So after months of waiting, you finally got to jailbreak your iPhone 4S yesterday. What do you do now? Sure, you’ll install SBSettings, Activator, and a couple other essential utilities. But then what?

Remember that the 4S has a feature that no other iOS device has: Siri. And jailbreak developers are already finding out ways to customize the assistant. Here’s three Siri-related tweaks we’ve come across so far…

Hands-Free Control

The first Siri-flavored tweak we’re going to be looking at is Hands-Free Control. As the name suggests, this utility allows you to activate Siri without having to hold down your iPhone’s Home button. It pulls this off by running a continuous listening service in your iPhone’s background that will activate Siri anytime it recognizes a set keyword. The default command is “Siri,” but you can customize that along with sensitivity and other options from within the Settings app. As you can imagine, this tweak could seriously affect your device’s battery life. So take that into consideration before you download. Hands-Free Control is available in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for $1.99.

Siri UI Backgrounds

The title of this tweak also gives its purpose away. Siri UI Backgrounds allows you to customize the assistant’s background image that shows while Siri is in use. By default, Siri’s background is a dark-colored linen texture. But using Siri UI Backgrounds, you can change it to practically whatever you want. The only caveat is that this particular tweak requires you to have WinterBoard installed — an app that has a history of affecting device performance. As long you’re OK with that, however, Siri UI Backgrounds seems to work as advertised. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s free. Download the tweak from Cydia, in the ZodTTD & public repo.

Siri Mic Colors

We already touched on this tweak yesterday, but it certainly belongs in this group of utilities. What better way to tweak Siri than to customize its most recognizable feature, the mic icon? By itself, Siri Mic Colors is an app that morphs the color of Siri’s microphone into an array of shades based on the volume of your voice. But once you add its repo to your list of Cydia sources, you get access to Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow mic colors. The best part is that they’re all free. The worst part is, like Siri UI Backgrounds, Siri Mic Colors requires WinterBoard. You can find the tweak, along with the other mic colors, in Cydia. Just add to your list of sources.

We assume this list will grow quickly now that the iPhone 4S jailbreak has gone public. Be sure to let us know if we missed any awesome Siri tweaks in the comments below!

  • Anonymous

    no because windows ant out

  • I don’t know if I’m getting psychological on this stuff or battery life has improved after the jailbreak!?

    • Anonymous

      It may be the placebo effect. I’m feeling it too.

    • Same. It might just be because we’re looking at out phone more so we check the battery more often. This would make it feel like it runs out slower.

  • Ahh when is the pc version of absinthe being released? 🙁

  • Anonymous

    SBSETTINGS HAS A SLIGHT DELAY EFFECT ON MY 4S. I don’t think it’s ram problem becuz I had 300 mb of free memory.

  • Now answer my question on youtube concerning MY3G and 3g Unrestrictor.

  • Anonymous

    The first one is awesome. Does it work with iPhone 4 and Spire?

  • The hands free tweak looks promising. Perhaps an SBsettings toggle to easily turn on/off. This would be useful while driving. Can you still listen to music if the iPhone is constantly “listening”?

  • And yes it already has an SBSettings toggle. =)

  • The iPhone would die in a matter of minutes if this stays on on the background

  • WInterboard kinda blows on iOS 5.

  • Nikita Lebedev

    FINALLY!!!! I was so disappointed that I couldn’t activate Siri with my voice, now the problem is solved. I’m buying this app 😀

  • Anonymous

    I know this is off topic, but does anyone had this problem, where Siri voice changed, sounds more robotic and scratchy, unlike originally it should be clear and fluent, please help me.

  • These tweaks aren’t making me run out there to Jailbreak my iPhone… Hopefully there’s something useful, otherwise I may not JB at all!

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about IntelScreenX, Call Bar, PhotoAlbums+ and other great tweaks just made my iPhone 4S even better.