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Siri for iPhone 4: iOS 5 Dictation download live for those on the dark side

We recently informed you about the latest status on getting a full working port of Siri running on older iOS devices such as the iPhone 4, but now it has been confirmed that even more Siri functionality has come to Apple’s older iPhone 4 too.

For those of you that are not aware, Siri can also input dictation by voice and if you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 you can now download a few apps and get this running on your device too. Just like the main Siri app, Apple has restricted this feature for the new iPhone 4S only, but if you want to try this out yourself, you can via Cydia and a new jailbreak app called Siri0us.

If you are curious as to how Siri dictation handles on the iPhone 4, we have a useful video for you to check out below, courtesy of the iDownloadBlog. Dictation works via the Apple search bar either online or offline and also via the notes application as well. As you can see from the video, the accuracy isn’t 100% perfect, but it does work so perhaps a little microphone fine tuning is needed to get the desired passage of text each time.

As noted in the video, Siri0us works for the iPhone 4 but it should also run without any problems on the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4 running iOS 5 as well. We’re not sure if this package is worth jailbreaking your iPhone 4 solely, but it is a very nice feature to have on your device nevertheless, especially if you enjoy taking notes when you are out but never have the time to write something down physically.

Are you going to try Siri0us out on your jailbroken handset? If you already have this running, let us know how it is handling so far, so other users can follow and install.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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