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Siri now available on jailbroken iPhones with Spire

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Siri now available on jailbroken iPhones with Spire
A couple weeks ago, we found out that Siri could legally be ported to older iPhones because the newest iOS update, 5.0.1, had decrypted the system files needed to run Siri. Now, the wonderful developer Chpwn has created a (relatively) easy port for jailbroken iPhones.

The new app, called Spire, is available in the Cydia app store via the Big Boss repo and is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th gen, and 1st gen iPad. It's a good idea to install Spire while on WiFi, because part of the process is that Spire will download 100 MB of data, some of which comes straight from Apple's servers.

This isn't a complete solution as Siri does still require info from an iPhone 4S to work, but Spire gets around this by allowing users to add a simple proxy server. There are some proxy servers set up for use, or if you know an iPhone 4S user that won't mind you using their token, you can do that as well. Or, pretty soon it seems that Chpwn is planning to set up a dedicated proxy server, and charge for access.

source: Chpwn via Smash iPhone

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posted on 27 Dec 2011, 19:46

1. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


I really don't understand why they are all so excited about Siri.. I mean, it is just a program that is coded with more "words" than other voice-command apps out there..
And, to go thru so much trouble just to have Siri ported over to other devices?! Why?

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 19:55

2. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


and besides, will this not disappoint the other customers that upgraded to the iPhone 4S just for the sake of Siri? Not that I'm downplaying the value of the 8Mp camera and the processor.. but just saying..

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 20:23

3. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


You have to see how fast the iphone 4s is, it blows alot of the phones out of the water, it may have a dual core processor underclocked at 800 Mhz, but it is on par, maybe even better than comparable android phones processors like 1.2 dual core, 1.5 Dual core .

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 20:30

4. xiobnb (Posts: 74; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


i dont know how its gonna be faster since i have used ipad 2 which have the same processor and compared it my friends iphone 4 there arent any difference ...the interface are just too simple to compare speed

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 21:41

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well first u didnt do a 4s.. so its not 'exactly' the same.. and second and if u dont notice any lag or any down speed at all that is quite good already.. doesnt need much improvement

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 06:03

10. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


The iPad 2 is the same hardware as the 4s except being clocked higher and bigger screen. So you reall can use it as a good measure of whatbthe 4s can do. I have an iPad 2 and although it's fast it has its limits and I see them all the time. Software is even passing it by pretty fast.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 21:22

5. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


If given the assumption that the interface of the iOS is just too simple to use that much processing power, would it be safe to assume as well that upgrading the iPhone 4S' processor will be just a waste, or just a show that they are trying to "catch up" with competitors?
I mean, I had my iPhone 4 and if the interface will not change and just be plain, what will be the use of have a better processor?

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 21:44 1

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


its just so that apple can say they have a dual core phone, and for games.. wp7 runs very nicely on single core phones, but it could not run the same software that ios can.. so no the interface doesnt need a dual core to run smoothly (besides android).. and i dont believe people who have a 4 wud update to the 4s nor do i believe apple expects them too.. they are on two year contracts so it is unreasonable/impractical

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 22:53 1

8. E.N. (Posts: 2230; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


If you don't want an iPhone, don't buy it. Problem solved. When people say "too simple" all they're really talking about is widgets on the home screen and that's pretty much it. Not having widgets does not mean that the smartphone doesn't require power. Even if every single thing on the iPhone stayed the same (which it hasn't), a faster processor would mean everything would run faster and smoother w/ less errors. Let's try not to start another fan war because all you're doing is drawing comparisons between android and iOS.

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 05:56

9. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Now there are no reasons to get a 4s of Siri is a reason

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 14:44

11. brenner182 (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


id' buy a 4s. Becasue i like iphones. That makes sense to me. I hate listening to android fan boys and apple fanbioys constantly waving their d**ks at eachother over processor size. Buy what you like.

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