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  • If You Rely On Spire, Stay On iOS 5.0.1

    Following the release of the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak, many rejoiced with the release of Spire, a simple Siri installer developed by iOS hackers Grant Paul and Ryan Petrich that could be used for installing Siri functionality on any iOS 5 iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In iOS 5.0.1, Apple made a mistake allowing hackers to exploit a cache file for gaining access to the files necessary for making Spire a reality.

    Although we have a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 at this time for non-A5 devices, you will notice that Spire cannot be installed on iOS 5.1 as Cydia will not allow you to. This is because iOS 5.1 does not support the iOS 5.0.1 version of the frameworks, but alternatively only supports the iOS 5.1 version of the frameworks. The iOS 5.0.1 frameworks were easy to exploit as Apple handed the files to us on a silver platter, unencrypted, and made it very straightforward to create an automated downloader for them.

    Citing Ryan Petrich, it is extremely likely that we will not see a Spire Siri installer for iOS 5.1 whether our jailbreak is tethered or untethered because writing the installer would be less straightforward and much more difficult. That being said, if you are on iOS 5.0.1 and happy with your untethered jailbreak and Spire Siri functionality, you may not want to upgrade.

    Those of you that don’t use Spire for any part of your daily lives, probably won’t have to worry about upgrading to iOS 5.1 or any newer firmware for that matter when a newer jailbreak for the corresponding firmware is released. Hackers are actively working on finding exploits for Apple’s newest firmware, iOS 5.1.

    Sources: Ryan Petrich
    This article was originally published in forum thread: If You Rely On Spire, Stay On iOS 5.0.1 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. GXGOW's Avatar
      GXGOW -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      I am...
      Hi nothing
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by qwertydirect View Post
      When will there be an unlock???????
      You guys NEVER mention that!!!
      You should just give this up, I have not heard anyone working software unlock for quite some time.
      If you need an unlock buy the Gevee (sp?) chip from ebay or just buy the unlocked version of the iPhone.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by qwertydirect View Post
      When will there be an unlock???????
      You guys NEVER mention that!!!
      I doubt there will be an unlock for quite some time. Most people are now buying factory unlcked phones
    1. firetwuck's Avatar
      firetwuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by W1TCH View Post
      Nothing is perfect
      I disagree.


    1. >)]Magical[(<'s Avatar
      >)]Magical[(< -
      Quote Originally Posted by BhadKarma View Post
      I can never get spire to work. Any idea or tips...
      Yeah it's easy. Just go to paradox-productions.net and download
      Certificate and add the proxy. Wait til they accept new people (could take hours.)

      Once time is up then talk to Siri 5-7 times. If she doesn't say hi then go to ifile and open up com.apple.assistant.plist and open dictionary twice. Then delete everything but host name. Wait 24 hours before talking to Siri.

      She will work on 3rd-6th try. Just interrupt her if she doesn't say hi.