H1Siri: App Claiming Full Siri Functionality For the iPhone 4 Surfaces in Cydia

By , Dec 4, 2011

Ever since videos started popping up online of Siri working on non-iPhone 4S devices, everyone has wondered one thing: when will it be available to the masses? Apple has restricted Siri to its latest handset, so hackers have taken it upon themselves to set it free.

Up until this point, the digital assistant port has only been possible for knowledgeable folks with access to iPhone 4S files. But a jailbreak utility has just surfaced in Cydia that could change that. The app is H1Siri, and it claims to offer full Siri functionality on the iPhone 4…

This greatly differs from the Siri0us software that we showed you last week, as Siri0us only offered a hacked-up version of Siri’s Dictation feature. H1Siri, on the other hand, says it offers the full Siri experience on any GSM or CDMA iPhone 4 running iOS 5 or 5.0.1.

The package is only available on a custom repo, so you’ll have to add a URL to your list of Cydia sources. Do this by opening Cydia, selecting the Manage tab, Sources, Edit, and then add http://www.iphone3gsystem.fr/cydia/. Then just do a search for H1Siri.

You’ll notice that Cydia warns you about the repo because it contains cracks and other illegal software, which iDB does not condone in any way. In fact, we were very skeptical of mentioning the package for several reasons. First off, it comes from an unknown developer and an unknown source, which should always send up a red flag. Second, the only way we’ve heard that an actual Siri port is possible is by using illegal code.

And finally, as you can see, we haven’t gotten it to work yet. We’ve talked to a few people that claim they’ve gotten it to work in short bursts, but nothing significant. Extreme sketchiness aside, this is one of the first Siri-on-Cydia apps we’ve seen. And while we suggest waiting for a more stable, legal release, adventurous do-it-yourselfers might enjoy tinkering with the above method.

Let us know if you see any success.

[Thanks Chris!]

Update: Several prominent developers, including chpwn, have confirmed that H1Siri does indeed use copyrighted binaries from the iPhone 4S. Not only is this hack illegal, but you have to keep in mind that you are knowingly sending all of your personal data (texts, call data, etc.) through unknown servers that could record your activity.

The team behind H1Siri, a group of Chinese hackers called the CD-Dev Team, has confirmed that their servers are currently down and could be down for weeks. If you can’t use H1Siri, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJSF534TOWOYXSHIJID4S5AEZU bigCat

    I got it but videos don’t work and Siri she keeps saying can’t connect to network server. So I’ll just be patient till it can.

  • http://twitter.com/Legendaddy2 charles

    guys it just won’t work. CD-team just shut the servers down.they just wanted to test this thing with a small number of ppl. they said their servers can’t handle this huge amount of requirements. they posted these informations no weibo (chinese twitter.) they will be continually working on this with a group of ppl. and also it won’t take tat long

  • http://www.bloise.co.uk Frankie Bloise

    Uninstalling, read somewhere this was up for testing only. They pulled the cord out leaving us in this cold tasteless winter.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJSF534TOWOYXSHIJID4S5AEZU bigCat

    Yeah after I read the update I decided to delete it because I just felt so….i felt so wrong and so guilty that I was doing this??? Are you f*cking kidding me once this Siri port is finalized I’m going to jump on it so fast baby yeah sh*t sh*t sh*t I’m using siriOus right now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000122595896 Vanditt Sama

    i uninstalled H1SIRI and now i am stuck on the pineapple boot logo..
    my ipod touch 4g does not boot now..
    any help?

  • http://twitter.com/Ham0u0di Hamudi Hojerat

    Guys will anything happen if i remove it ? am afraid to lose my frimeware ?

    • http://twitter.com/AlamarMarine Spencer Beacon

      Do NOT try and remove it with Cydia!!

      You need to connect your phone to iTunes then do a full restore. After that you will need to re-jailbreak your phone. There is no simple way to do this without a full restore.

      Best of luck

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJSF534TOWOYXSHIJID4S5AEZU bigCat

      First they say “hey look” then they said “don’t do it!” now it’s… “don’t delete it!” lmao! You guys are f*cking killing me. I installed it twice and deleted twice, no issues. After you delete, reboot, tether reboot, then you’re back to normal. Make sure that siriOus is uninstalled through out.

  • http://twitter.com/Ham0u0di Hamudi Hojerat

    Ummm thanks but unfortunately it’s a loser tweak cant connect to the network and when i drop the notification center its turn to the safe mod :S

  • Anonymous

    if you installed it on your iPhone 3GS and can’t get your camera to work (even with the fix), then my blogpost might help you: http://sleeplessinireland.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/h1siri-on-the-iphone-3gs-and-how-to-fix-the-camera/

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5KQPKUARIZTH36TVX3AIV4QVBQ Jordan

    Just tried to install it and said socket is not connected. how long till this is fixed??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Syam-Pulikonda/672344505 Syam Pulikonda

    After installing siri saying not connected to network any suggestion about this error

  • http://www.facebook.com/jlucini Jasmine Lucini

    since i did this i got stuck in on the pineapple logo when rebooting. now i got to restore. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • In_Sig_Nia

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESTORE YOUR DEVICE !!! if you are stuck on the boot logo all u need to do is open redsnow and select your ipsw or redsnow may detect it and jailbreak your device again uncheck all boxes and go in to dfu mode and redsnow reenters the codes that make it to boot and wala you are ready to use your device again. nothing changes when you do this it will be as u left it and u will not need to install the sources or all that stuff cause it will be there