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Siri0us jailbreak hack puts Siri dictation on iPhone 4, iPod

updated 06:50 pm EST, Sun November 27, 2011

Siri0us gives hacked iOS devices voice dictation

Eric Day took advantage of hacked access to Siri on Sunday through a hack for jailbroken iOS devices. Siri0us (Cydia source link) adds voice dictation similar to that on the iPhone 4S, allowing the same accuracy and continuous dictation as in the official install. It's known to work smoothly on the iPhone 4, although it may take a speed hit on the iPhone 3GS and current iPod touch.

Unlike early hacks, the current port doesn't require borrowed iPhone 4S files to work.

As with most such hacks, Siri0us is unsanctioned by Apple and doesn't have any guarantees of security, stability, or help. It does show that it's technically possible to use key Siri features on pre-4S iOS hardware. Apple's reasons for limiting the voice system to the iPhone 4S are believed as much practical as marketing driven, since it keeps the amount of usage scaling more gradually and lets Apple manage traffic while Siri is still considered an unfinished beta. [via iDownloadBlog]






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  1. marypotter

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    I believe it uses Nuance's technology. This hack is only Siri Dication, not Siri, and it really could be named Nuance Dictation, just to be clear. It's just a Siri imitator.I've installed it on my i4 running 5.0 and it works great. Not 100% accurate but that could be due to my poor enunciation,http://bit.ly/sWGqZZ

  1. marypotter

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I did not know there were other dictation apps. I've been playing with it.. there is no intelligent assistant but i'm pretty stoked to have a dictation app anyways. Sorry to be uninformed and sort of off topic, but what other dication apps do I have as options that type my speech for me even in search?
    ,http://bit.ly/sWGqZZ

  1. bd9598

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Illegal develop their own system

    I don't care who does it, it is illegal, and they should go out and develop their own Siri type client. It's legal or not and this is not this irks me to no end .

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