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3rd September 2011, 11:29 PM |#241  
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Question FireStarter for android??
Is there an android gui IPtables app? to block ads servers by ip address where FQDN is not an option

FireStarter for android??
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30th September 2011, 06:07 AM |#242  
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Sorry for the dumb question, but I assume the program have to run to block the ads, right? If I turn it on, the ads coming back?
12th October 2011, 08:35 PM |#243  
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Wow, thanks a lot for this. Works like a charm. I even tried putting adsense into a sample app with your hosts file. Blocks perfectly
15th October 2011, 12:31 PM |#244  
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worked!! thanks
19th October 2011, 08:27 PM |#245  
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I keep getting this error, unable to locate a partition to remount to write the host file to. I don't know what to do. EVO 4G mikg 2.xx
22nd October 2011, 07:02 PM |#246  
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Hi, I'm using an SGS+ (i9001) and either Ad-Free nor the manual pushing of the hosts file is giving success in blocking adds. Host file is in /etc folder and >800kb.

Any ideas?

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26th October 2011, 10:03 AM |#247  
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Hi guys, this wonderful software using hosts file where someone place news website lenta.ru (russian website for news agency I read every day) with the last update. As far I'm completely newbie in android it took me about hour and half to find out why the website down, but working on my laptop. Finally I deleted the line with lenta.ru from hosts but I'm afraid it will be there with new update.

Is it possible to create some "white list" for the application to avoid editing hosts after every updates? I'd like to include in "white list" some other website, for instance gravatar.
6th November 2011, 01:08 AM |#248  
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Hi, I would like to not used adfree anymore. What should I do ?

I'm already uninstalling the application but it still blocked my ads. I can't access some ads that I need.

Note : In the host file still had many blocked links.

*Problem Solved
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9th November 2011, 04:05 AM |#249  
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Adfree improved my Angry Birds play on my sucky Spice to be a bit more tolerable, especially with Seasons.

Looking at some remaining ads I found that rovio1.appads.com also needs to be included in the hosts file, so it was not entirely perfect in blocking its ads. I added it manually to my hosts and the last bits of ads were gone.

In looking for this I also found that Angry Birds uses Burstly for its ads, which spews enough crap to plug up my logcat in a single run.

The good side is I only need to run it every so often to update the hosts file, then I can close it and leave it like that. Its built-in web server is entirely optional.

All in all, this is a must-have!
20th November 2011, 02:45 PM |#250  
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