In the past we showed you how to setup a Siri Proxy Server that would act as the middle-man when your Siri communicates with Apple’s servers. A Siri proxy server allows you to fairly easily create new Siri plugins, and of course use Siri on older generation iOS devices. The only problem with setting up a Siri proxy server is that it requires you to have iPhone 4S keys (meaning you will need access to an iPhone 4S). For a lot of people this defeated the purpose of even trying to setup a Siri Proxy server to use with their older generation iOS devices via the Spire Cydia tweak.
Now, however, thanks to a tweet by developer @cale250 a new type of server has been developed, dubbed SiriServer that will actually replace the need for Siri to contact Apple’s server altogether.
This means that you will no longer need to worry about grabbing iPhone 4S keys as Siri will now use Google Speech-To-Text API. While this is some good news that someone has developed an alternative method of redirecting voice input from Siri to servers other than Apples. It does mean that you are limited to commands that are shorter than 10 seconds. The developer notes that he may be able to overcome this, but at this time this limitation is here to stay.
If you would be interested in setting up your own Siri Server on your Mac OS X or Linux computer then you can head on over to the official Github page and follow the instructions on how to setup SiriServer. We may provide easier to follow instructions on setting up SiriServer in the near future, but until that time please stay tuned and leave any questions or thoughts in the comments section below…