For those of you that have access to Siri on your jailbroken devices, whether it be one with Spire, or pre-installed like the iPhone 4S, chances are you might be using some jailbreak tweaks to make Siri do some more stuff than she already can stock. One way to be creative with Siri if you’re jailbroken is to apply a great-looking WinterBoard theme.
In this article, we show you five themes for Siri that we thought were cool. They’re in no specific order, and there may or may not be even better themes out there that we have yet to discover. Take a look at some of the themes for Siri that we have enjoyed. The list includes both paid and free themes.
1. Neurotech Siri – By Jahooba
Neurotech Siri is a unique theme for Siri. It changes the icon of the microphone, the background of the Siri interface, and also the outline of the dialogue bubbles between you and Siri. Priced at only $1.00, you get a wonderfully animated theme that the developer touts to have nearly 300 frames of fluid information contained within.
The theme was produced in a 3-D modeling program, ensuring that it would come out professionally done and beautiful. The dark-gradient wallpaper that the theme gives Siri compliments the new microphone icon and the animations it comes with. This wallpaper also helps make those white-outlined dialogue bubbles pop out at you.
You will notice that all of the interfaces in Siri, such as those that appear when you ask for weather, math problem answers, or even the time in other locations are also themed to look differently. If you're interested in Neurotech Siri, you'll find it for $1.00 on the ModMyi repository in Cydia.
Neurotech Siri comes with a free bonus Ultrafuse HD theme for the battery icon on the lock screen while charging.
2. Neurocube Siri – By Jahooba
Neurocube Siri is another unique theme for Siri. This theme takes after Neurotech in many respects, however it is also very different in many other respects. You will see that the interfaces for weather, answers to math problems, and even times in other locations look exactly like those in Neurotech Siri. The major differences are in the Microphone icon and the background of Siri.
The background is very dark, almost all throughout. The only lighting effect is at the bottom of the screen where the microphone is; putting emphasis on the amazing animations you’ll see when you start talking to Siri. These animations include nearly 300 frames of fluid animation as the cube basically moves with your voice and then slides apart in opposite directions when you finish.
A white outline surrounds the entire interface unlike in Neurotech Siri, which some may like or dislike, however the white on black helps make everything pop out more and puts focus where it should be. If you're interested in Neurocube Siri, you'll find it for $1.00 on the ModMyi repository in Cydia.
3. A ChalkBoard Siri – By Zachchilders
A ChalkBoard Siri turns your Siri interface into a chalkboard-like voice assistant. It includes all kinds of details, including a chalkboard background, an animated chalk microphone, and chalky interfaces for the queries Siri fetches for you, such as the weather or the time of a specific location.
What we thought was really creative are the chalk scribblings right next to the microphone icon, which says, “How may I help,” and “Hello.” The wooden trim around the whole chalkboard interface adds some nice color, and a very intimate feel. The microphone's animation features the same animation as the original Siri microphone icon, however with chalk instead of purple light!
As an unnamed designer said to us, this theme would be really cool in the school environment simply because of the appearance of it. We tend to agree! A ChalkBoard Siri can be had for free from the ModMyi repository in Cydia, check it out!
4. Greenpois0n Siri Theme – By Alex_Dev
Greenpois0n Siri Theme is another neat theme for Siri, taking more of a minimalistic approach. It replaces the Siri microphone with the Greenpois0n logo and all dialogue bubbles as well as quotation marks will now have a green outline around them. The green color looks great on Apple’s linen background, might we add!
The actual Greenpois0n logo lights up with an eerie green as you speak, and the eyes also glow. It’s really cool looking when you see it in action – pictures really can't do it justice. When you finish speaking, a green loading animation replaces the stock purple loading animation that swirls around the microphone.
This theme won't change any of Apple's interfaces, such as the weather interface, time interface, and WolframAlpha interface, however since the theme keeps Apple's stock linen background, everything fits together well. For those of you that used Greenpois0n to jailbreak your iOS 4.2.1 devices in the past, show some patriotism! This theme can be had from the ModMyi repository in Cydia absolutely free.
5. Siri9000 Theme by Triss – By triss
Anyone that’s a Space Odyssey fan will appreciate this. Siri9000 Theme by Triss attempts to bring a HAL 9000-like interface to Siri. The microphone icon becomes that iconic camera eye with the red glow in the center, which dims and brightens intelligently as you speak to Siri.
The background stays linen-like, however you can see that the developer added a lighting effect to resemble HAL 9000. We’re 50/50 on the looks of the background, however this theme does something that all of the rest above do not. It comes with UISounds that can be activated on your own (they don't work upon the initial install) so that you can hear HAL’s voice every time you invoke Siri or attempt to ask a question.
Apart from the background and microphone change, all of your interfaces such as weather, WolframAlpha queries, and times in different locations will appear the way Apple intended them to. It also does not change any of the dialogue bubble outlines. If you want to grab this theme, you can download it absolutely free from the ModMyi repository in Cydia.
Hopefully, this list has helped you find something neat to add to your jailbroken and Siri-capable iOS device. If we’ve missed any neat-looking Siri themes that you’ve been using, feel free to share them in the comments below so we and others can try them out!