For those that haven’t been following the progress, you’ll be delighted to hear that porting Siri to the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch is actually a rather easy process. Siri is a voice recognition tool that allows for you to speak to your Apple handset, making it easier to complete everyday tasks.
With Siri, you can ask your iPhone questions, set timers, dictate text messages, solve math equations, control music playback, check the weather, create notes, and more. Unfortunately, Apple released Siri as a feature exclusive to the iPhone 4S. But, thanks to the work of some Russian developers, Siri has been successfully ported to other iOS devices as well…
Siri on your iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G is all possible thanks to a Cydia package called “SiriPort.” You don’t need a proxy server and you don’t need to have an iPhone 4S nearby, as SiriPort just works seamlessly. Although we will advise using this port at your own risk, several users have been successful in getting Siri running on their iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. Here’s the relatively easy steps involved in setting up SiriPort:
- Open up Cydia, navigate to the Manage tab, and tap Sources. Tap the Edit button in the top right corner, followed by the Add button in the top left corner. Add the following repository in the text field that appears: http://repo.siriport.ru
- Navigate to the Search tab in Cydia and search for SiriPort. Once you’ve found SiriPort, tap the Install button in the top right corner.
- When SiriPort is finished installing, you will need to reboot your device.
- When your device powers back on, navigate to the following address in Safari: siriport.ru/1.crt
- Follow the onscreen instructions in Safari and download the “certificate” that is displayed after going to the above address.
- Reboot your device.
- Go to Settings, navigate to the Siri menu, and turn it ON.
- Return to the device’s home screen. Hold down the home button, and Siri will pop up. Keep trying to use Siri repeatedly, even if you get errors or apology statements claiming that Siri can’t work right now or is encountering problems processing your request.
If you are patient, and keep trying, you will notice that Siri eventually starts listening to you. I was able to get Siri working in about three to five minutes, but timing will vary. Again, many users have been successful so don’t give up or you won’t get Siri working. Does SiriPort work for you?