Siri0us Removed From Cydia While Developer Finds Another Voice Recognition Service

By , Nov 29, 2011

Siri0us, the jailbreak tweak that allows iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPod touch owners to use Siri dictation, has been pulled from the Cydia store. We exclusively showed you Siri0us in action a couple of days ago, and many have started using the hack to use a Nuance-flavored version of Siri’s dictation feature on older iDevices.

After the Siri0us servers experienced several outages due to high traffic over the last 48 hours, the developer, Eric Day, has removed Siri0us from Cydia. Eric is looking for a different voice recognition service that he can use legally in his tweak.

In a series of messages on Twitter, Eric confirmed that he has indeed pulled Siri0us while he looks for viable alternatives to Nuance’s voice recognition technology. Apparently, Nuance has refused to sell Eric the rights to use their technology in his tweak, so now he must look into free alternatives.

Siri0us still seems to be working for those that have installed the tweak, but there’s no telling if the plug will be pulled soon until a new solution is implemented by the developer.

Here’s our video demonstration of Siri0us for those of you that missed it the first time:

Is Siri0us still working for you?

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  • I sure love that I backed up the .deb file on this one. Finding a good service besides Nuance will be cumbersome work. The smaller companies just don’t have enough money to perfect their technologies as well as Siri and Nuance have.

  • Chris Hekowczyk

    Still works for me, hoping it doesn’t cut out! Love it!

  • jose castro

    ahh man dont pull it, i like it alot it helps me text while im driving lol

  • Still working, using it now

  • Still works for me! Btw, the .deb is available on other repos too.

    • It can still be disabled from Siri0us servers, even if you get the .deb from other servers.

      • sirious servers? lol… you mean nuance. That’s why the dev pull it off.

      • The post says “Siri0us still seems to be working for those that have installed the tweak, but there’s no telling if the plug will be pulled soon until a new solution is implemented by the developer.” but yes, Nuance can also pull it.

      • What other repo can I get sirious from?

      • cydia.myrepospace.com/joshua144

    • Tom

      What repos?

  • All it needs now is Apple to say that’s are GUI change it or see you in court …

  • Yes it is!!!!!

  • It still works and it’s still available on another repo

    • Nicollas Rychard

      What’s repo ? Me send Aêw !

  • Anonymous

    still working

  • don’t work for me !

  • Brian Gillis

    still working for me

  • So last night I deleted serious for my phone so I can add that stupid at ESRA app on Cydia which was b*llshit. Well turns out I want to re-add serious to my phone but it was no longer available well this morning I wake up and it was available thru another repo. so I downloaded now it’s back on my phone lucky me

  • Figured this would happen. Siri is still really Beta isn’t it? It’s had outages before this. Only way I would see apple allowing it would be to update their EULA to say any content transmitted too/from Siri’s servers becomes the sole intellectual property of Apple. But anywhoo, apple could easily limit the length and quantity of calls to the system as well. Proof of Concept is the only goal worth pursuing here.

  • It is still working because I am using it right now to text this. Ha ha ha in your face bitches

  • Still work in my iphone 4
    🙂

  • Fausto Pinto

    I got Siri0us as soon as it got in the iDownloadBlog, as it is a very sad news that it is been pull out.
    I just test it and it is still working on my iphone.

  • It is still working well for me I hope it doesn’t disappear

  • Glad I still have it. It is a very good alternative to the siri dictation for iPhoen 4, 3Gs users.

  • I wish I could have US$10,000 to pay for the Nuance licence and get this shit free for everybody.

  • Anyone wanna share the repo that we can get it from?

  • Anyone wanna share the repo that we can get it from?

  • How do I save .deb files?

  • Mark Milo Asug

    does this work on ios 4.2.1?

  • Marts

    What is the package name on xsellize ? Plz help