any added devices that you want after you pay the first time will only cost an additional $20. The speed of SiriServers is rather shocking. It is quick and feels like you are using an iPhone 4S directly. They tell me that they have a surplus of iPhone 4S keys running their servers, which of course helps boost their speeds.

    The up-time is anywhere above 95% which is pretty outstanding. The two people that run the server offer support through either their Twitter accounts or through email; their Twitters are here and here. Testing it myself, it has great response time. One of our super moderators also uses SiriServers to power his device and he also speaks highly of it. You can find out more about them and how to pay for their Siri server by searching Google for their name.

    Name: SiriServers
    Price: $45
    Speed:  5/5
    Support:  5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing:  4/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    4. SiriTD - $11.99/Month

    The SiriTD server is a paid Siri server that will cost you a monthly amount. It is in the United States in California. The speeds are great and the response time is pretty nice. I found that the server has around a 96% up-time with a few random hiccups that self-corrected themselves with no problems at all. The administrators feed the server with new iPhone 4S keys every day to make sure that down-time is non-existent or minimal.

    They offer a deal for their users where iPhone 4S owners can use their server for free for their devices as long as they feed their iPhone 4S keys to the server. They require that an iPhone 4S user feeds them keys for at least 3 days before they will get their free slot. They often do Twitter giveaways for their Siri server on their main Twitter account here. I found that this server has a reliable latency and can handle some good bandwidth. You can do a Google search to find their Web site where you can take care of the billing and get yourself set up with them.

    Name: SiriTD
    Price: $11.99/month
    Speed:  5/5
    Support: / 4.5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing: / 2.5/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    5. The Three Little Pigs - Free

    The Three Little Pigs server is a user-based server in the United States. You will get out of it what you put into it. It works by people donating their Siri keys to the server management team. Once they do that, people who are signed up with the server (more information about using it on their Web site - Google to find it) can access Siri for free. The number of devices that you can use with The Three Little Pigs server is unlimited. Just understand that because it's an unlimited server, there is a lot of traffic and because of that, access may not always be granted or guaranteed.

    From experience, I have only been able to get this server to work once - late at night. Although, it does try hard to get you though. This is probably because of high traffic or servers that can't handle the bandwidth. Since the server uses a share-all technique where it relies on free donations to serve everyone who might possibly find their server, traffic can often be congested. Since the server is free, no one should be complaining! You can always keep trying to get a request through. It might work at some point. They offer support through each of the server's maintainers' Twitter accounts; one here and the other here. You can find information on their server from their Web site which can be obtained through a Google search.

    Name: The Three Little Pigs
    Price: FREE
    Speed:  2/5
    Support: / 3.5/5
    Up-time:  1/5
    Pricing:  5/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes



    These should get you started. As more verified Siri servers become available, we will keep you updated on them. If you did not already, please read the disclaimer at the beginning of this post. Ratings are based on user-happiness. Speed is based on the feeling of fluidity, not comparing each server to another. Support is based on motivation of the staff. Up-time is based on how often the server is working for the user. Pricing is based on how fair the price is for the value of the service, not comparing each server to another. We have you Google their Web sites to keep the responsibility in your hands - it's your iDevice and what you do with it is your business, not ours. If you have problems with any of the above servers, contact them for support (we linked each of their Twitters in their descriptions), we probably will not be able to help you with it here because we are not affiliated with them. We can answer general how-to questions in the comments. Also note that there are many other servers out there, however we will only post about the ones that have been verified by one of our writers. We will never post a third party server that we, ourselves, do not trust. Feel free to leave comments regarding your experiences with the servers or your contentedness with them. We are always happy to hear your opinion about them!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Got Spire? Here Are Some Servers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 162 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by whodatfan View Post
      paid iphonews.ro this morning. It's 930pm and still nothing. I didn't even bother to email them anyway since spire sucks *** and breaks all my app store apps. had to remove that pos. oh well. hope they enjoy my 13 bucks.
      Spire conflicts with numerous jailbreak tweaks. It uses an absurd amount of memory to run. Try uninstalling tweaks and installing them one by one to find the culprit tweak.

      Additionally, they need to sleep too. Give them at least 24 hours.
    1. iphone925's Avatar
      iphone925 -
      Spire is making every other app store app to crash is there a fix for that ? Specially WAZE NAVIGATION app is not working either it crashes at start-up like every other app after installing spire that's the app I almost use everyday
    1. iamthekiller's Avatar
      iamthekiller -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone925 View Post
      Spire is making every other app store app to crash is there a fix for that ? Specially WAZE NAVIGATION app is not working either it crashes at start-up like every other app after installing spire that's the app I almost use everyday

      Just uninstall My3G. It's the biggest culprit.
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      I have Siriport its working fine it took about 4 hours before it finally activated but it was free and I have had no problems since I installed it so far try it out, its free on cydia.
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      im interested to know if this works on wifi and 3G or just wifi. if i were to buy a slot, I'd only do so to brag to my buddies that i have Siri on i4..and that'd only be over 3G
    1. iphone925's Avatar
      iphone925 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iamthekiller View Post
      Just uninstall My3G. It's the biggest culprit.
      WAZE app is still crashing after the SPIRE is there a fix for that and yes I installed corona from cydia after that most of the app started working But Still WAZE is crashing on startup
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      spire makes all I my apps that use internet (except cydia) crash 20 secs after having the first loading screen..
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Every time I download spire all my apps pretty much won't start. SAfari is the main one
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      That's why I stopped using the tweak that and the memory leak. Hopefully the dev will update it soon
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Quote Originally Posted by ltoms76 View Post
      I have an iPhone 4S. how do i use my own server?
      I was wondering that myself. I have a 4S and my wife has a 4. I'd like to be able to use my key on her phone.
    1. Chuck1969's Avatar
      Chuck1969 -
      Installed spire on my wifes iphone4 yesterday, paid $20 for the year for SiriZone (6 servers)... Worked perfectly. No problems with apps opening either...

      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      im interested to know if this works on wifi and 3G or just wifi. if i were to buy a slot, I'd only do so to brag to my buddies that i have Siri on i4..and that'd only be over 3G
      Works with both.
    1. Adam Keslo's Avatar
      Adam Keslo -
      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      im interested to know if this works on wifi and 3G or just wifi. if i were to buy a slot, I'd only do so to brag to my buddies that i have Siri on i4..and that'd only be over 3G
      Both
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      If they would fix the memory leak on spire I would go back
      I've read the source code; there's no memory leaks.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      I've read the source code; there's no memory leaks.
      What he means is that it uses a ton of memory.

      I had talked to both Grant and Ryan about it and it seems Grant has almost no interest at all in updating Spire or helping optimize it for the devices with less memory. The memory usage is insane and causes high-memory-dependent applications to crash absolutely. I found that going through, uninstalling Mobile Substrate, and then installing each tweak one by one after installing Spire will help you filter which tweaks won't play nicely with it. TwitkaFly was certainly one of them. Once you get rid of the conflicting tweaks, the crashing issues are gone.
    1. Chuck1969's Avatar
      Chuck1969 -
      Just got it running on my wife's iPad 2...sweet! As soon as I sent my payment to SiriZone, Siri was working!

      Where are you in Florida Anthony? From Tallahassee myself.
    1. bigdaddyg07's Avatar
      bigdaddyg07 -
      I've tried many many sites and spent many hours to get Siri on my 4. With no full functionality. iPhoNews.ro is so easy and fast to set up. And for $13.47, is a steal. I thank this group for making it so simple.

      Quote Originally Posted by whodatfan View Post
      paid iphonews.ro this morning. It's 930pm and still nothing. I didn't even bother to email them anyway since spire sucks *** and breaks all my app store apps. had to remove that pos. oh well. hope they enjoy my 13 bucks.
      Hey. I used them with no problem. They email you the instructions to the email your PayPal is set with. And to fix apps crashing. Go to SBsetting click more. Go to mobile substrate and turn it off for Copic, My3G, and Zepplin. That should be all of them. Respring and you're done. Lemme know how it works.

      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      spire makes all I my apps that use internet (except cydia) crash 20 secs after having the first loading screen..
      Hey. I used them with no problem. They email you the instructions to the email your PayPal is set with. And to fix apps crashing. Go to SBsetting click more. Go to mobile substrate and turn it off for Copic, My3G, and Zepplin. That should be all of them. Respring and you're done. Lemme know how it works.

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Spire conflicts with numerous jailbreak tweaks. It uses an absurd amount of memory to run. Try uninstalling tweaks and installing them one by one to find the culprit tweak.

      Additionally, they need to sleep too. Give them at least 24 hours.
      Hey. I used them with no problem. They email you the instructions to the email your PayPal is set with. And to fix apps crashing. Go to SBsetting click more. Go to mobile substrate and turn it off for Copic, My3G, and Zepplin. That should be all of them. Respring and you're done. Lemme know how it works.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      I agree with bigdaddy that Zeppelin and Spire don't work together.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by djdraco View Post
      I was wondering that myself. I have a 4S and my wife has a 4. I'd like to be able to use my key on her phone.
      If you had to ask, sorry to say you most likely you do not have the skill to setup your own server.
      There is plenty of information you can search through Google.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      I spent a day trading emails with the programmer for DoUSiri because my iphone 4 would not work.
      The bottom line is: It works perfectly now!
      The problem was the jailbreak with corona screwed up the interface through Safari, so I could not install the proxy.
      I ended up having to restore and then rejailbreak with the latest Redsn0w 9.10b5, install spire, install proxy....
      and away we go!

      I am not affilated with DoUSiri other than my purchase for $15 onetime fee with lifetime proxy.
      The people at DoUSiri are great, helped get my SIRI off the ground and I am grateful!

      Also, you can get some memory back if you download langdel and load it to your root dir on the iphone.
      I used WINSCP to do this. Then run it and it asks you if you want to delete each language Y or N.
      Then a final are you sure? and my iphone 4 runs quicker with more memory available!!!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyg07 View Post
      I've tried many many sites and spent many hours to get Siri on my 4. With no full functionality. iPhoNews.ro is so easy and fast to set up. And for $13.47, is a steal. I thank this group for making it so simple.

      Hey. I used them with no problem. They email you the instructions to the email your PayPal is set with. And to fix apps crashing. Go to SBsetting click more. Go to mobile substrate and turn it off for Copic, My3G, and Zepplin. That should be all of them. Respring and you're done. Lemme know how it works.

      Hey. I used them with no problem. They email you the instructions to the email your PayPal is set with. And to fix apps crashing. Go to SBsetting click more. Go to mobile substrate and turn it off for Copic, My3G, and Zepplin. That should be all of them. Respring and you're done. Lemme know how it works.

      Hey. I used them with no problem. They email you the instructions to the email your PayPal is set with. And to fix apps crashing. Go to SBsetting click more. Go to mobile substrate and turn it off for Copic, My3G, and Zepplin. That should be all of them. Respring and you're done. Lemme know how it works.
      That's cool... why did you repeat your response three times?