Sara is the new fully functional Free Siri alternative cydia tweak for having the Siri voice assistant on all older devices. Sara 0.3 is developed by Vietnamese developer with a great interface and provides many features as in Siri, and even overcomes some Siri limitations. Check below the video guides.
Sara tweak supports nearly all older devices including iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, 3G, iPad and iPad 2. Only the second-generation iPod touch is not yet supported and of course iPhone 4S, why would one need Sara on iPhone 4S when it has Siri?
Features of Sara Voice assistant Cydia tweak:
- Find local business & direction (everywhere, not only US and Canada)
- Search Google, Wikipedia
- Call, message
- View the movie schedule from nearest cinema
- Read newspaper (via RSS)
- Check mail
- Remote control PC
- Search videos from youtube, songs
- Toggle on/off system functional (wifi, bluetooth, 3G etc)
- 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, share photos, comments on Facebook, twitter
- Search product price, local business
- Open apps
How to Install Sara on Jailbroken iOS devices
Step 1: You should have a jailbroken device with cydia installed. If your device us not yet jailbroken you can use absinthe for iPad 2 and redsn0w 0.9.10b5 for all other devices and install Cydia.
Step 2: Open Cydia > Manage > Sources
Step 3: Add repo “http://isoftjsc.com”
Step 4: You will see the screen as below. You can select and install Sara app according to your device
Optionally, you can also install Sara manually using the steps below. However, it is not recommended to install the app manually. Users facing issues with above steps can try to install manually.
How to Install Sara on Jailbroken iOS devices [Manually]
Step 1: Open Cydia > Manage > Settings > choose Developer > Done
Step 2: Search and Install the packages:
Step 3: Install iFile
Step 4: Download Sara deb file according to your device from the link below.
Step 5: Copy downloaded deb file to your device
Step 6: Open iFile, open this deb file on your device and Install
Step 7: When installed, respring
Step 8: If you don’t see Sara icon, try to reboot.
The good part is, Sara cydia app does not require any server to be running like other methods to install Siri. But the only disadvantage that there are some grammatical mistakes observed in the answers provided by Sara. As the app is free, it is worth trying as the developer claims it be best Siri alternative app.
How to Add Sara Tweak Repo [Video]
How to Install Sara [Video]
Evi is another good Siri alternative we have detailed earlier with a lot Siri features. Still if you want Specifically Siri itself on your device, then you can follow the guide here to install Siri on iPad 2 or can setup up SiriServer for Siri and install Siri on iPhone 4 /iPod touch 4G.
[UPDATE 1]: Download and Install Sara Extension: SaraDictation Cydia Tweak For Voice Dictation on Older Devices [Siri Dictation Alternative]