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

What are you mainly using NetGuard for?

  • Reducing data usage

    Votes: 464 30.8%
  • Saving battery

    Votes: 320 21.3%
  • Increasing privacy

    Votes: 834 55.4%
  • Blocking ads

    Votes: 970 64.5%

  • Total voters
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OldNoobOne

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Hi!

First off, thank you!! This is an amazing app. I am using it to block those annoying video ads which just use up data and make the reading experience terrible. I love it so much!

I just noticed that Sony Music Center app is being blocked by Netguard, in the sense that the app cannot discover the Sony devices on the network. I did not block it specifically but I assume the filter traffic setting is the culprit.

Wonder if you have suggestions on how to fix this with out turning off the filtering or the app.
 

iwanttoknow

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Hi all,

My NetGuard version was 2.300 from GitHub. Since I updated it to 2.302 from GitHub, I can observe that VPN is disconnected more than before (it was almost never with 2.300).

Thanks in advance for your advice.

My configuration : Android 11
 

M66B

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Hi all,

My NetGuard version was 2.300 from GitHub. Since I updated it to 2.302 from GitHub, I can observe that VPN is disconnected more than before (it was almost never with 2.300).

Thanks in advance for your advice.

My configuration : Android 11
This was a problem in version 2.301, but it was fixed in version 2.302.

All changes from version 2.300 to 2.302:


So, nothing related to this (anymore).
 
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TTWORD

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Hello, m66b, when I use the netguard traffic locking function, I find that the app network on my mobile phone has timeout and error messages. When I turn off the traffic locking, the network automatically recovers. My mobile phone models are vivo 12s and Huawei glory play4pro. Can I solve or optimize this
 
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M66B

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Hello, m66b, when I use the netguard traffic locking function, I find that the app network on my mobile phone has timeout and error messages. When I turn off the traffic locking, the network automatically recovers. My mobile phone models are vivo 12s and Huawei glory play4pro. Can I solve or optimize this
What do you mean by "traffic locking function" exactly?

Lock down mode? See here about how this works:

https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/blob/master/FAQ.md#user-content-faq52
 

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M66B

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Oh, I misunderstood. When traffic is locked, cellular networks are disabled. I want to look at the Allowed Requests log to see the IP address requested by the application. Do I need to buy the Pro and will this feature add extra CPU consumption?
The global access log, "Show log" in the three dots overflow menu, isn't a free feature. The logging in the app entries is free though.

For both you'll need to enable filtering in the advanced settings, which will use a little more battery power.
 
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iwanttoknow

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This was a problem in version 2.301, but it was fixed in version 2.302.

All changes from version 2.300 to 2.302:


So, nothing related to this (anymore).
Hi Marcel,

Is it possible to restart NetGuard (with Macrodroid in my case) without displaying NetGuard at screen ?
 

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iwanttoknow

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In fact, I have created a macro with Macrodroid to monitor if VPN is desactivated, launch NetGuard. It's ok but I would like it without displaying NetGuard.
 

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  • 4
    Although nobody seem to care, the app was restored in the Play Store.
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    And more generally is there an option in NetGuard to start it without displaying at screen ?
    I think via widget or with the quick launch icon
    3
    Hey @M66B, can we add a a mention of this guide to the FAQ? It provides a solution for question 2:
    Added to FAQ #2. Thanks.
    3
    How to do a "quick launch icon" ?
    Sorry in advance if it's a stupid question.
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    Hey @M66B, can we add a a mention of this guide to the FAQ? It provides a solution for question 2:

    How to use NetGuard + personalDNSFilter+ Any VPN, without root, without external self-hosted servers.
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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 community 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.
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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.