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[SOLUTION] AdAway Not Working - Stuck on "Applying hosts file"

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What also works for me is the same steps but just change to read-write and then apply adaway

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Lightbulb Still having problems - you can try this

Had the same issue on my HTC Desire running 4.4.2 OmniRom by Spezi77

I followed all the steps outlined in the OP, but still Adaway was stuck while applying the host file

Finally, managed to get it to work by disabling the toast notification for Adaway in SuperSU.


The original solution has been posted here (towards the end)
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On step 3: Using Explorer, I don't have a Permissions option when I select my hosts file. I also couldn't find an alternative File Manager with that option and I can't figure out why it isn't available for myself.

I know I'm probably missing something obvious here. Any ideas?
 
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I installed root explorer -free version just to reprodcue your problem. Yes, I get the same on step 3 - it only shows the properties of the host file. I think this is partly because the program does not ask for root permissions. With SuperSu i couldn't manually grant root permissions to it.

I would suggest you to use "ES file explorer" instead. When you open this program, access the left menu. Open tools and scroll down to find root explorer option. Now in the app click on the button next to it to switch it on. The program will now ask for root permissions from your super user program. Grant there rights. Then you have to click on the word root explorer and you will get a popup menu. In this menu you have to next to the /system select RW option. This will allow you to make changes to system.

Now close this left menu, and navigate to the hosts file and set the permissions. When you long press on the file you will get similar options as listed in the original post.

You can switch off the root explorer option when you are done.

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Worked perfectly! Thank you very much.
 
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Had the same issue on my HTC Desire running 4.4.2 OmniRom by Spezi77

I followed all the steps outlined in the OP, but still Adaway was stuck while applying the host file

Finally, managed to get it to work by disabling the toast notification for Adaway in SuperSU.


The original solution has been posted here (towards the end)
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That has resolved the problem, that Adaway was not able to update the Host File.
 

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Hey everyone, I tried the instructions here using both Root Explorer and ES Explorer but similar message on both explorers.

On Root Explorer "Permissions change was not successful. Please note that some file systems (e.g. SD card) do not allow permission changes

On ES Explorer "Sorry, operation failed."

Can anyone shed some light on these errors for me please. Thank you.

N.B. I am using the Huawei Y330

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