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Get Siri for iOS 5.1 iDevices, care of Spite

Running a jailbroken, non-A5 iDevice with iOS 5.1? Want Siri? Then you need Spite, the only app (care of Cydia) which delivers the full Siri experience for non-iPhone 4S users.

We talked about Jailbreaking iOS 5.1 devices earlier this week. One major setback was that Spire, a build of Siri made especially for iPhones, no longer worked.

Digital faith and the hacking community have delivered Spite, the “faster, more reliable” version of Spire. It’s a pretty simply affair to get it up and running, this is how you install it:

  1. You need to have a jailbroken, non-A5 iDevice running iOS 5.1. All good? Keep reading.
  2. Open Cydia, head over to the “manage” tab and add a new repository, namely:
    “repo.technetec.com/beta/”
  3. Once the new repo is up and running, go back to the manage screen, open sources and tap into the new Repo.technetec.com link.
  4. Install “Spite (iOS 5.1)”.
  5. It’s about 150Mb. Sit back and chill for a bit while it works its magic.

That’s it. You’ll need to restart your iDevice after the installation just to be safe. After that, Siri is yours.

Note: Spire/Spite requires a proxy server to work. Search for “Spire proxies” and play around to find a server which suits you. You may also need to follow these steps if the diction services are not working for you.

MAJOR UPDATE: Spite now offers a camera fix for iOS 5.1 devices. Download it now from the same repository. The camera on my 3GS functions once more (smiley face). 

The video below nicely sums up the Spite installation process.


  • Pissed

    No it did brick phone and cant get unbricked now. Stay at 5.0.1 and use Spire

  • cool

    when i add the source, i dont see the spite for 5.1 or the regular spite….help!

  • Poommmm

    this source is the best Siri Installer for iOs 5.1 for now..
    http://www.kusumoto.co/betA
    @PoomSmart:twitter 

  • http://www.computercrown.com ComputerMan

     i just had to do that right now! Good thing i backed up right before i did this but it will be another 2 hours before i can use my iphone again! :(

  • Mwber62

    I was able to download Spite and all the Bug Fix’s, camera works and everything. But… Siri cannot access my Contacts, Safari, Reminders, or any other related program. Any suggestions?

  • Jacobopperman

    It doesn’t work on my iPhone 4. After I ask the question or say something, it says “I’m really sorry about this, but i can’t take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while.”
    Help!!!

  • Guest

    I heard it was working when / Library / Dictionaries is removed with iFile prior to theinstallation of Spite, and you do not then reboot with Cydia, but turn the iPod off and thenuse ”just boot”.
    Is that true? 

  • Guest

    With iPod 4g 8GB, I forgot to write that.

  • Dashaunbrown13

    when i try to download the repo.technetec.com/beta it says the indicated repository could not befound. this could be becauseyou are trying toadd a legacy installer repository

  • Alex

    does anyone know if this works for iPad 1st Gen?

  • Guest

    please help
    my ipod doesn’t let me add the repo

  • Danny Dausend

    Did you ever figure out why it says legacy installer?
     I still can’t get it working.

  • Funkman231

    there is another way to get spite!!!!!!! instead of beta put in vip and it should work!!!

  • Samp1800

    The fix pack totally destroyed my firmware so I had to restore then reinstall all the other things I had. Im just gonna wait until the beta finishes

  • Potatofudge

    my ipod is stuck on the apple logo and it wont stop. can someone email me at samuelgun99@gmail.com. my ipod wont even reboot, restore, or rejailbreak. please help!

  • Nick Mykkanen

    I had the exact opposite problem…. siri was installed but no spire in settings to configure siri proxy! trying a reinstall and hoping it works…

  • Toletgo1234

    5.1.1 stuck on boot logo after installing spite 2.3  

  • Tthibodeaux_1

    I installed spite for iphone4 ios5.0.1 using repotechnetic.com/beta/ after it was done installing I pressed reboot and now my phone is stuck on the apple logo it never finished rebooting. Please help me I have no idea what to do.

  • Jaycr250r

    Did u ever find out how to fix that because I had the same problem

  • Kerriacollins

    You’ll have to restore your phone mine did that 2 days again and now it works fine

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