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DroidWall - Android Firewall (iptables front-end) [v1.5.5] [Dec/01/11]

27th July 2009, 03:24 PM |#1  
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I don't have an unlimited data plan, so I was quite frustrated to see that my G1 was consuming lots of megabytes in the background (also draining battery too fast).

To solve this problem, I wrote this iptables front-end to block undesired applications from accessing the network.

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DroidWall - Android Firewall is a front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall. It allows you to restrict which applications are permitted to access your data networks.

This is the perfect solution if you don't have an unlimited data plan, or just wants to see your battery lasting longer.

IMPORTANT: Root access required

Project home:
http://code.google.com/p/droidwall/
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http://droidwall.googlecode.com/

Download from the Android Market:

After installing, press menu and click Help for an explanation on how to use it.


UPDATE: Latest version: 1.5.5 - You can check the changelog here.

I hope this will help other people.
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27th July 2009, 03:39 PM |#2  
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I'm sure a lot of seople will find this useful, however you should move you post to the games and programs forum. This is for rom delvelopment. Not trying to be rude, just a PSA before the mods move it.

On the top righthand side of you post you will see a triangle with a exclimation mark. Click it and ask a mod to move your thread to the appropriate forum.

If I ever have to drop my unlimetd plan I will be looking for a program like yours. Keep it updated and good luck
27th July 2009, 03:40 PM |#3  
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I like the idea, I'm going to install it right now!
27th July 2009, 03:52 PM |#4  
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nice idea.. might even increase some battery life by preventing apps from accessing the net behind your back
27th July 2009, 03:54 PM |#5  
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RIght on, gonna give it a shot, tired of my dead battery all the time
27th July 2009, 04:00 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by ubernicholi

I'm sure a lot of seople will find this useful, however you should move you post to the games and programs forum. This is for rom delvelopment. Not trying to be rude, just a PSA before the mods move it.

On the top righthand side of you post you will see a triangle with a exclimation mark. Click it and ask a mod to move your thread to the appropriate forum.

If I ever have to drop my unlimetd plan I will be looking for a program like yours. Keep it updated and good luck

Sorry for the wrong place, I have already requested it to be moved to a more appropriate forum.
Thanks.
27th July 2009, 04:05 PM |#7  
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best ever project, I had the same idea with you, but currently I don't have much time to action.
Will folowing your project.
27th July 2009, 04:05 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rodrigo.zr

Sorry for the wrong place, I have already requested it to be moved to a more appropriate forum.
Thanks.

A very nice first post. Welcome to xda.
27th July 2009, 04:16 PM |#9  
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very nice can't wait to see more development from this.

hope i can save on my battery also lol
27th July 2009, 04:31 PM |#10  
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can I just download the apk file click and install instead of pushing through adb?
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