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dave812

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Here's what I do:

Use a DNS based adblock,
Use disconnect pro,
And I have Crystal installed for Samsung internet.

I use these as backup for when I am not using NordVPN with the Cyber sec enabled (download the APK from NordVPN.com, not the play store, as I understand the playstore version disables the ad blocking).

Finally, use YouTube vanced for YouTube (still a few ads at top of feed).

Aside from what I just mentioned, I never see ads, anywhere.

I also don't use chrome (I use Fennec and Bromite). To fully block ads on chrome, chrome itself needs configuring.
 
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madindehead

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I use AdGuard on my phone. I have the premium lifetime licence. It works really well. The amount that I paid for it has been totally worth it. It cleans up pages properly so no blank spaces.
 

Glotttis

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And there isn't a way to do it. They are sponsored posts, and not ads. Only way is to use modded apks, which personally I don't trust.

Sponsored posts is just another name for ads, let's not kid ourselves here. 99% of apps now do this sponsored ads stuff. But this begs the question what is the point of all these ad blocker apps and services? They claim to block ads device-wide (whch is ridiculous lie) and they do almost nothing. They can't block youtube app ads, they can't block "sponsored" ads in other apps... They can block ads in a browser but so what? You can just install a free browser adblock plug-in which works perfectly.
 
Sponsored posts is just another name for ads, let's not kid ourselves here. 99% of apps now do this sponsored ads stuff. But this begs the question what is the point of all these ad blocker apps and services? They claim to block ads device-wide (whch is ridiculous lie) and they do almost nothing. They can't block youtube app ads, they can't block "sponsored" ads in other apps... They can block ads in a browser but so what? You can just install a free browser adblock plug-in which works perfectly.

I didn't say they aren't ads. They are just posts. The mechanism of them is to appear as regular posts through the feed so the ad blocking apps won't "catch" them.
 

cyburke

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Nov 7, 2007
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hi - yes - can you share your tasker settings to setup the quick toggle to turn on/off the dns for adguard?

thanks!

Disconnect Pro isn't worth the money. $23 for an app that just block traffic but doesn't allow any filters or exclusions except "trusted apps" is quiet expensive.
I tried the app once and wasn't a big fan of it. It works, but nothing more.

Adguards dns is completely for free and with a Tasker quick toggle you can easily switch it off when needed...without to start or restart any app.
I can share my Tasker settings, if someone wants it. I also created a task to disable the DNS if I'm connected to some public WiFi networks where the DNS isn't supported.
 

Jannomag

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Sep 20, 2015
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hi - yes - can you share your tasker settings to setup the quick toggle to turn on/off the dns for adguard?

thanks!

Of course. Here you go:
Code:
<TaskerData sr="" dvi="1" tv="5.8.5">
	<Project sr="proj0" ve="2">
		<cdate>1570734288091</cdate>
		<mdate>1572409156140</mdate>
		<name>Basis</name>
		<tids>4</tids>
		<Img sr="icon" ve="2">
		<nme>mw_action_home</nme>
		</Img>
	</Project>
	<Task sr="task4">
		<cdate>1572408136909</cdate>
		<edate>1572820839583</edate>
		<id>4</id>
		<nme>AdGuard</nme>
		<pri>100</pri>
		<Action sr="act0" ve="7">
			<code>37</code>
			<ConditionList sr="if">
				<Condition sr="c0" ve="3">
				<lhs>%DNS</lhs>
				<op>2</op>
				<rhs>on</rhs>
				</Condition>
			</ConditionList>
		</Action>
	<Action sr="act1" ve="7">
		<code>235</code>
		<Int sr="arg0" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">private_dns_mode</Str>
		<Str sr="arg2" ve="3">hostname</Str>
		<Int sr="arg3" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg4" ve="3">%dns_value</Str>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act2" ve="7">
		<code>235</code>
		<Int sr="arg0" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">private_dns_specifier</Str>
		<Str sr="arg2" ve="3">dns.adguard.com</Str>
		<Int sr="arg3" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg4" ve="3"/>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act3" ve="7">
		<code>162</code>
		<Int sr="arg0" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">%DNS</Str>
		<Int sr="arg2" val="0"/>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act4" ve="7">
		<code>547</code>
		<Str sr="arg0" ve="3">%DNS</Str>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">off</Str>
		<Int sr="arg2" val="0"/>
		<Int sr="arg3" val="0"/>
		<Int sr="arg4" val="0"/>
		<Int sr="arg5" val="3"/>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act5" ve="7">
		<code>43</code>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act6" ve="7">
		<code>235</code>
		<Int sr="arg0" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">private_dns_mode</Str>
		<Str sr="arg2" ve="3">opportunistic</Str>
		<Int sr="arg3" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg4" ve="3"/>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act7" ve="7">
		<code>162</code>
		<Int sr="arg0" val="0"/>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">%DNS</Str>
		<Int sr="arg2" val="1"/>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act8" ve="7">
	<code>547</code>
		<Str sr="arg0" ve="3">%DNS</Str>
		<Str sr="arg1" ve="3">on</Str>
		<Int sr="arg2" val="0"/>
		<Int sr="arg3" val="0"/>
		<Int sr="arg4" val="0"/>
		<Int sr="arg5" val="3"/>
	</Action>
	<Action sr="act9" ve="7">
		<code>38</code>
	</Action>
	<Img sr="icn" ve="2">
		<uri>content://com.android.providers.media.documents/document/image%3A29693</uri>
	</Img>
	</Task>
</TaskerData>

Copy everything in a new textfile, name it whatever-you-want.tsk and import it with tasker.
As icon I made a 128x128px sized image (I'm using a P10 since my S10 got destroyed by fake water detection, so I don't know if it looks good on S10's resolution) which you can get here: https://ibb.co/yWY1j5Q
 
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Nyzoka

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Using "Brave" internet browser (like chrome without ads), and "YouTube Vanced" (YouTube without ads) ;) i'm no root, and i don't see any ads on my routine use.
 

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