Siri Port For iPhone 4 Not Possible Without Piracy


If you saw the next generation iPhone release event, you will be aware of Siri. Its an amazing feature that has everyone longing for an iPhone 4S. By default, Siri is only compatible with iPhone 4S however there is a possibility of a Siri port for iPhone 4 and other devices, but it can't be achieved without doing piracy, iPhoneism has learnt.

Last week, well known hacker and jailbreaker iH8sn0w began working out a way for porting Siri to devices other than the iPhone 4S. While at that time it was established that porting Siri isn't totally impossible, turns out that the devs will have to resort to piracy, so says MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team. The jailbreak developers have always been against piracy and they obviously won't indulge in that for a Siri port.

MuscleNerd sent out the following tweet earlier today:

Anyone hoping for a “port” of Siri from iPhone4S: pending a very low-level A5 exploit, it likely can’t be done without piracy :(

Furthermore, MuscleNerd explains that Siri can only be legally ported to iPhone 4 as well as to other devices such as iPad or iPod touch if they can get access to main FileSystem keys. To get access to those keys, they need a low level bootrom exploit. Time and again we've told you that there no bootrom exploit for A5 processor as yet, so with that being the problem, Siri can be ported if devs resort to piracy.

Don't think that its not possible to port Siri to iPhone 4 and other iOS devices. It can be done, but that would mean having to resort to piracy. The devs never resort to piracy because it puts them at risk of being sued by Apple. Making jailbreaks or releasing exploits is not illegal, but piracy is. So unless they come up with another way, a Siri port release seems far, far away.

However, iH8sn0w hints that a tool could be developed that can transfer Siri from iPhone 4S to iPad as well as iPhone 4 and other iOS devices. At this point in time, nothing can be said for sure. With iPhone 4S launch less than two days away, details about Siri port for iPhone 4 will get a lot more clearer once the devs get their hands-on iPhone 4S.