The Spire is a Siri Port tweak, if you are concerned about the jailbreak community, you must know it. But the Spire exists a lot of technical issues, that greatly impact your Siri experience.
Today another free Siri Alternative called SARA is now available for jailbroken iPhones, you can also call it is a Siri clone. SARA works fine on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS with you setting a proxy.
Sara’s functionality and Performance is just as much as Siri, and even more powerful than Siri. Sara can accomplish many things such as telling the weather, getting your current position, play music, call or SMS contact, open apps, search places, news, internet search (YouTube, Google, Wikipedia and etc) and believe me. Sara can also remotely control your PC via voice control (well, haven’t tested it on my PC yet). You can also update your tweet and Facebook status with it, something Siri’s not able to do yet.
Of course, SARA can also work on some older iOS devices, such as: the iPhone 3G, iPad 1G, iPad, iPod touch 4G. You may not believe the graphic and user interface of Sara all almost same as siri.
SARA is now available at Cydia, you just need to add this repo http://isoftjsc.com to your source list, then search for the version that matches your device. Also included is a Console app (Sara for iPhone 2G/3G, iPod touch 2Gand Sara for iPhone 4S/4/3GS, iPod touch 4G/3G, iPad 2/1) to help you to get Sara crash logs.
With SARA, you can do these:
- Find local business & direction (everywhere, not only US andCanada)
- Search for song from
- Call, message
- View the movie schedule from nearest cinema
- Read newspaper (via RSS)
- Check mail
- Remote control PC
- Search videos from youtube, search google, Wikipedia
- Toggle on/off system functional (wifi, bluetooth, 3G, et cetera)
- Translate, support > 37 languages
- Read barcode, qr code then find price, local business sell this
- OCR feature (Image to text), you can use Sara instead of scanner
- Social network support, user can take a photo then send to their facebook, twitter
- Search product price, local business
- Open apps
Following teach you how to install Sara tweak on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Obviously first of all, your idevice must be jailbroken. If not, you may follow this guide we posted for jailbreaking iPad 2 on 5.0.1 with Greenpois0n Absinthe, or jailbreaking iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1G with redsn0w 0.9.10b5. If your iOS lower than iOS 5, you can install WhiteD00r 5.1, then install SARA on your device.
You can also install Sara Tweak manually on your jailbroken iOS device using iFile.
Download Sara.deb 0.3 for for iPhone 2G/3G, iPod touch 2G.
Once downloaded, change the zip suffix to .Deb
The Sara tweak video installation guides below:
Sara cydia repo.m4v