Porting Siri to the iPhone 4 Will Require Piracy

Last week we broke the news that jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w was actively working on bringing Siri to iDevices like the 4G iPod touch and iPhone 4. This got a lot of people excited at the possibility of getting access to Siri’s artificial intelligence without having to upgrade to the iPhone 4S.

This morning, the Dev Team’s MuscleNerd sent out a tweet saying that porting Siri to the iPhone 4 or any other iDevice would most likely require piracy, something that the Dev Team has always refused to do…

MuscleNerd said:

Anyone hoping for a “port” of Siri from iPhone4S: pending a very low-level A5 exploit, it likely can’t be done without piracy 🙁

According to MuscleNerd, the only way to legally port Siri to other iDevices would be to get access to the main FileSystem keys, which requires a low level exploit. There hasn’t been such an exploit for the A5 processor yet. Without access to the filesystem key, piracy is the only option.

But who knows, maybe iH8sn0w has something up his sleeve we don’t know about. When asked to comment on the issue, here’s what iH8sn0w had to say:

While hackers could illegally port Siri to other devices, they’d put themselves at risk of being sued by Apple. That’s why hacker teams such as the Dev Team have always made a point not to pirate, but to use legal means for reaching their ends.

This is a matter we’ll be following closely, so stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.