‘OkSiri’ brings OK Google-like always-on Siri to iOS 7 [Jailbreak Tweak]


Motorola’s introduction of the Moto X brought an awesome feature, always on Google Now, to the Android ecosystem. The device even packed a second low-power processor to provide the feature while still preserving battery life. Users of iOS have envied this feature since its introduction, but nothing can stop the jailbreak community apparently. OkSiri is a new tweak that brings always-on voice commands, in this case Siri, to iOS 7.

After you install the tweak, it defaults to enabling when your device is plugged in — this makes sense considering this is likely a power-hungry tweak. Likewise, the tweak will disable itself when not being powered. But you’re not restricted to these settings, as you can actually use any Activator trigger you want to enable and disable the tweak’s listening for your command.

By default, saying “Ok Siri” is how you invoke the tweak, but the tweak must be enabled as mentioned above. I changed the enable trigger to be pressing both volume buttons at the same time, and a small Siri icon in the status bar popped when the tweak was active. From there, I just said “Ok Siri” and was prompted to give her a command as I would normally. This command is changeable to be whatever you want — go for “Ok iPhone” if you’d like.

And that’s pretty much it to this tweak. Its developer says he is working on a way to completely bypass Activator activation of the tweak, but once it’s on, it should stay on and Siri should be listening for your command until you turn it off. Hopefully, a switch to keep the tweak simply always-on will eventually be implemented, but it would make sense to be cautious as it would probably cause bad battery drain.

You can get OkSiri right now on Cydia via the BigBoss repo, and it’s completely free. I’ve tested the tweak on iPhone 5 and can’t confirm nor deny its compatibility with iPad. But if I were to guess, there doesn’t seem to be any reason it wouldn’t work.

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  • 919263

    cant toggle it ON

  • 919263

    Did something, it comes up from the bottom when I say OkSiri, but then asks for touch interaction…

    • http://www.steqheu.com/ Stephen Hall

      I don’t have this problem on my iPhone 5. Would you mind ellaborating?

      • 919263

        Ok, so I install this tweak. When the phone is cradled, and I say OKSiri, there is a dropdown from the top of the screen and it says OKSiri activated, but that’s all it does, it does not bring up siri. I have reinstalled the tweak, but cant seem to figure out the toggle function in Activator, I want it to be ON all the time. I have a 5s.

  • 919263

    OK Reinstalled the tweak, put it on the Charge, and when I say Ok Jarvis ( Changed from OK Siri to OK Jarvis and rebooted the phone) It comes up ready to listen. Gets the first command and does the thing well, but then it goes back into dormant state, does not become active after the 1st response from the phone. So for example when I say what is the temperature outside, it says the temp, but then goes dormant. What am I missing??

    • http://www.steqheu.com/ Stephen Hall

      That’s how it’s happening for me as well. This is an early version of the tweak, and I think that’s just how it works right now. Keep your eye on Cydia for updates.

  • powermixx

    Are we THAT lazy we can’t press a button? geez…

    • 919263

      Had to un Install it, made the phone very unstable. So will wait for a better version of this tweak.

      it’s not a question of being lazy, this is an awesome feature if a device can have it.Hopefully you have seen the Iron Man series, these devices are made for CONTENT consumption, although some of these are now being used for Content production as well…but to have another level of interaction with the device is ‘THE” next step in evolution of these smart devices…

  • 343434

    How do i activate it