[Tutorial] Siri fully ported to the iPhone 4 & iPod Touch 4G with H1Siri

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Update @ 10PM Eastern (12/5): CD-Team has shut down their service, as their “small-scale” testing has completed. Please see the translations of their Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) posts at the bottom of this post.

A Chinese hacker group called “CD-Team” has been able to fully port Siri to the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G (it simply doesn’t want to work on any of the other devices just yet). It’s a simple Cydia package. The cool part? It works! The installation instructions (very easy) are below. You’ll also find our demonstration video of this tweak below, too.

Requirements

The requirements are simple:

  • iOS 5.0 (jailbroken) OR iOS 5.0.1 (jailbroken)
  • iPhone 4 OR iPod Touch 4G
  • Basic jailbreaking knowledge

Please read this entire post once (or possibly twice) before continuing.

Also, please note that something can always go wrong; we’re dealing with software. We aren’t responsible for anything bad that could potentially happen to your iDevice. We recommend backing up your current firmware’s SHSH blobs with iFaith 1.4 (see our tutorial here). You’ll be able to do a quick restore should something go wrong.

Instructions

The overall installation process is very simple and takes just a few minutes to do once you’ve actually downloaded the necessary files.

  1. Add the following repo to Cydia: http://www.cydia.be (if that doesn’t work, then try http://cydia.myrepospace.com/H1Siri/ or http://www.iphone3gsystem.fr/cydia; if none of them work, then download the .DEB file manually below.) – The file is roughly 110MB in size, so it may take a while to download.
  2. Go back to Manage>Sources, and find the added repo.
  3. Install H1Siri.
  4. Reboot your device when prompted.
  5. Go to Settings>General>Siri (refer to the screenshot below step 7).
  6. Flip the switch to On.
  7. Use Siri.

Siri preferences.

If you’re getting connection errors, try rebooting a few more times and it should eventually work, which seems to be the case with most people. For us, it took exactly 8 full reboots before it started working. Your mileage may vary.

Proof that it works:

Siri on my iPhone 4

Here’s a screenshot of iFile’s .DEB installer after H1Siri has been installed:

H1Siri installation in iFile.

Camera issues?

If you’re having issues with your camera not working properly, then here’s a fix. We were experiencing issues with the camera, and the following fixed it right up. You’ll need to download the below file, and transfer it to /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.dyld/, replacing the old one. Reboot after replacing this file so that it works. IMPORTANT NOTE! We recommend using iFile for this, since you’re going to need to make note of the permissions for the original file so that they’re exactly the same for the new file. For us, it uses the following permissions:

  • Owner: root
  • Group: admin
  • User: R/W/X
  • Group: R/W
  • World: R/W

If you’re using SSH, then the permissions are 7133. The file is roughly 85MB.

Alternative Downloads

If the above Cydia repos aren’t working, then you can download the .DEB file and install it manually via SSH or iFile’s integrated installer. Here are the download mirrors for the 110MB~ .DEB file:

Let us know how well this works for you. It works for us, and we’re happy. But as mentioned, it took 8 reboots.

Unfortunately, it only worked for a few minutes before it had connection issues. From our understanding, this connects to CD-Team’s (or somebody) servers, and then connects to Apple’s. We’re assuming the initial servers are getting slammed, and should be cleared up once they’re rumored to move to more reliable ones.

There’s know telling whether or not Apple will block this sometime in the future. We’ll just have to wait and see, so let’s enjoy it while we can.

Follow us on Twitter to be alerted of when Siri starts working again, or when we have any updates regarding the server loads.

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Demo Video

Update (10PM Eastern, 12/5)

H1Siri has been shut down since their small-scale testing has concluded. Translation of their Chinese Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) posts:

“H1Siri no account on twitter! Find where these days are filled with rumors! That the domain name has been deleted, the server has been shut down! After only small-scale testing, focus on development of extensions!”

And another…

“We never thought that large-scale open, just like small-scale test server, continue to improve and achieve our thoughts, our code once complete, will consider open-source server-side code, so that everyone can join, complete and expansion siri. Siri official support in Chinese, before expanding to siri add some features, is a very good thing. BS disclosure address the strong friends, after the tests will be carried out within the controllable range.”

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheTechErra for updates regarding H1Siri.

  • http://beaugil.es BeauGiles

    Does this work over 3G? Or just WiFi?

    • Anonymous

      Both.

  • Amiya316

    After install and a reboot from the deb file using ifile phone just hangs at the lockscree then crashes into safemode over and over. Can’t get none of the sources to work in cydia. Can somebody help me get this on my phone?

    • Anonymous

      You’ll probably want to restore.

    • Ash

      This programe is rubbish do not install just wait and buy 4s if you want siri

  • http://twitter.com/kkeshav97 Keshav Kumar

    How do I install it manually because none of the cydia sources work?

    • Anonymous

      One of the requirements is to read the post once or twice over…

  • S_ahmed59

    how to install the deb file

    • Anonymous

      Read the post…

  • Mike

    Successfully installed it (had to use the .deb in cydia AutoInstall), but it hasn’t worked at all for me. Does rebooting help, or are they just having server issues? I saw some reported that it works on occasion but it hasn’t worked at all on my end. I di hear the sound Siri makes when it’s supposed to respond a few times, but it didn’t say anything.

    Do you happen to have the Twitter name of this dev where they may be posting updates?

    • Anonymous

      We weren’t able to find any information about the group who made this, but it’d be nice.

      I think rebooting *does* help, as I’m assuming Siri may have to do master connection on startup. Might be wrong, though. Hopefully it’ll work again soon.

  • http://twitter.com/k_h_r_i_s Khristopher

    I’ve reboot 10 times now……still doesn’t want to connect.

    • Anonymous

      More server issues, it seems.

  • Tyler Fox

    Will this work on the ipad 2?

    • Anonymous

      No…

  • Tiku

    Settings won’t let me enable Siri. Once i hit enable and go back to home screen, it seems like Siri becomes disabled. The settings app gets reset or something.

    • REVOLVER

      I’m having the same issue. After installing H1Siri, its not enabling for me. Holding down the home button makes the “Voice Control” come up rather than Siri.

      • Simplyambi

        Reboot then try again & enable it, it worked for me that way.

  • Jedi42

    I’m on reboot number 3…still no connection. Hopefully it works soon.

    • Anonymous

      The server was taken down to figure out how to regulate the traffic.

  • http://twitter.com/JRazman Shayne

    Worked for me right off the get go.
    But the network connection stops it from completing any attempts at using it.

  • Samppa

    tested and working 3gs 5.0.1

  • Poo

    had not mentioned that this program is malicious, it works great but say send your data to a server unknown Chinese

  • Candelarioac

    Are the servers still down?

    • Anonymous

      Disqus generic email templateYes.

  • Skiace

    after installing H1Siri trying to reboot with redsn0w. the device is not working. I have the circle going round and round for hours.The device is recognised by itunes and i can do backup or synchronization.But i dont have a working phone. Can you please help me ?

    • Anonymous

      Simply restore.

  • Ahmed Sami

    I have an issue, after rebooting my iPhone 4 is restarting for about 10mins and still not working.
    please helpppppp

    • Anonymous

      Read the post.

  • Emil Apostolov

    Siri : ” I’m having trouble connecting to the network ” . When the servers are going to work ? And will they work at all ?

    • Anonymous

      Read the post…

  • CeeDay

    Does it have other languages than english?

  • Kalomakato

    i have rebboted 19 times and it still says that it can’t connect

    • Anonymous

      Please read the post…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000090137803 Vinicius Ferreira

    I’ve installed in my iPod 4G, but it doesn’t conect to a server! thanks anyway =)

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  • Normanchias

    Hi after installing h1siri manually im stuck at the apple logo.. I did boot using ibooty. Help me i cant reset my for cause i got lots of infomation inside. and i didnt back up):

    • Anonymous

      If you were able to bootup with iBooty, then what’s the problem?

    • Kemooo1417

      Me To Stuck In Reboot Aoole Logo

      • Kemooo1417

        Plz Plz Help My iPod touch 4 Stuck In Apple Logo When Reboot???????

        • Kemooo1417

          What Should I Do????

          • Anonymous

            Do a tethered boot? Restore?

  • raja dzulhelmi

    Works on Nokia 3310

  • Anon

    This totally crashed my iPhone 4…

    • Anonymous

      Then you did something wrong.

      • Anon

        I followed the directions… everything was working and then it got stuck at the apple logo…

  • Amir Mehrani

    hi,i’m in turkey-istanbul
    and install siri on my iPhone 4
    but i have problem , sorry , i’m having trouble connecting server
    siri work in turky ???
    if work i must do what ??? :(

    • Anonymous

      Location doesn’t matter, just as long as you have Internet access.

  • http://www.iphonelox.com/ jailbreak iphone 4

    Siri perform well and make better to iphone and apple device. It come as a port of device which make easier and faster to uses of its. Information make it well and attractive in uses.

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  • ME

    AFTER INSTALLING H1 SIRI MY IPHONE 4 STALLS AFTER REBOOT AT THE APPLE LOGO

  • Schoolboyy

    Download redsnOw go to extras and boot tether put your device ti dfu mode let it work when done it will go to your screen

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  • Roberto_wagner400

    I downloaded the package but i go to the package to download siri and its not there to download, its empty

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  • Anonymous

    We’re adding the fix to the post now.

  • Anonymous

    Correct.

  • Anonymous

    Install afc2add and use a desktop application, such as DiskAid or iExplorer.