Siri hacked to work on jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPod touch

iPhone experts Steven Troughton-Smith and chpwn seem to have just gotten the iPhone 4S-only Siri working on jailbroken iPhone 4 and current-gen iPod touch units this evening. This bypasses earlier authentication issues. They tweeted their success and posted a screen shot showing Siri working via Wi-Fi (the Airplane Mode icon just means that 3G is turned off, but it is possible to turn Wi-Fi back on even in AM; that's what they did.)

Their success comes just weeks after the iPhone 4S debuted. Since Apple's back-end systems are checking for iPhone 4S devices before processing Siri queries, they managed to work around this limitation. The hack is based on moving compiled code components from a 4S to the older units.

In an interview with 9to5Mac, Troughton-Smith recounts that the Siri transplant was about a 20-step process, and that it does require access to a jailbroken iPhone 4S to work. He has no intention of releasing the mod to the public; this is a proof-of-concept only.

Siri hacked to work on jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPod touch originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sat, 29 Oct 2011 22:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iOS 5 reportedly transmits Album/Track/Artist data to Bluetooth audio devices

9to5 Mac notes another unsung feature of iOS 5: when you stream music over Bluetooth to an audio receiver, that receiver will now be able to read the album, track and artist data embedded in the ID3 tag of the song. What that means is your receiver's display (such as one you might find in a newer car like the Prius) will now show you all that information instead of saying something generic like "track 03." Ah, the future is almost here.

iOS 5 reportedly transmits Album/Track/Artist data to Bluetooth audio devices originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 09 Jun 2011 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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