Spire Hack allows Siri legal on older iPhones, iPod touch and iPhone


Steven Troughton-Smith ultimate October confirmed the primary working model of Siri on the iPhone four. Past this month regarded within the CD staff a publicly on hand model, which supposedly infringing the copyright of Apple. This was once Paul Provide (@ chpwn) an eyesore and in part the motivation for Spire to bring: a legal port of Siri to older iPhones, iPod touch and iPhone.


Spire is available via Cydia itself and takes little space. During the installation will be contacted Apple’s servers where to direct the Siri necessary files to download, with approximately 100MB of data will be stoked. Users are therefore advised to Wi-Fi on, before starting the installation of Spire. To Siri through Apple’s servers to use, you will still need to have an authorization token from an iPhone 4S or need to connect through a proxy Siri. For this reason, Spire will be able to address itself to fill a proxy server.

To make use of Siri through a proxy on an older iPhone, iPod touch or iPhone you can use westbaer&#
39;s fork
SiriProxy . You can use this proxy instance if you own an iPhone 4S, or you know someone who is your authorization token to share. Other options are to use a proxy Siri third, where you have to look to your contacts, email, SMS and GPS information through a malicious proxy server may leak. Another possibility is that someone finally enables Siri soon be used in combination with eg Google Chrome’s speech API. Spire is (still) not suitable for use with SemiTether.

To get a Siri proxy, chpwn suggests:

westbaer’s SiriProxy fork
Own an iPhone 4S too: Maybe you already own an iPhone 4S, and just want Siri on another device of yours. This is simple; you can just use the above proxy yourself.
Find a friend: Maybe your friend has an iPhone 4S and will let you use their authentication tokens (maybe in exchange for some cool SiriProxy plugins). Then, you can share the authentication. Or, maybe you gave your relative your old iPhone when you got your iPhone 4S: now you can share your token and give them Siri.

Pay up: It’s very likely that soon we will see for-pay services online to rent you some space on a Siri proxy, attached to one of their iPhone 4S devices. I haven’t seen anything like this yet, but I’ll keep my eye out, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to set something like this up.

And now for something completely different: As I suggested earlier, you might be able to replace Siri entirely. A simple method might be to use Google Chrome’s speech “API” hooked up to some code to decode the Siri requests and parse Google’s result. Or, someone could hook it up to some logic backends like many of the clones available on Android: the possibilities are endless.

To install Spire package, simply head over to Cydia, search for “Spire”, and install it. You don’t need to add any new repo as it is available on Cydia’s default BigBoss repository.


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