We already know that @chpwn and @stroughtonsmith have successfully ported Siri over to the iPhone 4. Many people now demand that they release their port or at least a description on how they did it. That’s why chpwn wrote a blog post on why they can’t release it right now.
For those of you who don’t want to read the whole text, here’s a summary. Basically, the reason why they can’t release it is copyright issues. As we already mentioned in an earlier post, you need files from an iPhone 4S. To get those files, you have to jailbreak your iPhone. And as we all know, there is no public jailbreak available for the iPhone 4S right now. But once there is a public jailbreak and we have the decryption key for the iPhone 4S IPSW, they are allowed to legally distribute their port. So we will just have to wait.
There is another interesting thing chpwn wrote in his post:
@stroughtonsmith was the first one to get the Siri UI working on an iPhone 4 after the iPhone 4S and Siri were released. He then stopped working on the port. Today, he got together with @chpwn and they managed to fully port Siri over to the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch!
They released a video showing Siri running on an iPhone 4S and an iPhone 4 side by side. Continue reading →
We know a lot of you are waiting until Siri will finally be ported to the iPhone 4 and other iOS devices. For those of you who can’t wait anymore, there’s a great app called Voice Activator by chpwn that lets you add custom controls to the built in Built-in Voice Control feature on your iPhone 4. Of course it’s not nearly as fun to use as Siri, but it offers some great functionality, like the ability to open webpages or apps with a single command. Watch the for more info: Continue reading →