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Siri Port Available for Jailbroken Apple iOS 5 Devices

Developers have managed to release a port for the Siri voice controlled assistant for jailbroken Apple devices running on iOS 5.

According to an article on 9to5 Mac, the new Siri port, called Spire, is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, third generation iPod touch, fourth generation iPod touch, and first generation iPad.

The Spire port, developed by developers Chpwn and Ryan Petrich, is available as a free download from the Cydia third party application for jailbroken iOS devices. The app is a 100 MB download.

"Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorisation to use Siri, so information from an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address," wrote developer Chpwn in a blog post.

"Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn't have the copyright issues encountered by previous attempts. Similarly, rather than directing all traffic through a specific proxy server (and the associated privacy issues), Spire allows you to specify your own proxy server," he added.

The port works fine on iDevices except iPod Touch, which seems to have a poor microphone.