Few days back, chpwn and Ryan Petrich released a new cydia tweak Spire bringing first legal SIRI port for jailbroken iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G running on iOS 5.0. And unlike previous Siri ports, Spire is not burdened by copyright issues. Spire, however, is a 100 MB download of Siri files directly from Apple, though it needs a proxy server address to keep it running on jailbroken iPhone.
Besides a jailbroken device, you also need access to an iPhone 4S for authentication tokens and a proxy server as a bridge between for your jailbroken device and Apple’s servers. Apple’s personal digital assistant Siri will not work without a proxy configured.
It is only useful for those who know how to configure or set-up proxy server for Spire to be fully functional. If you don’t own iPhone 4S device or do not know how to configure your own proxy server and where to enter proxy server address, this is probably is best place to learn.
There are actually some people who have configured their own Spire Proxy servers for public usage. Following is a list of legitimate Spire Proxy Hosts that you can enter into your Spire configuration in the Settings.app.
Spire Proxy Server Host List
Name: cydiablog.com (Updating Soon)
Host URL: http://cydiablog.com/spire-proxy/
Host URL: https://siri.cd-team.org/
Description: I have personally not been able to get this Spire proxy server to work (I think the server was overloaded). I am posting it, however, as it may come back online in the future and you may have luck getting it to work.
Most of the private servers last for few hours and some of them go offline very soon. Probably they are being moved due to overload, or the authentication key has expired or Apple has managed to block their authentication system. But when the proxy connection server is running, Siri works too!
Pay-up services to rent some space on a Siri proxy is likely to come up in future. Some scam sites have started coming up that promises rental space for Siri proxy servers in decent price. Be warned! Stay away from such scammers. We would enlist here “ONLY” legitimate proxy host address list that can work well with Spire app. If you want one or find one, please sound off in comments. Follow @JAlLBREAKS to get notified for free SIRI proxy for spire.
[UPDATE 1]: 15-Jan-2012 Guys over iMZDL have setup the Siri proxy servers of their own and have begun renting them on a lease for an year for as little as $20. Believe me, these guys are awesome and will provide you working Siri proxy server that can be used in your Spire Tweak. Visit this page to order proxy server for an year and make sure you enter Your Accurate UDID when ordering!
Confirmations are sent within an hour after the payment is successful. you can then use this article to use Siri on non-iPhone 4S device on iOS 5.x firmware.
[UPDATE 2]: 19-Jan-2012 Spire.mobi has setup its own Siri Proxy server with dedicated mini-servers situated in London. They are providing maximum of 30 slots per iPhone key on each server to increase response time, and minimise the possibilities of blacklisting. Currently, they are charging £6 ($9) for the first month of service, and the charge for each month after that is £5 ($7). We haven’t tested out yet, but reports point that their service is legitimate and awesome. Check them out in one of the Siri video!
[UPDATE 3]: 20-Jan-2012 How to Install and Configure Spire and SiriProxy to port Siri
[UPDATE 4]: 23-Jan-2012 New free proxy server is now available: For faster performance you can get one through pro-academy.sytes.net (minimum 5$). You can request it from osorio_alex_1[AT]hotmail[DOT]com whilst free Siri proxy has been configured on http://filippo.fl.it and you have to request it from filippo.fl[AT]hotmail[DOT]it to get one.
[UPDATE 5]: 30-Jan-2012 i-Siri has started renting their own Siri proxy server which is limited to 30 users per server. in order to use it, install Spire Tweak on your non-iPhone 4S device and register with the site. In order to access their servers you must pay them. For more details you can visit i-Siri.
[UPDATE 6]: 01-Feb-2012 SIRI port (siriport.ru) is working fine. It is the first free Siri port which is reportedly working for many users on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS. One of our loyal reader has posted a video proof showing iPhone 4 GSM (ATT model) working fine. As mentioned in video, there is a little caveat to invoke Siri voice assistant. Instead of ’Hi Siri’, say ‘Weather’
[UPDATE 7]: 15-Feb-2012: iPhoneNews.ro provides full Siri functionality on your iDevice. SiriZone has above 97% up-time which is outstanding and is electrifying fast. They are charging only 10€ only and the cost is per device basis. This means that if you buy Siri functionality for iPhone 4, you won’t be able to use it on your iPod touch 4G or another iPhone 4 without paying another 10€ for the new device. iPhoneNews.ro has installed two servers – one in the United States and another in the Romania.
[UPDATE 8]: 23-Feb-2012: SiriServers requires you to pay $45 for one time for a single device. For added device only $20 is required to be paid. The speed of SiriServers is very fast and matches with that on iPhone 4S. The up-time is above 95%. One of my friend has tested it, and can confirm that it has great response time.
[UPDATE 9]: 26-Feb-2012: SiriTD is another Siri Pad server that lets you install Siri on jailbroken non-iPhone 4S devices installed with Spire tweak. SiriTD server are located in United States in California and the response time is pretty much satisfactory. The guys behind the service are charging $12 per month, which is pretty much on higher side. But they are offering a deal where iPhone 4S users can use their server for free as long as they provide their iPhone 4S cert keys them.