How to Install Siri on iPad 2

By , Jan 23, 2012

Siri on the iPad 2 is now a reality, courtesy of the iPad 2 untethered jailbreak. It became a lot more compelling with the release of tweaks like SiriToggles, and updates to Hands-Free Control.

We’ve already shown you how to install Siri on the iPhone 4, so we’ll use that tutorial along with some additional key information to help you get Siri running on the iPad 2!

Note: You will need a jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 to achieve this. You can learn how to jailbreak your iPad 2 here. You will also need SiriProxy, which I show you how to install using Ubuntu. SiriProxy will work with other operating systems, but I’ve found Ubuntu to be incredibly straight forward and dependable, plus it’s free.

Step 1: Get intimately familiar with our Spire Tutorial, and use it to install Siri Proxy.

Step 2: Install Spire on the iPad 2.

Note: Again, do this at your own risk. This could make your iPad kick into “iPhone mode” which makes your screen look funky, as everything is sized for iPhone. A quick respring should fix this, but you’ve been warned. I had no problems with it, but it’s worth noting.

  • Download and install iFile from Cydia. Open iFile and navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/. Once there tap and open the K.plist file (K93AP.plist, K94AP.plist, etc) with the Property List Viewer.
  • Tap capabilities, and scroll down until you see iPad. Switch iPad from On to Off and tap Done. Restart your iPad.
  • Once back up, open Cydia, and install Spire, it will ask you to reboot again.
  • Once back up, go back into /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/ using iFile. Once there tap and open the K.plist file (K93AP.plist, K94AP.plist, etc) with the Property List Viewer.
  • Tap capabilities, and scroll down until you see iPad. Switch iPad from Off to On and tap Done and exit iFile.

Step 3: Download an install Dropbox; log in, and download the ca.pem file that was placed there in the initial Siri Proxy Tutorial. (Select it, copy link, paste link in Safari Browser). The Install Profile window should open, select Install, and tap Done.

Step 4: Open iFile and navigate to /etc/. Tap hosts and choose Text Viewer. Tap Edit in the upper-left hand corner, and add the following line:

127.0.0.1 guzzoni.apple.com

Tap Save then tap Done.

Step 5: Open the Settings app and go to General > Siri. Enable Siri.

Step 6: Open the Settings app and under Extensions select Spire. Type the following in the Proxy Host field:

https://guzzoni.apple.com

Step 7: Open iFile and navigate to /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/. Once there tap and open com.apple.assistant.plist

Tap on Accounts > Choose your hex key (this will be a random alphanumeric value) > and add the following three fields utilizing the “+” sign in the bottom right-hand corner, then tap Done:

  • Ace Host
  • Assistant Identifier
  • Speech Identifier

Step 8: Open Settings > Wi-Fi > and Select the right blue arrow corresponding to your Wi-Fi connection. Change the DNS field to the IP address of your Siri Proxy Server. Again, if you need help with this, get familiar with our original Siri Proxy Tutorial.

Step 9: Exit Settings, and test Siri by pressing and holding the Home button. You should also see feedback in the terminal window of your Ubuntu server, just like you did when running Siri Proxy on the iPhone 4S, or iPhone 4.

Step 10: Install some cool plugins like Hands-Free Control or SiriToggles and really have fun. They both work well on iPad 2.

And that’s it folks. If you have any issues, be sure to re-read our previous Spire tutorial.

At first I wasn’t sure how useful Siri would be on the iPad 2, but now that there are jailbreak tweaks that take advantage of Siri, I think it’s awesome! What do you think?

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  • Michael Motygin

    In last step in siri proxy is: cant find folder Or directori.
    Do you know where is problém jeff?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000342361152 Ernesto Barreto

    I make a question for siri, but she doesn’t understand the question…

  • http://twitter.com/h8ncars Scott Adler

    YouTube : h8ncars there is an easier way to install Siri idb is late and wrong ill never reccomend them agian , I showed you all how to install spire aka Siri the easy way on 1-21-12 @7:49 am est

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMD5WLI4PIASJPWDQHETNDTSGU Ouk

    Will siri work if we skip step 8, 9 and 10?

  • http://twitter.com/chin2793 Darshan Patel

    I read somewhere about refreshing 24 hours…
    does this mean I can only use siri if i m at my friend’s house whose 4s i used to get siri proxy for my iphone 4???

  • shihab abdul hassan

    When i try to change the com.apple.assistant.plist , there is only session language – no accounts menu !

    Even after skipping my ipad2 communicated with ubundu proxy server at first. Then i dont know-may be after some trial and error , it stopped working.

    I belive the problem was “com.apple.assistant.plist”

    Why this happened ? Please reply

  • Jordan Bolton

    Will this work with just an ipod touch 4g without iphone 4s? i got it working and then it said command failed

  • ananya ranka

    There is no accounts in the .com.apple.assistant.plist

  • ananya ranka

    i mean yjere is no file such as accounts ony en us file is there

  • ananya ranka

    no accounts only language file available

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Diaz-Escandon/569033218 David Diaz Escandon

    Well it said “starting Starting Siriproxy on port 443″, them i try on my ipad2 saying ” Siri test proxy” No data running on ubuntu, an then siri replies ” I´m really sorry about this but i can´t take any requests right now. Please try again in a littel while” So, what can i do

  • claudio peters

    HI ,CAN U HELP ME . every thing is done even the comunication with ubuntu and iphone and ipad2 ,but ,always i ask from siri she says, im sorry i cant take any command try again an little wile. just to u know, i did every thing 3 times even i have restore my ipad and did it step by step as u sad help me ,tanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548249586 Nell Tsai

    Step 3: Download an install Dropbox; log in, and download the ca.pem file that was placed there in the initial Siri Proxy Tutorial. (Select it, copy link, paste link in Safari Browser). The Install Profile window should open, select Install, and tap Done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548249586 Nell Tsai

    “Step 3: Download an install Dropbox; log in, and download the ca.pem file that was placed there in the initial Siri Proxy Tutorial. (Select it, copy link, paste link in Safari Browser). The Install Profile window should open, select Install, and tap Done.”

    I can’t find the file “ca.pem” in my dropbox!
    How can I do?
    Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=643155591 Islam Nafiz

    Hi Jeff, I am very new to Ubuntu that’s why I am stuck in setting the proxy server for Siri. In your video you showed that, the network must be bridged with with the WiFi. But the fact is that I can’t find the bridge network option in my VM. For your info, I am using Ubuntu 11.10 in VirtualBox and some more I can’t install the wireless driver for ubuntu. That’s the reason why my Ubuntu doesn’t detect any Wireless network! Please help me soon! Thanks ;-)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E2DQBB6HLOPFKDFHMB25OTVXMA Max Yu

    Noob Question here. Does the terminal have to be always open on the pc for Siri to work on iPad 2?

  • http://twitter.com/MAFYOSO GNICE

    Question?? If I do the Spire Tutorial (with the use of an iPhone 4 and Ubuntu) does this still work if im not connected to my wifi siri Proxy, Computer is off, or If I’m out and about using my 3G? I don’t want to go through the whole tutorial and find out I cant use if if its not connected to the Siri Proxy Server on my Ubuntu 24-7

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000867506282 Ahmed Hmair

    is there another way to do this without an iphone 4s because if not , this is useless

  • http://twitter.com/JoBeKi johanns kirschi

    hi
    there is a problem
    i don’t have the Hex directory in assistant.plist
    can anybody tell me what should i do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617877954 Tom Adams

    Jeff, it looks like you have hands- free control working on the iPad 2 . I tried to install by turning off the iPad setting using iFile. But it still does not let me install it in cydia. Says that it’s only for iPhone.

    How did you work around this to get hand-free control installed on iPad 2 ?

  • Adnan Afzal

    Jeff my Q is not related with this topis i wanna ask you is there any chance to unlock iphone 4 with IOS 5.0.1 its already updated and now asking for sim please let me know comandline how to check BB now .? help me

  • Salem M. AL-Nomani

    When i enter command 3 it gives me a Fail message telling me that (failed to create listing socket for port 53: address already in use) how can i fix this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shaakir80 Shaakir Merrick

    I don’t have “hosts” files in iFile, only “hosts.equiv” and theres no “Accounts” under “com.apple.assistant.plist”, only “Session Languages”. What does that mean?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059961473 Ardin Cani

    its is obligatory to have the ubuntu terminal opened in order to use the siri?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728548305 Miras Safadi

    siri tells me: “i;m really sorry about this. but i can’t take any requests right now.please try again in a little while.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Uhh.que.tu.mama Jaime Martinez

      i have the samee problem =/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1101935851 Jorge M. Galvez

    Same problem here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768499585 Omar Elgammal

    i followed all these steps but siri always say : i’m really sorry ……”
    what should i do ?

  • http://twitter.com/ignaheyns Igna Heyns

    Hi,

    I’ve followed the instructions carefully, but when I reach step 7, in the com.apple.assistant.plist file, I do not have an “Accounts” option. Is this step nessasary in order for Siri to work? If so, how can I add the accounts option and random Hex value required to continue with the tutorial?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3UJAS75JNTDUAWKTKTTKC7XOEI Joel

    i don’t have host file in etc folder what do i do

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3UJAS75JNTDUAWKTKTTKC7XOEI Joel

    I don’t have host file in the etc folder what do i do?

  • Anonymous

    Could u please send the url that i need in dropbox?thanks

  • Anonymous

    Could u please send the url which i need in dropbox.i couln’t please send to sharif2022@gmail.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1819741341 Hammad Ali

      If you got the link send it to hammadalibaig@gmail.com plsssss.

  • zariff mohd ali

    i want link for step 4 …plssss . idont know how to download siriproxyCA … please help me !!!!
    why my dropbox dont have ca.pem ????

  • http://twitter.com/gemakki Gemakki

    I try to install Siri Spire from THE tutorial but My IPad Crasht by step 3 restart Cydia!
    And then i must reinstall THE IPad to normal

  • Anonymous

    Why can’t I get spire to install. I have done just as the instructions above say, but when i get to the “confirm” button it disappears, again saying that the conflict is iPad. this is what I have done by the letter:■Download and install iFile from Cydia. Open iFile and navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/. Once there tap and open the K.plist file (K93AP.plist, K94AP.plist, etc) with the Property List Viewer.
    ■Tap capabilities, and scroll down until you see iPad. Switch iPad from On to Off and tap Done. Restart your iPad.
    ■Once back up, open Cydia, and install Spire
    Thanks,
    Gary

  • Ben Reichman

    When i open up com.apple.assistant.plist, i cant seem to find accounts. only language appears. How can i fix this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheTruth301 James Barnes

    i installed exactly as shown but siri keeps saying “I’m really sorry about this, but i can’t take any requests right now.Please try again in a little while”. Does anyone know why this is and how to fix this?

  • Gathan McGinnis

    I followed the directions and Siri keeps replying “can’t help you right now.” What do I do?

    • http://www.facebook.com/danies.pahlevi Danies Pahlevi

      same here..

  • Vishal Sandhu

    it starts port 443 but Siri snever works
    It always says that it cant help me

  • Anonymous

    does this work with assistant connect?

  • http://www.facebook.com/karan.sweet Karan Singh Chhabra

    hey i m getting the error “i am really sorry about this but i cant take any requests right now”

    how do i fix dis? help !!!!!!!!!!!

  • CRISTIAN FRAILE VELASCO

    It tells me “I’m really sorry about this, but i can’t take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=575413785 Sonia Kandah

    Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I followed all the steps as best I could but when I run siri she gives the message: “I’m really sorry about this, but I can’t take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while”
    I rebooted and still got the same message. Any idea on what i did wrong?

    • http://twitter.com/Skyswipe Aiyush Bansal

      Sonia,

      I had this exact same error before. If you followed all of the steps in the tutorial correctly, one of two things is possible: The wifi your ipad is connected to is not the same network as your SiriProxy OR the DNS address you entered in your ipad settings is different from the one that is hosting your SiriProxy.

  • http://twitter.com/Skyswipe Aiyush Bansal

    Jeff,

    This is great, but how about a tutorial that shows how we can do this via VPN, so I can access this SiriProxy remotely from anywhere? Now THAT would be really awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/jykelvin Jy

    My k.plist file is missing. where to get it back ?

  • Ethan Morales

    Siri keeps saying “I’m sorry but I can’t take any requests right now.”

    And I did everything right; I don’t understand what I am missing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZNMN74QR5CQ625IQ2OZKDKMHT4 m.robinson52

    Can I use Siri proxy host from cydia? I’m having problems with Ubuntu

  • Anonymous

    after going through the entire process i got spire/siri on my ipad 2 but when i ask siri a question says i cannot answer questions right now.

  • Anonymous

    now siri isnt working on my iphone 4s or my ipad2 says siri cant take requests right now. HELP!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1819741341 Hammad Ali

    How to download dropbox?…can’t find anywhere :(