Siri replacement application i4Siri has just been released to appease iPhone and iPad users who don’t have access to the official Siri application.
Apple’s release of Siri has been met with disappointment from many owners of many Apple devices. Why? Because they can’t use it. Only the iPhone 4S ships with Siri or can be officially updated with it, leaving owners of older iPhones and the iPad (even the new iPad 3) out of luck.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before the feature was unofficially hacked onto other devices. That time has now come thanks to an app called i4Siri. Better still, the people behind the hack have a website with fairly decent instructions about how to install it.
As you might imagine, this won’t work on an Apple device that’s still under Cupertino’s control. You will first need to jailbreak your device. A few quick steps later and – tada! – you have Siri on your previous generation iPhone or iPad.
Like any hack, you may run into problems. The app uses a different server than the Apple version and some people have reported problems connecting to it. The developers swear they’re not logging personal data sent to their server. It’s up to you to decide if you trust them.
You can find instructions for installing i4Siri at the developer’s website. It is free, but donations are encouraged.