Siri has been hailed as the best feature of iPhone 4S. It is, without any doubt, the best voice-based personal assistant so far and it has played the main role in bolstering the sales of iPhone 4S. Owners of earlier, unsupported models of iPhone have been craving to get this feature somehow on their computers. While Apple hasn’t done anything to make that happen, iOS developers have finally found a way to do so.
Spire is a tool that has been developed by the iOS developer Chpwn and Ryan Petrich. Many tools that have been created in the past to port Siri to older, jailbroken models of iPhone somehow violated Apple’s copyrights. The best thing about this tool is that it doesn’t violate Apple’s copyrights and so, for now, falls within the legal realm.
You can install the tool on an unsupported iPhone model such as iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS but it must be jailbroken. The tool is available on Cydia for download and has a total size of about 100 MB. During the installation of Spire, Siri is downloaded directly from Apple.
Spire Requires Authorization:
There’s still one catch in Spire. Although the rest of the procedure works perfectly, you will still require authorization by an Apple server to use Siri. And to finalize the authorization, you will require information from an iPhone 4S. But Spire does allow you to enter this information through another proxy server. You can get some help with how to find a proxy by reading Chpwin’s official blog post about Spire.
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