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[Xposed Module] Xad - Block the google Ad API

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DragonHunt3r

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Aug 1, 2012
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Hey guys, this is a Module I made for Xposed.
With this module you'll be able to stop the ad's provided by the google API (com.google.ads.AdView)
The app does not provide any UI except for the toast messages showing that a ad is being blocked

For example blocking a ad in Jewels Ninja
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This is the first version of Xad and will be available in the Xposed Module Browser for download
Download: http://repo.xposed.info/module/xad
If you can't install from the RepoBrowser try to manually install it with the .apk
Tell us your opinion :p
 
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jawz101

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Somehow this seems monumental
How well does this work with Chrome for Android beta'a "reduce data usage" setting? Since its function passes all unencrypted web traffic through Google's proxy which then compresses data before getting to your device... and Google's ad servers use those same servers, I didn't know if it lets me turn the chrome beta setting on without letting ads in?
 
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Oct 24, 2013
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Adaway

You can use adaway app also, which will do the same thing without putting a notification.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2190753

Hey guys, this is a Module I made for Xposed.
With this module you'll be able to stop the ad's provided by the google API (com.google.ads.AdView)
The app does not provide any UI except for the toast messages showing that a ad is being blocked

For example blocking a ad in Jewels Ninja
9t4h.png


This is the first version of Xad and will be available in the Xposed Module Browser for download
Download: http://repo.xposed.info/module/xad
If you can't install from the RepoBrowser try to manually install it with the .apk
Tell us your opinion :p
 
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yochananmarqos

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[[email protected];48738521]You can use adaway app also, which will do the same thing without putting a notification.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2190753[/QUOTE]

Indeed, I also use AdAway & it's not the only ad blocking app available but I consider it the best one. A big difference is AdAway requires root to continually modify the hosts file, whereas the Xposed Framework only requries root once upon installation to plant a system file. Xposed modules normally do not require root access. Some users do not want to stay rooted. I think ad blocking via Xposed is an excellent idea.
 
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huteri

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Dec 23, 2013
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It does not work on me and I'm sure it's because the app does not require root access. Do you know how to enable this module? After I installed it, it does nothing
 

yochananmarqos

Recognized Contributor
It does not work on me and I'm sure it's because the app does not require root access. Do you know how to enable this module? After I installed it, it does nothing

You'll have to provide more information than "it does not work." What doesn't work? Device? ROM? Please review how to install Xposed modules if this is your first one. That would be the same place you found the Xposed Framework.
 

adrian.aitken

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Sep 28, 2013
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I was thinking of putting a request for someone to write a module to do this but I thought it would be AdMob not AdSense (maybe?).
However, I renamed my hosts file, installed, activated and rebooted my phone, started up Angry Birds and up popped their adverts promoting AB Star Wars II. Never get that with the hosts file system.

Many thanks
Adrian
 

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    Hey guys, this is a Module I made for Xposed.
    With this module you'll be able to stop the ad's provided by the google API (com.google.ads.AdView)
    The app does not provide any UI except for the toast messages showing that a ad is being blocked

    For example blocking a ad in Jewels Ninja
    9t4h.png


    This is the first version of Xad and will be available in the Xposed Module Browser for download
    Download: http://repo.xposed.info/module/xad
    If you can't install from the RepoBrowser try to manually install it with the .apk
    Tell us your opinion :p
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    I hope this isn't against the rules or that the developer of the app doesn't mind but here's the same app but with the toast notifications removed. I edited the file smali/com/hooks/AdviewHook.smali and added a # to the line:

    invoke-virtual {v0}, Landroid/widget/Toast;->show()V

    to look like this

    #invoke-virtual {v0}, Landroid/widget/Toast;->show()V

    I am not a developer I did this by using google, it works fine for me that is all :)
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    When downloading from the Xposed installer it tells me the download name is incorrect.
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    Don't download it through xposed framework app Cause it can't be installed , download it from this link and install it , this is the direct link from xposed repo
    http://dl-count.xposed.info/modules/com.xad_v1_ba1cd6.apk

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    [[email protected];48738521]You can use adaway app also, which will do the same thing without putting a notification.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2190753[/QUOTE]

    Indeed, I also use AdAway & it's not the only ad blocking app available but I consider it the best one. A big difference is AdAway requires root to continually modify the hosts file, whereas the Xposed Framework only requries root once upon installation to plant a system file. Xposed modules normally do not require root access. Some users do not want to stay rooted. I think ad blocking via Xposed is an excellent idea.