iOS hacker chpwn has released a minor update of Spire, the first tweak on cydia store to that lets you install Siri on old generation iOS devices provided that you have working Siri proxy server address. The Spire cydia tweak now comes to version 1.0.1-1. This update primarily fixes some minor bugs, typos and introduces compatibility with the iPhone 4S.
Few iPhone users have complained that stock apps like facebook, twitter simply won’t load anymore after installing Spire tweak and gets an exception 0x8badf00d. They get stuck at the loading screen and then crashes. We are not sure, if this bug is being handled in the latest version of Spire v1.0.1-1.
Spire cydia tweak now supports iPhone 4S as well, allowing Siri to run on external proxy servers with the minimum of fuss. This could be helpful for developers who like experimenting with new ideas like porting custom Siri commands. Otherwise, I don’t see any other benefit coming out of Spire when installed on jailbroken iPhone 4S device. If you think there could be more, sound off in comments.
Spire 1.0.1 is out in Cydia: fixes a tiny typo (for @yfrancis) and works on the iPhone 4S (to setup a proxy). Everyone should update.
— Grant Paul (chpwn) (@chpwn) February 17, 2012
Those who are living under a rock, Spire tweak is the first legal Siri port on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad 2, iPad and iPhone 3GS. Instead of using time consuming workarounds to get Siri’s files, Spire downloads necessary Siri files directly from Apple, without violating any of Apple’s terms of service.
To download Spire v1.0.1-1, and connect to Apple’s servers to obtain the Siri files, you need a jailbroken iOS 5 device on which you can then install Spire tweak that is hosted on Cydia under BigBoss repo. To update to Spire v1.0.1-1, simply head over to Cydia and refresh your sources.