This isn’t the first time anyone’s hacked Siri, but it’s certainly the most successful. Or at least the most successful you can expect it to get. Last time we saw anything close to a “working Siri hack,” mobile dev Steve Troughton-Smith managed to muscle the iPhone 4S’ digital assistant feature into a regular iPhone 4, which worked on the phone but not with Apple’s servers. Well, that little issue just got fixed. Troughton-Smith and Chpwn managed to put out a fully functional (Apple server-recognized!) Siri port onto the iPhone 4 and fourth-gen iPod touch. Video after the break.
The hack basically uses a validation token from a jailbroken iPhone 4S to trick the system into thinking that you’re using an iPhone 4S and takes about 20 steps to enable Siri on other iOS (non-iPhone 4S) devices. Unfortunately, they won’t make the port available to the public – or at least not in its current form – yet. Since this port requires original files pulled from an iPhone 4S, using it would make it illegal.
Troughton-Smith did mention that the hack could likely be distributed to the public (by other people, of course), which might interest you if you’re not particularly iffy about using illegal codes.
The Siri port has also been shown to work perfectly on the 4th-gen iPod touch, although the devs noted that since the iPod’s built-in microphone is nowhere as good as the mic on the iPhone, you’re going to have to speak loudly and clearly for Siri to get what you’re saying.