Finally it has been done, after many demo videos and some tricks to port the GUI the iPhone Jailbreak community has successfully ported the Siri to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G.
We had earlier published a step by step guide on how to Install Siri GUI on your iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. In that tutorial we had mentioned that the trick will install only the GUI and until and unless some complete porting is done the trick is just for show and not of any practical use. To our surprise within few hours we now have the news of complete port successfully done.
The news comes from 9to5mac – popular blog dedicated to cover everything Apple. We had earlier reported that the iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith is working in collaboration with the 9to5mac to port Siri on iPad 2. The developer had also demoed on a successful port on the iPhone 4 which however was not working efficiently.
On the iPhone 4S launch date just a couple of weeks ago, we broke the news that developer Steven Troughton-Smith had successfully ported the Siri user-interface and some of the underlying code from the iPhone 4S onto the iPhone 4. The port was functional except for the most important part: talking to Apple’s servers. Now, Troughton-Smith has followed up with Chpwn to get the server fully working on an iPhone 4 and iPod touch.
The Jailbreak Community is surely a talented bunch. There were initially many blockheads as the Siri requires special GPU and the main problem being the Apple Servers not accepting request apart from any iPhone 4S device.
However there was no mention of a public release. The developer mentioned that he was only interested in the technology and making this public would be illegal.
“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”.
The entire process took about 20 minutes from start to end. There is however the need of an iPhone 4S as you need to get a validation token from that device.
So finally things have been moving pretty fast for the Developer Community. We had earlier reported about the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 devices, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 being demoed in video and now this successful port of Siri to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G.
Whenever there is any public release we will keep our readers informed. Although there was not any ETA but we can surely say that the trick will be public only after a public release of Untetherd jailbreak.
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