Apple let it be known that they will not be bringing Siri to any lower generation model iPhones, iPad’s or iPod touches. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying.
iPhone developers such as Troughton-Smith & CHpwn successfully ported Siri to older models almost instantly. Even Android hackers ported Siri to Android devices in just 8 hours. However none of them have been able to fully port all the Siri features because it requires a jailbroken iPhone 4S to connect with Apple’s servers.
But iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod touch 4G users can rejoice in half the fun as Eric Day has made a tweak to give iDevice users some Siri functionality with Siri0us. What all dos Siri0us bring to the table? Dictation.
Siri dictation for your iOS 5 devices. No iPhone 4S keys/files required.
If you’ve been wanting to upgrade to Siri without breaking the bank than you will love this feature. It’s not full integration due to legal issues, but should be enough to wet your appetite until it completely ported.
In order to install Siri0us on your iDevice it will need to be jailbroken and running iOS 5. Yup that means those of you on iOS 4.3.3 will have to either wait, or sacrafice an untethered jailbeak for Siri. Tough call.
People have been complaining that the tweak does cause some devices to respring continously, but there is a fix for that on the way.
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.
You will need to jailbreak your iDevice and you can find a guide posted here for iOS 5.
In addition you will need to add the repo http://apt.if0rce.com (to add repos go to sources>manage>edit>add.) Then simply type the URL.