While iPhone 4S owners in the U.S. enjoy a host of location-based Siri functions, folks outside the country are out of luck. Try going to the UK and asking Siri where the nearest McDonalds is, and you’re sure to get shot down.

But as usual, the jailbreak community has figured out a way to make up for Apple’s shortcomings. A new AssistantExtensions plugin, International Locations for Siri, allows you to perform location-based searches abroad…

That’s right, as long as you have a jailbroken, Siri-enabled device, you can use International Locations to start finding local businesses near you. Ask Siri about restaurants, hospitals, and other points of interests, and she’ll respond!

If you don’t already have AssistantExtensions, Cydia will download it for you along with the International Locations package. Once both are finished, you simply activate the plugin from the Settings menu and you’re all set.

The developer, Zaid Elkurdi, says that the tweak works in more than 100 countries, including the UK, France and Germany. We don’t currently have any way to test it outside of the U.S., but we’re assuming it works as advertised.

If you’re interested in trying out International Locations for Siri, you can find it in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for just $0.99.

Have you tried out this plugin yet?

  • For Siri to work: go to var/mobile/Library/Preferences. Then delete that 3 files statrting with com.apple.assistant

    For International Locations for Siri tweak can only be used when the AssistantExtensions Chatbot is invoked with the “let’s chat” voice command.
    i.e. say to Siri ” Let’s Chat” it does/says a few things and finally says to stop say goodbye..

  • Lars Nordin

    This really is not worth paying for. I added Home as custom location. Half of the times I ask “take me home” or “navigate home” she says “sorry I couldn’t find that location on the map”. And half othe times she says “sorry I was unable to get your current location”. Out of 30 tries with different custom locations, rebooting etc. I got zero correct results (one time she actually came up with results for Home, but not the result I had added In custom locations). I live in Sweden.

  • Kashwin Kohli

    Any ETA for an iOS 7.0.4 compatible release, for ARM 64 bit devices..??