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Earlier today we told you that a developer posted files to port the Siri GUI to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. These files contained everything necessary to get Siri’s GUI functioning on unsupported iDevices. The only aspect of this port that does not work is actually the ability talk to Siri; this is because Siri can not yet contact Apple’s servers. As Siri cannot currently contact Apple’s servers why would one go to the trouble of installing it?
Well the developer who released these files claimed that there were some files included he would not show us how to get functioning at this time. It is in my opinion that these files may contain the key to getting Siri to contact Apple’s servers. Even if I am not right about these files, once you install the GUI to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, all it takes is another developer to release the activation files and you will have already done a brunt of the work to get Siri fully functioning on your iDevice.
If you are ever going to be interested in porting Siri to your:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 4G
- iPad 1G
We suggest following this how to guide on installing the Siri GUI files to your unsupported Apple iDevices. That way you will be prepared for when an activation method has been found, and it will be an easy task to get Siri fully functioning.
How To Install Siri On iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad
Before you start this how to guide you will need to download the following:
- Siri GUI files
- AssistantServices.framework file (Try this if the one downloaded with the Siri GUI files did not work)
- iExplorer (Apple iOS File Manager For Mac OS X and Windows)
Step 2) – The next thing you will need to do is open iExplorer and navigate to the following directory:
Once in the directory you will need to transfer the AssistantServices.framework folder into the directory specified above.
Step 3) – You will now need to navigate to the following directory:
Once inside the directory you will need to transfer the contents of the SpringBoard_Assistant_pics folders into the above directory.
Step 4) – The next thing you will need to do is edit the SpringBoard .plist file. It will be named N81AP for the fourth generation iPod touch and N9x for iPhone 4 (x may be 0, 1, 2 depending on whether you are installing Siri on an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4).
To edit this file you will need to drag it to your desktop and open the file in a text editor program. Once the file is open look for the following line:
Underneath that line you will need to add the following line:
Once the line has been added you will need to save the file and then transfer it back to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Note: An alternative method to manually editing the file on your computer would be to use an application like iFile.
Step 5) – Now you must simply restart your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Upon restarting your iDevice you can hold down the home button and you should notice Siri appears. Congratulations! You have just installed the Siri GUI on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. We will keep you updated when more information is discovered on how to enable Siri to contact Apple’s servers. Until that time enjoy showing off to your friends that you have Siri your iDevice.
Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below…
UPDATE #1: Try this AssistantServices.framework file if the one downloaded with the Siri GUI files did not work.