Bad News: Jailbreaking Your iPhone 4S Might Stop Siri :S


Just a quick heads up for iPhone 4S users who’re waiting eagerly for the iPhone 4S jailbreak which is supposed to be released very soon. According to the iPhone hacker Stefan Esser, better know as i0n1c, Apple’s voice assistant Siri stopped working on his iPhone 4S after running the unreleased jailbreak on it.

Stefan Esser claims that there might be jailbreak detection in Siri which will stop Siri from working on the device. Esser notes out on Twitter that “Siri stopped working after a day of running with jailbroken kernel on the iPhone 4S”. Strange, isn’t it?

As most of you know, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (A5) untethered jailbreaking is making its way to the jailbreak community. We’ve seen a video showing iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak and a photo showing iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken too.

The news from i0n1c seems to be bad news for iPhone 4S users but in my opinion, I think jailbreaking is not the reason why Siri stopped working. There may be something else which caused Siri to stop working. My advice now is that if iPhone 4S jailbreak is released, don’t rush doing it. Just wait for this issue to be confirmed. Stay tuned as we’ll get back to you once we know something new.

UPDATE: Seems like as I thought, the problem resolved after a reboot:

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