[Q] How to block OTAs
Seems like everyday I check this subforum there's a new batch of "help, I'm bricked" threads because users accepted (or were forced into) an OTA while also having a custom recovery. I was under the impression that OTAs would be blocked by the custom recovery (that we wouldn't even be prompted to accept it), but evidently this is not the case. Perhaps it's an LG thing, or maybe it's a non Nexus thing as that's all I've ever owned previously, but it's pretty obvious that accepting an OTA only leads to bad things.
So my question is pretty simple. Is there a way to block OTAs from ever popping up on our phones? Some file or apk we can freeze or delete? And if we do indeed receive the OTA notification, can we block it before it installs and all hell breaks loose? I'm specifically using the VS980 variant, but I imagine the process would be similar across all models.