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    Block ads busted in 0.6.2?

    Installed without wipe over 0.6.1 and now Angry Birds Seasons is giving me popups (as well as news sites) even with block ads enabled in rom settings menu. Even tried command line script on terminal to block ads but no go. Dang.

    Anybody else?
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    Ads are not blocked in apps.
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    Fix

    The hosts file format in BB v0.6.2 is slightly messed up. The file is in DOS format and not in UNIX format. The following seemed to work for me:
    1. Unzip the BB v0.6.2 zip file and find system/etc/hosts in it
    2. Use the dos2unix tool to convert the file to UNIX format
    3. Use adb to remount /system as writeable, and push the modified hosts file to your phone: e.g. "adb push C:\downloads\bb062\system\etc\hosts /system/etc/hosts"
    4. Fix permissions on the hosts file. I did this using Terminal Emulator: "chmod 644 /system/etc/hosts"
    5. reboot

    Hope this helps! Now, the only issue I've got left with BB v0.6.2 is force closes when going to the "Location & Security" screen in system settings.
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    Yep and Westwood confirmed even with wipe ad block is still busted. No biggie though its a minor thing IMO, I'm sure Pete can come up with a patch for it.

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    Looks like Joe figured it out while I was posting...

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    Is there any way someone might be able to upload the fixed unix version of the host file for us simple minded folk? It would be very appreciated, then it sounds like we would just have to replace the file and reboot right? Any help would be greatly appreciated and new year...new rom. I'm a happy camper! Thanks Pete!!
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    I just found it's easy to fix from terminal emulator. The hosts file is around a 600 MB text file that lists almost every ad server website known to man. Wonder how it gets updated?

    I went into terminal emulator and did this to fix ad block using info from previous poster. I'm no linux whiz so this is not very elegant:

    su
    sys -rw
    cd system
    cd etc
    dos2unix hosts hosts

    Wait til you get a new prompt. Exit terminal. Reboot. Badabing. Thanks for tagging the hosts file as the prob! I love learning new stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floyd View Post
    I just found it's easy to fix from terminal emulator. The hosts file is around a 600 MB text file that lists almost every ad server website known to man. Wonder how it gets updated?

    I went into terminal emulator and did this to fix ad block using info from previous poster. I'm no linux whiz so this is not very elegant:

    su
    sys -rw
    cd system
    cd etc
    dos2unix hosts hosts

    Wait til you get a new prompt. Exit terminal. Reboot. Badabing. Thanks for tagging the hosts file as the prob! I love learning new stuff.
    Thanks for sharing. That was a quick and easy fix.
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    Floyd i really appreciate you dumbing it down for us (me). I don't know what it is but i'm just coding/linux illiterate and really need to change that. Many thanks to you for the simple fix!
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    Nice! I didn't realize there was a dos2unix in busybox. Thanks for figuring out the easier solution, floyd!
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