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20th February 2014, 06:12 PM   |  #1  
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I am running into an issue - curious if anyone else has had/seen the issue and knows of a fix. I have been using AdBlock on my phones for a long time. AdBlockPlus now on my Nexus 5, regardless of which list I select, any configuration and whether on WiFi or mobile data - doesn't matter, if I have AdBlock running, I cannot send or recieve MMS on my device. I have tried 5 different messaging apps including Hangouts and non of them work. I have this same problem running CM11 or KitKat, ROM doesn't seem to matter.

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I am running into an issue - curious if anyone else has had/seen the issue and knows of a fix. I have been using AdBlock on my phones for a long time. AdBlockPlus now on my Nexus 5, regardless of which list I select, any configuration and whether on WiFi or mobile data - doesn't matter, if I have AdBlock running, I cannot send or recieve MMS on my device. I have tried 5 different messaging apps including Hangouts and non of them work. I have this same problem running CM11 or KitKat, ROM doesn't seem to matter.

Anyone seen this?

Never tried ABP on my Android devices, so sorry, can't confirm. But if you are rooted, you could try adaway instead - I now that it doesn't cause any issues with sending/receiving MMS or any other issue (none that I can tell anyway)
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Never tried ABP on my Android devices, so sorry, can't confirm. But if you are rooted, you could try adaway instead - I now that it doesn't cause any issues with sending/receiving MMS or any other issue (none that I can tell anyway)

+1 for Adaway. Never have any issues with that on my N5.
20th February 2014, 09:40 PM   |  #4  
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+1 for Adaway. Never have any issues with that on my N5.

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Never tried ABP on my Android devices, so sorry, can't confirm. But if you are rooted, you could try adaway instead - I now that it doesn't cause any issues with sending/receiving MMS or any other issue (none that I can tell anyway)

I guess I will have to try AdAway, it hasn't worked as well for me in the past but with this issue ABP is having, I'll have to settle. I have never had issues with ABP, especially it affecting something like MMS.

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I guess I will have to try AdAway, it hasn't worked as well for me in the past but with this issue ABP is having, I'll have to settle. I have never had issues with ABP, especially it affecting something like MMS.

Assuming you are rooted, it is fairly straightforward. I've had an error in applying the updated lists once - but a reboot fixed that. Other than that, it works fine. No issues with ad blocking.

I did have to put in a whilelist of several redirect sites - when I click on a link at SD or FW, they redirect to the destination thru' an intermediary site (for revenue I think). AdAway blocks those redirects, so had to add those sites to the whitelist tab in adaway.
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Assuming you are rooted, it is fairly straightforward. I've had an error in applying the updated lists once - but a reboot fixed that. Other than that, it works fine. No issues with ad blocking.

I did have to put in a whilelist of several redirect sites - when I click on a link at SD or FW, they redirect to the destination thru' an intermediary site (for revenue I think). AdAway blocks those redirects, so had to add those sites to the whitelist tab in adaway.

The issue isn't with ad blocking, it's with MMS also being blocked. That's the deal - no matter what I do to prevent it, AdBlockPlus still blocks it. A few emails exchanged and apparently it's a reoccuring issue with their most recent update. The developer for ABP says they've got a bug logged and working on fixing it.
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I can confirm that"AdAway" works with no issues

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20th March 2014, 07:20 PM   |  #8  
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I'm so glad I found this thread, thank you! I couldn't figure out why, for the last few weeks I was having one helluva time with my picture messages! Removed adblock and they're back to working.
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Adblock doesn't work with anything newer than and including Android 4.2.2 anyways.

There's an inofficial Adaway thread here in the forums with a modified version of Adaway which handles installing any updates better.
25th March 2014, 05:04 PM   |  #10  
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The reason MMS is being blocked is because in your APN settings MMS is set to port 80.

Changing the MMS port from 80 to 8080 resolves this issue.

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