Those who do not have the iPhone 4S and want to install Siri on their old generation devices can use Sara (a Siri clone). Vietnamese developer has developed a new cydia tweak ‘Sara’ – the open virtual assistant like Siri. Sara works on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad 1G, iPad 2, iPod touch 4G. The graphic and user interface of Sara is almost the same as Siri.

Sara Cydia AppSince Sara jailbreak tweak packs loads of advanced features such as controls your PC, launch applications, search for songs, et cetera, iPhone 4S users can also give it a shot. And those who were unable to install Siri via Spire tweak and Proxy server on their jailbroken iOS device should consider installing this free Sara tweak. Instructions to install it are simple – just follow the steps below:

FEATURES: Cydia Tweak SARA “Siri Replacement”

  • Find local business & direction (everywhere, not only US andCanada)
  • Search for song from
  • Call, message
  • View the movie schedule from nearest cinema
  • Read newspaper (via RSS)
  • Check mail
  • Remote control PC
  • Search videos from youtube, search google, Wikipedia
  • Toggle on/off system functional (wifi, bluetooth, 3G, et cetera)
  • Translate, support > 37 languages
  • Read barcode, qr code then find price, local business sell this
  • OCR feature (Image to text), you can use Sara instead of scanner
  • Social network support, user can take a photo then send to their facebook, twitter
  • Search product price, local business
  • Open apps
  • Weather

Sara Virtual Assistant

How to install Sara cydia app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Step 1: Jailbreak your iOS device. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone 4 or iPad 2 yet, you may follow our iPad 2 on 5.0.1 on both Windows and Mac using Greenpois0n Absinthe. iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1G can be jailbroken on 5.0.1 using redsn0w 0.9.10b5. For firmware less than iOS 5, you can use redsn0w tool. The app can be installed on older iOS device with WhiteD00r 5.1 installed.

Step 2: Open Cydia and go to the “Manage” tab, then tap “Sources”
Step 3: Tap Edit, then Add, you should get a dialog asking for a URL
Step 4: Enter this URL:
Step 5: Tap “Add Source” and wait for Cydia to refresh
Step 6: You should now see a list of Sara official Repo with CONSOLE, Sara for iPhone 2G/3G, iPod touch 2G and Sara for iPhone 4S/4/3GS, iPod touch 4G/3G, iPad 2/1

Select the right version of Sara app that matches your iOS device. You can select Console, to send Sara crash logs to developer for troubleshooting.

Step 7: Respring and reboot your iOS device and you are good to go.

You can alternatively install Sara voice assistant manually on your jailbroken iOS device using iFile. Download Sara .deb file 0.3 iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPod 4g – iPad 2. Following are the Sara virtual assistant video installation guides.

Sara cydia repo

Install Sara Video Guide

If you have tried installing Sara on iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2 or iPod touch or to any of your older iOS device, share your experience and opinion with us. In case you are facing issue in installing Sara App, just follow @JAlLBREAKS on twitter and let us know. We will try to get in touch with the developer to iron out the issues, if any.

[UPDATE 1]: GreenRiver’s FREE port Installs Siri on iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch 4G – Uses Google Speech. Far better than Sara app

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  • alexander

    the souce does not work it keeps saying ”unable to fetch”

  • raaksaw

    “sara 0.2.2 – build 1″ “sara sdk 0.1″ “saradictation activator” “saradictation keyboard” and “saravn 0.1 – build 1811″ where are the others mentioned in this article

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  • Elmo.zyx

    I downloaded it on my ipod touch 4g 5.1.1 and it didnt work and i unistalled it and now cydia keeps crashing and so do safari and youtube please help!

  • Oleg Khaynatskiy

    does it works with russian language?

  • Tazdj03

    if i have i have an already jailbroken iphone 2g ios 3.1.3 do i have to restart and install whitedoor? or can i download sara from cydia still?

  • Kentbui93

    Can I install any virtual application without jailbroken my iPad?
    Awesome Viet application btw…

  • Chris

    all it says in the repo is “sara 0.2.2 – build 1″ “sara sdk 0.1″ “saradictation activator” “saradictation keyboard” and “saravn 0.1 – build 1811″ where are the others mentioned in this article?? btw im using an ipod touch 4th generation 8gb

    • Dasfaf

       same problem

  • Wantit

    After changing language to german, app doesn’t work anymore


      Me 2  how to solve it :(

  • Faisal Shehzad

    i cant install in my 3gs it was working fine on ios 4.1 but now i have 5.0.1 

    • Mr. Derpson

      use spire.

  • tom

    Iphone 4 after changing languages in setting the Sara app no longer works 

  • Jmdiaz25

    Running on iPhone 4 5.1 and I’m loving it.. this is as close to SIRI as it’s gonna get. I tried installing Siri Port at least 10 times and everytime I would reset my phone it would get stuck on the pineapple logo and I would have to restore it to factory settings. Good work guys

  • Me

    Running on 3GS so far so good !!!!!!

  • whatthecus

    doesn’t work on 5.1 apparently since it doesn’t show the files under the repo.

  • kagey1

    What is the temperature? Reply: The favor I am asking is could you tell me a story? Can you dial a phone number for me? Reply: Yes, I can. Can you dial John Smith? Reply: Who is John Smith? John Smith is my husband.  Followed by nothing.  Tried again.  Can you dial my husband John Smith.  Reply: Well, can you?  Can’t dial a number.  Can’t send a text message. Can’t send an email message.  Won’t check to see if I even have new emails.  At one point she was replying to me in Spanish.  The real Siri doesn’t even speak in Spanish.  She hasn’t provided me with anything I’ve asked her to do except she did provide the date and time….whoopie!! So far, I’m not finding anything useful about this app from my prospective.  Sorry.  

  • Ezradelacerda

    Hmm I don’t get the list showing CONSOLE and so on

  • Emeline Salomon

    Bonjour , moi sara ne veut pas s’installer sa ne dit pas comme sur la vidéo 

  • Wishing9time

    I am having so much fun! THANK YOU!! Haha, I even argued with her.. Posting pics up on my facebook, aha. 
    Although, the English grammar could be better and when she speaks, the voice does glitch sometimes, certain syllables not sounded out. 
    A bit sluggish compared to Siri, but when I use her on basic internet(not 4G or 3G) over T-Mobile, she does pretty well, about 5-6 second gaps of lag between responding and listening. 
    A couple of times the button lagged out to be non-responsive & responded about 15 seconds later. 
    She listens & understands my words WAY more clear than any other voice apps I have used. Still misunderstandings here and there though. 
    She doesn’t punctuate her responses, here and there there are periods at the end. She doesn’t capitalize except the first word. 
    There’s a help button for what commands to use and how. 
    Settings is very NEAT. You can set your name and she will greet you by your name every time you open her app. 
    Comes with two voices, Sara voice(sounds like Siri) & Enhanced voice which I think sounds less human and too automated. Both voices are feminine.
    AND. She’s way meaner than Siri. Ahaha.
    Overall, very impressive alternative! 
    Used on a 3GS, Carrier: T-Mobile iOS: 4.3.3Try this on her, I thought it was freakin’ impressive during the first 5 minutes of using her:I said: Tell mommy to thank youShe said: How do I get Becky back?(misunderstanding there)I said: You can’t she’s gone foreverShe said: I can. You cannot.I said: No you cannot but i can you killed her so she is gone sorryShe said: No you can’t.I said: Yes i can do you want to argue with me i can’t return you up right now so shut the #### up(I said ‘fuck’ but she censored it out with ‘####’ & she misunderstood me saying ‘I can turn you off right now’ as ‘i can’t return you up right now’, similar phrases though..)She said: I found some info for you…And then she sent me an insulting quote clipped out from the internet, I think, & basicly called me a ‘lost soul’.”Well mostly because you are a lost soul..” & whatever else the quote said.I thought it was cool!

  • Dedy_muhadi

    same with you all…….

  • Ispyalissa

    Sorta slow and doesn’t respond to things so well, but it’s a cool app for when you’re bored.


    i download it and when i open the app it just shows a grey screen with a mic wahat should i do

    • Vengeance2000

      I have the same problem

      • Kushagra Gupta

        Install 0.2 version and not 0.3…I had the same prob. Install it through cydia and not manually

  • Slikebash

    Same as Apocalyse55,  can only get 0.2.1, and its not even installing on my 3gs/5.0.1 .
    it downloads , and stops.

    • Dexterstephen23

      I have a problem. Its giving me an error when i tried to install ot. There some conflict that i coudn’t figure it out. Please help me.

  • Nur

    Sara version 0.3 is not available !!! Only 0.2.1 available…. It’s a fun app where you kill boredom but didn’t see any utility for it as it is not sending text messages or helping me with directions… Most answers are vague .. Good app though :-)

  • mdg5105

    same problem as Apocalyse55

  • Apocalyse55

    When i add the source on cydia I only see : sara 0.2.1 build 1812, not 
    CONSOLE, Sara for iPhone 2G/3G, iPod touch 2G and Sara for iPhone 4S/4/3GS, iPod touch 4G/3G, iPad 2/1

  • Jimmyluthra

    Sara’s great.. But slow on my iPhone 2G

    • Aewaoj


  • Andy Rivera

    Great potential, but doesnt recongnize most apps while voice command. The ones that do, the app crashes. Also how do i get the weather app to open up when checking weather? I get te weather in text form. How do i message my wife? I can call her but not message. Hopefully with upcoming updates it will get more reliable.

  • Cliffowen

    This is an “NT” (aka NICE TRY).  Nothing really more than a toy.  I ask it “in what state am I?”  SARA reports that I am in “California”, when actually I am in Maryland.  It seems to want to deliver humor rather than anything worthwhile.
    I will just wait until the iPhone 5 is out.

  • Skylinez

    working fine on my 3gs n iphone4..!!


  • Rob Craigmyle

    Load-it Round-eyes.

  • Baseballjjb

    The app is OK. It is slow, doesn’t recognize most commands, and the English on it isn’t very good. But it is safe and works for basic tasks. I’m hoping it will get much better in the future, it has great potential.

  • Guest

    cannot install on my device, it keeps showing “size mismatch”!!!

  • Idaniel Martin

    pls logon to www. mygizmogadget .com and post your questions. We will answer is with screenshots as quick as we can. This is a new forum and would like to develop it. 

  • Aj Belvedere

    How do you set your specific gestures to sara?
    At least redmond pie said you could. I feel it could be very useful if youd be able to set it to specific things. The smaller servers shouldnt be affected by that too much and would make alot more people happy. I would really only use it for a few things other than searching and typing. Recognizes well do i could definitely see it.

  • Savageinjun

    works like it says it should. must be clear and concise without hesitating when speaking to it or… oops
    Well Done VietDevTeam :)

  • Gene

    keeps  saying  oops 

    • Bunge 1

      Keeps saying oops for me
      Is it a conflict or something ?

      • Gene

        no idea….tell sara….i want to watch a movie….i get vietnam listings…i ask check mail…she says i got 0 when i had 6….weather not working for me either…and when i opened facebook through sara…afterwards the facebook app was blank..i had to delete it and reinstall it 

      • Gene

        no idea….tell sara….i want to watch a movie….i get vietnam listings…i ask check mail…she says i got 0 when i had 6….weather not working for me either…and when i opened facebook through sara…afterwards the facebook app was blank..i had to delete it and reinstall it 

        • Gene

          and i changed it to my city in the settings 

  • Adioskater3122

    Do not download. It doesn’t work even close to as good as Siri.. I wouldn’t even call this an alternative. Absolute waste of time.

    • Osmargadf

      You’re wrong! This app is perfect, works great. If you’re not satisfy, go to Apple store and buy a iPhone 4S that comes with Siri

  • Meowman

    sara doesnt understand ANYTHING and after i press the record button and i say something it jsut stays on that it doesnt give ANY answeres please help

    • Meowman

      I restarted the iphone and got her working but after i sak her something she shows what i aked but keeps searching waht to answer FOREVER

      • Osmargadf

        Try to be more accurate with your pronounce because if it’s same as your spell, even the original Siri Apple on iPhone 4S will not works for you.

  • Matishah

    i donot have sara icon on home page. how to bring it there?

  • Badigno

    problem whit  ( HTTP/1.1 404 NOT FOUND  
                         (HTTP/1.1 503 SERVICE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE .


  • Dirk Buczek

    The app works great for me so far.  Sara understands everything I say perfectly.  The only bug I’ve noticed so far is that when I ask about the weather it tells me that it’s around 30 celsius.  I live in Canada where the current temp. is like -10 celsius.  LOL.  Anyone else getting any incorrect answers?

    • Smith

      I’m getting the same thing and it doesnt tell me the right time

  • Hjenk

    It works like a charm, great developing, thanks for sharing! <3

  • Hjenk

    It works like a charm, great developing, thanks for sharing! <3

  • Pswtbay

    The voice recognition is great. I would love to see this guy team up with if0rce and get seri0us working again. Seri0us was a great tweak to dictate on your keyboard until nuance blocked it. Just an idea.

  • Pissed off Paul

    Too buggy, tried installing this shit like 10x’s. Ill just buy ne w4s before i spend any more time on this.

    • Hjenk

      Patience, it works, just give it a few more tries :trollface:

    • Hjenk

      Patience, it works, just give it a few more tries :trollface:

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  • Your Mother

    Willy Wonka Diddly DO!

  • Jemmywong

    It run smooth~! YES thanks SARA~!

  • Shanebang76

    I cant even get it to load the repo, I get the legacy installer repo or exact repo url error and I copy and pasted the given repo…WTF???

  • DavidWCook

    Installed on my iPhone 4. Really buggy. Doesnt understand many things. Doesn’t have the full functionality of Siri. Can’t set a reminder about a doctor appointment, can’t FaceTime call a contact, can’t even tell me the weather (although after wording it perfectly it gave me some info that wasn’t correct, even though there’s a weather station 4 miles from my house). The settings on this are vague. Asks for a first name and a city. No last name. No state. No country for that matter. I WOULD NOT recommend to anyone. Sara is a failure. She does not understand the simplest requests and gives me answers like “Go rob a bank and give me half the money” when I ask to set a reminder about a dr appt on February 16th.


      Remove the potato from your mouth, speak clearly and it will understand everything

      • DavidWCook

        Remove the dick from yours and I might consider your advice


      Remove the potato from your mouth, speak clearly and it will understand everything

    • Dave

      You’re right the functionality is shockingly dismal and poor. Very inconsistent. I’ll be waiting for a more developed version.

  • John

    how to active the sara?

  • g-ian

    It is between your apps

  • Sushil_1989

    Not showing sara after installing source..bullshit

  • Kk24 Deepak

    I hav installed it in my ipad2 but when i press home button siri does not show up …

    • Fausto

      Its an aplication, search for the icon. Is a perfect app!!

      • muffinb

         Cydia, shows there is an upgrade to this.  But everytime I try to install it…is says something about some sore of mismatch.

        • muffinb

           Oops that was supposed to say some sort of mismatch, not sore.

    • muffinb

       This is Sara and nit Siri.  It has a icon on the springboard.  You have to click it.