What's your climate like? I've definitely had seizing of pads due to corrosion buildup between caliper and shim. I've had to beat them out with a hammer! I suspect it's because we have a lot of salt on the roads here in the winter. Several friends have also had the same problem.
I'm just curious. Lost a set of rear pads with 45k kms on them, still a sore spot for me.
I live in the place that many good old cars come from. California central valley into the bay area. I think my car has been exposed to salt maybe twice up in the mountains. Plenty of dust exposure, but very little salt. The rear calipers look like they could use an anti-corrosion coating of sorts in the rougher climates. My first set of rears did go around 29k but then I got 93k out of the second set and I'm on my third still. My car doesn't even burn oil.
There is instructions, and yes if you are mechanical you can do it yourself.Regarding the Android upgrade. Is that something an owner can perform or does it require special equipment only available to dealers?