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The first thing that happened when I powered my new phone and tablet up:

unwanted apps began updating and downloading all kinds of data.  

I was using my old tablet's internet hub with unlimited downloading,

so I just clenched my teeth and endured it. :blink: 


I wanted to root my old tablet.  Rooting allows you to delete

all the bloatware that comes pre-installed and undeletable, 

from Google and Verizon, or whoever sells the device. 

But, alas, my old tablet wasn't 'rootable'. :( 


My new tablet is rootable, but I don't want to void the warranty on it.



I found this AWESOME app on Google Play that lets you sort a' root

your phone/tablet without really rooting it and voiding the warranty. 

It's free and it's called NoRoot Firewall by Grey Shirts. 


NoRoot creates a virtual private network VPN

for you and routes all your other apps through it. 

That way, you can see what app is trying to

download/update without permission, and YOU get to control

if and when the app can have access to the internet. 


I have all my apps set to only have downloading ability when my phone or 

tablet is connected to wi-fi. And, even then, the app can only download

when the device's screen is on.   


Those Grey Shirt guys are shear geniuses!!!post-5984-0-95700700-1448162196.gif post-5984-0-73386000-1448162234.gif


Hopefully, NoRoot will mean NoSurprises on my cellular service bill.  ^_^ 

(We have the cheapest plan, which means we only have 2MB downloading per month.

Which is why I only want to use wi-fi while downloading or surfing the web.)




Nobody has to DRIVE me crazy.5a5e0e53285e2_Nogrinning.gif.d89ec5b2e7a22c9f5ca954867b135e7b.gif  I'm close enough to WALK. 5a5e0e77dc7a9_YESGrinning.gif.e5056e95328247b6b6b3ba90ddccae77.gif


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