La foarte scurt timp dupa lansarea iPhone 4S s-a descoperit ca Siri poate fi instalat si pe iPhone 4/iPad2/iPod Touch 4G insa din pacate atunci asistentul celor de la Apple nu functiona 100% corect pentru ca nu se putea conecta la serverele companiei. Ei bine problema a fost rezolvata de catre chpwn si Steve Troughton-Smith, doi dezvoltatori care au gasit o metoda de a pacali serverele Apple si de a face Siri 100% functional pe iPhone 4 si iPod Touch 4G. Clipul de mai sus demonstreaza Siri functionand pe un iPhone 4 alb si puteti observa ca totul ruleaza fara nici cea mai mica problema si fara nici un fel de lag.
Acest al doilea clip prezinta Siri ruland pe iPod Touch 4G in aceleasi conditii, iar in viitor exista posibilitatea de a il vedea ruland chiar si pe iPhone 3GS. Pentru a face aceasta portare a sistemului a fost nevoie de efectuarea unui jailbreak terminalului iPhone 4S si rezultatul final il aveti in clipuri. Deocamdata o metoda de instalare a Siri care sa fie 100% functionala nu exista insa presupun ca in viitorul apropiat vom putea face acest lucru fara probleme. In momentul de fata portul a fost posibil prin preluarea Siri de pe iPhone 4S insa distribuirea publica a sistemului este ilegala si nu multi se vor grabi sa isi puna echipa de avocati ai Apple in cap. Nu se stie daca Apple poate detecta traficul facut de Siri pe un iPhone 4 pe serverele sale insa chiar daca l-ar putea detecta, nu cred ca l-ar opri.
Mai jos aveti un scurt interviu facut de 9to5mac, cu Steve Troughton-Smith:
Mark: Where do you go from here with the port?
Steven: At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.
Mark: In its current state, is the port 100% functional, is there anything you would like to see work better?
Steven: Yes, it seems to be 100% functional. I’m working on the rough edges, but everything that works on the iPhone 4S seems to work here.
Mark: Do you ever see Siri showing up in Cydia (or another jailbreak store) for non natively supported devices?
Steven: No, I could not be a part of that. 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; proving that it works and works well on the iPhone 4 and other devices.
Mark: So, you also got Siri working on the fourth-generation iPod touch, how is that working out?
Steven: We got chpwn’s iPod touch up and running with Siri after proving it works on my iPhone 4. Unfortunately the microphone on the iPod is nowhere near as good as the iPhone – you will notice that the Siri level meter hardly moves when you talk to it. While it does work, you have to speak loudly and clearly to the iPod.
Mark: How long did porting take you, what was the “I got it” moment?
Steven: Basically, I already had everything I needed to make it work. I had spent a lot of time mapping out in my head exactly how Siri works on the iPhone. All I needed was access to a jailbroken iPhone 4S to put my hunch to the test. It literally took no longer than 10 minutes to put all the pieces in place and perform our first test on my iPhone 4, and it was an instant success.