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Android tethering to Firetv - how to block OTA URLs?

13th June 2014, 01:26 PM   |  #1  
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So been using my phone to wirelessly tether to the Firetv. Using a T-Mobile Note 3 rooted with custom rom Wicked. Wiress tethering works great but I want to block the Amazon update URLs. Anyone know any apps that can add this functionality?

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13th June 2014, 06:40 PM   |  #2  
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Edit the host file on your android device to block the site. It's quick but dirty.

SSH to your phone, vi /etc/hosts

Code:
127.0.0.1    firs-ta-g7g.amazon.com
127.0.0.1    amzdigitaldownloads.edgesuite.net
Just the first line should do, but to be safe I've blocked both (even though it may cause issues buying things), I don't want to risk losing root. I'll be doing that same edit on the FireTV itself once the root exploit is out.
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