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elkinm

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Mar 29, 2013
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I got mine to work. With NotifyRDS after I had a grey screen with EMM with leaving take media out checked.
Here are my complete steps that I did which finally worked.

1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. from resents clear it
4. enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. clear it from resents again
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. open secure folder and try to remove NotifyRDS (fails, blocked by security policy even with admin removed)
9. in secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder". (I think this was the key for me.)
10. Install adhell from #686 above.
11. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps
12. Loaded without issue.

My favorite use of Adhell is the ability to disable services and receivers without disabling an app. So Google Play Services and Samsung apps can be limited without the issues disabling might cause. Such as not start at boot.

Does anybody have safe services , receivers, activities list that you can share with the rest of us?
 
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Pipsname

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I got mine to work. With NotifyRDS after I had a grey screen with EMM with leaving take media out checked.
Here are my complete steps that I did which finally worked.

1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. from resents clear it
4. enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. clear it from resents again
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. open secure folder and try to remove NotifyRDS (fails, blocked by security policy even with admin removed)
9. in secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder". (I think this was the key for me.)
10. Install adhell from #686 above.
11. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps
12. Loaded without issue.

My favorite use of Adhell is the ability to disable services and receivers without disabling an app. So Google Play Services and Samsung apps can be limited without the issues disabling might cause. Such as not start at boot.

Does anybody have safe services , receivers, activities list that you can share with the rest of us?
Followed these steps as layed out and it worked.
 

Pipsname

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Dec 12, 2015
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I got mine to work. With NotifyRDS after I had a grey screen with EMM with leaving take media out checked.
Here are my complete steps that I did which finally worked.

1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. from resents clear it
4. enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. clear it from resents again
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. open secure folder and try to remove NotifyRDS (fails, blocked by security policy even with admin removed)
9. in secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder". (I think this was the key for me.)
10. Install adhell from #686 above.
11. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps
12. Loaded without issue.

My favorite use of Adhell is the ability to disable services and receivers without disabling an app. So Google Play Services and Samsung apps can be limited without the issues disabling might cause. Such as not start at boot.

Does anybody have safe services , receivers, activities list that you can share with the rest of us?
Followed these steps as layed out and it worked.
Does not survive a reboot it seems.

Wouldn't host file blocking need a reboot?
Seems it does. There is a popup saying it doesn't upon reboot.
 
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tromnhinem

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I got mine to work. With NotifyRDS after I had a grey screen with EMM with leaving take media out checked.
Here are my complete steps that I did which finally worked.

1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. from resents clear it
4. enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. clear it from resents again
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. open secure folder and try to remove NotifyRDS (fails, blocked by security policy even with admin removed)
9. in secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder". (I think this was the key for me.)
10. Install adhell from #686 above.
11. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps
12. Loaded without issue.

My favorite use of Adhell is the ability to disable services and receivers without disabling an app. So Google Play Services and Samsung apps can be limited without the issues disabling might cause. Such as not start at boot.

Does anybody have safe services , receivers, activities list that you can share with the rest of us?
Followed these step, but i dont understand step 3 and step 6. And after installed Adhell3, i open app and it requires License key.
 
Followed these step, but i dont understand step 3 and step 6. And after installed Adhell3, i open app and it requires License key.
1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. Clear NotifyRDS app from recent apps list.
4. Enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. Clear NotifyRDS app from recent apps list again.
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. In secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder".
9. Install adhell from #686 above.
10. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps.

Should activate and work afterwards.

Fixed a little bit of the wording. Hope that clarified steps 3 & 6.
 

tromnhinem

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1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. Clear NotifyRDS app from recent apps list.
4. Enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. Clear NotifyRDS app from recent apps list again.
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. In secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder".
9. Install adhell from #686 above.
10. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps.

Should activate and work afterwards.

Fixed a little bit of the wording. Hope that clarified steps 3 & 6.
Thank you very much, it works for me.
 

Hansoliv

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Do you use Android 11? Can you share list disable app or service in Adhell3 ?
Good day.
My phone is a Galaxy Note 10 with Android 11.
I have a list with almost 130 apps disabled so i have the mininum apps running in the background. Some apps like DEX and Microsoft myphone are disabled because i only use them from time to time, and when i need, i unfreeze them.
I also froze all virtual assistants like google's and bixby, because i don't like my phone to be listening me all the time.
Apps like facebook and youtube too, because i use them in the browser.
I am going to attach the backup for you to see and also a screenshot of all apps frozen in case you want to do it manually.

Please backup your phone (just in case) if you intend to restore my Adhell backup file in your phone :confused:
 

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mdiaz33685

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1. Install NotifyRDS app.
2. Launch Notify and enable admin as requested and get Knox key (all three green).
3. Clear NotifyRDS app from recent apps list.
4. Enable secure folder from settings, you need some security, I did pattern.
5. add NotifyRDS to secure folder and launch from and fully enable and get Knox key as before.
6. Clear NotifyRDS app from recent apps list again.
7. Remove admin app and uninstall NotifyRDS from normal system
8. In secure folder hit three dots, settings/more/uninstall, UNCHECK the default "take media out of secure folder".
9. Install adhell from #686 above.
10. without opening it, enable it in device admin apps.

Should activate and work afterwards.

Fixed a little bit of the wording. Hope that clarified steps 3 & 6.
Finally got it to work. Thanks
 

mdiaz33685

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Good day.
It seems that Adhell as been updated to version 3.2.455 last week.
Can be installed on top of version 3.2.366.
Uses the the knox license of the app 'NotifyRDS Add-on: S*msung'
Thanks for ur help and the file.
Good day.
It seems that Adhell as been updated to version 3.2.455 last week.
Can be installed on top of version 3.2.366.
Uses the the knox license of the app 'NotifyRDS Add-on: S*msung'
Been trying since I seen ur post 2 months ago. Thanks for the file
 
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mata77

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it works for me..but how did you go about making it work with chrome? I added the rule in the firewall (com.android.chrome | * | 53) ... but it has no effect
 

Bracewar

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Mar 1, 2011
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Does anyone with an ACTIVE KPE code know why adhell won't accept my KPE license?

I have a knox account. My last license expired earlier this month. I generated a new license and adhell is having trouble validating the license even though I know it's good.

My old license started with KLM06 but the new one starts with KLM09. Not sure if this is important.
 
Does anyone with an ACTIVE KPE code know why adhell won't accept my KPE license?

I have a knox account. My last license expired earlier this month. I generated a new license and adhell is having trouble validating the license even though I know it's good.

My old license started with KLM06 but the new one starts with KLM09. Not sure if this is important.
If memory serves me correctly that was an issue with the app once before. Around the time KLM keys were 02. I'd get on their discord and ask there if you really desire an answer. Assuming you are using app built from source and not any version posted here, I can't think of anything that would cause that issue within the current version's code though.

VPN and Private DNS tend to cause activation issues. Last key update I had to fully remove app, reboot phone into recovery mode, wipe cache, and then reinstall. Just as a precaution I've always changed name of app entirely and signed with personal key.
 

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    Very unfortunate about samsungs policy changes indeed, tried getting a partner account but was rejected... Might give it another try with some extended information (now as the bare basics, hoped it would be a semi-automatic thing but seems they actually properly check).

    Using Adguard premium in the meantime, but adhell would be my preferred choice. Unfortunately no valid license anymore so too bad...

    Let's try a quick reality check about basic blocking of ads and tracking servers on unlocked Samsung phones. A lot depends on your actual needs and mostly paranoia level, but it's a lot easier than often assumed.

    - If you have a functional adhell, do nothing and keep using it. Nobody can predict the future, but when your key expires, you'll have other options. Just relax and have a pleasant day.

    - No adhell but you're on Pie? Set your Private DNS to "dns.adguard.com". Just relax and have a pleasant day.

    - No adhell and still on Nougat or Oreo? Grab Intra and set the DNS to "https://dns.adguard.com/dns-query". Just relax and have a pleasant day.

    - Want more control over what you block? Use a VPN such as VPN Hosts which supports wildcards and local hosts file. Just relax and have a pleasant day.

    - Don't like any of those? Grab any DNS server or VPN that strikes your fancy but please use your own judgement about what actually works for you, not what someone online somewhere (myself included) says you should do.

    Those are not formal recommendations or endorsements of any specific product or approach, merely a realistic assessment of simple alternatives with a minimal amount of confusing technobabble.

    For most users, any of the above options will be more than sufficient and chances are you won't notice any actual difference in battery use or speed. Try them for yourself, it's easy! ;)
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    Adhell 3.1.x – KNOX AdBlocker for Samsung Galaxy devices and Package Disabler
    . Adhell is a Samsung Knox based application which can Block system-wide Ads, trackers, analytics from applications without root. It has more functionalities than just Ad-Blocker including Package Disabler, Mobile Restricter, App Permissions controller

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    Features
    • Pre-Activated KNOX ELM Licence (Must be renewed every 3 months, and can be generated from url below)
    • Domain Limit Size Increase (50,000)
    • Disable Apps Enabled by default
    • Apps Component Enabled by default
    ADHell v3.1.1 - Download
    The APK provided my cease to function at any time, due to the restrictions put in place by Samsung Knox key validation and not due to the fault of my own doing.
    I hold zero responsibility for the use of this app in any liable circumstance.
    *Unknown Apps must be enabled to install third-party APK files.

    If you don't wish to use the above download you may compile your own APK from the source below




    WHAT TO DO WHEN IT DOES NOT ACTIVATE/BYOA (Build Your Own App)
    Error: 102
    This appears due to the Licence being activated more than six times with the same package name while using a developer ELM key and not a commercial partner unlimited use ELM key (Samsung KNOX restriction not the App)
    You have a couple of options -
    • Change the ELM Key pre-installed by opening the app and going to the settings menu of the Adhell3 then scroll to the bottom of the menu and you will find the button to change the key to your own Knox ELM you generated.
    • Use an APK editor to make a change to the installed package name so that it is unique which should allow the pre-installed key to activate (ask others how to do that, but this might bypass the six activation limit under the same package name)
    • Compile your own version of Adhell3, instructions to do so are below.
    Please note as of this time if you don't already have a Knox ELM key generated from some previous use of Knox API applications you will have to wait as ELM key generations have been removed from SEAP for non-partner developers until further notice.

    How to compile your own version of Adhell3
    1. First grab the KNOX SDK and LIB you want the Knox SDK 3.3 (API level 28) & supportlib.jar (Dec 17/18, for older devices)
    2. Get yourself a new KNOX ELM Key from here, It should look something like this.
    3. Grab the Adhell3 Scripts from here, and follow the instructions which are clearly written for your operating system. (Note: you may need to type
      Code:
      adhell3.cmd setup
      under windows 10)
    4. When you are done you should be left with a folder looking like this which has your built APK package file ready to be moved to your device for install.
      If you struggle to understand how to modify the app before compile I have a ready to go app.properties you can use as a base, just be sure to place the file where the instructions say and to add your OWN KEY in the
      Code:
      skl.key=yourkeyhere

      An example app.properties file could look like this -
      Code:
      package.name=com.adhell3.12345
      domain.limit=100000
      enable.disableApps=true
      enable.appComponent=true
      appComponent.showSytemApps=false
      skl.key=D39335379587987309734637654687675985678078960879789057y58659867967890876706780670





    Compiled from Sources -
    Fusion Jack- Adhell 3 GitLab Source
    Generate Samsung ELM KNOX Licence Key - SIGN IN FIRST then click the link and it should take you right to it.
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    Folks, I see LOTS of misinformation in this thread. I strongly suggest that you look at the "official" AdHell3 GitLab repo and associated discordapp support area. At the very least, check the README on GItLab.

    Compiling: AdHell's current dev has provided convenient scripts for Windows/MacOS/Linux that make creating/updating your own copy a trivial matter. You can also use Android Studio or git, but the scripts are probably by far the easiest approach for most casual users.

    Using precompiled APKs: Your only choice if you don't have access to a computer, but tread very carefully. You MUST change the package ID (with APK Editor?) and understand which buid and options whoever created that APK was using. This should be only a last resort. Compiling is a lot safer, easier and faster than you might think (updating and installing to a new build only takes seconds on most computers).

    The Knox key: Read the instructions carefully. Create/use a Samsung developer acount, revoke any previous keys you may have, and get a new EDU key (it's 128 bytes long). If you can't create a key or your key is rejected, that simply means you made a mistake. Re-read the instructions and try again. Your Samsung developer account can use any email address and is unrelated to your "real" Samsung user account. After 90 days, your key will expire. Revoke it or switch to a new dev account, then get a new EDU key for another 90 days, no need to change your AdHell settings besides entering the new key when prompted.

    Remember, AdHell is basically a tool to configure the Knox firewall included with our Samsung devices (not just S10). Pick the correct block lists and settings for your personal needs, and once that's done you don't even need to run AdHell at all, not even in background, until you need to change something.
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    I confirm that is a legitimate new version that works with kpe key and not only for partners. Anyway I would represent the question as quoted because I have the same issue. Is there any way to make it working?

    I know to. But how make this to work ?

    This again?? Please quit blindly spreading misinformation and repeating unsubstanciated rumors here. Check your sources!

    It's not a new version, merely ongoing code tweaks. If you'll simply look at the adhell3 repo, you'll see that the current source for build 3.2.309 is freely available, ready for YOU to compile and use with YOUR partner-issued ELM or KPE key. You don't have to "make it work", it "works" just fine with a legitimate key. Any other use, if any, would be illegal and clearly not appropriate for XDA.

    Anybody who signs up as a Samsung developer (free) can compile the source for personal use. Anybody who is a licensed B2B Partner can create a suitable key for use with adhell3. Everybody else should forget about adhell and simply use one of the many alternatives for domain blocking, apps/components disabling, etc. .

    I sincerely wish I had never gotten involved with making adhell, SABS, and adhell3 available back before Samsung fixed the key loophole. Mea culpa!
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    Interested in AdHell3? Some clarifications might be useful:

    AdHell3 is an ongoing project using the Knox APIs publicly available to SEAP (Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program) developers. It is officially distributed solely as open source code, but NOT as binaries (APKs - a practice to which Samsung would object). It is NOT an application that you can merely download and directly install on your device. It is NOT officially supported here on XDA. Note that the official AdHell3 support areas cannot help you with questions or concerns specific to this thread's OP.

    Useful AdHell3 links:

    Some dependable (yet unofficial) precompiled APKs and instructions are currently available for people who don't have computer access but still want to try AdHell3 for testing.

    Once you have AdHell properly installed, you need to decide which domains to block. Most all publicly available "block lists" on the net are emphatically NOT designed for use with Knox (they typically don't even use wildcards). Loading bigger "universal" lists (containing up to an outrageous 100K entries?) won't make them any more appropriate but merely waste memory and other system resources. We recommend that you start at most with the default lists suggested in the GitLab repo. FYI, some of us successfully use tiny lists of less than 100 entries (as discussed in the support channel) as our sole provider. The bottom line is that only YOU know which domains YOU want/need to block even though we probably all prefer not so see ads served from places that can be expressed as, for example, "ads.*" (a valid AdHell3 entry!), an obvious candidate for blocking. Resist the temptation to burden AdHell3 with unnecessary and often detrimental block files intended for generic "ad blockers" or cosmetic blockers, or meant as hosts file replacements for rooted device, or for other platforms besides Android, etc.