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"Special offers" another way to disable it

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12th February 2014, 04:01 PM   |  #11  
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Home Screen Setting to Hide 'Ads'
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... those lovely ads are back! Any suggestions?

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I'm not sure what ads or "Special Offers" you all are referring to, since I've never seen any such push-ads as described here in this thread, on my stock HDX7--not rooted, no factory "reset", nor "wallpaper fix". I'm also not sure if you all are aware of the following setting:

<Settings> <Applications> <Home Screen> [Show/Hide Recommendations] <Hide>

FYI, give this a try...
12th February 2014, 05:41 PM   |  #12  
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TL3, thanks for your reply. You got me, I forgot to change that setting. I did, but it just meant less ads to go thru. Before the tech guys (I love 'em all!) came up with the latest script, I didn't have any ads. There are no ads once the Kindle restarts after being turned off, but when it goes to black or into hibernation the ads reappear. Once waking it up, the ads are on the lockscreen. Using the Gapps script, I have not been able to get rid of them when waking up the Kindle.

However, there was a fix that here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2569309 that required removing permissions from the adunits folder. When you do that, they disappear, but you may be left with one wallpaper, the lockscreen wallpapers stop rotating at that point. So, you're left with the dull looking pencil one I believe it was. Others also reported the same.

I just deal with it. It's no biggie, just interesting why it's occuring along with the Kindle upgrading message when you re-start the device. Thanks for the reminder about the ad recommendations. I forgot to change it. Cpasjuste's Gapps script did so much for us, I thought he had thought of that also!

Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it.

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18th February 2014, 12:43 AM   |  #13  
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... I forgot to change that setting. I did, but it just meant less ads to go thru. ...

@tech6, not sure if this is applicable, but I just discovered another 'Special Offers' setting that might help...

Log into your 'Manage My Kindle' account online at:

amazonDOTcomSLASHmyk [...I can't post links yet...]

Click on 'Manage Your Devices' on the left under 'Your Kindle Account'

Click on 'Edit' next to 'Special Offers' to unsubscribe

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18th February 2014, 09:30 AM   |  #14  
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Oh yeah I went there. I was ready to hit the unsubscribe button when I saw where if you do that is an automatic $15 . Your research is very goog I must say.

It's like no two Kindles are the same. Like you and othrts don't have this problem , but I do. I'm wondering is it because I reset my device using the build number change method. Because when I first rooted it! I didnt have this problem.

Well, the ads are at least very appealing to the eye. Thanks for your suggestion.


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18th February 2014, 03:38 PM   |  #15  
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Oh yeah I went there. I was ready to hit the unsubscribe button when I saw where if you do that is an automatic $15 . Your research is very goog I must say.

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$15?! WTH... I just so happened upon this setting when I was searching for a way to change the device name. Anyway, my 'Special Offers' setting was already indicating as 'Unsubscribed' when I logged into my account. When I click on 'Edit' to see what other options are available, I got the following pop-up notice:

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Subscribe to Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers

To subscribe to Special Offers, you will first need to set up your 1-Click payment method with a valid U.S. billing address here*.
* Link to my Amazon.com's Payment Settings page referencing that "kinw_myk_dtcp_need_one_click".

I never had, nor will I ever if I can help it, setup that 1-Click payment on my Amazon account so I backed out and didn't get to see how 'subscribe' and 'unsubscribe' work.

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18th February 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #16  
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I don't have the once clicked I will check again and see if I get a message that they will charge me. Maybe that's the problem.

Oh, no when I went there and was met with this message:

Unsubscribe from Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers
This Kindle is currently subscribed to Special Offers and was purchased at a subsidized price ($15 discount).

Amazon is able to offer the Kindle at a subsidized price by delivering Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers.

By unsubscribing you will be charged $15 (plus applicable tax)

Also, my Kindle reboots when in stock rom if I turn off wireless. However, it only takes one time to turn it back on. When in rom 1 it took me several tries before it would come back on.

HTH
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18th February 2014, 07:12 PM   |  #17  
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This doesn't seem right to me... seems more like 'extortion' in order to remove SPAM from a tablet that one had purchased?! This makes me very leery when Amazon asks to click on anything Kindle-related in the future, and I'll be sure to scrutinize those fine prints way more thoroughly...

If you weren't rooted, I would suggest contacting their 'Mayday' support and have them explain fully this unsubscribe fee. However, you're already rooted, so they wouldn't be of much service now. You might try removing any 1-Click payment scheme that you currently have associated with your Amazon account, and see if that automatically disable your 'Special Offers' subscription since they won't have any means of getting at your money. This really sucks...

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