[APP][ROOT/NONROOT][OFFICIAL] AdAway v5.12.1/ v6.0.2b

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PerfectSlayer

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Hi all,

I talked about it for weeks, if it's not month, but it's finally here! 🎉
The new major version comes with a whole new VPN ad-blocker implementation that greatly improves stability and reliability. Most of the disconnections issue should be fixed by now.
I daily use it for months, using cellular (4g + 5g) and WiFi (private + public + public behind authentication portal) networks, doing handovers between them and it works fine. I distributed early builds on GitHub issues and I got good feedback too.

I also work on DOH (DNS Over HTTPS) support. It works but it is not yet configurable from the settings.
I might add other DNS client alternatives later to provide a better privacy.
And of course, it comes with a batch of bug fixes and third party upgrades.

If you like the project, feel free to show your support or become sponsor 💖
Without further ado, here comes the full changes!

Changelog:
  • Add a new VPN ad-blocker implementation
  • Add initial DOH (DNS Over HTTPS) support
  • Add VPN connection monitor, heartbeat and throttler to improve reliability
  • Add long press action to copy hostname from user lists and DNS log to clipboard
  • Fix VPN state on network connectivity change and lost
  • Fix VPN restart when system kills it
  • Fix wrong DNS read on VPN restart
  • Fix VPN unwanted restart while paused
  • Fix crash on application update unknown size
  • Improve VPN user control reliability
  • Update logging system
  • Update libsu
  • Update Android gradle plugin
  • Update AndroidX libraries
  • Update NDK
  • Update third party libraries

Download:

AdAway v6.0.0b
 

gallegonovato

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Feb 25, 2021
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Good afternoon @PerfectSlayer

I wanted to ask you a question if I may.

The AdAway v6 versions will still be valid for lineageos 18.1 for example?

And

Sorry to bother you here, but I'm trying to get into the github. In the translation part and I don't know what's going on that doesn't allow me to enter.

I wanted to make a suggestion in the Spanish language. If you allow me.

It turns out that in the main page of Adaway. When there is an update button, it says in English 1 source outdated. And in Spanish it would be:

1 actualización disponible . O 1 fuente para actualizar.

Then on the page where you put the url of the host list. Put block and allow. And it would be in Spanish:

Bloquear
Permitir

Permitir redirecionamiento

A hug
 

PerfectSlayer

Senior Member
any special installation instructions for this new major version? dirty install 6.0.0b over 5.12.0 possible?
Good questions! You can seamlessly install the beta over the stable version (so dirty flash).

If you want to revert, you can export your block rules from the settings, uninstall the app (required as Android does not allow you to downgrade an app), reinstall the stable version, and import back your block rules.

Keep in mind you can't update from F-Droid builds as they use their own sign key. You will have to uninstall the F-Droid builds firsts.

The AdAway v6 versions will still be valid for lineageos 18.1 for example?
The min SDK has not changed so it should not break any compatibility.

In the translation part and I don't know what's going on that doesn't allow me to enter.
All the translations of the app is handle on the Transifex platform where translators can discuss about wording, semantic, etc... Once a translation improve, it is automatically committed to GitHub.
 

juanmikun

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Hi all,

I talked about it for weeks, if it's not month, but it's finally here! 🎉
The new major version comes with a whole new VPN ad-blocker implementation that greatly improves stability and reliability. Most of the disconnections issue should be fixed by now.
I daily use it for months, using cellular (4g + 5g) and WiFi (private + public + public behind authentication portal) networks, doing handovers between them and it works fine. I distributed early builds on GitHub issues and I got good feedback too.

I also work on DOH (DNS Over HTTPS) support. It works but it is not yet configurable from the settings.
I might add other DNS client alternatives later to provide a better privacy.
And of course, it comes with a batch of bug fixes and third party upgrades.

If you like the project, feel free to show your support or become sponsor 💖
Without further ado, here comes the full changes!

Changelog:
  • Add a new VPN ad-blocker implementation
  • Add initial DOH (DNS Over HTTPS) support
  • Add VPN connection monitor, heartbeat and throttler to improve reliability
  • Add long press action to copy hostname from user lists and DNS log to clipboard
  • Fix VPN state on network connectivity change and lost
  • Fix VPN restart when system kills it
  • Fix wrong DNS read on VPN restart
  • Fix VPN unwanted restart while paused
  • Fix crash on application update unknown size
  • Improve VPN user control reliability
  • Update logging system
  • Update libsu
  • Update Android gradle plugin
  • Update AndroidX libraries
  • Update NDK
  • Update third party libraries

Download:

AdAway v6.0.0b
EDIT: Nothing, it keeps disconnecting when on wi-fi... I'm on Android 12, Oneplus 10pro
 
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juanmikun

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This is what happens when I connect VPN when on wifi... and right after it proceeds to disconnect the VPN (even though I have the option "keep it on" on Android). Anyone knows how to fix this? (Android 12, Adaway 6.0.0, Oneplus 10 pro)
 

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rodken

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Im using adaway, but all links in google flaged "Ads" blocked, how can whitelist it? Adaway v5.12 rooted.

--------
I already whitefish googleadservices.com
Code:
dartsearch.net
googleadservices.com
www.dartsearch.net
www.googleadservices.com
*.dartsearch.net
*.googleadservices.com
ad.doubleclick.net
www.googletagmanager.com
www.googletagservices.com
clickserve.dartsearch.net
 
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PerfectSlayer

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@PerfectSlayer

Good evening, could you update libsu to 5.0.1 please? tx in advance 😇
Hi biontx,

Do you see any advantage to upgrade to 5.x?

It's currently a work in progress on my side but it has remove some API I use. Moreover, BusyBox is no more included where AdAway use shells commands like dd, chown et chmod.

Does any one know if those three commands are officially supported over the various devices since Android 8?
 

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Hi biontx,

Do you see any advantage to upgrade to 5.x?

It's currently a work in progress on my side but it has remove some API I use. Moreover, BusyBox is no more included where AdAway use shells commands like dd, chown et chmod.

Does any one know if those three commands are officially supported over the various devices since Android 8?
I have downloaded your source on github...
Made some changes android studio chipmunk 2021.2.1 ... compiled it as debug apk... screenshots later on ...

// Root related
implementation 'com.github.topjohnwu.libsu:core:5.0.1'
implementation 'com.github.topjohnwu.libsu:io:5.0.1'
// Optional: APIs for creating root services. Depends on ":core"
implementation "com.github.topjohnwu.libsu:service:5.0.1"
// Optional: Provides remote file system support
implementation "com.github.topjohnwu.libsu:nio:5.0.1"

//-------------

buildscript {
repositories {
google()
}

dependencies {
classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:7.2.0'
}
}

compileSdkVersion 32
buildToolsVersion '33.0.0 rc4'
ndkVersion '24.0.8215888'


compileOptions {
sourceCompatibility 1.8
targetCompatibility 1.8
}


//---------------
private void checkRoot(@nullable View view) {
Boolean isRooted;
notifyVpnDisabled();

isRooted = Shell.isAppGrantedRoot();
if (isRooted == null) {
// valid!
notifyRootEnabled();
} else {
if (isRooted) {
notifyRootEnabled();
} else {
notifyRootDisabled(true);
}
}
}

//---------------
// Copy hosts file then set owner and permissions
Shell.Result result = Shell.cmd(
"dd if=" + privateFile + " of=" + target,
COMMAND_CHOWN + " " + target,
COMMAND_CHMOD_644 + " " + target
).exec();

working perfectly....

//---------------
etc... :)

Running the apk on pixel 3a ... Android 12.1 ... rooted: Magisk (756d8356) (24312)
 
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I think John said you could just save and use the busybox module from before he removed it, then drop it into later releases, since he made it self-contained first:
 
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Hi biontx,

Do you see any advantage to upgrade to 5.x?

It's currently a work in progress on my side but it has remove some API I use. Moreover, BusyBox is no more included where AdAway use shells commands like dd, chown et chmod.

Does any one know if those three commands are officially supported over the various devices since Android 8?

I think John said you could just save and use the busybox module from before he removed it, then drop it into later releases, since he made it self-contained first.
The shell commands are included in Android's toybox or (deprecated) toolbox binary.

Is there a reason to include (use) BusyBox version(s) on Android 8+ ?

Cheers. :cowboy:
 

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Sorry all for a bit of OT. 🙃
OT for this thread but, slightly relevant with the last few comments/posts.

Also true! 8+ has all of those: https://chromium.googlesource.com/a...pstream/shell_and_utilities/#android-8_0-oreo

(Actually you can see Android's had those specific commands since the beginning, though their implementations weren't without their quirks back then). 🙂
It is odd though. :confused:
The toolbox binary is depreciated but, still exists in Android 12L builds.
getprop (for example) is reverted back to toolbox for some reason. 🙃

Note:
Stock Google.
The command is only included in toolbox if not available/(or reverting) the one available in toybox.


Code:
angler:/ $ toybox
acpi base64 basename blkid blockdev cal cat chattr chcon chgrp chmod
chown chroot chrt cksum clear cmp comm cp cpio cut date dd df diff
dirname dmesg dos2unix du echo egrep env expand expr fallocate false
fgrep file find flock free freeramdisk fsfreeze getenforce getfattr
getprop grep groups gunzip gzip head help hostname hwclock id ifconfig
inotifyd insmod install ionice iorenice kill killall ln load_policy
log logname losetup ls lsattr lsmod lsof lspci lsusb makedevs md5sum
microcom mkdir mkfifo mknod mkswap mktemp modinfo modprobe more mount
mountpoint mv nbd-client nc netcat netstat nice nl nohup od partprobe
paste patch pgrep pidof pivot_root pkill pmap printenv printf ps pwd
pwdx readlink realpath renice restorecon rev rfkill rm rmdir rmmod
runcon sed sendevent seq setenforce setfattr setprop setsid sha1sum
sha224sum sha256sum sha384sum sha512sum sleep sort split start stat
stop strings swapoff swapon sync sysctl tac tail tar taskset tee time
timeout top touch tr traceroute traceroute6 true truncate tty tunctl
ulimit umount uname uniq unix2dos uptime usleep uudecode uuencode
vconfig vmstat wc which whoami xargs xxd yes zcat
angler:/ $ 
angler:/ $ toolbox
dd getevent newfs_msdos

Code:
oriole:/ $ toybox
[ acpi base64 basename blkdiscard blkid blockdev cal cat chattr chcon
chgrp chmod chown chroot chrt cksum clear cmp comm cp cpio cut date dd
devmem df diff dirname dmesg dos2unix du echo egrep env expand expr
fallocate false fgrep file find flock fmt free freeramdisk fsfreeze
fsync getconf getenforce getfattr getopt grep groups gunzip gzip head
help hostname hwclock i2cdetect i2cdump i2cget i2cset iconv id ifconfig
inotifyd insmod install ionice iorenice iotop kill killall ln load_policy
log logname losetup ls lsattr lsmod lsof lspci lsusb makedevs md5sum
microcom mkdir mkfifo mknod mkswap mktemp modinfo modprobe more mount
mountpoint mv nbd-client nc netcat netstat nice nl nohup nproc nsenter od
partprobe paste patch pgrep pidof ping ping6 pivot_root pkill pmap printenv
printf prlimit ps pwd pwdx readelf readlink realpath renice restorecon rev
rfkill rm rmdir rmmod rtcwake runcon sed sendevent seq setenforce setfattr
setsid sha1sum sha224sum sha256sum sha384sum sha512sum sleep sort split stat
strings stty swapoff swapon sync sysctl tac tail tar taskset tee test time
timeout top touch tr traceroute traceroute6 true truncate tty tunctl ulimit
umount uname uniq unix2dos unlink unshare uptime usleep uudecode uuencode
uuidgen vconfig vi vmstat watch wc which whoami xargs xxd yes zcat
oriole:/ $ 
oriole:/ $ toolbox
getprop modprobe setprop start stop toolbox
oriole:/ $

---

When I was going though the toybox updates.
I laughed out loud when I saw they where Douglas Adams fans like me. :p

Including one of my favorite lines from the books. 🙃

"We are now cruising at a level of two to the power of twenty-five thousand to one against and falling, and we will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway."

- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy​

Cheers all. :cowboy:
 

gallegonovato

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Good morning:

First of all thank you very much for the Adaway update.

I wanted to ask a question if I may. It turns out that on a terminal with lineageos 17.1 , Adaway in its latest version and root mode. I notice that it takes more time to search, process the updates of the host lists. In synchronizing the host lists. Even in creating and copying a new host.

That was faster in the previous version of Adaway.

Even some people I know tell me the same thing in other terminals.

And I notice that it does the same with wifi or data. It is as if version 5.12.1 was slower doing these things than the previous version of Adaway. Without having changed the host source lists or anything. Only after upgrading Adaway

I do not know if it happens to you too?

Best regards and thanks for your time and help.
 

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    Hi all,

    The new 6.x beta was downloaded thousands time and feedback seems good.
    So it's time to push the next changes that upgrades how ad-blocker works with root.
    I updated the libsu and no more relies on its I/O module but only on device toolbox/toybox.
    Again, don't forget to report if you encounter any issue!

    If you like the project, feel free to show your support or become sponsor 💖

    Changelog:
    • Improve screen rotation handling on home screen
    • Update libsu
    • Update mongoose web server
    • Update Android gradle plugin
    • Update third party libraries
    • Update translations

    Thanks:

    Special thanks to kubalav and zgfg for their bug reports.

    Download:

    AdAway 6.0.1
    28
    Hi all,

    Sorry for the trouble. I already identified this issue and fixed it but I didn't think so many users will encounter it (you use the app for the first time, by installing the 6.0.1 beta). So I just pushed a small update to fix it and update translations.

    Enjoy the beta!

    Feedback:

    Hope it helps PerfectSlayer figure it out. 🙃
    Sure, complete bug reports definitely help a lot! 🙏

    hence I asked the question. It surprising how many people run a test/canary build of their rooting app/method, and then questio
    This time, it was my fault 😅 It comes from the migration to the latest libsu version that change the root detection method. Using isAppGrantedRoot() does not request root access. It only validates if the app was already granted (returning a three states boolean 😑) I now start a root shell to trigger root access when selecting root ad-block method.

    Changelog:
    • Fix wizard ad-block method check
    • Update translations

    Thanks:

    Special thanks to Dandu32, ipdev, Morghoth and zhmstar0310 for theirs helpful bug reports.

    Download:

    AdAway 6.0.2
    8
    Boolean isRooted;
    notifyVpnDisabled();
    isRooted = Shell.isAppGrantedRoot();
    if (isRooted == null) {
    // valid!
    notifyRootEnabled();
    }
    A null value for isRooted means indeterminate state. So it's not valid.

    I pushed an update to fix root detection for new users that broke in 6.0.1.
    4
    I am rooted with Magisk but after installing AdAway (tried versions 6 and 5) there is no request popup to grant root permission. So I am stuck at the opening screen. Clicking on the root option (on the left) does not help, also tried uninstalls and reboots, no luck. I am using Lineage OS 19.1 (Android 12). Other apps ask for root permission without problem.
    Have you tried to install 6.0.0 rather than 6.0.1? I had the same problem you had when first installing 6.0.1 (albeit on Android 13), so I uninstalled that and installed 6.0.0 and that worked fine. Then I just updated to 6.0.1.
    4
    Can someone who uses facebook(meta) or twitter verify them. 🙃
    I don't use FB / META but I can confirm t.co is enough for Twitter links to work.
    They used to be blocked for the first load, then go to the real target when refreshed.
    Now, Twitter forced links to go through their t.co redirection :(
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    AdAway

    AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.


    Google Play Store notice

    According the Google Play Developer Policy, especially the "Device and Network Abuse" section, ad blocker like AdAway violates the "Apps that block or interfere with another app displaying ads." rule and can't be distributed on distributed on the Play Store.
    As Free and Open Source Software, AdAway is available from F-Droid Store or this XDA thread :good:


    Requirements

    This application requires Android 8 or above and does no more require root.

    For older Android versions, a rooted device is required.


    Changelog

    If you don't want to read each announce post of this thread, you can:


    Downloads

    Stable versions are available on GitHub releases and F-Droid Store:

    Beta versions are available on GitHub releases only:

    AdAway 6.0.2

    The app provides an in-app updater for both GitHub and F-Droid builds.
    Keep in mind beta channel is limited to GitHub builds, and F-Droid releases usually have a several days latency.


    Problem? Read this

    * If you use Chrome and still see ads on web pages, remember to disable the "data saver" or "reduced data usage" browser option.
    * Check your APN settings for any proxy, the proxy itself could be allowing ads. Disable the proxy.
    * After you install or make any change to AdAway, you must reboot for those changes to take effect.
    * If you are still having issues please read and understand all the info in the wiki before asking for help here.

    Otherwise, this is the right thread to discuss about it or file a bug report here.


    Contributors

    PerfectSlayer, Vankog, jawz101
    Source Code: https://github.com/AdAway/AdAway
    170
    Hi all,

    A new year is coming and I wish you all to have nice holidays :victory:

    Just few words about this ending year. There was about 12 releases in 2019 which brings you a new UI, a lot of bug fixes, Android 10 support, Gist and GitLab hosting support and better Magisk support.
    All of this is possible thanks to the community to help users to discover the app, learn how to use it and report any new bug and also your moral, nice words and thanks you can send to me, and financial support.
    Thanks a lot for all donators, GitHub sponsor and the Pixel 2 you sent me to test Android 10 support.

    For the next year, I hope to release the next version (V5), at least in beta to start. It's been 9 months since its first lines of code and things are working quite nicely.
    It aims to make the app simpler to use for the main use cases, support rooted and non rooted devices and remove old hacks/workaround which are no more needed on recent setups.

    But before this big next update, I still have time to fix current issue with a new release :p

    Changelog:
    • Fix GitLab hosting support (commit date parsing failed)
    • Translation update

    Thanks:

    Special thanks to @gallegonovato for its helpful bug report and @Vankog for translation update.

    Download:

    AdAway 4.3.2 on AndroidFileHost (md5: 78fde09a0e92044c45e901bb1cec8e2e)
    159
    Hi all,

    Long time no see! It's been more than two months since the last update.
    I can't say I was not active on the project as I start working on a new version (5.x.y) as a side project.
    I won't share the source code yet as it is not ready at all and I don't want to give an ETA but this new version targets the following goals:
    • 1. Revamp the UI
    • 2. Clean up old support
    • 3. Address one of the main drawback of the app

    1. The card based UI does not feel right. Welcome card takes too much space, update button / status has a lot of critic. I guess I can do better.
    I started a new simpler and lighter design which provide the most useful information on home screen and all main actions to trigger in one tap (no more burger menu).
    It is still under heavy development but I hopefully get a friend onboard, specialized in graphics and design, to help me :highfive:

    2. In order to simplify the development, I clean up the app and remove support for old features.
    I bump target SDK version so I finally get Java 8 language feature (it was released 5y ago…) and move to topjohnwu root library (instead of home made one). It means systemless support is now handled by Magisk and other root solutions will still work.

    3. Think of what prevent most of users to use AdAway? Now it's gone!
    It's not gone forever. It's still here but there will be a fallback to workaround it.
    I won't tell more until the first public beta but I guess you get the point :fingers-crossed:

    In the meanwhile, here is a new version!

    Feedback:

    Is anyone using a hosts list hosted on Gitlab? It keeps showing "Unknown update status".
    GitLab, like GitHub do not set LastModified HTTP header so update status is not supported... yet!

    Changelog:
    • Add Gist and GitLab hosting support for hosts file
    • Add option to set default IPv6 redirection
    • Improve reboot command
    • Improve UI for overlays
    • Update translations

    Thanks:

    Special thanks to @MSF Jarvis and ralayax for theirs contributions and @andy356 for its helpful bug report.

    Download:

    AdAway 4.2.5 on AndroidFileHost (md5: ab81225745afaaa7646024109de299c0)
    148
    Hi all,

    Feedback:

    Hmm, not working for me for this URL, v4.1.0 shows something like not updated in -360 days (some large negative value). Can you please see if you can reproduce?
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/alternates/fakenews-gambling-porn/hosts
    It works well here. I failed to reproduce as I change the HTTP client library and how I use it.
    But update date for the source you link definitely works now.

    All the F-Droid apps I know of have manual push updates to the store.

    Isn't automatic build basically for nightlies?
    Not really. You could choose a lot of different mode.
    For example, F-Droid server watches AdAway GitHub repository to find tags which match a specific versioning pattern.

    I exist still... do you know what i have to do to transfer ownership? if i edit project it doesn't let me change the primary author so i assume i have to PM some higher up to make this happen?
    Thank you so much! :highfive:

    This is now done, @PerfectSlayer is the OP of this thread.
    Thank you too!


    Changelog:
    • Add hosts source download cache
    • Add snackbar notification to update host from DNS request listing
    • Update UI from Material Design to Material Theming
    • Update gradle, plugins and dependencies
    • Fix crash parsing not defined host source last modified date
    • Fix native modules build script (required for F-Droid build server)
    • Fix Transifex issues

    Thanks:

    Special thanks to all recent donators! Your help is really appreciated :good:

    Download:

    AdAway 4.2.0 on AndroidFileHost (md5: 023169e7c345ef7297095793024f8478)
    144
    Hi all,

    I talked enough about it the past weeks and here it is: the first beta for the next version of AdAway.
    As you know, the main feature is the removal of root requirement but it also comes with a lot of improvements like an easier to use UI, a builtin updater, new cache and databases to improve reliability or even a quick pause/resume adblocking button that 3rd party apps can control.

    It took me literally a year and 330+ commits to build it (the first commit of this branch was April the 7th) and I hope it will be worth it.
    It should allow the app to be viable in the future with root being more and more difficult to achieve at each new Android release and Google hardening SafetyNet checks.

    I will try to answer to the most expected questions here so you still can post a link to this FAQ later to lost users.

    FAQ:

    Does this version replace the v4.x versions?
    No. This is still a preview version and does not replace the stable one.
    It is available to test it and report issues and feedback before being promoted to stable.

    Can I upgrade and revert safely?
    Yes. Both v4 and v5 use the same settings export format.

    Why does this version targets Android 8+ Oreo only?
    Like the v4, v5 is expected to offer support for latest devices.
    Android 8 and above represent more than 60% of device distribution and will grew through time.
    If you use an older device, root solutions work very well and v4 is here for you (like v2 and v3 stayed for legacy devices).

    How the hell does it work without root?
    This version provides two adblocking methods: the usual root one using hosts file and a new one using local VPN.
    The VPN solution allows to filter and alter connections of your devices without root access.

    Is using a VPN safe?
    In the case of AdAway, yes. It uses VPN API but does not connect to a VPN server.
    In the case of VPN client app, it depends.
    To give you more details, a VPN client app uses the VPN API to create a virtual network interface on your device and redirect all your traffic into it.
    If you imaginge the VPN like a pipe (the right word is tunnel), client VPN app outputs all your traffic on a VPN server which is able to check what you are doing on the Internet.
    With AdAway, your network is not redirected to a VPN server but your device internet connection (same as no VPN). VPN API is only used to get traffic into it to break the connections to ad servers.

    Is VPN use battery?
    Yes, like everything you do on device.
    Witouth root, a VPN service will be running permanently to filter your traffic.
    Good news is it will only filter DNS traffic. Not all traffic is redirected into it so it won't be as expensive as you can fear.

    Did you come up with this idea alone?
    Absolutely not! I spent a lot of hours trying to find altenatives to hosts based adblocking (like routes or private DNS). But nothing was better than VPN based adblocking.
    So we (MrRobinson and I) approched Julian Klode, developer of DNS66 more than three years ago to see if we can merge our apps. It wasn't that easy as we don't develop our apps the same way so I ended up by integrating the DNS66 adblocking method into AdAway. It is fine for Julian, his app is Open Source and he himself built it from the core code of AdBuster app (an VPN based adblocking app).

    Should we stop using DNS66 for AdAway?
    Not at all. DNS66 is a great app and provides some features that AdAway doesn't have (yet?), like DNS settings.
    DNS66 is a great app, keep using it if you like it!
    If both apps used the same adblocking method a year ago when I start this version, I keep adding feature to the VPN adblocking method and most of them won't be in DNS66.
    If Julian ports them back to DNS66, it's great if it can help his app and users!

    Is it me or the app put on weight?
    Yes, the app significantly grew due to new libraries like VPN related ones and Android Jetpack.
    It also stores more data on device: a http cache, a host database, a hosts copy, etc...
    I think 15~20mo of storage is still fine.

    Changelog:

    Without further ado, check the summarized changelog (it was hard to summarize a one year development)

    • Add new home screen
      • Provides all main controls from one screen
      • Displays currently blocked, allowed and redirected domains
      • Displays current hosts sources status and control to force apply
    • Add non root ad-blocking feature
      • Uses a builtin local VPN to filter DNS request to blocked domains
      • Based on the work of dns66 by julian-klode
      • Allows to excluded system applications and per user applications
    • Add builtin updater with changelog display
    • Add feature to quickly pause and resume ad-blocking
    • Add wizard screen for first run setup
    • Add feature to display and filter all blocked, allowed, redirect domains
    • Improve preferences screen
    • Add broadcast receiver to control ad-blocking from third party applications
    • Update Android target to Android 10
    • Improve root and shell support
    • Split translation files to easier understand their context
    • Add GitHub action test and build tasks

    Download:

    AdAway 5.0.0 beta (sha2: 200fd7789b174735d3af5925b4e568b09475bb3f39a79d24d6617af4b19cd19d)

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