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mmotti

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OK. I have used a script to build 50 unique AdHell2 APKs and then uploaded them to a free web host (excuse the weird domain name – their choice, not mine).

http://mmotti.epizy.com/

The page will provide you with a random download link for one of the 50 APKs.

I could not think of a quicker or simpler solution. As each APK takes between one and two minutes to build and an eternity to upload on my 1Mbps upstream, 50 is as many as my patience will allow for now.

OP had a good solution in place, but this is simply a temporary measure until he is able to resolve the site issues.

Edit: Expect slow download speeds.
 
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OK. I have used a script to build 50 unique AdHell2 APKs and then uploaded them to a free web host (excuse the weird domain name – their choice, not mine).

http://mmotti.epizy.com/

The page will provide you with a random download link for one of the 50 APKs.

I could not think of a quicker or simpler solution. As each APK takes between one and two minutes to build and an eternity to upload on my 1Mbps upstream, 50 is as many as my patience will allow for now.

OP had a good solution in place, but this is simply a temporary measure until he is able to resolve the site issues.

Edit: Expect slow download speeds.
Looks like the Enterprise Key site is 404?

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Working for me, buddy.
Yeah I can get to this page:

https://seap.samsung.com/license-keys

But I don't see the Enterprise Key site - I don't know if this is new - Knox 3.0? But this is what I get and neither the KLM Key (did not expect it to work) or the Backwards Compatible Key are working (never had any issues before..?)



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You guys need to create a new enterprise key using Knox Tizen SDK for Mobile, it will give you enterprise key instead of normal Knox sdk key.

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Who'd have thunk it....Tizen -But it works - Awesome Thanks ?

Seems to take a little longer to get Enabled - But it does ??

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I built apk as @mmotti 's iinstructio on page 179. My Adhell2 seems to be working fine now with his custom adblock list. How to build apk it took me a while but right now it' s worth not seeing annoying ads all the time. Thank you @mmotti.
 

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Hey.

i really want this great app :(. can someone explane me how do download it :confused:. cause the server is down. i really dont know how to make my own app with gethub thing. i'm noob in this :crying:, and i need help for this.

i had some version dont know which ver. but its not working, and what i get from this thread it isn't working cause this APK used a lot.

sorry for bad english
Thank.

I am a noob as can be but could do it. very easy, just follow the steps as described!
 

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Spent about a week trying to get this to activate with no luck. Tried enterprise and sdk keys. Even generated new keys. Downloaded 5 different apk builds with no luck. I installed back disconnect pro with no problems.
 

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Spent about a week trying to get this to activate with no luck. Tried enterprise and sdk keys. Even generated new keys. Downloaded 5 different apk builds with no luck. I installed back disconnect pro with no problems.

That's because you're using old blocked version, check out mmotti's version few posts above. Remember to revoke your all keys before creating new enterprise key.

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    AdHell 2

    Code:
    *** Disclamer
    
    I first want to note that the original developer did not help me in any way with this, he did not provide me with the code (it was found from public forks from his Github), nor guidance on modifying the app. I do not want to cause him any further inconvenience or trouble with his job.
    I simply forked the code and made some minor changes, so majority credit goes to the original dev, but as he is now dissociated from the project any other developers (including some of the contributors from the first version) are welcome to help continue. I take no responsibility for any issues this app may cause with your device.

    Introduction
    Hi everyone, since Adhell was removed from the Play Store and the code was taken down from Github, I (not the original developer) got a copy of the publicly available code and made some changes to remove dependence on the original developer's server and removed the subscription on the new permissions feature. It was a very quick and dirty edit, but it was just to ensure the app still works once the original developer takes down everything related from his website, which the app relies on.
    The way this app works was to utilize Samsung's Knox framework which included a Firewall feature that allowed ads to be blocked. The additional features such package disabling and permission blocking were also done through Knox. In order to make a Knox compatible app, a license has to be used, and the only way to get one is from Samsung unfortunately. It is fairly easy to get a "development" key from Samsung which lasts for 1-3 months (I believe) and so I have modified the app to require each user to enter their own key. I know this is not ideal, but it will keep working like this, and it reduces threat of Samsung revoking the license and disabling the app entirely for everyone. If any developer wants to help me rework the app, please let me know, help is definitely appreciated, and my code is still open source and available on Github. I'm a broke college student with very little time to work on this, and am by no means a professional dev, so I apologize in advance for slow updates and probably little in the way of additional features. I will do my best to keep it working.

    Installation instructions
    So to procure your own "developer" license, you need to go to this link, and either register for a Samsung account or sign into your own, and then enroll as a developer. After that proceed to this link and generate a Knox Standard SDK Enterprise license key with a generic "key alias" (I recommend something like "testing", not something like "adhell", just in case). Copy over the key to your device somehow (email, Join, Pushbullet, etc.) as it is pretty long. When you open up the new Adhell 2 app, you will see a popup asking you to enable device admin access, enter a key, and then enable license, do the three steps in that order. If the key is not entered correctly, the license will not activate.

    Download
    This link will randomize the package name to stop Samsung from blocking the app. Every 2 minutes you can rebuild the app, but please only do this if the current version stop working.
    http://adhell.nobelium.xyz

    Changelog
    Code:
    Current changelog: -- 8/27/17
    [note] -- Made all features free
    [changed] -- Changed app to rely on user supplied Knox license

    If anyone wants to donate, it is very much appreciated, and here is a PayPal link - this will go towards funding my college tuition which is too damn expensive.
    The app will be free and I will not be re-enabling the subscription or making any features premium.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    AdHell 2, Device Specific App for the Samsung Galaxy S8

    Contributors
    FiendFyre, Raymonf
    Source Code: https://github.com/MilanParikh/Adhell2


    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Current Beta Version: 2.2.0
    Beta Release Date: 2017-11-27

    Created 2017-08-27
    Last Updated 2017-11-27
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    Maybe you give simple instruction, for correctly build unique personal app on local user machine in Android SDK?

    Manually building a debug APK using Android Studio:
    1. **First installation only: Turn off and delete / uninstall AdHell.
    2. On your phone, enable USB Debugging in Settings --> Developer Options
    3. Open my GitHub page: https://github.com/mmotti/Adhell2
    4. On the right-hand size, select Clone or Download
    5. Choose Download ZIP
    6. Once the download has completed, extract the zip file
    7. Download and install Android Studio (https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html)
    8. Open Android Studio
    9. Select Open an existing Android Studio project
    10. Navigate to your extracted zip file
    11. Select Adhell2-master and press OK
    12. At this point you may need to install SDK / build tools. Follow the onscreen instructions to do so.
    13. Wait until Gradle Build Running finishes (visible at the bottom).
    14. On the left-hand side, select the Gradle Scripts drop down
    15. Double click Build.Gradle (Module:app)
    16. Locate: applicationId "com.fiendfyre.AdHell” and change the digits after AdHell to a random sequence (e.g. “com.fiendfyre.AdHell14342”)
    17. You will see an alert at the top stating that Gradle files have changed. Click Sync Now.
    18. Wait for the Gradle Build process to finish
    19. Connect your phone VIA USB
    20. Press the Play button (triangle) at the top right
    21. Your phone should be visible – Select it and press OK.
    You may need to press allow on your phone at some point, too!

    Adhell2 should then be installed and launched. Enable Admin and activate it as you normally would.

    ** Remember what you set as your applicationId. If you set your unique numbers the same each time, there will be no need to uninstall AdHell… It will simply install the newer APK over the old one.
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    Easy (temporary) fix for the recent adblocking issues with Adhell

    I hope this helps everyone who is experiencing the recently surfaced issue with Adhell ad blocking in Chrome. Read on if you have recently started seeing ads in Chrome, while Firefox and other apps are unaffected and blocked.

    The cause of the issue is Chrome itself (not Adhell). It appears that Chrome has a built-in DNS client. Under certain conditions related to the accessibility of certain Google servers, Chrome bypasses the OS DNS client and starts using its own asynchronous DNS client. Thus, even if we are pushing our own hosts file using one of Knox APIs, Chrome (and only Chrome) will retain the ability to resolve the ad servers IPs.

    The current (temporary) fix for that is as follows:

    1. Go to chrome://flags
    2. Search for "dns"
    3. Set the "Async DNS" option to "Disabled". Close tab.
    4. Go to chrome://net-internals
    5. Select the DNS tab, and tap on "Clear Cache"
    6. Restart Chrome

    Voila - Chrome will fall back to the OS DNS client, and ad blocking will be back to normal.

    This is a temporary fix, as undoubtedly our friends at Google will remove the async DNS flag eventually. After all, why even bother to build in a horrible, insecure feature like this other than to fight hosts-based ad blockers? The long-term fix would be to block any and all DNS queries (UDP or TCP port 53) made by Chrome app directly. It really should not be doing that.

    I am contemplating a complete switch to Firefox after this fiasco.
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    OK. I have used a script to build 50 unique AdHell2 APKs and then uploaded them to a free web host (excuse the weird domain name – their choice, not mine).

    http://mmotti.epizy.com/

    The page will provide you with a random download link for one of the 50 APKs.

    I could not think of a quicker or simpler solution. As each APK takes between one and two minutes to build and an eternity to upload on my 1Mbps upstream, 50 is as many as my patience will allow for now.

    OP had a good solution in place, but this is simply a temporary measure until he is able to resolve the site issues.

    Edit: Expect slow download speeds.
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    I have credited you in a comment on your files and in a comment to the specific commit. How do I also credit you correctly on github? Can't find any option to add contributors or collaborators.
    Thanks, man :)

    If I'm honest, I'm not sure. I'm relatively new to Github myself :silly:

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    Download Adhell 2

    100 unique APKs generated and uploaded to:

    mmotti.epizy.com

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