[APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

What are you mainly using NetGuard for?

  • Reducing data usage

    Votes: 455 30.7%
  • Saving battery

    Votes: 315 21.3%
  • Increasing privacy

    Votes: 817 55.2%
  • Blocking ads

    Votes: 954 64.5%

  • Total voters
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kaizokan

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Hi there, good to see its all still active here :)

Question: Is enabling subnet routing supposed to keep my phone awake by also preventing the screen from going dark? I know that the app (SMBSync2) that was running does this also on its own as well but only when the app is on foreground and without going dark for even a second unlike with subnet routing enabled. With subnet routing enabled it no longer seems to matter whether the app is on foreground as it keeps the screen awake even when another app is opened. The screen does go dark but only for a second or two before it automatically gets lit again, also preventing it from locking the phone. When locking it by pressing the power button it does lock phone, the screen is kept lit however until the app is done with the file transfer session.
 

M66B

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Hi there, good to see its all still active here :)

Question: Is enabling subnet routing supposed to keep my phone awake by also preventing the screen from going dark? I know that the app (SMBSync2) that was running does this also on its own as well but only when the app is on foreground and without going dark for even a second unlike with subnet routing enabled. With subnet routing enabled it no longer seems to matter whether the app is on foreground as it keeps the screen awake even when another app is opened. The screen does go dark but only for a second or two before it automatically gets lit again, also preventing it from locking the phone. When locking it by pressing the power button it does lock phone, the screen is kept lit however until the app is done with the file transfer session.
That's not what the option is for and also not what it will do.
 
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iwanttoknow

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Hi all,

Is Android control for app "Restrict data usage for Wi-Fi and Mobile data" equivalent to NetGuard control for app about Wi-Fi and Mobile data ?
 
Hi all,

Is Android control for app "Restrict data usage for Wi-Fi and Mobile data" equivalent to NetGuard control for app about Wi-Fi and Mobile data ?
I can strongly recommend it.
I use whitelist mode and only apps I select can get internet access.
Very helpful to reduce spreading of your data as well.
Loads of apps work offline and even system/google apps do.
Using it on Lineage 14.1 to 18.1 and stock Android 12.
I've bought protocolling which helps ablot when fiddling around with the white list.
 
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topcaser

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Hi, I have an app (keepass2android) which syncs with my database hosted on my local network stick FritzNas. If I enable netguard the sync fails, if it's deactivated it syncs properly. The protocol shows no blocked access as well as the app itself within netguard. If I deactivate "use rules and conditions" in netguard the sync works again properly. I am wondering how I can debug this
 
Hi,
Did you enable "Subnet routing" and then "Local network access" in the NG Network options?
Well I didn't and on my pure wifi tablet with LOS14.1 and keepass2 is syncing anyhow.
Access to Fritz NAS via ftp works.
Pic shows the only system apps I white-listed.
 

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M66B

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iwanttoknow

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Version 2.300 is available on Bitbucket now.

Download:
https://bitbucket.org/M66B/netguard-test/downloads/NetGuard-v2.300-release.apk

There will be no update notification for this preview release.

Changelog:
  • Improved Android 12 compatibility
  • Removed subscriptions (due to new Play store policies)
  • Updated builds tools and translations
All changes:

https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/compare/2.299...2.300?w=1
Hi Marcel,

I understand that NetGuard is no more available on GitHub but on Bitbucket.

Is this new version 2.300 a stable or beta version ? It's not indicated when trying downloading it.
 

iAmRyC

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Is there a solution to getting NetGuard working again on Android 12 (Note 10+)? Since I've done the 12 update, NetGuard isn't blocking ads consistently in Chrome and various apps
 

M66B

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Is there a solution to getting NetGuard working again on Android 12 (Note 10+)? Since I've done the 12 update, NetGuard isn't blocking ads consistently in Chrome and various apps
NetGuard works fine on Android 12, at least om my Pixel 4a 5G, and I don't see why it wouldn't work on other devices.

Did you already check out the trouble shooting tips in the ad blocking instructions.
 

iAmRyC

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NetGuard works fine on Android 12, at least om my Pixel 4a 5G.
Ever since going to Android 12 earlier this week, NetGuard hasn't worked the same for me (mostly not blocking any ads). I even went and downloaded the newest NetGuard from BitBucket hoping it would help solve the problem but it hasn't.
 

ouzowtf

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Sep 8, 2010
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There is no problem for me on Android 12. Worked since day one when Google released it.
Maybe you updated via Play Store and lost the adblock functionality with it.
 

iAmRyC

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Jan 11, 2011
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Went back through all the ad-block instructions and found that Private DNS was selected. Looks like that has solved the problem for me.
 

MeansWell

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Hi, I'm sorry, but I don't understand the "removed subscriptions" in the latest version. I am using NetGuard (paid). I don't use the Playstore. What are (were?) the subscriptions to? Would someone be so kind as to explain what that is?

Does that mean I can't use the hosts file any more to block ads? Usually, if the "playstore company" wants to remove something, its something I want to keep. Again, I apologize for my ignorance.
 

M66B

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Hi, I'm sorry, but I don't understand the "removed subscriptions" in the latest version. I am using NetGuard (paid). I don't use the Playstore. What are (were?) the subscriptions to? Would someone be so kind as to explain what that is?

Does that mean I can't use the hosts file any more to block ads? Usually, if the "playstore company" wants to remove something, its something I want to keep. Again, I apologize for my ignorance.
Subscriptions were there to support the project monthly, but Google doesn't allow that anymore.
 

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    Even without further development and support, we owe Marcel a huge thank you for the apps and support he gave us over the years.
    It is very sad to see him leave the scene. I never met Marcel in person but feel like I'm losing a close friend.
    I hope Marcel's girlfriend recovers rapidly and fully.
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    Thread re-opened on request of OP @M66B who allowed me to share his PM with you:

    Can you please open all threads again?

    This is to give people a chance to discuss and to help each other. It doesn't mean I will resume development though.
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    On special request by PM of OP, Marcel aka @M66B, I have to inform you as follows:
    Can you please write in each XDA thread that the GitHub repos have been restored?
    Marcel, I know you can't respond here but personally I hope that this isn't your final decision.
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    @Tom100% , you maybe could do an internet search of "<your phone make/model> bloatware safe to remove" and use that as a jumping off point.
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    @M66B don't stop your good work. Without play store how users buy PRO features.? Please be kind enough to provide alternative method.
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    NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required.
    Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.

    Blocking access to the internet can help:
    • reduce your data usage
    • save your battery
    • increase your privacy

    Features:
    • Simple to use
    • No root required
    • 100% open source
    • No calling home
    • No tracking or analytics
    • No advertisements
    • Actively developed and supported
    • Android 5.1 and later supported
    • IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP supported
    • Tethering supported
    • Optionally allow when screen on
    • Optionally block when roaming
    • Optionally block system applications
    • Optionally forward ports, also to external addresses (not available if installed from the Play store)
    • Optionally notify when an application accesses the internet
    • Optionally record network usage per application per address
    • Optionally block ads using a hosts file (not available if installed from the Play store)
    • Material design theme with light and dark theme

    PRO features
    • Log all outgoing traffic; search and filter access attempts; export PCAP files to analyze traffic
    • Allow/block individual addresses per application
    • New application notifications; configure NetGuard directly from the notification
    • Display network speed graph in a status bar notification
    • Select from five additional themes in both light and dark version

    There is no other no-root firewall, except for clones, offering all these features.

    This XDA thread is about using the latest version of NetGuard.
    Off topic comments are allowed as long they are related to NetGuard and are in the general interest of the followers of this thread.

    Discussion of purchases is not allowed here, please contact me via here instead.

    NetGuard is being maintained and supported, but new features won't be added anymore.

    For ad blocking, see here. Ad blocking is provide "as-is".

    More information on Github:

    Downloads:

    Screenshots:
    101-main.png
    102-main-details.png

    103-main-access.png
    108-notifications.png


    For more screenshots, see here.






    XDA:DevDB Information
    NetGuard, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    M66B
    Source Code: https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/


    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2015-10-25
    Last Updated 2020-03-11
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    I have just released stable version 2.39.

    Changelog/download
    https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/releases/tag/2.39

    This version will be available in the Play store after Google's approval.

    Usage data sharing has been removed from this version.

    The future of this project depends on the general support for this project. You can for example write something positive here or in the Play store, press the thanks button, donate something, purchase a pro feature or contribute translations or source code.
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    NetGuard is currently in alpha testing phase.
    Please report any problems you encounter.

    It would be nice if someone could design an appropriate icon.
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    I have just released beta version 2.21.

    Changelog/download:
    https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/releases/tag/2.21

    This version will be available as beta version in the Play store after Google's approval.