[APP][ROOT/NONROOT][OFFICIAL] AdAway v5.6.0

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DiamondJohn

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  • Aug 31, 2013
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    Nope, no root - no TWRP... anyway that's kind of offtopic here and I intend to use a curl script anyway if nothing better pops up.
    The issue is to manage the hosts file in Android (I'd like to keep using AdAway for that) and then being able to push the generated hosts file somewhere by shell script I already use (NAS in that case). Again: without root and twrp.
    Not sure if its there already, or it would need to be added to AdAway. But if you could access the AdAway internal data via a content provider, that may enable you to access and build your own host file. Thereby using AdAway to do the download and combine of sources.

    The script I posted uses curl, but also does all the combining etc and fallback and multi-threaded etc etc for you. Downloading hosts (eg AdAway and my script) is MOOOORE than a simple curl command. I also realised after walking away that there is some non-root busybox installers.
     
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    Sacob

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    Depending on your Android OS you can tweak things. Use notification settings per app.

    If it is a system notification on Redmi, it might not be possible.
    I'm on a Oneplus and it's not a notification. is there nothing i can do?

    Screenshot_20210415-230345.jpg
     

    Yaxie

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    Hello everyone, with Adaway, can I block certain website from redirecting me?

    I'm visiting a website but every 4 or 5 clicks, it redirects me to a certain page, where I have to click skip the ad or wait 8 seconds.
     

    mad4some

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    Today I was setting up a custom 11 rom on my OP8T that was previously running the same rom along with latest adaway without any issues. Today, no matter what I did adaway kept turning off all by itself. I tried a slightly older version and same result, I also wanted to grant file and storage permission to adaway but the "permissions" setting was greyed out and I could not access it :unsure: Am I correct that it needs this permission to operate correctly?....and why would it be greyed out? Many thanks :cool:
     

    Claudio4780

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    To add to what @PerfectSlayer said, as I understand F-Droid's build process (which is very little), F-Droid build servers look at an application's git repository- specifically at the version tags. So if Perfectslayer makes 100 commits on GitHub but never creates a new version tag, F-Droid build servers won't build a new version.

    That being said, I don't know if Perfectslayer builds or tags a new version after EVERY commit. Probably not. So F-Droid may be a little behind simply because of how often the developer chooses to tag a change as a new version of the program.
    Last evening the latest v5.5.1 became available via F-Droid...
     

    gonzo1963

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    Good afternoon,
    I installed version 4.3.6 on an old smartphone with Android 4.4.4 that I use as GPS.

    After installing it, I try to "enable the ad lock" and I always see a window that indicates "failed download: None of your host file sources enabled are achievable".
    Of course, the smartphone is rooted and I have a good Internet connection, all other apps work without problem.
    I have tried to delete cache and data from the app, and the same error continues to appear.
    I have tried to use the three "host file routes", with all three still appears the same error.
    What can I do?

    Regards
    Good evening,
    Is there a solution to make it work?

    Regards
     

    TerrySpeed

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    Good afternoon,
    I installed version 4.3.6 on an old smartphone with Android 4.4.4 that I use as GPS.

    After installing it, I try to "enable the ad lock" and I always see a window that indicates "failed download: None of your host file sources enabled are achievable".
    Of course, the smartphone is rooted and I have a good Internet connection, all other apps work without problem.
    I have tried to delete cache and data from the app, and the same error continues to appear.
    I have tried to use the three "host file routes", with all three still appears the same error.
    What can I do?

    Regards
    Maybe you need to enable systemless partition on Magisk?
     

    argonaut459

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    Pardon my silly question.
    Does AdAway block ads in other apps (like instagram, YouTube), miui, etc or just on homepages that I open via browser?
    The Homepage is not really clear or specific about that, and 800 pages of Thread are a mouthful to go through.
     
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    gallegonovato

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    Good afternoon:

    First of all thank you for continuing to make Adaway a wonderful application.

    I wanted to ask you two questions.

    The first one, although you already gave me the answer some time ago. I wanted to look into the possibility of making Adaway accept hosts from other more proprietary sources. Like codeberg, notabug, 0xacab.org/, etc...

    The second one is if the hosts from https://0xacab.org/twann/filters work for you.

    Thanks for your time and help.
     

    Wolfcity

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    so maybe i should reinstall it. does the root method triggers the safetynet validation?
    Yes, reinstall and take care that you choose the root install method.
    As far as I know AdAway doesn't trigger safetynet validation at all. There's only a handful of root apps (Titanium backup for example) that could trigger safetynet.
    Don't forget to activate systemless hosts module in Magisk and reboot before using AdAway.
     

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      Regards and kudos for your continuous work Sir :cheers: @PerfectSlayer

      Just wanted to ask something about webserver issue on latest version. If I remember correctly, enabling webserver hid those ugly broken faces/links in place of ads with white blank space or ad away logo. But currently, this isn't working. Is it intended this way? Because previously, this was the only benefit of using webserver as I know.

      Phone: S7 edge G935F
      OS: One ui 2.5 android 10
      Ad away ver : 5.6
      Magisk ver : 23
      Thanks!

      About the web server, it serves two purposes:
      * Help applications that need to get answer when their ads are blocked (some applications froze or crash otherwise)
      * Remove some « ugly deading pixel in gray area » on your browser when ads blocked (it's currently limited to http ads and doubleclick (Google) https ads)

      But it might also come with compatibility issues. For example, Amazon app is famous to dislike its answers... It was the same for Spotify broadcast few years ago.
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      Hey all! Just wanted to say thanks to the AdAway team for continuing to maintain this great application over the years, and to @gallegonovato for liking my project enough to suggest it be included as a default option in AdAway. I was planning on doing so *eventually* myself (with the *mini* variant of my hosts file), but wanted to slim it down and tweak it a bit more before I did, as - IIRC - AdAway has very specific standards for the default list selections, and rightly so.

      In regard to @ipdev pointing out that my main hosts file was not updated for 6 days as of @gallegonovato's proposal, I recently had a family emergency which required a fair amount of travel, and forgot to sync the latest iteration of my backend scripts between my main computer and travel laptop (see more here: https://community.blokada.org/t/introducing-combined-privacy-block-lists/11657/5?u=bongochong) and will ensure that such an oversight never occurs again in the future. Much love.
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      Please refrain from such posts in here in future.

      Stay safe and stay healthy!
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      Thanks for pointing that out and apologies, however no disrespect intended at all, far from it.

      The developer himself and others have discussed other solutions in this thread, including the one I mentioned. The issue I and a few others are experiencing with AdAware VPN is not widespread, reported on GitHub, and the developer has tried to get to the bottom of it. The fact that I don't have these issues with another VPN ad-blocking solution might help the developer potentially resolve this issue in AdAware VPN as it could mean that it is not necessarily a ROM/device/network issue.

      Was just trying to help fellow XDA-ers...
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      I think AdAway is getting too aggressive and it kills few apps (CVS and NY MTA)
      As a result, I spent money to acquire more adguard license. I added root supported function, and all look good now
      AdAway is not aggressive, its the host lists you select that control how aggressive the blocking is or is not.
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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 F-Droid Store and below:


      Beta versions are available on XDA development thread only:

      AdAway 5.0.10


      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
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      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)
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      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)
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      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)
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      Hi all,

      After receiving a lot of bug reports about the translation issue with the menu drawer, I finally take time to try to fix it (my holidays just start ;))
      So I fix all incomplete string-array issues the best I could (I can't really understand all languages the app has) but you should get at least all menu entries.
      If some of them are switched or mislabeled, it could be fixed by a translation update. I hope it will encourage translators to patch it when needed (whereas a missing entry could be easily missed).

      I also improve the "not enough space" dialog error.
      It will now display a more detailed message, like failed to mount as rw, which leads to no space to write hosts file.

      Finally, I removed the telemetry startup message (for F-Droid opt-in users only) to replace them by app update only.
      It allows me to understand which versions of the app are installed on which Android platforms.
      (let's say there is a new target version available and I would like to know if I should spend hours to migrate right now or wait few months until more dev feedback becomes available ^^')

      Changelog:
      • Improve hosts file parsing
      • Improve hosts file install error message (add more details than not enough space)
      • Fix menu drawer translation issue
      • Update translations
      • Replace startup (opt-in only) telemetry messages by app update only

      Thanks:

      Special thanks to @yky for its helpful bug report, @ipdev for gifting me XDA Ad-Free for one full year :highfive: and to all other donators.

      Download:

      AdAway 4.2.9 on AndroidFileHost (md5: 36a19c1d6208a8522025637182a400a7)
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