A new jailbreak app called AssistantConnect claims to bring Siri to non-4S iOS devices without needing a proxy. Unlike previous ports, AssistantConnect lets you email your Siri data between jailbroken iOS devices to enable the digital assistant. It’s a much simpler process than having to setup your own network voodoo and rely on a server that may not even work anymore.
Sound too good to be true? There’s one catch…
You will need your own iPhone 4S to make AssistantConnect work on another device. For most, this makes AssistantConnect useless. But if you have a 4S and want to get Siri on your other iOS devices, you can give this hack a try.
First, you will need to have the free “Spire” jailbreak tweak installed on any non-4S device you want to run Siri on. On your jailbroken iPhone 4S, install AssistantConnect4S, then install AssistantConnect on your older iPhone or iPod touch.
Here’s the steps the developer outlines:
- Once you’ve installed the AssistantConnect4S app for free in Cydia, reboot your iPhone 4S.
- Open AssistantConnect4S and activate Siri. Say anything you like so that Siri can process your request.
- Leave Siri, tap the “Email Siri Data” button in AssistantConnect4S, and send your 4S’s Siri data to another jailbroken iOS device.
- Open the email on your non-4S iOS device with AssistantConnect and Spire installed. Open the attached file to get Siri running.
The process seems relatively straightforward, but you should be cautious about performing this type of workaround on your own devices. The developer recommends that you not install Siri on more than 5 of your own devices. There is no promise that AssistantConnect won’t break Siri on your iPhone 4S or even crash iOS. Apple could temporarily turn off (or even completely block) your Siri if it discovers that you’re sending too many requests from separate device IDs. Try this hack at your own risk.
Let us know if you can get Siri running on other iOS devices with AssistantConnect. Did you run into any problems, or did everything work smoothly?