Those of you who have been anxiously waiting for a legal Siri port for your older iOS devices ,we got some good news for you. The well-known and respected developer chwpn has released a legal Siri port to the masses that allows iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod 3G/4G and first generation iPad users and jailbroken iOS 5 to run Siri legally.
As much excited as we all are, there`s a pit of a pickle. The installation of this Siri port is not as a piece of cake as it sounds meaning you will need your own Siri proxy as well as an iPhone 4S for authwntication before you can get it running on your older device.
Here`s how chpwn explained the process on his blog:
However, Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorization to use Siri, so information from an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address. I’ve put up a list of my ideas on how you might get access to a proxy; hopefully you can figure something out.
Chwpn has also offered some ideas on how you can get access to a proxy:
westbaer’s SiriProxy fork
Own an iPhone 4S too: Maybe you already own an iPhone 4S, and just want Siri on another device of yours. This is simple; you can just use the above proxy yourself.
Find a friend: Maybe your friend has an iPhone 4S and will let you use their authentication tokens (maybe in exchange for some cool SiriProxy plugins). Then, you can share the authentication. Or, maybe you gave your relative your old iPhone when you got your iPhone 4S: now you can share your token and give them Siri.
Pay up: It’s very likely that soon we will see for-pay services online to rent you some space on a Siri proxy, attached to one of their iPhone 4S devices. I haven’t seen anything like this yet, but I’ll keep my eye out, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to set something like this up.
And now for something completely different: As I suggested earlier, you might be able to replace Siri entirely. A simple method might be to use Google Chrome’s speech “API” hooked up to some code to decode the Siri requests and parse Google’s result. Or, someone could hook it up to some logic backends like many of the clones available on Android: the possibilities are endless.
Spire is available on Cydia under the BigBoss repo for download.