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iOS 5.0.1 Update Makes Siri Ports Easier

by Shane McGlaun
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When hackers started to port Siri to other iPhone models, we wished Apple would just step up and make that an official feature in the latest version of the OS. Apple has now made it much more possible to port Siri to devices other than the iPhone 4S with the iOS 5.0.1 update – whether they intended to or not.

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Apparently, the new iOS update doesn’t encrypt the system files that are needed for Siri to work. The fact that those files are unencrypted means you can access them and port Siri much more easily than you could previously. Earlier builds required complex decryption algorithms which required a frequently changed key to avoid detection.

This is great news for the hacker community that can now work on ports without as much difficulty. It’s not clear if Apple has intentionally left the files unencrypted, or if this is just a temporary change in iOS 5.0.1.

[via CultofMac]

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