[APP][5.0+] Blokada ad blocker [open source][without root][v4]

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oelapoel

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blokada error

Dear developer. Lately blokada seems to stop randomly and give me this message when I open the app.
 

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Technical

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Is there any comparison table between the versions? Blokada, Blokada Plus and Blokada Slim (Google Play version)
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It blocks ads through changing your DNS servers, which has a similar effect, but is less configurable.

1. Can I suppose that the default DNS server of the slim version will block all ads that the blocking lists already do? In other words, is the DNS doing the full anti-ad service?

2. I've uninstalled Blokada and installed the Slim one from Google Play to test. To my surprise, all the lists were there. I've tried twice, uninstalling and reinstalling the Slim version and even without the full Blokada installed, the lists were there... :confused:
 
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Dear developer. Lately blokada seems to stop randomly and give me this message when I open the app.

Hi,
Check if the first 3 steps solve your problem: https://community.blokada.org/t/what-to-do-if-blokada-wont-activate-start/2147#all-devices

It blocks ads through changing your DNS servers, which has a similar effect, but is less configurable.

1. Can I suppose that the default DNS server of the slim version will block all ads that the blocking lists already do? In other words, is the DNS doing the full anti-ad service?

2. I've uninstalled Blokada and installed the Slim one from Google Play to test. To my surprise, all the lists were there. I've tried twice, uninstalling and reinstalling the Slim version and even without the full Blokada installed, the lists were there... :confused:

1.) Nobody knows what Cloudflare (the default DNS server) blocks exactly, only Cloudflare. However, you have much more fine-grained blocking possibility using the full feature.
2.) Slim asks if you want to update and if you press yes it installs the full version.
 

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1.) Nobody knows what Cloudflare (the default DNS server) blocks exactly, only Cloudflare. However, you have much more fine-grained blocking possibility using the full feature.
Sorry, my fault, I was not clear enough. When I wrote "default", I mean Blokada DNS (beta). If I use it, will "all" (the majority of, the most prevalent) the blockings come from filters be enabled?

By the way, maybe change v4 for v5 in this thread title.
 

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I am using Blokada 4 on Android 9 for TV (Sony XH9005) - it sadly does not block the YouTube ads, except when I activate Adguard DNS and then Amazon Prime app does not start anymore. Why is Blokada 5 not recommended for Android TV yet?

Also DNS seems not to work consistently on Blokada on Android TV, I put a different DNS and checked it with DNSleaktest.com and it showed my home IP.

Any suggestions?
 
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loparaan

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Hello, I have it installed on an Amazon FireTv Stick, and version 4 worked perfectly, yesterday I updated to version 5, and there is a way to activate it, also the menus do not look good, they are deformed, it is as if the FireTv version it would have been updated with one of an android mobile.
 

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The 5.x version is totaly crap! I'll stay by 4.x version for sure! ui is ugly....i can not set my own dns as standard...i can not use different hosts exept the ones in the app self....the setting is not settings...we must click to the "hamburger" menu right on the top....WHY???!!! 😏
 
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Sorry, my fault, I was not clear enough. When I wrote "default", I mean Blokada DNS (beta). If I use it, will "all" (the majority of, the most prevalent) the blockings come from filters be enabled?

By the way, maybe change v4 for v5 in this thread title.

Blokada DNS doesn't block ads, yet; but that's the goal, yes.


Hello, I have it installed on an Amazon FireTv Stick, and version 4 worked perfectly, yesterday I updated to version 5, and there is a way to activate it, also the menus do not look good, they are deformed, it is as if the FireTv version it would have been updated with one of an android mobile.

Hi,
v5 doesn't and won't support TV devices, better to stay with v4.

The 5.x version is totaly crap! I'll stay by 4.x version for sure! ui is ugly....i can not set my own dns as standard...i can not use different hosts exept the ones in the app self....the setting is not settings...we must click to the "hamburger" menu right on the top....WHY???!!! 😏

There's no "hamburger" menu in v5. The settings are available with the gear icon at the bottom of the screen, the most right one.
 
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Did you login your account on this app or just use as it is?
Is it safe to have our account logged on this app?
I sure did, I also used previous app from this dev. If I remember correctly, you don't enter your email and password, you login via youtube.com/activate and enter code from screen, same as normal YouTube app. Also, it is on github, so you can check the app code.
 
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I sure did, I also used previous app from this dev. If I remember correctly, you don't enter your email and password, you login via youtube.com/activate and enter code from screen, same as normal YouTube app. Also, it is on github, so you can check the app code.

Thanks! I may give it a try these few days, the 2x ads when starting on YouTube and a few times during 10 min mark is kinda getting on my nerves.
 

jharkness316

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Is there a way to stop Blokada from nagging me to upgrade to 5.0? I like the 4.0+ design and it is easier for me to understand but the nag on my status bar is buggin me. Thanks
 

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