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[APP][ROOT/NONROOT][OFFICIAL] AdAway v5.7.0

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PerfectSlayer

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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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inc188

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Sep 9, 2011
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Based on the News that google has removed Ad blocking apps from the play store I figured I'd throw this up so people still can get this great application.

I don't know about the other Ad blocking apps but AdAway has been my favorite for a long time.
Please go to the Developer's Site where you can donate, get the source, and find other ways of installing. It is available from F-Droid but I didn't want to install that just for this. Plus as of today the lastest version on F-droid and what was last in the Google play store was v2.2. I've compiled from source so this is version 2.3 (latest in source). You can look at the source or the app itself for the changelog.

Download: AdAway v2.3

thanks
 

stab244

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Dec 17, 2009
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Re: [APP] [UNOFFICIAL] AdAway v2.3

For those who already have play store one installed, this one won't install over. Application signature doesn't match. Not that hard to solve. Just uninstall the old one and install this one.

EDIT: Now it installed over when I updated from version 2.1... Weird. Also it didn't detect root when I clean installed. I think my phone is just being weird.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 
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mrRobinson

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Dec 20, 2010
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Re: [APP] [UNOFFICIAL] AdAway v2.3

I think adfree works bertter then this .. If ya really wanna help people by sharing sumone else app then why don'tya upload good n working app ...


Btw 100x thx :thumbup:

Sent from my XT910 using Tapatalk 2

That's what I did. I uploaded a good and working app. Ad free isn't open source so I can't build it's latest version. Clearly you don't understand that. If you want adfree go download it somewhere else as this thread is just for adaway.
 

selfishloner

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Jun 26, 2012
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Re: [APP] [UNOFFICIAL] AdAway v2.3

Web server wont run on the new update. Whitelist does'nt work also.

Sent from my GT-I8150 using Tapatalk 2
 

mrRobinson

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Web server wont run on the new update. Whitelist does'nt work also.

Sent from my GT-I8150 using Tapatalk 2

Both those work for me but posting issues here won't help the dev fix them if they are confirmed issues (maybe just for your device). I've added to the OP where the developer wants issues to be filed. Check there for anyone else having your issues.
 

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  • 1
    I am using these hosts sources now, can I add more to improve my protection or are these enough?
    View attachment 5376861
    This is totally subjective - it depends where do you live (to block regional ad sources), which apps you use, which sites do you open in browser, etc

    Like what is the best phone (depending on budget, some prefer smaller display, some big battery, etc, etc) 🤓
    1
    Are the hosts sources to add in adaway all found on this site?
    Or are there other hosts sources?

    Unified hosts file with base extensions.

    1
    Also, aother site with packs of small/big, porn vs analytics vs etc hosts sources:
    Are the hosts sources to add in adaway all found on this site?
    Or are there other hosts sources?
    Please read back (search) in this thread, various users have proposed various other hosts sources (many users, different preferences)
  • 3
    To get a true dump from dns logging, you need to..
    • Close all other apps.
    • Clear the cache (maybe even data) of the app in question.
    • Disable add blocking.
    • Clear the dns log in AdAway.
    • Start dns logging in AdAway.
    • Open the app in question (Might have to run though options in the app).
    • Close the app in question.

    Then inspect the dns log, this will contain all dns requests.
    Not only the app in question, anything that made a request while you were running the dns logging.
    If system (something else running in the background) made a request, it will show in the dns log.

    Check each questionable host name to see if it should be blocked.

    ---

    Some app(s) will cache advertising.
    Normally for off-line use.

    You would need to clear the off-line cache.
    The ad servers can not be reached so, the cached ads are used.

    ---

    If the ads are called by an IP address (DNS is not used), you will not be able to block ads by host name.

    If the ads are supplied by the same servers that you need to use the app..
    You can not block the ads without blocking the app also.

    ---

    Good hosts source lists are maintained.
    Entries are added and removed.

    It is possible, that a previously blocked site could have been removed from the hosts source you are using.
    There are a number of reasons why names are removed from hosts lists.

    Hope it helps more than confuse. 🙃

    Cheers. :cowboy:
    3
    I searched Magisk for the "Systemless hosts" module but it doesn't seem to be present with this name.
    There is no such module in the modules list to install. You need to activate systemless hosts via the Magisk App settings. Afterwards, the systemless hosts module will appear under the installed modules.
    Screenshot_20210718-113326_Magisk.pngScreenshot_20210718-113331_Magisk.pngScreenshot_20210718-113340_Magisk.pngScreenshot_20210718-113401_Magisk.png
    1
    Solution for CVS and MyMta apps

    Put the following address in allowed address

    CVS

    *.braze.com

    MyMTA

    *ggpht.com
    *gstatic.com

    @PerfectSlayer
    @desertcat
    1
    Solution for CVS and MyMta apps

    Put the following address in allowed address

    CVS

    *.braze.com

    MyMTA

    *ggpht.com
    *gstatic.com

    @PerfectSlayer
    @desertcat
    If you have a GitHub account, you should be able to add them to the ProblematicApps list in the wiki.
    AdAway - [Wiki] - ProblematicApps - Link

    Cheers. :cowboy:

    PS.
    A few months ago, I put the list back in alphabetical order.
    Please add your entries in order. ;)
    1
    Also, aother site with packs of small/big, porn vs analytics vs etc hosts sources:
    Are the hosts sources to add in adaway all found on this site?
    Or are there other hosts sources?
    Please read back (search) in this thread, various users have proposed various other hosts sources (many users, different preferences)
  • 3303
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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
    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)
    142
    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)