Following on the heels of the iPhone 4S jailbreak release, number of Siri jailbreak tweaks has been released that expands Siri’s default capabilities. In the stock configuration, Siri can only read or dictate iMessages, make calls, add reminders, report the weather, and do web searches. Where we used to suffer from scarcity (before A5 jailbreak), now we are burdened by the tyranny of choice.
The cydia tweaks listed below adds power to your digital personal assistant and provides you with overwhelming options such as turn-off WiFi or Bluetooth with Siri, launch App, Set brightness, change Mic color, translation in 35 languages, and custom Siri commands and lots more.
List of Best Siri apps for Jailbroken iPhone 4S
SiriToggles: Adds Siri Commands to Launch Apps and Control Settings
SiriToggles brings voice-activated app launching and toggle a few system settings to your jailbroken iPhone 4S. You can launch any app by saying “launch app” followed by the app name. If you speak “launch Netflix” command, Siri voice assistant will launch the app in no time. You can even calibrate the brightness by saying – “Siri, please set the brightness to 50%.”
To toggle settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular data, you can use the phrase “enable/disable” or “turn on/off,” followed by the setting you’d like to switch. For example – by saying “turn off Wi-Fi” – Siri will respond and will turn-off your WiFi.
Believe me! SiriToggles adds a load of new features to Siri on the iPhone 4S (it also works on older devices such as iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G using spire tweak to get Siri). SiriToggles, developed by Hamza Sood, is available to download in the BigBoss repository of the Cydia store for free.
AssistantExtension: Turn on/off SBSettings toggles, Translates Siri & more.
This free MobileSubstrate tweak will add enormous power to Siri Assistant and lets you launch apps by voice, send tweets, turn on/off SBSettings toggles (similar to SiriToggle tweak), talk with integrated chatbot and lots more. Other developers can even make their own custom commands and add it into the tweak using its native plugin system.
Currently, two extensions are available. First one is ‘YouTube’ (source code) which searches YouTube and shows results with thumbnails, example: “Search Lady Gaga on YouTube”. The second one is Lingual (created by the CodeThemed team) that helps you to translate to over 30+ languages using Siri. The plugin is using Microsoft’s Bing Translate API for SIRI translation and could prove a useful tool at your disposal.
The developer has listed the method in detail and if you know little bit about basic programming, then you can code your stuff to extend Siri’s capabilities. For example, plug-in can be written in such a way that it controls your Mac/AppleTV with Siri.
AssistantExtension works on jailbroken iPhone 4S or older devices such as iPhone 4, iPad 2 or iPod touch 4G with Spire installed. Video demo of ‘AssistantExtensions’
Siri Mic Colors: Change color of Microphone of your choice
If you would like your Siri Mic to be a different color, other than its default purple, then this is the mod for you. With ‘Siri Mic Color’ jailbreak app, you can easily change the color of Siri’s Microphone by choosing between blue, green, yellow or red. In addition, select Siri Mic Colors, which changes the color of the microphone depending on how loud you speak.
This tweak enables theming of the Siri microphone icon via Winterboard. You can find the Siri Mic Colors app on the repo http://repo.technetec.com for free. It’s easy to use and very straight forward. Depending on how picky you are, you can have any of the four color installed on your iPhone 4S in very little time via Winterboard.
So what do you say, are you ready to give up the classic Siri color in favor of a blue or red? Here’s the video demo of Siri Mic Colors in Action.
Custom Siri Background: Spruce up Siri background with Wallpapers
As the name suggests, Custom Siri Background app changes the wallpaper of Siri assistant. It is available for free on the repo ModMyi. Just search Custom Siri Background in Cydia and install it. Once installed, head to the settings.app and select the image you want to apply. You can even choose an image from your Camera Roll or take a new one. The tweak will also work with other iOS devices which uses Spire tweak for Siri port.
Wallpaper is a fairly basic way to customize your phone, but one of the easiest ways to give it some of your personality. Isn’t?
Hands-Free Control: Activates Siri without pressing the “Home button”
Currently, you can only activate Siri on iPhone 4S by pressing the “Home button” but with “Hands-Free Control” cydia tweak, as the name suggests, you can easily invoke the Voice Assistant by saying the word “Siri”. Now that you can jailbreak your iPhone 4S, you will be able to install this tweak. The tweaks works well on non-iPhone 4S device which uses Spire proxy. Here is the video in Action:
Several other options are also available in the settings such as changing the default keyword ‘Siri’, audio quality, sensitivity, and many more. No icon would be added to your SpringBoard – all settings can be accessed under the Settings.app. “Hands-Free Control” cydia tweak is available via the BigBoss repo at $2.99 only. Here’s the video demo.
VoiceUtils – Open apps, unlock, reboot iPhone 4S and that kind of thing
A Mobile Substrate tweak which adds custom voice command to Siri such as reboot, unlock, restart springboard, open apps and enter into safe mode. As soon as these custom commands are spoken, your iPhone 4S will acknowledge them and perform the requested action immediately. The tweak quickly lets you open apps, start the camera, unlock your iPhone 4S and reboot – all with the power of your voice.
- Reboot : Restart your iPhone using Siri
- Power off : Turn off your phone by using Siri
- Restart SpringBoard : Resprings your iPhone using Siri
- Enter Safe Mode : iPhone 4S get into Safe Mode using Siri.
No icons will be added to your homescreen and no options are available via Settings.app. Just install it via cydia and respring your jailbroken iPhone 4S. Check out the VoieUtils video demo.
Sireet : Hands-free twitter
Developer Tyler Nettleton aka InfectionFX has developed a new tweak ‘Sireet’ for jailbroken iPhone 4S that adds the ability to tweet using Siri assistant. After installing Sireet app through Cydia, open up Siri and say “Tweet” (insert tweet here). Siri will say “Tweet Sent”. If you are interested in the Sireet Cydia tweak you can find it in Cydia through the ModMyi repo for FREE. Watch out for Sireet video demonstration.
SiriUtils: Launch App, Disable Utilities, Power Off and More
Yet another MobileSubstrate tweak that adds custom Siri commands to jailbroken iPhone 4S (or those which supports Siri via Spire tweak). It helps you to enable or disable certain settings (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/etc), get info on battery level, change your screen brightness and even launch apps.
For example; Say “change brightness to 40 percent” or “what’s my current battery level” or Launch app by saying – Launch “App Name” and lot more. After installing SiriUtils on your iPhone 4S, just respring it and you are good to go. Check out SiriUtils Video demo
OpenSiri : Open Apps with Siri
Like AssistantExtension and SiriToggles, OpenSiri enables you to open native iPhone applications (not jailbreak app) and even Twitter and Facebook by saying “open” or “launch” [App].
And if you’re just starting to download Siri apps for iPhone 4S, these are the first 10 you should get (or try at least)…in my humble opinion, anyway. It will make your Siri more efficient and more productive. Think I missed something? Give it a shout out in the comments below.