iOS users who do not have the iPhone 4S want Siri really bad on their devices. After porting the voice assistant to iPhone and the iPad through a jailbreak, developers once again have tried to get Siri on another device. This time, however they were successful. According to a report by 9to5Mac, Steve Troughton-Smith and chpwn have managed to get Siri on an iPod Touch 4G and have been accepted by Apple servers.
In a YouTube video, we can see Siri is fully functional on the iPod Touch and is able to answer simple questions. However, the problem arises due to the fact that there are authentication issues regarding connecting the device to Apple servers and to bypass this they had to acquire a code that is only available on the iPhone 4S.
The developers have stated that there will be no public release as some legal issues would arise, as far as repackaging this code goes. The report states that though it works on the iPod Touch, there are performance issues because of the microphone. Troughton-Smith said, “You have to be loud and close to it.” When asked how well it works on the iPhone 4, he said that it works just as fast as the iPhone 4S.
He goes on to say that once he had all the pieces in place it took him just 10 minutes to port it over to the iPod Touch. It is a 20-step process and requires files from the 4S. He will not be distributing it over Cydia as it is something he could not be a part of. Through a Twitter post he stated that if he released the files it would ‘anger the hive’, but he would share the details on how it was done after the iPhone 4S jailbreak is out.
Publish date: October 31, 2011 10:25 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:50 pm
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