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Lilbits: ARM computers, Linux phones, and the Pixel 2 rides off into the sunset

After rocking a Google Pixel 2 as my primary smartphone for the past three years, I took advantage of a Google Fi Black Friday promotion and traded in my phone for a brand new Pixel 4a 5G for $298 after trade-in. There were two reasons I decided the time was right to upgrade. First, my […]

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Kindle Fire: How to keep root, block OTA updates, or root Kindle Fire OS 6.2.1

The latest software update for the Amazon Kindle Fire is designed to improve performance and make the tablet easier to customize. For most users, it’s a big improvement over the software that originally came with the tablet. But if you’ve rooted your Kindle Fire, the last thing you want is to install the over-the-air updates. […]

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How to block over-the-air updates (and keep root) on the NOOK Tablet

Software updates are usually good things since they kill security flaws, improve performance, and offer new features. But if you bought a Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet running software version 1.4, proceeded to root the tablet, install the Android Market, and make other changes you’ve probably been dreading the new B&N software 1.4.1 update. The […]