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Android tethering to Firetv - how to block OTA URLs?

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By ugabuga, Senior Member on 13th June 2014, 01:26 PM
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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

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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