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Thread: What does the folder admob do?
12-30-2009, 06:55 AM #1What does the folder admob do?
A nooby question perhaps.
Does the folder admob in var/mobile/Documents track anything or cause the loads of ads in apps? What does it do? Is it safe to delete it?
Thank you in advance
12-30-2009, 12:14 PM #2
i would assume it stores cached ads. i may be wrong though.I made it ra1n...again
'Reloading Data' - Ive spent the majority of my life seeing this
12-30-2009, 01:57 PM #3
So def something we want to get rid of then! Well, I guess I will just leave it there till I know more.
12-30-2009, 09:29 PM #4
If you do decide to delete it, back it up first, most importantly. I would however recommend to look and see what kind of files are inside of the folder first though, to get a better idea of what they do.
01-13-2010, 12:42 AM #5
Create a regular file called admob and it wont overite it
01-14-2010, 12:19 AM #6
I took away all the permissions for my admob and pinchmedia folders about a month ago so nothing inside can be read, written or executed. I didn't notice any adverse effects, although I don't think I've had any apps that use ads for a while.
01-14-2010, 03:16 AM #7
I had a couple of suspects.
I just deleted the admob folder, went to SBSettings-->More, waited for the ad to appear and guess what?
I was right, SBSettings puts that folder in /var/mobile/Documents
But there are more programs creating/using this folder, like Categories.
Categories couldn't put anything in there because i'm blocking a lot of adds with the Hosts file.
But for SBSettings I had to remove some entries from my Hosts file because it wont work when you block the adds.
01-20-2010, 05:21 AM #8
I also found out that categories was the one that created the admob folder. It has no harm to delete this folder when you see it. Since categories (or sbsettings/more) creates this folder everytime you open the app, I might consider to take away the permissions too.
But do I need to set those permissions that for "world" only, or also for "group" and "user"?
@wim66: how can you block adds with the hosts file? Does it also block cydia (scrolling) ads.