How To Get Siri Legally On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 4G/3G With Spire

A lot of people were expecting something big from the iOS dev community around Christmas, and like so many other instances, they have not disappointed all the iPhone jailbreak users across the world. A few hours ago, Spire was released, which is a legal port for the much-awaited Siri on unsupported, legacy devices. The world fell in love with Siri as soon as it was released alongside iOS 5. As it was among the most obvious distinguishing features of iPhone 4S, users of older iPhones, iPad and iPod touch wanted it on their devices straightaway, but turned out that it wasn’t legal to port Siri to any other device because of the encryption used in iOS 5. However, with the release of unencrypted keys in one of iOS beta firmwares around Christmas, all such limitations went down the drain, and thanks to the developers of Spire, it is possible to legally use Siri on jailbroken iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G and first gen iPad.

Spire Spire Proxy

On the surface, using Spire might look like as simple a task as installing a Cydia tweak, but you need to do much more than that before you can have a friendly and helpful chat with Siri. Also, it must be noted that this tweak will only run on devices running iOS 5 jailbroken properly, as semi-tethered jailbreak is not supported. Here are the steps that need to be followed to get Spire up and running on any compatible device.


Spire Siri iPhone 4 Siri iPod touch

Instructions:

  1. Go to the Cydia store, and from the BigBoss repo, download the newly released Spire package. The tweak uses about 100MB of data, so it is better if you download it over a stable Wi-Fi connection (as suggested by the developer as well).
  2. The installation of the tweak will require you to reboot your device. If you’re tethered jailbroken still, you’ll need a tool like redsn0w or iBooty to perform a reboot.
  3. After the download and installation procedure is complete, a separate menu will appear for Spire in the Extensions tab of the Settings menu.
  4. Now comes the tricky part of using Spire, that is, setting up a proxy server for the tweak. While Spire will install Siri on a device, access to Apple’s official server is still required for Siri to work. Hence, we need to set up a proxy, which will make the server think that your device is actually a 4S. Even though theoretically there are more than one methods for accomplishing this, as you can read here at the developer’s blog, the most intuitive and practical method seems to be the copying of proxy settings from an actual iPhone 4S. Chpwn, the co-developer of Spire, lists some techniques for that on his blog, and you can check them out.

That’s about it. You should now be able to use Siri on on your device. Spire is available for free in the Cydia store’s Big Boss repo.

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  • http://www.itsmyphone.co Anar

    it won’t work for many ppl who don’t have no access to 4s keys

    • Darts1080

      nice grammar retard

      • http://www.itsmyphone.co Anar

        It’s a good thing my life doesn’t depend on English grammar, notice the name dumbass. I am not a native english speaker. 

        • Guest

          that was articulated beautifully sir!

          • Spell How

            I can’t more agree. It was artichoked well very.

        • http://twitter.com/TuloRox22 Alejandro Drobeck

          nice job dissing him back… im not a native english speaker either

      • Richard Williams

        Darts1080 sounds like a fat retard himself. What a shite name, has Darts180 been taken? Get into a more active sport pot mouth!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SU3L6O6MNAPXLBIGJGEX5NW5UQ jqb

    Unauthorized access of Apple’s servers isn’t legal.

    Anyway, Siri’s not that great … the fanbois excuse its shortcomings with “it’s in beta” … it was a very clever marketing ploy for Apple to slap that label on it so they could pretend it’s a lot better than it is (“I know Artificial Intelligence and you, madam, are no Artificial Intelligence”) and use it to sell iPhone 4S’s.

    • DZ

      Uhhh…. Deja Vu?

    • stinuspyralis

       Siri is groundbreaking technology, to suggest otherwise is foolish.

  • http://twitter.com/phuongtruc0705 PhuongTruc

    I can’t find Spire in Cydia. 

    • Runedrag36

      what device are you running on? and also, what ios? are you jailbroken?

      • Ron

        How could he have cydia if he is not jailbroken *facepalm*

    • http://www.itsmyphone.co Anar

      Reload your sources than search for Spire

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  • Toucher

    When I’m installing it, I get this:

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    iPod Touch 4G, 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak

    • Anonymous

      bump

  • DaZ

    Don’t you just love it? Unless I’m missing something here, it’s legal for illegal (broken) IPhone 3XXs but not for legal phones.

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      Jailbreaking your phone isn’t illegal by any means. 

      • Asdf

        jailbreaking your phone is completely legal

        • pyralis

          True, but much of the post-jailbreaking activity is illegal.

      • Never

        wrong, jailbreaking is legal you retard
        Moderator: Please mind your language.

        • YOUR MOM

          You have to love how the mods are editing a troll thread.

      • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

        when did I say anything different, guys? I agreed that jailbreak is legal

  • DaZ

    Don’t you just love it? Unless I’m missing something here, it’s legal for illegal (broken) IPhone 3XXs but not for legal phones.

  • Pozzdonnz

    Worked For Me Thanks Root Hack I Dont Have Any 4S Just install certificate From Root hack Then Copy Url 1000-1009 To Spire in Preferances Then Wait Activate By Respring Reboot Wait Untill Certificate Allow To Use Siri Proxy Cool

    • kaizen

      can you explain more?

      • Jay_freeman

        If you have cydia go to the search and type siri. Wait for it to update and then install. Then follow instructions

    • Mishka02

      i can’t get the certificate to open from Root Hack

  • Lilreadrod97

    i can’t get siri to come up on my iPod under settings

  • Matt8179123

    Ok so when I try to install spire I get “I wasn’t able to locate the file for th com.chpwn.spire package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.” What does this mean?? How do I manually fix the package?

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  • Retarded

    My phone is on 5.0.1 untethered iPhone 4 so will it work??

  • Dazmizzle

    Spire is in my settings but it hasn’t replaced voice control, I’m using a 3GS with an unteathered version of redsn0w, could the version of my jailbreak be preventing spire taking over?

  • Mehrdad Mehrali

    I ask from mobile store about this subject but he said:siri is a hardware and you can’t inistal on your iphone 4

    • Baconlover101

      Probably more than half the stuff they tell you at the mobile store isn’t true. The hardware that they’re talking about is the mic…and older devices have it. You probably heard this from them just to buy the iPhone 4s from them.

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  • j0

    downloaded it put in a proxy now were do i find and use it can not find it at all

  • j0

    downloaded it put in a proxy now were do i find and use it can not find it at all

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  • Arec31

    What do I enter fr proxy host, or what do I do once I get to that screen ? Please help.

  • matt.albino

    wtf why dowload spire when you need a iphone 4s? if we already own one why woould we need spire

    • Anonymous

      You don’t need an iPhone 4S, just it’s certification keys. So all you have to do is ask for any 4S owner for a temporary favour.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=634360422 Ahmed Ismail

    done every thing but don’t show on general settings siri .. still work with normal voice command as. siri option button won’t ther

  • Kareem Abap

    does spire works in 5.1 ios ?

  • Unknown

    Comment this when it is available on iOS 5.1. I appreciate it.