The quest for the perfect Siri port to older iOS devices continues, and after Spire, AssistantConnect, H1Siri and a host of other attempts, SiriPort has now become the latest addition to the list of methods which you can use to get Siri on iDevices other than iPhone 4S. Most Siri ports for older iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices require complicated setting up of proxy servers, or provision of a certificate from an actual iPhone 4S. With SiriPort, however, there are no such needs. You just need to download the package from Cydia and after a few simple steps you are good to go. So, are you a fan of the witty Siri? This is just the guide you have been looking for.
Here are the steps you need to follow in order to get SiriPort working, but before you do anything, make sure that you uninstall any other non-functioning packages related to Siri, like Spire. Once you have cleansed your iDevice of such packages, you are good to go.
- Go to the Cydia store, and in the Manage tab, go to Sources.
- Add the following new source URL
- After the repository has finished loading the packages, search for a tweak titled SiriPort.
- Make sure that you are on a good Wi-Fi connection, and install the searched tweak. It is more than 250MB in size, so be prepared for a long wait while everything is downloaded and installed to your iPhone.
- Your device will reboot when the package has been installed successfully.
- Now from your web browser go to the following link, and download the file found there (titled 1.cert)
- Now email the file you have just downloaded to yourself, and open the attachment from the stock Mail app.
- You will be taken to an installation page, hit the Install button, followed by Done.
- Reboot your device.
- When your device comes back on, long-press the Home button to launch Siri, and then say “Hi Siri”.
After that, Siri will be activated and you can enjoy a lovely chat with the talking assistant. In case it fails to activate, reboot the device, and then try step 10 once again. You have to keep repeating until Siri responds to your Hi. SiriPort hasn’t worked for every user who has tried it, but still, it’s worth a shot. Do let us know in the comments section if using SiriPort finally gave you Siri on your older iDevice.