Siri Dictation Comes to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, & iPod touch with Siri0us

Nov 27, 2011 - 6 Comments

Siri0us on iPhone 4

A new third party tool called Siri0us has appeared that brings Siri Dictation (speech-to-text) to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G. The add-on, which requires a jailbroken device, uses Nuance technology to work almost exactly like the dictation feature of Siri does to convert your speech to text. It’s accurate and initiated via the onscreen keyboard, but it does require an internet connection in order to work.

Here’s how to install Siri0us, or you can follow the video below:

  • Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with redsn0w or another tool
  • Launch Cydia and add the following new source:

  • Search for and install “Siri0us” (with a zero)

The developer of Siri0us noted that a bug exists that may effect some users during installation. The fix is simple:

If your iDevice keeps respringing, do not restore! Use a SSH tool to remove the /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AssistantServices.framework file.

Check out the video below of Siri0us in action from iDB:

UI elements of Siri0us are obviously different from the real Siri, and you won’t get any of the other Siri features, but if you want a similar implementation to just get your words into text, Siri0us should get the job done.

Update: Siri0us has been taken down.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. martin says:

    iPhone 4, the key is there in my keyboard, but got no luck with any spoken text, even simple hello does not work, just see the three purple dots, which just disappear after a while. that’s it.

  2. John Appleseed says:

    And it doesn’t work on 3GS, atleast not on my 3GS.

  3. biak biak says:

    This isn’t really Siri or anything close, it’s just basic speech-text dictation.

  4. Rob says:

    Nice but what we REALLY want is NAVIGATION, etc.
    I’ve had dragon installed for some time that looks to do the same without jail breaking the phone.

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