Siri is the target feature of most of the iOS developers and hackers now a days. In progress, Applidium, a French engineering firm, has cut the cord and managed to crack Siri so that it can run on any device including Mac, Windows and Android devices. Isn’t its amazing?
Until now, developers were able to port Siri on only iOS devices, which is only officially launched, on iPhone 4S, but now with the reverse engineering done by Applidium confirms that Siri can be used with every device. Additionally, Siri can also be integrated with apps.
Siri sends raw audio captures of the user’s voice, compressed with the Speex audio codec optimized for VoIP. The iPhone 4S sends identifiers everywhere. So if you want to use Siri on another device, you still need the identifier of at least one iPhone 4S. Of course we’re not publishing ours, but it’s very easy to retrieve one using the tools we’ve written.
Siri request an iPhone 4S makes involves a unique host identifier that seems to be based on the hardware UDID, which prevents unauthorized devices from sending requests to Apple’s servers. The developers were successfully able to test copying and sending correct request to Apple servers and they also received an successful response from other devices also.
However, Applidium have also released a sample demo of Siri’s speech-to-text feature. But the main issue is these requests are tied to a hardware key and Apple can easily block that UDID which will make it unusable and also Apple owns Siri service and the company can change the way it transmits data.
Earlier, Siri was successfully ported on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G and hackers were also able to connect to Apple servers. But this discovery will definitely take the hack to a quite wider scope.
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