[Update: 16-Feb-2013] This method doesn’t work anymore. Here is the latest tutorial on how to install Siri on iPhone 4/3GS (iOS 6.1 Compatible)
Siri has been one of the most fantastic things on iPhones and iPads. Technically, Apple lets only iPhone 4S and iPad 3rd-gen to have functional Siri, but as with everything else in life, hackers find ways to get the feature on other devices as well.
While Siriport worked fine with iOS 5 and later till iOS 5.1.1, on came iOS 6 and things became normal again. I mean, there wasn’t any Siri port for older devices running iOS 6 till now.
Here’s how to install Siri on your iPhone 4, 3GS or iPod Touch 4G running iOS 6.x:
- Jailbroken iPhone 4/3GS/iPod Touch 4G. Here is a quick jailbreaking guide
Let’s get started:
Step 1: Backup everything on your iPhone or iPod Touch 4G because with jailbreaking, it’s always better to have a backup of all the things so you can restore to it if something goes wrong.
Step 2: Now, open Cydia.
Step 3: Navigate to Manage -> Sources
Step 4: Tap on “Edit” on the top-left
Step 5: Now tap on “Add” on the top-right and enter this information:
Step 6: Tap “Add Source” to add the repo to the Cydia sources
Step 7: After the addition is done, look for “Siriport (Original) iOS 6″ (do a search on Cydia)
Step 8: Install this and let Cydia reboot the device. (do a tethered reboot through Redsn0w)
Step 9: Now, after the phone powers up, go to Settings
Step 10: Find Siriport.Ru Original and tap it.
Step 11: Next, tap on Install Certificate
Step 12: Once done, long-press Home to open Siri and start talking.
Results with this method have varied from instant successes to complete failures. You might need to keep trying to get Siri to respond, or in some cases reboot the device a few times in order to get Siri working.
Let us know how it went for you.