AssistantExtensions: Mother of All Jailbreak Tweaks For Siri Has Arrived

BY Jason

Published 26 Jan 2012

We’ve already seen quite a few awesome jailbreak tweaks for Siri such as SiriToggles, Hands-free Control and Sireet.

However, a new jailbreak tweak developed by Mario Hros a.k.a kexik called AssistantExtensions seems to be the mother of all Siri jailbreak tweaks.

Here are some of the things you will be able to do using Siri after installing AssistantExtensions:

  • Launch apps
  • Send tweets
  • Enable/Disable Settings toggles
  • Control brightness
  • Respring Springboard
  • Talk with integrated chat box (check out the video to find out how it works)

Mario plans to add more commands in the future.

Here are some of the commands that you can use the features mentioned above:

  • System commands: “tweet <text_of_the_tweet>”, “show tweet <text_to_tweet>” (shows tweet dialog 1.0.1-4 up), “open <application_name>” or “launch <app_name>”,
    “brightness to XX %”, “restart springboard”, “generate a random number”, “say <what_to_say>”, “should I <do something>?”.
    More commands soon.
  • Toggles: “turn on <toggle_name>”, “list toggles” or “list switches” to get a list of toggles and their states.
  • Chat Bot: You can chat with Siri. To start, just say “Let’s chat” and wait a moment. Loading times will be improved a lot in future releases.

In addition to this, the jailbreak tweak also provides a framework for other developers to create Siri extensions. Mario has created a tutorial to show how to create a simple Siri extension here.

AssistantExtensions is similar to SiriProxy but you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up a proxy on your computer to make things work.

As an example, Mario has created a Siri extension that allows you to search for YouTube videos using Siri, which shows thumbnail of the results from YouTube integrated in Siri’s widget-like interface.

You can check out the video of AssistantExtensions below:

AssistantExtensions is available for free in Cydia. Please note that some users have rebooted crashing issue after reboot so please proceed with caution.

We can’t wait to see the custom Siri extensions created using this new jailbreak tweak once it is more stable.

[via AssistantExtensions website]