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    Cheapest small Android tablet that won't explode?

    Any recommendations? This will just be used as a wall clock to display accurate time (NTP). Doesn't even have to be usable as a 'normal' tablet- my oldhas given up the ghost after several years. It was a Barnes and Noble Nook, and was so slow that it was totally unusable as anything more than a static display.

    It can't be a Kindle Fire (the standard cheap Android tablet) because it's too locked down to override screen displays with various information overlays.


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    There are some .. never mind, you said no locked down devices.

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    Not sure if this is relevant.

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/117/thread227085.html


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    Surely there have to be tutorials to root/jailbreak/unlock Kindle Fire tablets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    It can't be a Kindle Fire (the standard cheap Android tablet) because it's too locked down to override screen displays with various information overlays.
    Use Amazon Fire Toolbox for once and you are set; link to guide >> https://www.christitus.com/amazon-fire-debloat/
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    I use an old Nexus 7 2013 with the battery removed for safety purposes, easy one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vyral_143:
    Use Amazon Fire Toolbox for once and you are set; link to guide >> https://www.christitus.com/amazon-fire-debloat/
    The system is still pretty restricted after using this. You're still working around Amazon's craptastic Android implementation.

    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Surely there have to be tutorials to root/jailbreak/unlock Kindle Fire tablets.
    I guess I could look into totally wiping the OS and installing something else which I have never done before, but it's going to... be a clock, not worth a huge amount of effort.

    The Barnes and Noble tablet was great- pretty accessible OS, and dirt cheap. Unfortunately it's been discontinued (for good reason- it was totally unusable for anything besides a static display).

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    How about something like this for $200?

    https://www.carousell.com.hk/p/ipad-...gb-1128667816/


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    I jailbreak the Teclast that i bought in China


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