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Download Siri legally for your iOS 5 devices (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, iPad etc...)

Great! News for older iPhone users trying to get some Siri love on their phones can finally rejoice. Thanks to hackers Grant Paul (aka chpwn), Steve Troughton-Smith and Ryan Petrich. After months of work, they have developed an installer called Spire

With Spire you can install Siri legally on your iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch, iPad (all iOS 5) devices. The creators claim that their is no copyright infringement issues unlike previous Siri hacks.

To achieve this they are using Proxy servers to connect to Apple's servers. Once installed it will connect to Apple servers to initiate official Siri download of about 100MB.

Although, some limitations still exist for you before you can have Siri up and running on your device. To begin with, Your iDevice must be jailbroken in order to install Spire. Then you need to have some technical knowledge to set up the proxy servers, to identify your device as iPhone 4S.(Check back for official step-by-step configuration of Spire coming soon).
The latest version of Spire can be downloaded from 3rd party appstore Cydia.

The developers claim that whenever iPhone 4S gets jailbroken, their won't be any need of proxy servers. Also they are evaluating an option of using Google Chrome's Speech API to serve the Siri requests, which in my opinion is better option because it will eliminate the need to bypass Apples's Server authentication. 

We are still waiting to see how Apple reacts to this News. Whether they will allow it(unlikely) or they somehow manage to identify and block these proxy servers.

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