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By Dadochouxx, Member on 23rd May 2017, 07:22 AM
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Advertising in itself is not bad but when it gets a bit intrusive and repeated, it can be a big thing for a lot of people.

ES File Explorer is one of the most used file manager in the world. One of the file explorers I use everyday. Except that after a while his advertisements were already a little too generous. The Pro version (paying) bringing almost nothing as an addition, I found a way to block the ads of the free version. So I share with you my method - which some people are already using.


Prerequisites:
/Be root
/BusyBox(installed)
/ROM Toolbox Pro()(installed)


Methodology:

Open ROM Toolbox Pro
Grant SuperUser Rights
in Tools, open "App Manager"
Search "ES File Explorer app"
Clicked on app
Swipe to the "ADVANCED" tab
Clicked on "Advanced Freeze"


Now here is the list of activities to disable:
AdActivity
ADUnlockActivity
AudienceNetworkActivity
DialogActivity(New)
DuWebActivity
MoPubBrowser
MraidVideoPlayerActivity(New)
SearchFragmentActivity(New)
WebActivity
AlarmReceiver
DuSearchPackageChangeReceiver
DuAdCacheProvider
MobulaCacheProvider


Restart ES File Explorer and finish intrusive and invasive advertisements.
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27th May 2017, 09:13 AM |#2  
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Rather use it the old version ES File Explorer (3.2.55) from apkmirror with no advertising. Just do not update it! He knows everything he needs. It has the "old" usable interface and no advertising. No need to root, no busybox and others stuff! You're downloading, installing, and all happy
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9th July 2017, 08:01 AM |#3  
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Rather use it the old version ES File Explorer (3.2.55) from apkmirror with no advertising. Just do not update it! He knows everything he needs. It has the "old" usable interface and no advertising. No need to root, no busybox and others stuff! You're downloading, installing, and all happy

This can be a solution but as much to have the latest with additional options and better stability the newer systems.
10th July 2017, 08:02 PM |#4  
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Unstable file manager? Mahhhhh!
11th July 2017, 02:34 PM |#5  
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Unstable file manager? Mahhhhh!

Unstable??
11th July 2017, 10:38 PM |#6  
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Wish you didn't not have to pay 5.99 to try this...
23rd July 2017, 03:49 PM |#7  
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Good guide
5th August 2017, 04:39 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Dadochouxx

Advertising in itself is not bad but when it gets a bit intrusive and repeated, it can be a big thing for a lot of people.

ES File Explorer is one of the most used file manager in the world. One of the file explorers I use everyday. Except that after a while his advertisements were already a little too generous. The Pro version (paying) bringing almost nothing as an addition, I found a way to block the ads of the free version. So I share with you my method - which some people are already using.

Prerequisites:
/Be root
/BusyBox(installed)
/ROM Toolbox Pro()(installed)

Methodology:

Open ROM Toolbox Pro
Grant SuperUser Rights
in Tools, open "App Manager"
Search "ES File Explorer app"
Clicked on app
Swipe to the "ADVANCED" tab
Clicked on "Advanced Freeze"

Now here is the list of activities to disable:
AdActivity
ADUnlockActivity
AudienceNetworkActivity
DialogActivity(New)
DuWebActivity
MoPubBrowser
MraidVideoPlayerActivity(New)
SearchFragmentActivity(New)
WebActivity
AlarmReceiver
DuSearchPackageChangeReceiver
DuAdCacheProvider
MobulaCacheProvider

Restart ES File Explorer and finish intrusive and invasive advertisements.

...... Right. Or you buy the app and give the developer his money..... You are kinda ripping off the creator with this method.
5th August 2017, 08:50 AM |#9  
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Or just get the pro version from Blackmart. No root needed, just download and install.

PS I don't have a credit card so that's the only way for me, if i could i would buy it but i just can't xd
25th August 2017, 05:07 PM |#10  
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Or just get the pro version from Blackmart. No root needed, just download and install.

PS I don't have a credit card so that's the only way for me, if i could i would buy it but i just can't xd

It's still calling for baidoo. Right now blocking it with Netguard or XPrivacy. So you only get rid of visible Ads not of tracking ads at all.
25th August 2017, 08:34 PM |#11  
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...... Right. Or you buy the app and give the developer his money..... You are kinda ripping off the creator with this method.

Their advertising has become too intrusive. Far from the idea of killing the developer, it is the same as a blocker of commercials on PC. The paid version was no longer up to date for a long time but I think they have recently updated it.
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