Siri Beta
Real Siri: less likely to stab you in the heart

Last week we reported that Siri had been made to work on older iPhones and the iPod touch, when officially the voice-controlled assistant should only work on the new iPhone 4S.

Now a tutorial has appeared on YouTube explaining how to get Siri on an iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod touch - but there's a catch; Apple's servers do not reply to Siri commands from anything but the iPhone 4S.

This means that while the user interface appears perfectly, talking to Siri will not result in any replies, making it useless for now. A video uploaded last week shows Siri working fully on an iPhone 4, so it's only a matter of time until a fully working tutorial is released.

The process involves uploading files to your iDevice and altering some files in the root folder, and it goes without saying that the device needs to be running a jailbroken version of iOS 5.

Apple does not condone jailbreaking of its products, and as such the IBTimes is not responsible for any damage or warranty invalidation that may occur by following the Siri tutorial.

Website iJailbreak has posted a step-by-step tutorial for getting the Siri user interface onto older iOS 5 devices here.