Dec 5, 2011

Install Siri dictation on iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPod touch

iPhone 4 and 3GS owners, this may be your lucky day. One of the iPhone 4S’s selling features, Siri dication, can now be yours. Jailbreak developers have released their version of the voice recognition service, compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 4th generation of iPod touch.

The hack, Siri0us, enables the voice transcription portion of Siri on these older devices. Siri0us adds the iPhone 4S’s microphone icon to the keyboard. Press the mic icon, speak, and your words will be dictated.

Siri0us isn’t to be confused with a full port of Siri; the artificial intelligence assistant is missing. The experience, however, is identical to using Siri dictation. Siri0us connects to Nuance’s servers, also believed to be powering Siri, bypassing Apple. There are Apple safeguards, such as the requirement of a live iPhone 4S validation token, that prevent a packaged direct port of Siri.

How to install
  1. You will need a jailbroken iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or 4th generation iPod touch. This guide has instructions for jailbreaking iOS 5.

  2. In Cydia, open the Manage tab. Open Sources, Edit, and add:

  3. Search Cydia for Siri0us (with a zero).

  4. Install.
If it stalls while downloading, cancel and try again.

If your device resprings several times, use iFile or SSH to remove the following file:

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