Developers have brought first successful port of Siri to older generation device: iPhone 4 & iPod Touch.
Initially, Not all of it worked, but from the progress we seen in early days, one thing was pretty clear: You don’t need an A5 to run Siri. Right now, Voice commands e.g. calling, texting a contact, finding map routes, setting alarm and reminders by voice works. What also works is Dictation. What didn’t work till very recent time, is the intelligent Answers. It seems like Apple servers were blocking these devices. But now, even apple servers have been pranked to assume its iPhone 4S, and it all works now.
Steven Troughton-Smith, managed to get Siri working with all of its features on older iOS devices such as the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G.
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.
Troughton-Smith initial brought just Siri GUI on iPhone 4, iPod Touch. After “following up” with developer chpwn, he has managed to trick Apple’s servers into accepting voice input from Siri on officially unsupported devices. This only became possible after iPhone Dev-Team managed to jailbreak iPhone 4S from which Troughton-Smith was able to extract necessary files to make Siri work.
Stay tuned, soon we will let you know How to Install Siri on iPhone 4, iPod Touch.