i4Siri Makes it Easier to Use Siri on Non-iPhone 4S Devices


Folks behind i4Siri – a project dedicated to bring Siri to non-iPhone 4S devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and iPad 1 have recently announced the availability of their replacement Siri servers and jailbreak tweak.

With i4Siri’s servers, users can use Siri on their non-iPhone 4S devices without requiring an iPhone 4S. i4Siri supports the following features:

  • time
  • timer
  • notes
  • ‘smart’ siri
  • www search
  • dictation
  • phone calls
  • jokes
  • alarms
  • weather
  • where am I?
  • Reminders (not completely working)
  • Wolfram Alpha
  • Location Searches

i4Siri makes use of Spire – the jailbreak tweak created by Ryan Petrich, that legally brought Siri to non-iPhone 4S devices. However, Ryan’s jailbreak tweak worked with a proxy server, which needed information from an iPhone 4S for authorization to use Siri. Currently i4Siri is available for free, but they plan to also launch a premium version soon.

Folks at i4Siri manage the proxy server so users don’t have to worry about getting hold of someone with an iPhone 4S.  Since i4Siri doesn’t use Apple’s servers to process information, they claim that their service is legal.

Privacy has been one of the concerns of such as service, however i4Siri claim that “any information passed through the device and our server is kept strictly confidential and not logged. “

Instructions on how to install i4siri on your non-iPhone 4S device is available on their website.

Ryan had managed to legally bring the Siri port to iOS devices, as the tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 that Apple had released in December came with decrypted ramdisks. But since iOS 5.1 released few days back comes with encrypted ramdisks, it is highly unlikely that the hackers will be able to legally bring the Siri port to non-iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1, which is another reason why iPhone Dev team has warned jailbreakers to avoid updating to iOS 5.1.

[i4siri blog via Redmond Pie]

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