When it doesn't work, could you check the security context of the symbolic link and the hosts file created by AdAway?
Let's see first what is the issue with symlink ;)
gemini:/system/etc # ls -Z /system/etc/hosts
Who told you must disable selinux?:silly: Adaway only need root, that's (almost) all.
That's strange. I'm immediately able connect to ad networks once I set selinux to enforcing. When selinux is permissive pings start going to 127.0.0.1, as they s...
You know you are rooted when you can't move.
Go to settings, privacy and select back up my data. Your passwords will automatically be restored once you sync your phone with your Google account.
Nice! All I need is one for Contacts and I'm good to go!
Added a few more icons.