Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How To Add Siri Dictation To Your iPhone 4, 3GS And iPod Touch 4G

The Siri voice command assistant is undoubtedly one of the most popular features of iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S. Unfortunately for previous generation iPhone users Apple made it an iPhone 4S exclusive. Thanks to the hard work of the iPhone hacking community there is now a way to add some of the features and functionality of Siri to your older generation iPhone and iPod Touches.

A jailbreak-friendly program dubbed Siri0us add some of Siri's voice dictation to the iPhone 4 the iPod Touch 4G and the iPhone 3GS. Siri0us does not at present offer all of the functionality to set alarms, check weather forecasts, set reminders, or check for nearby businesses etc; but the writer says the dictation feature is very much comparable with the actual Siri.

Since this is not an official release from Apple in order to use the application iPhone users will first need to jailbreak their devices. Then they will need to visit the Cydia App store and then search for Siri0us. At this time it looks like the free app is ad-supported and you'll need to add 'http://apt.if0rce.com' as a source within Cydia.

The developer has noted a bug that some may run into when trying to install. If your iDevice keeps respringing, do not restore! Use a SSH tool to remove the /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AssistantServices.framework file.

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