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 iJailbreak.com 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…