1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    Popular iOS developer Grant Paul (more widely known as @chpwn) recently revealed via a tweet, that he was able to concoct custom commands in Siri. You can see the screenshot of a test command below:



    What this discovery really does is prove that Siri can prove to be a more complex and more useful tool than it already is. The ability to create custom commands that function with Siri can open an endless array of possibilities. The commands can lead to a slew of new jailbreak tweaks and packages that could provide further convenience to a number of iPhone 4S users (possibly iPhone 4 users and maybe iPhone 3GS users, if the port comes to fruition). The Siri port won’t be publicly released until further notice due to the whole legality of the issue though, so don't get too excited if you are still using older iOS devices.

    As of right now, it hasn’t been made clear whether the custom commands will see the light of day but chances are they might upon the release of the iPhone 4S (and iPad 2) jailbreak. MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team recently showed proof of preliminary jailbreak for the A5 chip based iOS devices but has not provided an ETA, so we’ll continue to have to be patient.

    In the meantime, we can’t help but be excited about the plethora of innovative ideas that custom commands in Siri could lead to. What custom commands would you like to see? Are you excited? Share any thoughts and ideas below!

    Source: @chpwn
    2011-11-03 11:23 AM
  2. Ttle13's Avatar
    Niceeee
    2011-11-03 11:31 AM
  3. auscompgeek's Avatar
    I'd like to see an "open" command, where you would just say (for example) "open Cydia" and Cydia would open.
    2011-11-03 12:11 PM
  4. scroogelives's Avatar
    Commands to turn on/off thing like Bluetooth, wifi, and on and on lol basically I would like it to be the master of my phone lol
    2011-11-03 12:33 PM
  5. rockness724's Avatar
    Commands to turn on/off thing like Bluetooth, wifi, and on and on lol basically I would like it to be the master of my phone lol
    I 2nd this!
    2011-11-03 12:35 PM
  6. WaLLy3K's Avatar
    Question: Siri, is the new untethered jailbreak available for my device?
    Answer: Not as of yet, according to Can I Jailbreak My iPhone?. Would you like to follow @iphone_dev on Twitter for updates?
    Reply: Yes, please follow.
    I'd love to see something like this.
    2011-11-03 01:16 PM
  7. sidelsol97's Avatar
    Doesn't really matter if we can't get it ported...
    2011-11-03 01:43 PM
  8. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
    Apple needs this!
    HIT THANKS BUTTON TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION
    2011-11-03 02:38 PM
  9. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
    What I'd rather see is the ability to say "call dad" and it not say there is no contact listed as dad for "Shane"

    But if u say call father it works

    I said to Siri "Steve" is my dad" it replies "got it do you want me to remember that Steve is your father?"
    I said yes my say call dad again with still no luck
    Last edited by BenderRodriguez; 2011-11-03 at 03:04 PM.
    2011-11-03 03:01 PM
  10. jayteez's Avatar
    I'd like to see an "open" command, where you would just say (for example) "open Cydia" and Cydia would open.
    you can do this now with hands-free control and voice activator.
    2011-11-03 03:21 PM
  11. mikerlx's Avatar
    you can do this now with hands-free control and voice activator.
    I reviewed hands-free control on YouTube check it out if u like.
    2011-11-03 03:33 PM
  12. Daerid's Avatar
    What I'd rather see is the ability to say "call dad" and it not say there is no contact listed as dad for "Shane"

    But if u say call father it works

    I said to Siri "Steve" is my dad" it replies "got it do you want me to remember that Steve is your father?"
    I said yes my say call dad again with still no luck
    You can go into your own contact and create custom relationships. I created Stepfather. Make one that says Dad
    2011-11-03 03:34 PM
  13. iJunkie68's Avatar
    What I'd rather see is the ability to say "call dad" and it not say there is no contact listed as dad for "Shane"

    But if u say call father it works

    I said to Siri "Steve" is my dad" it replies "got it do you want me to remember that Steve is your father?"
    I said yes my say call dad again with still no luck
    Just change the contact name to dad....but I know what you mean. Would be nice if Siri knew dad and father were the same.
    2011-11-03 04:03 PM
  14. pentatonic145's Avatar
    Just change the contact name to dad....but I know what you mean. Would be nice if Siri knew dad and father were the same.
    Edit Conact > add field > nickname

    *derp*

    Is this running on a JB 4 that has Siri ported? No way it could be on a 4S, right?
    2011-11-03 04:16 PM
  15. Mlitz69's Avatar
    Is this running on a JB 4 that has Siri ported? No way it could be on a 4S, right?[/QUOTE]

    What makes u think it's on a 4
    2011-11-03 04:41 PM
  16. chstriker11's Avatar
    Doesn't really matter if we can't get it ported...
    How about the people who have an iPhone 4s? Jackass....
    2011-11-03 05:16 PM
  17. norfskate's Avatar
    Has nobody else noticed the wonderful Portal "cake" reference?!

    Luv it!

    :-)
    2011-11-03 05:36 PM
  18. confucious's Avatar
    As it can't find places in either Egypt or the UK, I'll give it a miss for now.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2011-11-03 05:39 PM
  19. PoEtikly's Avatar
    How about the people who have an iPhone 4s? Jackass....
    Because 4s users already have Siri and won't need it ported! The iPhone 4 users would love to see it ported! You really made yourself look a little dense here....
    2011-11-03 05:39 PM
  20. Moreno53's Avatar
    Because 4s users already have Siri and won't need it ported! The iPhone 4 users would love to see it ported! You really made yourself look a little dense here....
    He was talking about the custom commands still be viable on the iphone4s...
    2011-11-03 06:01 PM
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