Since Apple unveiled Siri as an iPhone 4S-exclusive feature back in October, the entire jailbreak community has been waiting for it to be ported to older devices. We’ve seen videos of hackers running the digital assistant on non-4S hardware, but never a public release.

Tonight it would seem like the wait is finally over, as a new jailbreak app entitled Spire has just surfaced in Cydia. The utility, created by prominent jailbreak developers Ryan Petrich and chpwn, is a tool for installing Siri on unsupported, jailbroken devices…

From Chpwn’s Spire announcement:

“Spire is my (along with Ryan Petrich) new tool for installing Siri on previously unsupported, but jailbroken, devices. Spire is a small download, but while installing it will download Siri itself (directly from Apple).

…However, Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorization to use Siri, so information form an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address.”

Chpwn then goes on to say that if you (or someone close to you) own an iPhone 4S, you can use this SiriProxy fork method to setup your own proxy. He also says that he will post other solutions for proxying Siri in the future, once they are developed.

Perhaps the biggest component of Spire is that it uses a method to obtain the files necessary to run Siri on unsupported devices in a way that doesn’t infringe on copyrighted material. Questions of legality have long been an issue in the hunt for a successful Siri port.

We are installing Spire as we speak, and will post a tutorial and other information as soon as it is available. Stay tuned.

Update: As we continue to play around with Spire, we’ve come across a few things. First, installing the app does not create an icon on your spring board. If done correctly, Spire installs into your Settings app. And once you have your proxy server setup, you can activate the Siri GUI by navigating to Settings > General > Siri.

Next, it appears that Spire doesn’t play well with BigBoss’ SemiTether. So if you rely on it, you may want to stay away from Spire for the time being. And finally, chpwn has setup a FAQ page for Spire on his blog. It’s not very in-depth, but some of you may find it helpful. We’re still working on a tutorial and will post it up as soon as it’s ready.

  • Where is Jeff with the video tutorial? Please make sure you include how to get the keys from the iPhone 4S. We want Jeff, We want Jeff!!!

  • Any chance you guys are going to give us a step by step tutorial for installing the server soon? the one that was translated from germen is not that good…..

  • Can someone send me a proxy

  • did you try it with Corona?

  • Anonymous

    can someone send me a proxy link please to , thanks

  • Anonymous

    can someone send me a proxy list as well. that will help me out a lot.

  • Any idea why I can’t seem to find Spire in Cydia? Anywhere? Is there a particular source I need to add, or should it appear by default? Cheers.

    • It’s been removed because they are updating it with pre-made siri proxy server links.

  • My whatsapp didn’t work! After i install spire!

    • IVAN herrera

      I too happened
      some solution??

    • my twitter and foursquare won’t load, whatsapp work fine..

    • Badr Qassabi

      whatsapp opens but crashes when i tap to write a message,,, disabled siri and everything was fine again



    • Anonymous

      hey i know how send me an email armft @ me .com

      • can some one please send me a proxy url for siri-spire, dying to see it working atleast once after so much effort… thanks

    • Anonymous

      hey i know how send me an email armft @ me .com

  • Cant wait for tutorial vid

  • Adam Petersen

    Okay, I have my Mac, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and Spire installed on iPhone 4.

    Like many others, I am not sure how to set up a Siri Proxy. For the people do know and have done it, please take a quick minute and tell us how. I would love to get this working.

    I do not believe anyone has a “SiriProxy List” so posting your email is probably not the best move.

    A video would be fantastic and a step by step would be great too.

    Thank you!

    • In_Sig_Nia

      Many people are trying to make proxy sever and most keep failing. I attemted and succsesfully made it but it keeps getting stuck installing the tokens on my iphone 4 when i sent the certificate to my email and open it on my iphone 4 it installs and then i finally got it to work

      • In_Sig_Nia

        Unfourtitly my severs are at full capacity i only have 3 working free severs but at least apple is authorizing my proxy servers soon as i can get my hands some more iphone 4s’s i will post more Proxy servers on this page

      • In_Sig_Nia

        and also u guys i noticed some of you think you need to have an iphone 4s to be able to do this all u need is a working proxy sever u do not need to create any proxy severs unless you want to

  • Dardan rexhepi

    hmmm i dont know if i am using this right, but i installd it on my 3gs ios 5.0.1
    and i cant see the mic icon on the keyboard.. ???

    is there anything i do wrong or.. ?

    • I’m having the same problem with my iPad 2. Let me know if you find a solution.

    • I’m having the same problem with my iPad 2. Let me know if you find a solution.

  • I can’t find Spire in search.. I have Bigboos( but it’s empty) and Xsellize but can’t find Spire..

    • A Touch Of Class

      Instead of begging for a proxy why dont you research a way to create your own.

      i.e. vmware to host a free distro of linux
      i.e good router then flash with a new software build like DD-wrt
      and taking the time to learn and contribute to the cause.

      go to and type in freee proxy servers

  • Anonymous

    This conflicts with PhotoAlbums+… App store apps will not even open when it’s enabled. They hang on the loading screen, then exit back to the homescreen.

    • Same thing happens to me for quite a number of apps

  • could we have an ETA for the full tutorial?

  • Can anyone send me a siri proxy pleaseee!! ๐Ÿ™ thanks!!

  • Fei Zhang


  • Anonymous

    How is this legal? You don’t think Apple gives permission to download the binaries, do you? I spoke to a lawyer in Calif.

    “He’s wrong. If he has no permission to download the binaries that is where Apple will nail him. The other issue is that Apple’s design has been messed with, which is their right to keep intact.”

    • dud dont get you….. if you dont want to dont download…. bat dont be a smart ass i spoke to a lawyer in cali and such.

  • i got stuck at the boot logo after installing it

  • it caused me to get stuck at the boot logo when rebooting

  • I love how everyone’s a lawyer and knows this is legal. I think spoofing Apple’s Siri servers sounds like theft of computer services. But don’t worry, I’m not a lawyer either ๐Ÿ™‚

  • After installing, i’m stuck on apple boot logo for 10 minutes so far. Any suggestions?

    • Nick Runnals

      Me too!!

  • Paul Maniscalchi

    Quote “Weโ€™re still working on a tutorial and will post it up as soon as itโ€™s ready” . . . iDB is usually pretty quick with news/tutorials I dont know why you havent updated us. Im sure most iphone 4 owners are looking for this. Either it doesnt work and everyone can stop looking for now or it does work and you could so kindly explain how ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean if u want site views this is a story or topic to post!

  • Timothy

    Send a Proxy Sever with iPhone 4S keys please so i can get it up and running Send it Too )

  • knock knock Jeff your friends are waiting to see you

  • In_Sig_Nia

    send me a proxy sever with keys please so i can use siri my email is (

  • In_Sig_Nia

    Send a Proxy Sever with iPhone 4S keys please so i can get it up and running Send it Too )

  • someone send me a proxy url

  • i would let you guys use my keys for a dollar ๐Ÿ˜‰ if i get 200 ill make it free lol let me know! @iaalan <— Twitter

  • In_Sig_Nia

    can someone please send the certificate to install on my iphone and proxy sever name

  • Can we get this done on windows? I bet there will be lots of folks out there who will want a tutorial on iDB =]

  • Anonymous

    InstallIng spire made my apps not function, e.g facebook, twitter and a few games etc

    Anyone else having this problem? Im gonna uninstall until its fixed!

    • wa77ior

      Ive had the same problem, uninstalled and it fixed the problem. Wish someone would come up with a solution to this.

  • i downloaded Spire but when i go to my settings and then general it freezes then crashes to the home screen. i also uninstalled it and installed it back. i have the same result. does anybody have any idea on what i should do thanks.

    • In_Sig_Nia

      This is probaly because somthing downloaded before it is cause it to freeze try restarting your idevice

  • Good Job DanyL, and kudos to my friend and colleague Assaf Moraz for giving us this news.
    BTW Cody, if you guys need help translating/making sense of our phlegm language, don’t hesitate to ask ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Do we really need another woman in our lives acting like they know it all?

  • In_Sig_Nia

    I had an Idea what if you guys on the dev team host a massive proxy sever for us and have a one time fee but has to be decent price to pay for. I’m sure if u did that poeple who wanted it would pay but that would leave poeple who can’t afford it so you would host proxy sever that can only handle so many people.

  • “Functioning”….

  • In_Sig_Nia

    opps sorry my computer laged bad

  • Anonymous

    To all who have gotten this working, even if its just the GUI… Does Spire conflict with your apps? In particular facebook and twitter..

  • I’d be happy with a way to connect to nuance and use dictation like with siri0us (which still totally works if you get it from xsellize)

  • After I installed that all the application are crashing ! What can I do ?

  • I have Installed SPIRE on my Ipod touch 4g ios 5.0.1 untethered with redsn0w, but i am not able to find SIRI in SETTINGS>>GENERAL and not even in RESTRICTION.

    whats the problem? and how to solve this issue?

  • As soon as I install Spire I can’t launch any apps other than Apple’s built it. ๐Ÿ™ is Spire a Fake ?

  • As soon as I install Spire I can’t launch any apps other than Apple’s built it. how I fix It ?

  • Hmm… makes all my apps (even sys ones) only use the top left portion of the screen, and messes up the touch response. It could use some work. :/

  • Since installing Spire I cannot access settings > general! Help!

  • I have the iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1. When I have siri installed it crashes and freezes all my web browsers. In safe mode it’s ok. Any answers?

  • luis alberto mendoza viveros

    apps like foursquare crash after siri install, any solution?

  • Anonymous

    This shit doesn’t work all of the proxy servers don’t work