Based on the News that google has removed Ad blocking apps from the play store I figured I'd throw this up so people still can get this great application.I don't know about the other Ad blocking apps but AdAway has been my favorite for a long time due to its functionality and being open source.
Please go to the Developer's Site where you can donate, get the source, find other ways of installing, and learn more about how AdAway works.
"AdAway is a utility for root users used to help manage hostfile entries. AdAway doesn't directly block ads; it limits unwanted ads by blocking servers that distribute those ads to websites."
It is available from F-Droid as well. The last version in the Google play store was v2.2. I've compile from source any time there are any significant changes. You can look at the source or the app itself for the changelog or commit history.
File any bugs here.
The files below are labeled with a date. Any builds will have all commits through that date included with them. Check the source for what that includes. (It may be hard to visually notice any difference so if you go to about page I added a "Compiled on Date" so you can verify exactly which build date you have installed.)
Available on XDA LABS
The best way to get AdAway now and stay updated on latest stable or beta builds is via the XDA Labs app.
::: AdAway on XDA Labs :::
This will have the latest versions just like this OP always will.
Dev Build: No Current Dev Build :: shasum = ____
-- Next dev build should focus on any updates to better support Android N, and potentially some options for easier support of systemless root.The 3.x AdAway builds only support 4.1 (JellyBean) or greater Android versions. If you are running an older release of Android please use the 2.9.2 version.
AdAway v3.1.2 :: shasum = 1a07dfc6a23cd64b10047ab7f8fe7100d3282ccf
(compiled from source on Jun-26-2016, signed and zipaligned)
(compiled from source on Oct-13-2014, signed and zipaligned)
Big Thanks to @DavisNT for his pull requests to make this happen.
Flash for systemless hosts file
This flashable zip preps your device so that AdAway can remain pointed to /system/etc/hosts yet never actually touch your /system partition.
A prerequisite for using this is having one of the SuperSu systemless root installed.
Download: AdAway_systemless_hosts_v2.zip :: shasum = 1bbd9ce73adb0a433995e14c4642e75ae03a9bef
Problems? Read this:
* if you use Chrome and still see ads on web pages, remember to disable the "data saver" or "reduced data usage" browser option
* check your APN settings for any proxy, the proxy itself could be allowing ads. Disable the proxy.
* after you install or make any change to AdAway, you must reboot for those changes to take effect
* If you are still having issues please read and understand all the info in the AdAway Wiki before asking for help here.
* 1 known issue on android 6.0 regarding import / export