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By SunilSuni, Senior Member on 14th September 2018, 01:45 PM
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Hi friends,

As you all know xiaomi displays ads in download app file manager and sometimes in settings, but there is an option to disable these ads and i have tested this in MIUI10 and i hope it will work for everyone just follow these steps.

1. Goto settings >> Additional settings >> Privacy >> Ad services and disable Personalized recommendations
2. Now from privacy settings select Authorization & revocation>> revoke authorization for msa and security we need data connection to disable these options, sometimes it may fail but try again it will work
3. Now open Download app >> click on three dots and select Settings >>Now disable Show recommended content
4. Now open File manager >> select Settings option >> Click on About and disable Recommendations
5. Open security app >>app will gives popup message to grant authorization just click on Exit >>Select Settings and disable Receive recommendations
6. Open Music app >> Settings >> Advanced settings >> disable Receive recommendations
7. security>>settings>> cleaner>>turn off receive recommendation
8. mi video >>settings>>turn off online recommendation
9. mi browser >> settings>> privacy and security>> turn off receive recommendation
10. mi browser >> settings >> advanced >> top sites>> turn off recommendation

I will try to explore more application, if you found any app that has recommendation option comment here and disable that option to get rid of ads, this is common settings to all xiaomi phones
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21st November 2018, 01:33 PM |#2  
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Even shows ads after disabling the above tips
I am miui user for a different model mi max 32, ads are still stubborn for the UI . Is there any apps that blocks away the entire system .?

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Originally Posted by SunilSuni

Hi friends,

As you all know xiaomi displays ads in download app file manager and sometimes in settings, but there is an option to disable these ads and i have tested this in MIUI10 and i hope it will work for everyone just follow these steps.

1. Goto settings >> Additional settings >> Privacy >> Ad services and disable Personalized recommendations
2. Now from privacy settings select Authorization & revocation>> revoke authorization for msa and security we need data connection to disable these options, sometimes it may fail but try again it will work
3. Now open Download app >> click on three dots and select Settings >>Now disable Show recommended content
4. Now open File manager >> select Settings option >> Click on About and disable Recommendations
5. Open security app >>app will gives popup message to grant authorization just click on Exit >>Select Settings and disable Receive recommendations
6. Open Music app >> Settings >> Advanced settings >> disable Receive recommendations
7. security>>settings>> cleaner>>turn off receive recommendation
8. mi video >>settings>>turn off online recommendation
9. mi browser >> settings>> privacy and security>> turn off receive recommendation
10. mi browser >> settings >> advanced >> top sites>> turn off recommendation

I will try to explore more application, if you found any app that has recommendation option comment here and disable that option to get rid of ads, this is common settings to all xiaomi phones

21st November 2018, 02:51 PM |#3  
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I am miui user for a different model mi max 32, ads are still stubborn for the UI . Is there any apps that blocks away the entire system .?

Disable internet access to msa app

Or

Use adb shell command to remove msa app
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Will uninstalling msa aap affect other apps???
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Will uninstalling msa aap affect other apps???

As per miui forum moderators uninstalling msa app will not affect other applications

I haven't tried that. I just disabled internet access to msa app (we can't restrict WiFi internet)
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I use the Blokada app, all syncs and downloads still work and it blocks all ads without any problem.
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Disable internet access to msa app

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Use adb shell command to remove msa app

Sory for being so newbie, but can you explain how to block data on msa app since i didn't see it on instaled app list
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Sory for being so newbie, but can you explain how to block data on msa app since i didn't see it on instaled app list

Data usage>Restrict data usage>then press the 3 dot menu >Background connection>then toggle off MSA
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Some suggest changing region, but it is a no go for most users, so it is not a solution either. Toggling off msa or revoke authorization only disable the ads when using mobile data. When using wifi, it will still show up (can't disable wifi access for msa). You have to uninstall it via adb (no root required).

Code:
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pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.msa.global
There will be "Success" to indicate successfully uninstalled. No harm to the system, it will make the msa powerless until the next time you factory reset (you have to do this again if you reset). After uninstalled, no fullscreen ads anymore in every MIUI app.

Tested this already on RN5 whyred MIUI 10.0.2.0, and will work for any xiaomi devices with that msa exist. Packagename may vary in older version, some still use com.miui.msa (no .global). I have a full post in kaskus regarding this.
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Hi friends

Also if you wanna block ads in the App Vault & File Manager completely, you can import this in the AdGuard user filter:

Code:
||ad.mi.com^
||ad.xiaomi.com^
||ad1.xiaomi.com^
||encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com^
@@||sec.miui.com^
@@||data.mistat.xiaomi.com^
@@||security.xiaomi.com^
the last 3 are whitelisted coz if you block it, the CPU usage of certain Mi apps will be high and stays high, like Mi Fit.
but those 3 are not ads domain.

the ads in Browser & Mi Music (china ver) can't be blocked, still can't find the domain of where it originated from.
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Originally Posted by SunilSuni

Hi friends,

As you all know xiaomi displays ads in download app file manager and sometimes in settings, but there is an option to disable these ads and i have tested this in MIUI10 and i hope it will work for everyone just follow these steps.

1. Goto settings >> Additional settings >> Privacy >> Ad services and disable Personalized recommendations
2. Now from privacy settings select Authorization & revocation>> revoke authorization for msa and security we need data connection to disable these options, sometimes it may fail but try again it will work
3. Now open Download app >> click on three dots and select Settings >>Now disable Show recommended content
4. Now open File manager >> select Settings option >> Click on About and disable Recommendations
5. Open security app >>app will gives popup message to grant authorization just click on Exit >>Select Settings and disable Receive recommendations
6. Open Music app >> Settings >> Advanced settings >> disable Receive recommendations
7. security>>settings>> cleaner>>turn off receive recommendation
8. mi video >>settings>>turn off online recommendation
9. mi browser >> settings>> privacy and security>> turn off receive recommendation
10. mi browser >> settings >> advanced >> top sites>> turn off recommendation

I will try to explore more application, if you found any app that has recommendation option comment here and disable that option to get rid of ads, this is common settings to all xiaomi phones

First you need to do hard reset and set your region as Poland and disable ads personalization in first time setup (it is very important to do this after hard reset in first time setup ,and after that don't change region!). After that you already blocked all ads Of course you can do these steps ,but these are optional

Also you can try my Windows script for removing bloatware
https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=3879739
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