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[INFO/APPS] How to Block Ads [NO ROOT/ ROOT]

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Arrow [INFO/APPS] How to Block Ads [NO ROOT/ ROOT]

Are you sick and tired of Ads taking up the precious real estate of your screen?
Do you find yourself mistakenly clicking on an Ad only to find that you're downloading something you don't want?
Are you worried about the risks to your privacy/security posed by Ads?


If you answered Yes! Damn yes!!! to the questions above, look no further, here are two great apps that will solve this problem for you.

If you're worried that you're going to need root access, dont worry. I've something for non-rooted droids as well!

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[ROOT]

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.
  1. Download AdAway from here and install it.
  2. Open the app and click on 'Download files and apply ad blocking' and reboot when the dialog boc pops up.
  3. Thats it, you're done!
Bonus Tip: @BSDgeek_Jake 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[ROOT]

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[NO-ROOT]


Adblock Plus is a good alternative for non-rooted devices. It'll block ads everywhere. It does its magic by using a proxy.
  1. Download and install the apk that you get from here.
  2. If you don't have root you need to go here and learn how to setup a proxy manually.
  3. 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
Bonus Tip: 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.
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Adway dont work after reboot dont change nothing any other app?
 
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Adway dont work after reboot dont change nothing any other app?
Are you sure? Its working perfectly for me. Your device is rooted,isn't it? It only works if you're rooted. If you don't want to root use adblockplus.
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i rooted today when adway ask to reboot i accept and after the boot i open it and he start downloading and ask me dor reboot again now im using another app

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i rooted today when adway ask to reboot i accept and after the boot i open it and he start downloading and ask me dor reboot again now im using another app

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Can you tell me which app you're using now?
An app called Adfree hos icon is a shield with a umbrella

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Try this out

http://adfree.bigtincan.com/adfree.apk

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Yeah im using it, fully working thanks.

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@DAVI FELICIANO and @mrpkarthik Added AdFree to OP. Are there any other apps you recommend?
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@DAVI FELICIANO and @mrpkarthik Added AdFree to OP. Are there any other apps you recommend?
I dont know any more app cause im noob

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