I'm not trying to deter you in any way but I've been running DNS66 for ad blocking for a while now and I'm quite impressed. Doesn't require root and it's super light on resources. It runs a vpn (i know, I know, that's total ****e and untrustworthy, except open source and it's really just routing back into your device) which blocks ads by DNS versus host files. It meddles with attachments in apps (like gmail and some others) so you have to pause it when you're wanting to do that but it's a minor inconvenience if you either don't want to (or can't!) root.
Anyways, you're getting Google versions now but it's really an interesting project that is really good at its job. :good:
I got my new phones in today. Reading the root instructions a few times before taking the plunge. I am definitely pleased with the phone as is, but the internet is painful to look at without a proper ad blocker. Wish me luck.
On a side note, Big Red corporate store gave me no crap whatsoever to return the others