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By fterh, Senior Member on 27th January 2014, 07:31 AM
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I'm on a rooted MJ7 firmware. After enabling AdAway I've tried thepcspy.com's adblocker test which says it works, however when I tried going to nytimes.com all ads are still present. I tried using mobile data BTW.

I've disabled Chrome's data compression feature and made sure there are no proxy settings in my APN.

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27th January 2014, 08:16 AM |#2  
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I'm on a rooted MJ7 firmware. After enabling AdAway I've tried thepcspy.com's adblocker test which says it works, however when I tried going to nytimes.com all ads are still present. I tried using mobile data BTW.

I've disabled Chrome's data compression feature and made sure there are no proxy settings in my APN.

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Hi,

I'm on MJ7, too and I use AdFree without any problems. In my opinion it is working better than AdAway. You should try it out
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27th January 2014, 08:18 AM |#3  
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Haha OK sure. Oh and one other issue to clarify, I tried ABP and it blocks ads but not hide them. So for nytimes the ad images all can't load. I see the generic "image can't be found" graphic. Is this normal?

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27th January 2014, 08:19 AM |#4  
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XAD works well.
27th January 2014, 08:20 AM |#5  
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XAD works well.

Hmm I'll check it out never heard of it haha.

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27th January 2014, 08:22 AM |#6  
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Grab it via Xposed. I've used it for ages without issues, does the job

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27th January 2014, 08:26 AM |#7  
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Hi,

I'm on MJ7, too and I use AdFree without any problems. In my opinion it is working better than AdAway. You should try it out

It doesn't work on mine? What's wrong with my phone ugh. Just to confirm it WILL block web ads right? Can you send me a link with ads that yours block so I can confirm if mine works?

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27th January 2014, 08:27 AM |#8  
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I second adfrew. It always works. Adaway doesn't.

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27th January 2014, 08:49 AM |#9  
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I second adfrew. It always works. Adaway doesn't.

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Epiphany: maybe adfree and AdAway DO work, but they don't block the ads I see on nytimes because they are not in the host file. I read somewhere that ABP is more powerful in this aspect because it uses regex instead of the host file. And because it subscribes to EasyList it blocks web ads.

Anyone can verify?

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