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    Disabling System Updates (OTA)

    Instructions Found by DS36 from xdadevelopers

    Root Explorer Instructions:
    1. Go to: /system/etc/security
    2. Rename the zip files to .bak
    Thanks Droid-Xer


    ADB Instructions:
    Computer Steps:
    1. Enable Xoom’s "USB Debugging" (Settings > Applications > Development)
    2. Plug in the Xoom via USB
    3. Go to the “android sdk” folder, hold down “Shift” key and “Right” click on the folder.
    4. Select "Open Command Window Here"

    PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING EACH LINE BELOW:

    adb shell

    $ su

    # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

    # cd /etc/security

    # mv otacerts.zip otacerts.zip.bak

    # exit

    exit

    ref: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=679708

    UPDATE 10/02/11: My notification came back after a while. I still had the icon at the bottom right corner. What I did this morning and it is working so far: Instead of choosing "Install Later" I installed the application. It gave me a message of "Rebooting", which it never did. I rebooted my system and I no longer have the notification nor the icon at the bottom right corner. Before I edit the OP, I will see if the notification comes back. However, I did several reboots and no OTA notifications. Please give it a try and let me know what you come up with.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Jennings Owens; 10-02-2011 at 07:25 AM.
    Liz

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    You can also use root explorer to go to /system/etc/security and rename the zip from there. Easier IMO.

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    +1,
    anytime you can use root explorer it's easier but there is certainly value in becoming proficient in ADB.
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    Hello all, Three days after doing this, I am rcvg the notiftn again. I also went in root explorer and replaced .zip w/bak. Let me know if anyone else came across this.
    Liz

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