Good luck, it would seem Linux loves having some users jump through hoops for certain things. i just figured out how to eliminate some of those hoops
I do not know that 'TMO' is but i can help with disabling sys alerts about new updates.
Samsung Galaxy Precedent (rooted, AreaRom 3.4 , sd-ext w/ 3.65GB internal space)
Kindle Fire (1st Gen, rooted, AOKP JB 4.1, Nova Launcher)
Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G LTE (rooted, Carbon ROM)