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Siri Ported to iPod Touch and iPhone 4 [Video]

Posted on the 30 October 2011 by Tftb @TFTB

Hackers are trying to port Siri on all iDevices right from the day iPhone 4S was launched. Many did succeed to port the Siri user-interface but it was just the GUI which was ported, no one was able to actually connect to the Apple servers to make Siri functional.

Two known Apple hackers @chpwn and @stroughtonsmith have successfully ported Siri on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch which responds and works perfectly as it does on iPhone 4S. For the hackers, porting the GUI was easy task but they did the most important and needed part, managed to talk to Apple’s servers.

If you are interested in porting Siri on your device read more about it after the jump.

9t05mac.com interviewed these guys to get some info on this.

Mark: Where do you go from here with the port?

Steven: At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.

Mark: In its current state, is the port 100% functional, is there anything you would like to see work better?

Steven: Yes, it seems to be 100% functional. I’m working on the rough edges, but everything that works on the iPhone 4S seems to work here.

Mark: Do you ever see Siri showing up in Cydia (or another jailbreak store) for non natively supported devices?

Steven: No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package this up and distribute it quasi-illegally, or try and sell it to people. I am only interested in the technology and making it work; proving that it works and works well on the iPhone 4 and other devices.

Mark: So, you also got Siri working on the fourth-generation iPod touch, how is that working out?

Steven: We got chpwn’s iPod touch up and running with Siri after proving it works on my iPhone 4. Unfortunately the microphone on the iPod is nowhere near as good as the iPhone – you will notice that the Siri level meter hardly moves when you talk to it. While it does work, you have to speak loudly and clearly to the iPod.

Mark: How long did porting take you, what was the “I got it” moment?

Steven: Basically, I already had everything I needed to make it work. I had spent a lot of time mapping out in my head exactly how Siri works on the iPhone. All I needed was access to a jailbroken iPhone 4S to put my hunch to the test. It literally took no longer than 10 minutes to put all the pieces in place and perform our first test on my iPhone 4, and it was an instant success.

Siri on iPod Touch

Siri on your Device.

Unfortunately, there won’t be a public release soon, but we can hope some other hacker or developer manages to get this working as these geniuses did.

For now you can port the Siri GUI on your device just to check it out, for that you need to use the iPhone 4S Siri files and SSH them in to your device.
Read a step-by-step instruction guide here.

via 9to5mac.com
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