[INFO/APPS] How to Block Ads [NO ROOT/ ROOT]
Before you embark on your Ad-less voyage you've to allow installation of apps from unknown apps first.
Don't know how ? Its easy. Just head over to Settings>Security>Unknown Sources. Just tick that check box right over there.
AdAway is open source and is what I use on my phones and tablet. It blocks ads on browser as well as on apps by modifying your hosts file.
- Download AdAway from here and install it.
- Open the app and click on 'Download files and apply ad blocking' and reboot when the dialog boc pops up.
- Thats it, you're done!
has made a super hosts file. To use it,go to Hosts sources and click on 'ADD'. and paste this address http://adblock.mahakala.is/
. Remember to thank him here
when you are done.
AdFree works the same way as AdAway i.e, by modifying Hosts file. You can use it if AdAway isn't working or you.
Find the latest version here
Adblock Plus is a good alternative for non-rooted devices. It'll block ads everywhere. It does its magic by using a proxy.
- Download and install the apk that you get from here.
- If you don't have root you need to go here and learn how to setup a proxy manually.
- Configure the proxy and you're good to go!
The downside with non rooted device is that you can filter ads only while you're on a wifi connection. It doesn't work with data connection
If you use Firefox for android, you can install adblock plus extension from add-ons to block ads while browsing. This will work on data too! But remember it blocks apps only on the browser not on apps.
There are other apps that does the same thing, but in my opinion these two are the best.
When you are done, come back here and tell me which one worked best for you.
Hit Thanks button if I've helped