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Lightbulb Host Files For an Ad-Free Experience Updated 6/2/12

Make your Android Free of Ad's in apps and increase Browser loading times.

*Updated 6/2/2012*


-First off remove the ".zip" Extension (Had to add it to upload here)

-Next transfer to device's SD Card.

-Move to the System/etc folder via Root Explorer or equivalent and overwrite the existing host file.

-Change Permissions to rw-r-r and reboot.

-Enjoy an Ad Free Experience

-This Will Also Make Your PC Ad Free (If You Tether). No More Loading Useless Add's, In Turn Speeding up PC Browser Loading Times Using Less Bandwidth!


*To revert back, just delete my Host file and reboot. The OS will rewrite the original.

I will add to this file as I come across newer Ad's

*Yes This Can Be Done With Several App's, But I like My Space and Free Ram*
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Awesome, willl have to do this once my phone arrives. However, do you actually mean Reduce browser loading times??
 
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Or one could use full-featured, easy apps from the Market such as AdAway or Adfree Android...





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Sorry i just cant sit in front of a pc/Linux all day i have a job to go to. Saturdays are my only day for android. If i do it then. Not worth my time i can just do stuff for me and the old lady, not sure what your deal with me is but im not signing on to see these comments. Ill keep my work personL.....in other news samsungs half ics is working well.
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not sure what your deal with me is but im not signing on to see these comments
What? I think you're taking... whatever it is that it appears that I'm doing, way too personally. Chill out.





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Hey, the good news about this thread is that k0nane suggested adfree android, which literally took 15 seconds to get up and running, and is a nifty little tweak!
 
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Or one could use full-featured, easy apps from the Market such as AdAway or Adfree Android...
Apologies to OP, but quick Adfree Android question: is there documentation for it somewhere? I checked out bigtincan.com and it doesn't have anything, and on the Android Market^H^H^H Google Play site there's very little by way of documentation. I think it just did its job, but it presents a lot of choices and it would be good to know what they all do.
 
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Apologies to OP, but quick Adfree Android question: is there documentation for it somewhere? I checked out bigtincan.com and it doesn't have anything, and on the Android Market^H^H^H Google Play site there's very little by way of documentation. I think it just did its job, but it presents a lot of choices and it would be good to know what they all do.
Adaway is actually a little easier to use, I recommend that one

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Or one could use full-featured, easy apps from the Market such as AdAway or Adfree Android...
Is there a specific reason your being so rude? Or are you feeling insecure that there is another bad ass dev coming out with fixes. or is it your just that stuck up and must have all the likes. Last I heard Android is open source and last I checked we were all supposed to help one another not point out each others down falls or pick at them. Your rude and have my word that I would never support you and your obnoxious mouth. </rant> good day sir
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Is there a specific reason your being so rude? Or are you feeling insecure that there is another bad ass dev coming out with fixes. or is it that just that your just that stuck up and must have all the likes. Last I heard Android is open source and last I checked we were all supposed to help one another not point out each others down falls or pick at them. Your rude and have my word that I would never support you and your obnoxious mouth. </rant> good day sir
Do you really think that k0nane's post was rude? Really? It is just another way to accomplish the same thing. That dude gave us root. That in itself is way more than most have offered.
I thank everyone for the work they're putting in for this device, but to say that his post was rude is reaching a bit. He just gave another option, and it is a good one.
We're all on the same team.

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