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Old 07-19-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Any way of getting rid of the ads when its powered off?

Are they in some file that could be deleted when connected to the computer perhaps?
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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Not if you have the ad supported version of the Touch. My Touch is an ad supported version too. All that said, I have noticed with a couple of different firmwares that occasionally it has stopped displaying ads and displayed covers, so apparently there have been a few undocumented bugs that have flipped a memory location or two controlling the ad display behavior. Where those variables are located or what you'd need to flick them I couldn't say. Do not read that as, "with such and such version you won't get ads." It seemed entirely random to me the couple of times it happened.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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Bizarre. I had no idea there was any such thing as an ad-supported Touch. Where are you folks located?
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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I believe that in Europe, units sold via FNAC are ad-supported.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:32 AM   #5
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Interesting, I bought my 905B Touch with ads off the US version of eBay. Of course, that hardly precludes someone importing or bringing one here with them. I practically stole mine for $40 just because I wanted to see what the adjustable font weights were like. When it arrived it turned out to be an ad supported model. Oddly enough I never questioned the Euro look of the ads, just chalked it up to Kobo being an International company.

Anyhow, I just followed the forum links to download the new 2.8.1 firmware and after installing it on both my Glo and Touch found it had the side effect of removing the ads and displaying covers. Whether that sticks, I cannot say, but I've noticed the ads have not changed in the year I've had it, so maybe they've dumped the ads program.

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If you want to get rid of adds, plug your device on your computer, open the .kobo directory, search for the affiliate.conf file and open it with the notepad : you'll find that text
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[General]
affiliate=fnac
change the word "fnac" (in France for exemple) for "none" (or any other word of your choice) and save the changes before disconnecting properly your reader and then you'll get the option in the parameters (light, sleeping mode and power) to choose "use a screensaver=> display the current reading book cover" (at least it's what that is sayed in the French version) so that if you check the box, your cover will be displayed and uncheck you'll get the sleeping face.

I must admit that I learned how to make that here at mobileread when, after an update, I had no longer the option to display the cover of the book on my Touch

It worked with the kobo Touch, and now, after updating to 2.8.1 with my glow, it worked well too

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