Everyone with an iOS 5 device other than the iPhone 4S seems to have just one wish these days, and that is to get Siri their unsupported devices. People with iPhone 4S have been quick to make everyone envious of the vocal personal assistant. A continuous stream of news has been coming out from the dev community regarding the porting of Siri to older devices. It was largely believed that Siri might never make its way to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and newer iPod touch models because of copyright issues. Moreover, Siri needs access to Apple’s servers to work. So it comes as a huge surprise that someone has finally been able to overcome these difficulties. That’s right; Siri can now be used on devices other than iPhone 4S, provided that they are jailbroken.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if you suffer any issues after following the procedure.
The rather alarming-looking disclaimer above is there for one reason alone, and that is privacy. With the latest uproar caused by Carrier IQ, many smartphone owners have taken a new (and fierce) stance over their device’s privacy. If you use this Cydia tweak to port Siri to your iDevice, it will become more susceptible to sniffing, and someone with the right kind of knowledge and skills might break into your personal data, so proceed at your own risk.
The tweak is named H1Siri, but don’t start searching the Cydia store just yet. You won’t find it in any of the default repositories. You will have to add one or more of the sources listed below to get H1Siri. Go to the Manage section of Cydia, and in the Sources menu, add the following repos.
These might seem like too many repos for downloading a single package, but due to the huge demand of the tweak, the servers have been swarmed by traffic. You might have to try a couple or more of the above before you’re able to download it to your phone. Also, keep in mind that the package is 109Mb in size, so it will take some time to download. Some users have complained about being unable to find the tweak in the store even after adding all four repos. If you are faced with the same issue, just wait for a little while, try searching again and you just might get lucky.
Update: According to some reports the tweak, apart from being a privacy risk, can also brick your device. So it’s better if you don’t use it at all for the time being.