WARNING: Some people who have tried installing Siri on their iPhone 4 have had problems getting their camera apps to work. InTech-BB has a fix, but it'll take some more hacking to get it to work.
WARNING #2: We're hearing that this hack uses pirated Apple files for Siri, so it's technically not legal. It's probably only a matter of time before Apple finds a way to block the port from accessing its Siri servers.
Siri is one of those features everybody loves to have on their iDevices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Fortunately, we have found a successful port which will give you the complete GUI and the connection with Apple servers.
If you would like to port, fully working Siri on your iPhone 4(GSM/CDMA) and iPod Touch 4G follow our instructions below.
Please note that the Siri port is currently available on iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA) and iPod Touch 4G so anyone who is using iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 or iPad 1, or iPod Touch 3G will not be able to get their hands on this port.
To fully port Siri on your iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G, you will of course need a jailbroken iPhone. To jailbreak your device (tethered) on iOS 5 you can follow a complete guide here.
Below are the instructions on how to fully port Siri on your iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G.
How to Get fully ported Siri on iPhone 4 & iPod Touch 4G:Step 1: After jailbreaking your device successfully, tap and launch Cydia.
Step 2: Navigate to Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> Add and add the following repository:
Once the repository has been added click “Return to Cydia”.
Step 3: Now either tap on the repository “cydia.be” or click on search and look for “H1Siri“, once found just tap and confirm the installation.
Step 4: After the successful installation you will need to reboot your device.
Step 5: Once your device has been rebooted, go to Settings – > General -> Siri and switch on the toggle.
Step 6: Now exit the Settings.app and press and hold the home button and you should see a popup of the actual Siri voice assistant. Just tap and speak whatever you like.
Note: You may not be able to connect to Apple Server and it will give you an error saying “Sorry, I’m having trouble connecting to the network”. You can fix this error by restarting your device couple of times (it worked in two reboots for us).
This is how fully working Siri looks like on iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA) or iPod Touch 4G (refer to the screenshot below). We have tried this port on both iPhone 4 (GSM) & iPod Touch 4G and can confirm that the port actually works very smooth. You will definitely feel like you’re using an iPhone4S but no an iPhone 4. Try it and let us know what do you think about successful Siri port on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G?
[Update X1] Our reader Raisand Vallipuram has just tipped us, once you will port Siri on your iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G, your camera recording will stop working. This port will also make most of the camera-apps stop functioning. We can confirm that it’s true. So if you don’t want to lose your camera-app for Siri, please avoid this port. We are also looking for a fix so everyone can enjoy this newly release port. Stay tuned!
[Update X2] Some of our reader are complaining about the repository that it is not working. If you can’t even find H1Siri using cydia.be, try an alternate repository which is http://cydia.myrepospace.com/H1Siri/
[Update X3] After linking a lot of third-party repositories and a lot of complains from our readers, we have decided to add the actual H1Siri.deb file, which you can download from here (password: www.applehi.com). Please note that H1Siri.deb is about 110MB in size. To install this .deb file you would need to SSH this file and install it via iFile. If some one doesn’t know how to SSH the .deb file please follow our guide below.
You can SSH in to your device using WinSCP for Windows and Cyberduck for Mac:
- Hostname: The IP address of your iDevice. Setting –> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>
- User name: root
- Password: alpine
- Protocol: SCP
- Server: The IP address of your iDevice. Settings –> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>
- Username: root
- Password: alpine
- Protocol: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
[Update X4] Since our readers was complaining about camera issue which we have addressed in Update X1, we have found a fix. To fix your camera-recording issues after installing H1Siri, pleasedownload this file and save it on your Desktop. Next step is to SSH your device, if you are using Windows you can use WinSCP and if you’re using Mac OS X you can use Cyberduck, however, we have used iPhone Explorer for the demonstration.
Once you’re logged in navigate to Root/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.dyld, you should now see a file named “dyld_shared_cache_armv7“. Either remove it or replace it with the file you have just downloaded and saved on your Desktop. Now do a reboot and try shooting HD video recording.
We have tried and can confirm that the camera fix works as smooth as the Siri on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G.
By: BBILAL @ intech-bb.com
Proceed with lots of caution, please.
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