How To: Install SARA Cydia Tweak (Siri Clone) To iPhone, iPod Touch Or iPad

When Siri was first released for the iPhone 4S it left many people wondering if Apple would release Siri for older generation iOS devices. Now, a few months later it has become obvious that Apple will not be releasing Siri for older generation iOS devices and thus it is up to the Jailbreaking community to develop a suitable alternative.

Earlier today we told you about a Siri clone dubbed SARA that has been claimed to be one of the best and most innovative Siri clones to date. It is not only an accurate, but extends Siri’s default functionality dramatically. If you are interested in getting Siri on your:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G
  • iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G
  • iPad 2G, iPad 1G

Then you will be glad to know that in this how to guide from you will learn how to install the SARA tweak through Cydia and even install the SARA Cydia tweak manually in case you have troubles downloading the tweak (due to server restraints).

Note: The SARA Cydia tweak does not natively integrate with your iOS device at this time (it is an application that must be launched from your SpringBoard). Additionally, for all of you wondering, the SARA Cydia tweak is based on Spire and uses a 3rd party server for most requests. This means that there is a possibility your personal information sent through Siri could be being logged (even though the author notes no information will ever be logged). Use SARA at your own risk.

How To Install SARA Through Cydia

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware. For more information on how to Jailbreak your iOS device please go to iJailbreak’s How To Jailbreak Section.

Step 2) – Next you will launch Cydia, go into the Manage Tab, then the Sources Section, click the Edit button and then the Add button. From here you will need to add the following source:

Step 3) – When the source has been added into your repository list, click on it and you will see three packages. Please install the package that corresponds to the iOS device you are trying to install SARA to.

Note: The Console package is only for submitting error reports to the developer of SARA.

Step 4) – Once you have installed SARA to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you will notice a SARA icon on your SpringBoard (homescreen).

Manually Install SARA Siri Clone

Prerequisite: You must have the afc2add Cydia package installed on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad before continuing the steps to manually install the SARA Cydia tweak.

Step 1) – Like always for installing any sort of 3rd party software the first thing you will need to do is Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware. For more information on how to Jailbreak your iOS Device please go to iJailbreak’s How To Jailbreak Section.

Step 2) – Next you will need to download a file-system editor program for your Windows or Mac OS X computer. We recommend a program called iExplorer, which can be downloaded by clicking here. The last file you will need to download is the SARA.deb 0.3 file. This can be downloaded by clicking here.

Step 3) – With the required files downloaded you will need to launch your file-system editor program and go to the following directory:


Note: When you get to the Media folder you may not see a Cydia folder. If this is the case for you then you will need to create a folder dubbed Cydia and then another folder inside the Cydia folder dubbed AutoInstall.

Step 4) – When you are in the directory shown above you will need to drop the SARA.deb file you downloaded earlier into the AutoInstall folder.

Step 5) – When the file has finished transferring you will simply need to reboot your iOS device twice and then you should notice a SARA icon on your SpringBoard (homescreen).

Congratulations you have just gotten Siri on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad! For more how to guides like the one you just followed please visit iJailbreak’s How To Section. Additionally, please leave any further questions or thoughts in the comments section below…

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  • Noah King

    or use siriport and install the certificate in 2 steps

  • Ridhwaan

    Is that a Siri Proxy for Spire?

  • Sierragrizzly

    This Sara is horrible.  Doesn’t understand ANY of my words.  Just keeps displaying “….”  I’m deleting it right now.  Nice try though.

  • AdamPWalton

    Sara sucks

  • Noy Kedem

    Not for me…. Got a heavy accent? :O

  • MyWebDevTeam- Songyanho

    The download stuck at 40%


  • Redspyder

    I have successfully manually installed Sara on my iPhone 3G but unfortunately the said application won’t run. :-(

  • Trunkman

    This is the best I’ve seen

  • Pargyi

    The source is not working, i can’t add this source, anyway thanks

  • Theekalvin

    sucks so bad

    after u ask a question it takes forever to give u an answer

  • Cockster

    one more crap lie, shit device, dont bother to download

  • Amitsharma37

    it keeps on saying i found some info for you and after that displays a message which is some sort of a coding.. anyone got it working

  • Szécsi Gergő

    on 3gs it’s not rsponding and the download time was 3-4 hours…. 

  • Bogyó Azaz Bálint Lendvai

    installed manually, it understood my question “whats the wheather like” but no answer yet (3 minutes and waiting… :)

  • Max

    Do I need to uninstall spire first ?

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  • Mark Mufc Hewick

    yea dont need spire with this 

  • Mark Mufc Hewick

    dont need spire with this m8

  • xadw

    Too bad you didn’t read before posting a comment. This is based in a different country and doesn’t use the same certificate as siriport.

  • Don Kique Dueñas

    According to their Facebook the Sara guys have been working on servers. I downloaded it (less than 10 mb!) and it good! Not as good as Siri and Spire but it kind of learns. And its free! It also opens apps.

  • Lorenzo Rota

    Sara, Spire, Esra and Siri 

  • Soulsurfa

    Can also be installed thru MyFile. Transfer .deb file to iPhone via sftp then use on phone us MyFile to find then install. Easier than pie.

  • Aiverson0389

    I kkeep getting Sorry I’ve very busy

  • Michael

    It works for me, I downloaded it via cydia.

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  • executive gifts

    Hello ijailbreak! Jail broken iphones can now have SARA,  a clone of SIRI. . . this is big news. I love it when ordinary people help each other by releasing helpful apps that is FREE. Let us all help each other and the world will be a better place.

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  • Thanh Trinh-quang

    Got it installed on my iPod 2g but it does not start. When I click on SARA icon, he screen blacked out for 5 sec. and back to my springboard.

    Anyone get Sara to work on iPod 2G ?

  • Jw Mahoney81

    This is working for me!! It won’t send a text for me though

  • Amit sharma

    I have tried it and i am using it for 5 days now. It works like a charm..It opens up apps, messages, phone, music, take a photo, tells the accurate weather as well for the present day as well as for the week..
    Really good work by the developer.. It is just that the server needs to be fed with a lot more commands and questions (just like Siri).. For that the developer needs to feed in the commands and i am sure the work is going on..
    We all should donate some amount of money as this thing is best possible alternative to Siri and it will become a success.. I am going to donate some amount for the server..

  • Amit sharma

    dude.. restart ur phone a couple of times and it will work.. worked for me

  • Amit sharma

    Go to settings of Sara and change the details – ur name, etc..
    It will work..
    follow me on twitter and will reply to ur posts..


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  • inknzvl

    Does it work on 4.3.3 fw ? I did download it but it dont work. Also what is that : RSS feed? And PC ip?

  • Aintgondo

    sing the song SARA!!
    response is Hilarious!!!

  • Amit sharma

    not sure about 4.3.3.. why dont you upgrade on ios5.. it is easy.. PC IP is to control ur PC through SARA

  • Out5poken

    Yeah but, do you need to uninstall Spire incase of conflict? I believe that’s what Max and I are saying. 

  • Stangfreak1984

    it also installs activator, sbsetting. i dont want these

  • Stangfreak1984

    what song lol?

  • Joe Seals

    from what i have read about it you have to update to 5.0 or 5.0.1. may sure you read the how to’s on this in the jailbreaking and unlocking sections first

  • Joe Seals

    lmao i asked for the weather it told me 14 degrees lmao this is so funny cause i live in south ms it is 65 right now. no was in hell would it get to 14 and snow lol. all so i told it no way in hell would it snow here. it told me, i dont understand ‘i when is a snow message to eat good night read” wtf really lmao

  • Thomas higgins

    Sara has a new update 0.2.1

  • Courtney Michell Lykins

    Went to install Sara 0.21 and installed fine. Didn’t give me a choice of versions (iPhone 4/3GS/2G or iPad/iPod Touch) It just said Sara 0.21. Tried to run Sara and all it does is put out a black screen for about 5 seconds and then returns to home screen. Any suggestions?

    Running iOS 5.0.1 on Verizon iPhone 4 by the way.

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  • marawan alwaraki

    its probably replying in degrees celcius

  • Darius Basedgod

    on iphone 2g 3.1.2 and it works fine. responds slow but that might be my crappy wifi

  • Njgirl1025

    i am not getting the option to pick what phone i am using it gives me srar 0.2.1-build, sara sdk 0.1, saradictation activator and saradictation keyboard, help !!!

  • Prince_Zarak

    After installing Sara app my Sara dictation keyboard keeps conflicting and doesn’t work it used to work fine before installing the Sara app. Help required please :'(

  • Nirmana90

    do v need ios 5 to install SARA??? my one is 4.3.3.. rep me soon

  • Jay

    Tested SARA. This is very interesting program. Love it.

  • Habibwahib

    fucken gay cunt

  • Alex Baier

    could be a failed download. either that or u need to restart ur springboard via SBSettings

  • Jason Pan

    this is good but the best tweak every!!!!!!!!!

  • Dudeolly

    if its IOS 5.0.1 and its crashing try to teather boot it

  • ger^main dins

    Yu ar riht I restrted my ipod and it wored but taks a wile to donllod sory abot y inglish iqm garmaan

  • Jszhgx

    you are crazy

  • Guest

    to open sara with holding home button, get activator from cydia

  • Danny 007bond

     Can show me how

  • Keeferkaleb

    Holy… shit. This isn’t even english. You should’ve just gotten a dictionary first

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  • Great Hotel Deals

    set up personally, it recognized my concern “whats the wheather like” but no response yet.

  • Best Placements

    i am not getting the choice to choose what cellphone i am using it gives me srar 0.2.1-build.

  • ConnorHagen

    Can’t add any proxy server to get responses.  It won’t show up in settings!

  • snaeky500

    the manual download is removed and the source is being timed out



  • Alex Kossally

    Happend with my ipod 3g

  • chandu

    I just installed on my iPad2… impressive… response is decent… and it is accurate mostly… though it needs improvement and it takes time to get perfect… :)

  • Martincaudillo70

    it wont let me add the source !!! help me please D;

  • Fu Anmol

    doest show anything on the screen.
    anyone suggest me on how to workk on it.i installed it manually

  • brandon kapela

    i can not get sara to work on my iphone 2g with that same operating system….

  • Promotional Gifts

    set up individually, it identified my issue “whats the wheather like” but no reaction yet.

  • Name

    I installed Sara fine, and i got two icons on my springboard. one is the Sara icon and the other says Sara Location Notify. And she only understands me half the time. Can anybody help me fix this.

  • mike

    im getting the same!! did you know how to fix it?


    Please send me a copy of Sara.deb, all the links are dead.


    Please send me a copy of Sara.deb, all the links are dead, please please.

  • daldal

    I’m not getting the device option either. I install the one that said “sara” and restart the iphone 3g but it only ran for a second

  • noname

    if u think that’s easy so please speak german without google translator, thanks

  • Dan

    install sara sdk then install sara 0.2.1 build

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  • Nikos

    Hi, i am not able to properly use de app, it opens but does nothing, could you help me?

  • Blobderp

    Repo doesn’t add, says didn’t not find repo

  • mitesh

    will it work on ios 7.1.2 ??????