Installing pysiriproxy

The following page contains step by step instructions for installing pysiriproxy on an Ubuntu system. These instructions have been tested on the following Ubuntu versions: 10.04, 11.10, and 12.04.

Installing and configuring dnsmasq

In order to intercept the commands being sent from the iPhone to Apple’s server you must install a program called dnsmasq onto a machine that will be connected to the same network as the iPhone. The following provides instructions on properly installing dnsmasq.

Run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install dnsmasq

Now, open the file /etc/dnsmasq.conf with the editor of your choice.

Search for #address=/double-click.net/127.0.0.1 (this should be roughly the 62nd line). Once the line is found, replace that line with the following two lines:

address=/guzzoni.apple.com/(your_machine's_ip_address).
address=/kryten.apple.com/(your_machine's_ip_address).

Be sure to replace your machine’s IP address and then save the file. This will allow the pysiriproxy server accept connections from devices using either iOS 5 or iOS 6.

Finally, restart dnsmasq for the new IP address to take effect:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart

Note

The above installation sequence was taken from How to install Siri Proxy.

Note

Once pysiriproxy has been installed and configured you can follow the instructions on changing the dnsmasq IP address to easily change the IP address used by dnsmasq.

Installing subversion and git

Subversion and Git are needed to access the repositories for some of the necessary modules to run pysiriproxy.

Run the following commands to install subversion:

$ sudo apt-get install subversion

Run the following commands to install Git:

$ sudo apt-get install -y aptitude
$ sudo aptitude build-dep git-core
$ cd ~
$ wget http://git-core.googlecode.com/files/git-1.7.10.tar.gz
$ tar xzvf git-1.7.10.tar.gz
$ cd git-1.7.10
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

$ git --version

$ cd ../ && rm -rf git-1.7.10*

Installing the CFPropertyList module

The Python CFProperyList module is needed the run pysiriproxy. It can be installed by running the following commands:

$ cd /opt
$ sudo git clone https://github.com/bencochran/CFPropertyList.git
$ sudo chown -R $USERNAME:$USERNAME CFPropertyList
$ cd CFPropertyList
$ python setup.py build
$ sudo python setup.py install

Installing the biplist module

The Python biplist module is needed the run pysiriproxy. It can be installed by running the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
$ sudo easy_install biplist

Installing the twisted module

The Python twisted module is needed the run pysiriproxy. It can be installed by running the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install python2.6-dev
$ sudo easy_install twisted

NOTE: Replace “2.6” with the version of Python you will be using. You can get the correct number by typing the following into a Python shell:

import sys
sys.version[0:3]

Installing the pyamp module

The Python pyamp module is needed to run pysiriproxy. It can be installed by running the following commands:

$ cd /opt
$ svn checkout http://pyamp.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/pyamp
$ sudo chown -R $USERNAME:$USERNAME pyamp
$ cd pyamp
$ python setup.py build
$ sudo python setup.py install

Installing pysiriproxy

Run the following commands:

$ cd /opt
$ svn checkout http://pysiriproxy.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/pysiriproxy
$ sudo chown -R $USERNAME:$USERNAME pysiriproxy
$ cd pysiriproxy
$ python setup.py build
$ python setup.py install
$ sudo ./siriproxy

You can also install pysiriproxy using Python setuptools as follows:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
$ sudo easy_install pysiriproxy