The Apple iPhone 4S has been with us for about seven months now, which means that we have also had the fabulous Siri personal assistant organizing our digital lives for the same amount of time. For those non iPhone 4S owners the lack of official Siri support has been very frustrating, especially considering numerous developers have proved that Apple’s assistant performs perfectly fine on older generation devices.
Older generation iOS devices users who are fortunate enough to be benefitting from a jailbreak have tried numerous methods to get Siri function on their device, most of which has been centered around the use of the Spire software released by developer Grant Paul. Unfortunately one of the issues is that Spire requires access to a purposely set up proxy server, most of which creators charge monthly fees to connect to making it cheaper to just buy an iPhone 4S for official access to Siri.
The creation of the WordJelly Siri server is an attempt by a 21 year-old developer known as Rotastrain to bring Siri access to all users of iOS powered devices. WordJelly also bills itself as being the worlds most advanced Siri servers that provides support for Facebook and Twitter integration as well as being able to get access to financial information and emails, part of which isn’t even supported in the official Siri software.
One of the best things about the WordJelly Siri server is that it is provided totally free of charge to all who wish to access it via chpwn’s Spire tweak. The list of included features is quite extensive. It even supports native apps like the Music, Notes Reminders and SMS apps right out of the box. Social integration is one of the servers unique selling points, offering users the ability to audibly call up Facebook feeds and statuses or even view a specific Twitter timeline directly within the Siri GUI. Reminders, notes and the creation of text and email messages is also one voice command away, as is the ability to call up certain financial info using the Stocks app.
Considering the server is also compatible with the popular AssistantExtensions package that is widely used and available within Cydia, it seems a no-brainer to give it a try if you are a user of an older generation device who is craving some Siri attention. It is worth bearing in mind that this is a free solution and will more than likely suffer from periods of overloading and degraded service from time to time. For installation instructions, check out our video tutorial below:
Thanks to Aditya Raut and Rotastrain for the tip
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