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  • New Cydia Application Allows Siri On Older iDevices - No Proxy Needed


    Two newfangled applications have surfaced in the Cydia store today that permit you to link an iDevice deprived of Siri to an iPhone 4S to use Siri on that older iDevice. The big catch is that you need a jailbroken iPhone 4S, whether it is yours or not. The proxy server method does not necessitate an iPhone 4S because only the owner of the proxy server needs the iPhone 4S keys. In most cases, we buy the use of these servers so that we do not need to go out and buy an iPhone 4S. For that, Modmyi has produced a list of reputable Siri servers that you can use with the popular Siri port dubbed Spire by iOS hacker and developer Grant Paul.

    The two new applications are called AssistantConnect and AssistantConnect4S. As the names advocate, one should be installed on the iPhone 4S and the other one should be installed on the older iDevice that you want Siri on. To use this method of getting Siri on your older, jailbroken iOS 5 device, you will need to have Spire installed on it. For the rest of the ride after installing Spire, you will be using this new application, which is made by an iOS developer by the name of Bilal S. Sayed Ahmad.

    Subsequent to installing AssistantConnect from Cydia on both the iPhone 4S and the older iDevice (free from the BigBoss repository), you should reboot both iDevices. Afterwards, you will find a new icon on your home screen, which is indicated by the screenshot above. This is the application where you will send the iPhone 4S information over to your older iDevice. You can open that application up and you will find the interface, shown below. The top half of the screenshot is what the application will look like on the older iDevice and the bottom half is what you will see on the iPhone 4S.



    The steps for making Siri fully functional on your older iDevice with AssistantConnect and AssistantConnect4S are outlined in five steps by the developer in the Cydia description of AssistantConnect4S:
    1. After installation, open AssistantConnect4S and reboot the iPhone 4S.
    2. After you reboot the iPhone 4S, open AssistantConnect4S again and invoke Siri (hold down the home button for a few seconds) and say something – anything you want to say.
    3. Tap the, “Email Siri Data” button and email it to any of your older iDevices that have AssistantConnect installed on them.
    4. Go over to your older iDevice (which should have not only AssistantConnect installed on it, but also Spire) and open the file that is emailed to you from the iPhone 4S.
    5. Enjoy Siri.

    The developer goes a step further to forewarn us that we should not share our iPhone 4S Siri information with more than five people at once. The developer also promises that the connection is secure.

    Sources: Bilal S. Sayed Ahmad
    Article tipped by Modmyi reader Boots13.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Cydia Application Allows Siri On Older iDevices - No Proxy Needed started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 120 Comments
    1. nlcmobsta183's Avatar
      nlcmobsta183 -
      i just updated my spire to 1.0 1-1 and now its not letting me use siri without a proxy address is any one else having this problem or does any one have the deb to a older build.it was working fine with the assistantconnect
    1. summernyte's Avatar
      summernyte -
      i got it working on my iphone 4.had to delete com.apple.assistant plist and turn off spire hooks and spire injector in sbsettings and a new auth from 4s for each phone.
    1. nlcmobsta183's Avatar
      nlcmobsta183 -
      I fixed the asking for proxy address but now when i ask siri something it just keeps loading and i dont get no answer or error message
    1. ccoltmanm's Avatar
      ccoltmanm -
      I just want the Siri diction back.
    1. Sede10's Avatar
      Sede10 -
      Got mine working on a iPhone 4 but some of my apps won't open. Anyone has this problem?
    1. snakema13's Avatar
      snakema13 -
      i did everything and still no go
    1. DjGreen's Avatar
      DjGreen -
      this app blows
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nlcmobsta183 View Post
      i just updated my spire to 1.0 1-1 and now its not letting me use siri without a proxy address is any one else having this problem or does any one have the deb to a older build.it was working fine with the assistantconnect
      I'm having the same problem, I updated and it stopped working. Go back into SBsettings and turn off hooks and injectors, I just did that right now and am going to see if that fixes things.

      You must do that, have http://127.0.0.1 in the Spire settings AND don't forget to go and delete com.apple.assistant.plist.

      My Siri is finally working against after the Spire update. - iPhone 4
    1. knuclez's Avatar
      knuclez -
      What do I need to dl so I can deactivate the hook and injectors
    1. u2tno's Avatar
      u2tno -
      Please help me delete com.apple.assistant.plist. I'm not really sure on how to do it. thanks
    1. chandra1971's Avatar
      chandra1971 -
      Quote Originally Posted by knuclez View Post
      What do I need to dl so I can deactivate the hook and injectors
      Go to SBSettings and tap on “more”. Then navigate to “Mobile Substrate Addons” and disable “SpireHooks” and “SpireInjector”.

      Go to the homescreen and the device should respring.
      And you should now have connectivity! Enjoy!
    1. chandra1971's Avatar
      chandra1971 -
      Quote Originally Posted by u2tno View Post
      Please help me delete com.apple.assistant.plist. I'm not really sure on how to do it. thanks
      USING iFILE to delete
      /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.assistant.plist file.
    1. knuclez's Avatar
      knuclez -
      Thanks for the tip works perfect now
    1. kariakoo's Avatar
      kariakoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      It's just to bad spire always disables something important after installing. The first time I installed it safari wouldn't work, the second my phone and messages app wouldn't work, now after I installed it this time I cannot login to my online banking, input my password to purchase app, etc... Anytime the keyboard is requested within an app it freezes up. I can close the app and it goes on as normal but I find it really strange that it's always something different with each install. I hope Grant Paul will find a fix and update so spire can become much more stable. What's the point of having spire if you can't use important features of your phone. These tweaks work great, but I really hope spire becomes more stable soon
      Same problem here, spire working fine but i cant login to any other apps. i had to delete spire until spire become much more stable
    1. Philthy253's Avatar
      Philthy253 -
      Im having a problem any help will be greatly appriciated... Have 4s key emailed file came at .07kb opened with assistantconnect but after saying that it was copied there is no time/date of experation, i deleted spire hooks and injector... Also deleted plist file. But still not working siri says sorry blah blah try again.. Any thoughts??
    1. icedtea11's Avatar
      icedtea11 -
      For all us iPhone lovers!

      Dear Blackberry, Sincerely iPhone - YouTube
    1. Starbuckpga1's Avatar
      Starbuckpga1 -
      Nice to see this available for the older iPhones. Siri a very useful app!
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by kariakoo View Post
      Same problem here, spire working fine but i cant login to any other apps. i had to delete spire until spire become much more stable
      I found out after I uninstalled ToneFX I no longer have this issue. I bet you have ToneFX installed huh? It took me FOREVER to figure this out. I restored, restored, and restored some more. Finally I got smart and decided to install spire first and check my mobile banking app (TCF) after every install (it wouldn't let me log into this app as well). I installed toneFX's and the issue started, I deleted no more issues so I have pinpointed that is definitely a conflict.
    1. Jordan T's Avatar
      Jordan T -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      Now this is a solution that I am willing to try. Thank you Bilal S. Sayed Ahmad!
      One question I do have is does the app allow the two phones to stay connected for keys?
      Or does it need to be manually sent daily?
      yea unfortunately, im scouring the web to see if anyone has come up with an automatic solution.. nothing so far
    1. echoes49's Avatar
      echoes49 -
      After installing on my iPhone 4s and my wife's iPhone 4, I went to use Siri and it paused for a really long time. When Siri came back it addressed me with my wife’s name on my iPhone 4s??!!?? I did as everyone recommended on settings. We removed everything from the phones due to the instability.