Hackers have made tremendous progress and brought Siri GUI to the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. Although this port is slightly rough with no voice recognition by Apple servers, this marks an important milestone for the more DIY-minded owners. In case you wish to install Siri assistant on your iPod touch 4G, follow the instructions below.
Warning: The method is bit complex and requires you to modify the system files manually. If you don’t know what you are doing, then stay away! We should not be held responsible for bricking the device.
What is required before you begin installing Siri on iPhone 4?
- Jailbroken iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G on iOS 5 (tethered or semi-tethered, doesn’t matter)
- Siri installation file (download right from here)
- iFile software
- Download OpenSSH via Cydia on your iPhone or iPod touch
- WinSCP – FTP client
Follow the instructions followed by Video guide on how to port Siri:
Step 1: Extract the iPhone 4S Siri installation file “Siri.zip” you just downloaded above (in step 2)
Step 2: You can now launch WinSCP FTP software to access your iPhone via SSH. Enter the following details to login to your device:
- Server: The IP address of your iOS device. Just navigate to Settings –> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>
- Username: root
- Password: alpine
- Protocol: SCP
Step 3: Navigate using winscp to the path /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ and copy the folder AssistantServices.framework (can be found inside the Siri.zip)
Step 4: Navigate to the path /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app and copy all the files found in folder SpringBoard_Assistant_pics (can be found inside the Siri.zip)
Step 5: Using iFile browse to the path System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app and found a file called N90AP.plist for iPhone and N81AP.plist for iPod Touch. Click on it to edit it and add it the following line:
<key> assistant </ key> <true/>
immediately after the
<key> 720p </ key> <true/>
Step 6: Reboot your device and you’ll notice Siri GUI after you hold down the home button. Here is the picture below followed by demo video. Thanks (@euwars)
Disclaimer: Cydia Blog does not condone piracy and is against installing or distributing licensed software files on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This article has been written for informational purpose and does not, in any way, recommend hacking your Apple device. If you choose to download and install Siri Assistant on iPod touch 4G or iPhone 4, you will do so at your own risk.
Steven Troughton-Smith who laid the groundwork a few weeks ago when he showed of Siri GUI running on iPhone 4, is already working hard with developer chpwn (Grant Paul) for clean and painless method. If you want to try it yourself, you’ll have your chance in a couple of days when the packaged binaries and instructions for the hack are posted.