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[HOW TO] Disable Amazon OTA (Over The Air) System Updates Noob (Simple) Version

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8th January 2013, 11:29 PM |#11  
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I don't suppose there is a way of doing this if unregistered as I can't go in to apps ?


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9th January 2013, 12:02 AM |#12  
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Removing otacerts.zip should work fine,it did for me, but some have reported it didnt... disabling all possibilities seems a definitive solution which it appears this does

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9th January 2013, 03:29 PM |#13  
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Removing otacerts.zip should work fine,it did for me, but some have reported it didnt... disabling all possibilities seems a definitive solution which it appears this does

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You're right. I've just followed this how-to.
Last thing i want is going back to the stock amazon ****..
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11th January 2013, 01:55 AM |#14  
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cant we just move otacert to downloads like in the root guide?

KindleFireGuy,

Theoretically moving or renaming otacerts.zip should stop the updates but if Amazon get's the word on this there are

still backdoor services running that allow Amazon to push files onto the Kindle. So, let's say they catch word of this,

they will be able to push a new otacerts.zip back to the directory which it was removed. What we did with this simple

script was to disable every back door service that Amazon could use to push files OTA. The script shuts them all

down and does not remove any functionality. The script also shuts down unnecessary services that decrease

battery time.
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It would have saved me hours of trial and error a few weeks ago (actually, the exploration can be the fun part - I just found the screensaver). Now to get back to it - I borked Ivona trying to introduce alternatives. Now Pico's default is in command, sounding like Stephen Hawking's idiot cousin.

BELASCO,

That is just it, we all spend lot's of time making the Kindle work the way we want it to work, not the way

Amazon wants it to work. We all spend hours making the Kindle look and feel good, then Amazon sends an

update that removes all our hard work, why? I still do not understand the Amazon philosophy with regards

to the Kindle, it just does not make sense.
11th January 2013, 02:06 AM |#16  
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I don't suppose there is a way of doing this if unregistered as I can't go in to apps ?


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You do not need to be registered for this script to work, you need to be Rooted, that is it.
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Removing otacerts.zip should work fine,it did for me, but some have reported it didnt... disabling all possibilities seems a definitive solution which it appears this does

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mrkhigh

Theoretically moving or renaming otacerts.zip should stop the updates but if Amazon get's the word on this there are

still backdoor services running that allow Amazon to push files onto the Kindle. So, let's say they catch word of this,

they will be able to push a new otacerts.zip back to the directory which it was removed. What we did with this simple

script was to disable every back door service that Amazon could use to push files OTA. The script shuts them all

down and does not remove any functionality. The script also shuts down unnecessary services that decrease

battery time.
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You're right. I've just followed this how-to.
Last thing i want is going back to the stock amazon ****..

Headlessbody,

Thank you for the feedback. I agree, the last thing I want is to go back to the old interface which I completely

disliked. As I have said before, we spend a lot of time making the Kindle look and feel the way we want it to

look. Why does Amazon have the right to destroy our hard work? My opinion is the do not have the right to

remove our hard work and this is why we developed this script - to stop Amazon from destroying our hard

work.
11th January 2013, 02:14 AM |#19  
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Another big thanks to Chris for this Noob series. I am finally getting the hang of all this. Hopefully I am not the Village Dunce but less than 2 weeks ago I didn't even know how to use ES File Explorer. Your instructions have allowed me to accomplish tasks that a month ago I wouldn't even considered.
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Another big thanks to Chris for this Noob series. I am finally getting the hang of all this. Hopefully I am not the Village Dunce but less than 2 weeks ago I didn't even know how to use ES File Explorer. Your instructions have allowed me to accomplish tasks that a month ago I wouldn't even considered.

Clarke33,

By the way, I saw your PM, I just have not had time to respond yet. I am glad to hear the training helped,

this is why we do it, to carry our knowledge to other people like yourself. This update disables every possibility

of Amazon deploying updates, it also reduces number of services thereby increasing battery run time. I will

respond to your PM tomorrow.
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Somewhere in this forum i find the easy solution to move otacerts.zip in /download.
So i did it.
It's enough or it's better to follow the guide in this thread?
I love my kfhd unrooted, and i don't want an update to screw my night job to get it!

Headlessbody,

Yes that post is our How to: Root the Kindle Fire HD and 2:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069117

The description on how to move otacerts.zip is posted at the bottom of our post.

The reason we built this script is due to the number of backdoor services running on

the Kindle Fire, there are quite a few. Most send your buying habits to Amazon, we disable

this communication path. The other benefit by running this script is it helps to increase

your battery run time since it disables unnecessary services. I can completely understand

why you do not want to Root the Kindle but on the other hand you are losing out on

many benefits. This is why we designed the Noob Series, to allow anyone to complete the

tasks in the tutorials.

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