[APP][ROOT/NONROOT][OFFICIAL] AdAway v6.0.3

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EvilSpants

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I feel like I still see ads in places.
This could be a result of that specific ad source not being caught by the host lists in Adaway. Unfortunately I am not exactly an expert in reporting ad sources. However, Adaway appears to support a DNS log request for, so you using that feature and then send that log to the appropriate place so the lists can be updated.
 

m0han

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No, that number has not changed. I believe that number is the number of hosts that is blocked from lists that appear supplied in the app.
The number changes when the host sources are updated. Check screenshot attached.
 

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RASTAVIPER

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I have version 6.0.3 installed at my rooted OP9 PRO but I still see many image banners at specific websites.
Is there anyway to block these images from loading?
I tried to add the domain at the blacklist list but nothing has changed.
 

zgfg

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I have version 6.0.3 installed at my rooted OP9 PRO but I still see many image banners at specific websites.
Is there anyway to block these images from loading?
I tried to add the domain at the blacklist list but nothing has changed.
Systemless hosts in Magisk enabled?
Did you reboot upon adding to the Blacklist

I use Chrome and it works correctly for me.
I don't use other browsers, don't know about them
 

RASTAVIPER

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Systemless hosts in Magisk enabled?
Did you reboot upon adding to the Blacklist

I use Chrome and it works correctly for me.
I don't use other browsers, don't know about them
Yes all correct.
Also I use chrome.
Random ad banners are blocked.
But not these image banners.

Also the " DNS requests"' doesn't work for these banners. Like they cannot be found from Adaway.
And the blocked domain doesn't do anything.
 

Nergal di Cuthah

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I don't know if it's the cause or just chance, but on my pixel 6 pro, after the September update, I'm suddenly getting lots of ads in chrome. Did something change somewhere between this update, magisk and adaway?
Root or vpn? If root did you make sure to enable systemless hosts? Are you set to do dns over https? Did chrome reinstate datasaver? Did you check adaway's permissions

Am also p6p on september and ads block fine (root)
 
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basily

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Root or vpn? If root did you make sure to enable systemless hosts? Are you set to do dns over https? Did chrome reinstate datasaver? Did you check adaway's permissions

Am also p6p on september and ads block fine (root)
Root. Systemless hosts are enabled, and I've rebooted several times. I definitely have root and adaway says it's working. I haven't set DoH and i don't think there's datasaver anymore.

Maybe i just lucked into some particularly sneaky websites.

It's possible there was a hosts update that shut it down because right now, I'm not seeing ads.
 

DiamondJohn

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I don't know if it's the cause or just chance, but on my pixel 6 pro, after the September update, I'm suddenly getting lots of ads in chrome. Did something change somewhere between this update, magisk and adaway?

Root or vpn? If root did you make sure to enable systemless hosts? Are you set to do dns over https? Did chrome reinstate datasaver? Did you check adaway's permissions

Am also p6p on september and ads block fine (root)

Root. Systemless hosts are enabled, and I've rebooted several times. I definitely have root and adaway says it's working. I haven't set DoH and i don't think there's datasaver anymore.

Maybe i just lucked into some particularly sneaky websites.

It's possible there was a hosts update that shut it down because right now, I'm not seeing ads.
Since it happened after an update, I would be cautious that something has broke your system-less hosts, and so, your host file is not actually being used. I would do a quick check that the file in the module IS the file mounted into system. A long shot, but an easy check.
 
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gallegonovato

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Good afternoon:

First of all thank you for your time and help.

I would like, if you allow me, to ask you one thing.

At the end I registered on the site to make suggestions on the language. But I don't know much. I was looking at what I have to change so that in Spanish, it comes out:

1 fuente desactualizada
1 fuente para actualizar ( 1 actualizando)

Since it comes out in English when there is 1 source left to update.

I don't know if you guys get it or if you could tell me what change to make.

Best regards
 

ipdev

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Why it's "unavailable" on my device? While other - smaller lists can work
Since it shows no online not available, did a quick check.

https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch/downloads/RW_dombl.txt
and
https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch
- Give a 503 resolution error.

Quick Google search and seems the site was discontinued.
"Ransomware Tracker has been discontinued on Dec 8th, 2019"

Apparently there were a few projects on github that used that source.
Some comments on Redit noted that it was still available until late 2020?
I assume that was when the domain registration ran out.?

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No issues opening Steven Black with Brave Browser.

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From the screenshot, I see ransomware is above StevenBlack.
It should not happen but, might be possible that AdAway is getting hung up on the dead site?

Try removing ransomware and check again to see if it will find StevenBlack this time.

Good luck.

Cheers. :cowboy:
 

shizanuti_arm

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Since it shows no online not available, did a quick check.

https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch/downloads/RW_dombl.txt
and
https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch
- Give a 503 resolution error.

Quick Google search and seems the site was discontinued.
"Ransomware Tracker has been discontinued on Dec 8th, 2019"

Apparently there were a few projects on github that used that source.
Some comments on Redit noted that it was still available until late 2020?
I assume that was when the domain registration ran out.?

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No issues opening Steven Black with Brave Browser.

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From the screenshot, I see ransomware is above StevenBlack.
It should not happen but, might be possible that AdAway is getting hung up on the dead site?

Try removing ransomware and check again to see if it will find StevenBlack this time.

Good luck.

Cheers. :cowboy:
Hmm, thank you very much for research! I'm using Brave browser too.
I tried to turn off "ransomware", but it didn't do anything ;(
The problem is I used I once used dns AdGuard, now it does not work in my country, an alternative in the form AdAway I knew very well, and once I used it, now I have some little problems
 
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gallegonovato

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Good evening:

Could you please indicate me which part I have to modify in the Adaway translation site. So that it comes out in Spanish:


A hug and thanks for your help and time.
 
Good evening:

Could you please indicate me which part I have to modify in the Adaway translation site. So that it comes out in Spanish:


A hug and thanks for your help and time.
Use Transifex search function:
https://www.transifex.com/free-software-for-android/search/

URL for that case is:
https://www.transifex.com/free-soft...es-values-strings-home-xml--master/288224696/
 

bensteele91

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I have installed the Ad Away APK but still Ads showing in chrome when I click on somewhere Pop up ads also Open It's too annoying, I have Xiamoi Poco f3 mobile ....... webpage
 
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selemine

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Nov 22, 2011
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POCO X4 Pro
I have a non-rooted poco x4 pro and tried the VPN version.
I imported my list of 26th subscriptions from another phone that has root permissions.

Questions:
It feels like the new poco phone seems to be unable to keep the vpn active and it seems to have issues updating the complete set of subscriptions which leads to missing hosts
Sometimes it actively freezes which did not happen on the old phone with lower specs.

Is there anything i can do about these and why may that happen?

Does an adblocking VPN still use the network upstream resolver and proxy (if set) ?
 

gallegonovato

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Feb 25, 2021
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Good afternoon @selemine

Try to upload the backup of the rooted phone, that you mention. In case there is any source that is giving failures or something.

By the way @ipdev @PerfectSlayer I forgot. I made some suggestions for the Spanish translation. I don't know what you think. I was also looking to change the one that says Analyzing source (When it is updating or downloading things from the sources). For example Analyze StevenBlack font. And change it to: Analizando la fuente: . I don't know if you know where this is.

Best regards
 
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    Why it's "unavailable" on my device? While other - smaller lists can work
    Since it shows no online not available, did a quick check.

    https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch/downloads/RW_dombl.txt
    and
    https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch
    - Give a 503 resolution error.

    Quick Google search and seems the site was discontinued.
    "Ransomware Tracker has been discontinued on Dec 8th, 2019"

    Apparently there were a few projects on github that used that source.
    Some comments on Redit noted that it was still available until late 2020?
    I assume that was when the domain registration ran out.?

    ---

    No issues opening Steven Black with Brave Browser.

    ---

    From the screenshot, I see ransomware is above StevenBlack.
    It should not happen but, might be possible that AdAway is getting hung up on the dead site?

    Try removing ransomware and check again to see if it will find StevenBlack this time.

    Good luck.

    Cheers. :cowboy:
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    Hi, I can't open any links on twitter, it just opens this. Any ideas how to fix this?
    Did you use the 'Search This Thread' feature for anything 'twitter' related to this thread, e.g., here?
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    I reinstalled Adawy 6.0.3 (non root/VPN version) and installed my latest backup adaway-backup.json.
    The backup contained beyond other things the three standard host sources
    Code:
    https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts
    https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php
    After restoring
    Code:
    https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
    was missing and I'm not able to add it by hand.
    No problem with other sources like
    Code:
    https://schakal.ru/hosts/hosts.txt
    or
    Code:
    https://malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/hosts.txt
    Device Xiaomi Mi 9T running Xiaomi.eu 12.5.2 (Android 11) unlocked bootloader.
    Any ideas?

    Try the attached Json, it contains only https://adaway.org/hosts.txt
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    Thanks for that but after restoring your json it says backup restored successful (as it always does) but no adaway host source in the list.
    Strange.
    I am assuming that you've already attempted to restore a backup after a newly-fresh install of Adaway
    -- At least force stop > clear the cache > clear data [in that order].
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    Good afternoon @PerfectSlayer

    I would like to propose a suggestion for the next version of Adaway.

    I don't know if it could be put, as Adaway already had in previous versions. An option in the settings to display a banner, or to restart the mobile after updating, and create the hosts. After updating the sources.

    I think it could be useful. I do not know what you think and if it could be carried out.

    A hug and thanks for your time.
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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 6.0.2b

    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
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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)
    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)
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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,

    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)

    If you like my work, feel free to support me. Check my sign for donation links. Thanks all! :highfive: