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Siri Running On an iPhone 4

There is one comment on the YouTube page for this video that sums it all up, user extremeclimax states “GOD BLESS THE NERDS…” is reporting, and showing that an extremely talented developer has ported the darling feature of the iPhone 4S, Siri, to the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch.

In an exclusive interview with the developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, asked the all important questions that plain-old iPhone 4 customers want to know:

Mark: Where do you go from here with the port?

Steven: At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.

Mark: In its current state, is the port 100% functional, is there anything you would like to see work better?

Steven: Yes, it seems to be 100% functional. I’m working on the rough edges, but everything that works on the iPhone 4S seems to work here.

Mark: Do you ever see Siri showing up in Cydia (or another jailbreak store) for non natively supported devices?

Steven: No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package this up and distribute it quasi-illegally, or try and sell it to people. I am only interested in the technology and making it work; proving that it works and works well on the iPhone 4 and other devices.

Here’s a poll – for you iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod Touch owners would you jailbreak your device to get Siri functionality? Tell us in the comments.

Exciting times folks – exciting times…

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