When Siri was announced, Apple said that it would only be available for the iPhone 4S. Officially, that’s the case, but some people were able to change that.
One developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, managed to get it to run on an iPhone 4 pretty soon after release. The only problem was that it couldn’t communicate with Apple servers, rendering it useless. Still, it was progress for a developer like Steven.
Now, he has managed to get it to run fully on an iPhone 4. He sent a video of Siri at work on the iPhone 4 to website 9to5Mac. It looks like Siri, it works like Siri. It’s Siri. He even has it run alongside an iPhone 4S to show how they work side-by-side. Siri runs on both devices perfectly.
The only problem? It’s a huge, complicated process. He told 9to5Mac that it involves quite a bit of work. There are certain files that need to be placed on the iPhone 4 over from the iPhone 4S, and more. Here’s what he said in an interview:
“At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.”
So we know he can’t distribute the files and that it requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S, which means you need a jailbroken iPhone 4S. Not at all handy for the regular user, but again, the key thing here is that he was able to get Siri to work in the first place and that it runs perfectly.
Check out the video above, and while your at it, check out the below video of Siri on an iPod touch: