15 Apr 2017

Freeing a 5th gen Fire tablet from its master.

Submitted by Gangrif

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.

17 Mar 2017

Paypal scam.

Submitted by Gangrif

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