Freeing a 5th gen Fire tablet from its master.

I have sort of a history of bending android devices to my will.  It's sort of what I do, and while I'm not going to claim credit for the work done in this post, I will say that that experience fueled it.  So as you read through this, bear in mind that I'm experienced, and have a pretty good idea of what to do to get myself out of trouble when android mods go sideways.  Yes, I've bricked a few devices, rendering them useless, but that's been few and far between.

Paypal scam.

I've been meaning to write about this for some time now.  Back in October of 2016, I found myself in posession of a Samsung S7 Edge that I really didn't like, and a brand new shiney Google Pixel, that I did indeed like.  So I did the logical thing, right before Christmas, I tried to sell it.  At first I tried cragistlist, as I've found it more effective than Ebay for some other things I've sold.  Nothing, not a single bite.  So I fell back to Ebay, as I really wanted to get this thing sold.  A day or so after I listed the item, I was contacted through ebay's messaging system, by a potential

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