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Daily Tip: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 5

Want to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5? iTunes makes the process of upgrading painless. And it's just like checking for upgrades and updating any other firmware version in iTunes. The best part is once you're on iOS 5 you can start to receive OTA updates after your initial update to iOS 5.

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Daily Tip: How to Jailbreak iOS 5 GM with RedSn0w 0.9.9b3

If you've got the iOS 5 GM seed on your iOS device, you can now jailbreak via RedSn0w 0.9.9b3a. This one is also tethered like the previous beta versions of RedSn0w for iOS 5.

Be advised that not all jailbreak apps and tweaks have been updated to support iOS 5. If you’re alright with running tethered and don’t mind a few bugs here and there, follow along for a quick walkthrough.

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Daily Tip: How to regain access to a passcode disabled iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

If you forgot your passcode or someone guessed the password incorrectly too many times, you're iPhone will disable itself or you won't have access to it. If you've actively been creating backups of your iOS device, you can still regain access. The screenshot above was sent to us by a baffled reader who's small child got ahold of their iPhone. I highly doubt anyone would want to wait 6 million minutes to access their iPhone.

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Daily tip: How to find your Cydia account number

Are you jailbreaker eager to test a theme or jailbreak app and need to know how to find your Cydia account number? Chances are if you've ever downloaded or purchased an app or tweak from Cydia, you have one. In case you ever need to know where it is and how to find it, we've got you covered!

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Daily Tip: How to Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 7 via Redsn0w 0.9.8b7

Currently running iOS 5 beta 7 and wondering how to Jailbreak? Well you're in luck, you can now do so with the newest version of Redsn0w. Of course this one is also tethered like the previous beta versions of RedSn0w for iOS 5.

Be advised that not all jailbreak apps and tweaks have been updated to support iOS 5. If you're alright with running tethered and don't mind a few bugs here and there, follow along for a quick walkthrough.

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Daily Tip: how to create free iPhone ringtones in GarageBand (Mac only)

On a Mac and wondering how to get free ringtones for your iPhone? We all know you can purchase or create ringtones in iTunes but... they can be limited in functionality or selection. Luckily GarageBand, which is part of the the iLife suite, has the ability to create ringtones built right in.

The process isn't too difficult and you can fine tune them however you like; including fade ins, fade outs, splicing sections together, and more.

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Daily Tip: How to find a UDID or serial number of an iPad

Trying to figure out where to find the UDID or serial number of There are many reasons you may need to look up your UDID, IMEI, or serial number of your iOS device. While earlier generations had the serial printed on the back casing of the device, many newer models don't. There are still several ways you can obtain this information both natively on your device or via iTunes.

Follow along to find out how.

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Daily Tip: How to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 via RedSn0w 0.9.8b5

If you're currently running iOS 5 beta 5 but just can't live without your jailbreak, the Dev Team has already released RedSn0w beta 5. The only catch is, it's tethered, just like the previous beta versions of RedSn0w for iOS 5.

Be advices that not all jailbreak apps and tweaks have been updated to support iOS 5. If you're alright with running tethered and don't mind a few bugs here and there, follow along for a quick walkthrough.

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Daily Tip: how to enable push notifications in Tweetbot for iPhone

Using Tweetbot and wondering how to enable the recently added experimental push notifications? Tapbots just recently opened up tons more slots in the beta program so if you haven't enabled it, there's still a good chance you can snag a slot.

The most common question I've been getting is how to enable push notifications. Although Tweetbot is a gorgeous Twitter client, the push settings are in a bit of a weird place. Follow along for a quick guide on how to try and activate push in Tweetbot.

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Daily Tip: How to fix iTunes restore errors by manually editing host files on your Mac

Getting the dreaded "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" error when trying to install an iOS 5 beta, and wondering how to edit your hosts file to get around the problem? Host files can often be used to resolve issues with an iTunes restore, even those that happen due to SHSH saves on jailbroken devices. Follow along for a quick walkthrough, and I'll show you how.

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