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Old 06-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by flash2004 View Post
Ok you are right , after a lot of restarts and constantly connected to internet, the ads seem to have appeared again

But I followed these instructions and now they are off again !!

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...20&postcount=4
That one is written to take advantage of several non-obvious facts.

As pointed out in another thread here, after renaming a directory, it puts a file of the same, original, name in its place.

This leverages an obvious programming error in the SO code -
It is only testing for the existence of a name, not of its type (file or directory).

But it is not possible to add filenames (new screensavers) as members of a file, only as members of a directory (folder).

Evidently the SO support code either does not check the error code from trying to put a new screensaver file into what is now a file.
OR
The SO support code assumes that any error code that is returned means the (what was) /var/local/adunits directory is full.

Recall also that some firmware versions will "auto-brick" when /var/local fills up.
So in an attempt to avoid that situation, this exception to the SO support operation has slipped into the code.

@GM: If I failed to clearly summarize what is happening, please correct this description.

Edit:
Two points -
  • HarryT is correct, your Amazon account panel is the proper way to deal with the SO function.
  • Don't forget to revert this change before next updating your firmware.

Last edited by knc1; 06-16-2012 at 09:51 AM.
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