Legally port Siri to unsupported iPhones, iPad with Spire [Jailbreak]

Siri ported to unsupported iOS devices via Spire

iPhone jailbreak developer chpwn, along with the help of planetbeing and Ryan Petrich, have released Spire -- a legal way to port Siri to currently unsupported iOS devices like iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn’t have the copyright issues encountered by previous attempts. Similarly, rather than directing all traffic through a specific proxy server (and the associated privacy issues), Spire allows you to specify your own proxy server.

Available in Cydia now, and if you need extra help, jump into our jailbreak app forum.

Source: chbwn blog

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Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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Just another reason an IOS 5.0/5.1 untethered Jailbreak is so desperately needed for iPhone 4/iPad 2.
Was hoping for it for Christmas, but Santa didn't deliver. I know the guys do it for free, but this particular JB seems to be the most elusive yet.
Maybe it's just 'cause I have the most to gain from this now, now including Siri.

You might have to look it up manually. Go to the BiggBoss sources and then the S section and then you should find it.

Go to your sources and delete bigboss. Then go back to home pick add sources and add bigness back. Then search again for spite you should find it. Worked for me.

This is a bit confusing... do we need to add a new repository?? Did they already pull it?? i can't find it in cydia, at all.

You don't need to install a new Repository. Just wait for your Sources to finish updating before you search for it (3-4 minutes). Just found it and downloaded it, literally, 20 seconds before this post.
However, we're apparently on our own for now regarding Proxy servers...hrm...

The Untether Jailbreak is out, if your tethered, just go to cydia let it update and search for " Corona " its like a red icon or something like that, once you've installed it, test it out, reboot, Spire is also in there after Cydia updates, recommend you do it over wifi its a 100mb file took 20 minutes on 3g to install. Who need a Proxy Server Address lol I go mine and Im working fine, oh that rhymed lol

I would love to have a proxy server address. If anyone is willing to share theirs, it would be greatly appreciated

If people are going to use a strangers server whats the difference between this siri hack and the h1siri hack. You still dont know who has access to your data

OK, my wife has a 4S so I assume I can get a proxy address from her...then what? I dont see anywhere to enter it, or to even access Spire now that I've installed it?