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Block Ads *HELP*

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By Veniceee, Member on 22nd April 2014, 05:33 AM
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I'm trying to block ads on my phone lucky patched didn't seem to get the job done nor did minminguard from xposed. I also updated my hosts file from /etc/ directory and installed adblock plus and ads still come up .. anything I'm missing?

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22nd April 2014, 08:50 PM |#2  
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I have a stock m8 right now but adaway has always worked for me with all the other phones I've had (ie. m7 s4 s3 n5 sgn3) you do have to be rooted however.
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I have tried AdFree, AdAway and AdBlocker and have had no luck with any of them.
23rd April 2014, 12:11 AM |#4  
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I have a stock m8 right now but adaway has always worked for me with all the other phones I've had (ie. m7 s4 s3 n5 sgn3) you do have to be rooted however.

Yeah, that worked for me too on my M7. I haven't got around to rooting yet and kind of miss it. I didn't even know half the apps I use have so many ads.
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Assuming you have root.....this is awesome and unobtrusive

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1916098
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If your M8 is S-on the ads will always be reverted after about 24 hours. I used all ad-blockers and none seemed to stick for me. I was plagued by this issue until i did the s-off mod
23rd April 2014, 05:24 PM |#7  
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If you don't want to s-off, or can't, but you are rooted and the ad blocks still don't 'stick' after a reboot simply enable system write (as opposed to read only.) This can be accomplished by using a modified kernel (in the dev section) or there is also a flashable mod for the stock kernel.
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I have a stock m8 right now but adaway has always worked for me with all the other phones I've had (ie. m7 s4 s3 n5 sgn3) you do have to be rooted however.

I aways use adaway too. its on fdroid repo if u cant find it. Viper rom has it baked in Im pretty sure.
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