Originally Posted by geekmaster
Still learning the "install as usual" part. After installing ksonoads patch (5.1.0 severely reduced my customer loyalty), then registering, I suddenly have ads. I see NOW that I needed to add the patch file to CONFIG.TXT. I won't make that mistake again. Do I really have to flash another 5.0.0 kernel and main to fix this?
you have the no-ads patch installed, just keep it there. You won't see no ads on the home screen. And if
you have it installed and also delete /var/local/adunits, you won't see any ads at all.
I did think about getting rid of the config file (for instance loading all the applicable files in the directory). That would remove one minor nuisance (explicitly adding a file to CONFIG.TXT), but also introduce many potential problems: the configuration file can now provide in-place documentation, it can be used to easily enable/disable patches, and (not currently used yet) it can guarantee a particular order of loading patches. I decided against getting rid of it, because the latter 3 arguments outweigh the first one, IMO.