With all the proof of concepts out there, it was only a matter of time before Siri was successfully ported to jailbroken devices – and available to the public. On Sunday, In-tech BB posted a guide on how to install Siri on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G.
Demo videos posted on the Internet show that it does indeed work, but there are two rather major issues that all users should be warned against proceeding with this « free » Siri.
First of all, the files required for Siri are unique to each iPhone 4S device. So, as is the case with software licenses, using a hacked Siri in this manner is piracy. While that’s just a moral issue for some, another compelling reason against using this hack is that Siri has access to your iPhone’s information. In legit use, this is great as Siri can send and read received text messages—but this also means it has access to your data. Siri has access to your email, SMS, calendar, contacts and location—which means that an unauthorized Siri can do unauthorized things to your information.
Still, very cool. If only Apple were willing to sell Siri as paid software upgrade.