Siri is an Application developed by Apple of the iPhone that has taken Voice Commands to the next level, to know more you should definitely check out this article ‘iPhone 4S Siri Test on Video- Meet the Real ‘Smart’ Phone with a an Accent (Must See)‘. Ok, so now you know what Siri can do you would definitely want to try it out yourselves right? But unfortunately for the iPhone 4 and iPod 4 user Siri came out exclusively for the Dual Core A5 iPhone 4S (Officially) only and Apple said that it can’t be ported to the older iOS devices due to ‘hardware restrictions’.
But if you know the iOS jailbreak and Hacker community then you also know that they like challenges and specially the ones that Apple say can’t be done.
On the iPhone 4S launch date just a couple of weeks ago, we broke the news that developer Steven Troughton-Smith had successfully ported the Siri user-interface and some of the underlying code from the iPhone 4S onto the iPhone 4. The port was functional except for the most important part: talking to Apple’s servers. Now, Troughton-Smith has followed up with Chpwn to get the server fully working on an iPhone 4 and iPod touch.
Troughton-Smith is the same developer who first got Siri’s GUI working on the iPhone 4, which we talked about earlier this month. After “following up” with developer chpwn, he has managed to trick Apple’s servers into accepting voice input from Siri on officially unsupported devices. This only became possible after iPhone Dev-Team managed to jailbreak iPhone 4S from which Troughton-Smith was able to extract necessary files to make Siri work.
Sadly and, yet, understandably, Troughton-Smith refuses to distribute these files which are required to make Siri work on iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G as doing so would be illegal. Besides this, setting Siri up on iPhone 4/iPod touch 4G takes about 20 steps and requires a “validation token” that has to be taken live from an iPhone 4S.
Still, there is hope for those of you who are interested in making Siri work on their iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G as Troughton-Smith states, after being asked if he sees Siri coming to Cydia in the form of a tweak, “I have no doubts that others will package this up and distribute it quasi-illegally, or try and sell it to people. I am only interested in the technology and making it work”.
How to Install Siri User Interface on iPhone 4 and iPod 4G
You can read the Full Interview with Smith on 9to5Mac