Okay, so we’ve been debating running this story for quite some time now, but we figured since this involves Siri, that ultimately we should do so.
You’re probably all aware of the so-called Siri port that runs on some Russian server hosted who-knows-where. Well, apparently it technically works, although many have had very mixed success in getting it to work.
Inside, we’ll show you what you need to do to go about obtaining this “port” for yourself, although it’s not without some disclaimers…
First and foremost, I could never outright recommend someone install any Siri port because technically, the third party hosting the server can gain access to your personal information. I’m not implying that the owners of Siriport.ru are up to anything unscrupulous, but you can’t be absolutely sure one way or another.
That being said, many couldn’t care less about the risk, hence we’re posting the instructions to obtain it for yourself.
Secondly, I was not able to get this working at all. Although people have claimed on various message boards that it can take anywhere between 15 minutes to as much as a day before it starts working. That right there is enough to make me recommend against using this as it can be time consuming and frustrating.
If you feel comfortable with the prospects of having your personal information accessible, and you can live with the fact that you might not ever get it working anyway, then by all means, proceed.
How to Get Siriport.ru Working on Your iPhone 4
Step 1: Jailbreak your device, and install iFile if you don’t already have it.
Step 2: Add the following repo to Cydia: http://repo.siriport.ru, and install Siriport from that repo.
Step 3: Open Safari and go to this address: http://siriport.ru/1.crt – This will open up an Install Certificate page. Select Install. Enter passcode if necessary.
Step 4: Open iFile and venture to var/mobile/library/preferences and tap the blue arrow next to com.apple.assistant.plist. Set Access Permissions to Read/Write for User, Group, and World.
Step 5: Open the Settings app and go to General > Siri and disable Siri, reboot, and reenable Siri.
Step 6: Start talking to Siri by using the Home button, and continue doing so until you receive a valid response. Reports show that this can take anywhere from 15 minutes to half a day.
As stated, I personally wasn’t able to get this working, because I just don’t have time to continuously invoke Siri over and over again all day. It becomes frustrating after a while. I’ve used other Siri ports, and have had much more success with those, but your mileage may vary.
We’ll be back with a follow up video that shows one such port in action, and once it goes public, we’ll post a how to.
If you’re insistent about getting the Siriport.ru working, then I suggest you hit up this great how-to thread on iFans. Lots of people are reporting success, but again, your mileage will likely vary.
Have you been able to get this working? How long did it take you?