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Floydian
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Suggestions for Ad Blocker for Android?

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  • 24
    Pi hole?
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    AdAway ♥
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    @Codex404 I was about to say the same, but then I saw your comment :)
  • 5
    Try blockada its good for non root phones
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    Brave, it's a browser. But it has a build-in ad block, and can watch YouTube in the background
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    @terraria99 Without the 'c' :)

    Blokada, it creates a VPN service to block anything like ads. Not in the playstore though, for obvious reasons. (F-Droid or the blokada website got you covered).
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    Pi-hole if you have a RPI lying around (if you have RPI zero, use that, RPI3 is a bit overkill)

    Adguard for Android
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    @Codex404 do you always carry an rpi in your pocket?
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    At the very least ublock origin as browser extension, but that doesn't block anything outside of the browser. Adaway if you have a rooted phone. Pihole proxy when not rooted.
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    @endor pihole is something you install on a server (doesn't have to be an rpi, you can use an old laptop or a cloud provider like AWS), and then you configure your phone to use it as a DNS server.
  • 0
    @Codex404 @CluelessBanana @CozyPlanes PiHole requires hardware configuration and I suck at super technical things. Also I cannot carry it around wherever I got. So what @bittersweet and @endor said would be right.

    @mrsulfat I need system wide blocking, not just browser based.

    @Irithyll @terraria99 @finiteAutomaton how reliable are these options?
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    @Floydian
    Well... AdAway blocks every typical ad in apps except the hardcoded ones 😜 But you need a rooted device.
  • 1
    Using telegraph
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    @Floydian

    1. Pihole (needs rpi)
    2. Adguard (for android and ios and desktop)
    3. ublock origin (for chromium)
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    Blokada served me well in the last couple of months.
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    @Irithyll @IAmNotARobot again, how reliable is their service? It might turn out that they end up tracking me more than Google does.

    @hubiruchi No. Lol
  • 2
    @bittersweet well, you're right, I guess I might give it a shot sooner or later since I already have a VPS sitting around
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    @Floydian

    https://adaway.org
    It's open source btw.

    And it's just editing the host file... so... huh.
    It's downloadable via F-Droid as well.
  • 0
    @Irithyll ahhh!!! Let me try that right away. Does it require the phone to be rooted?
  • 0
    @Irithyll nvmd... It requires root.. 😥

    I don't know how to root my phone. Or else could have blocked stuff via hosts itself.
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    @Floydian
    Yeah as I wrote...
    Which phone? Maybe on xda?
  • 1
    @Floydian Yeah all system wide blockers require root, or an external proxy to filter it before it reaches the phone.
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    @Irithyll Lenovo Vibe K4 Note.

    If there's a tutorial, I can follow it.
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    @bittersweet that makes it difficult for a layman to do it. 😥
  • 1
    I am using AdBlock Browser from the Play Store. It's Firefox with AdBlockPlus
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    @Floydian

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/k4...

    That could help but the thread is a bit old.
    Instead of SuperSU I recommend Magisk (Manager).

    This could be relevant, too - https://forum.xda-developers.com/k4... .
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    @Irithyll that SuperSU thing doesn't work. It fucks the system instead of helping.

    Let me try your other solution though. Thanks.
  • 1
    @EaZyCode
    Meeeh... ABP 😂

    @Floydian
    I have OP2, OP3, OP5...
    I didn't even know your phone 😝

    Maybe there are helpful videos on YouPorn. I mean Tube ofc.

    Btw I don't like those shitty written threads - the content may be nice, helpful, informative and correct but these bbcode-rapes are awful...
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    @Floydian blokada is open source so you can look into it if you'd like to. I'm lazy and simply trust other devs who might have done it 😅
  • 0
    @Irithyll Lol. Yes let me try.

    These threads do have answers most of the time. Scavenging is tedious..

    @IAmNotARobot sure I will. Thanks

    @EaZyCode Dude ADP? Seriously? 😂😂😂😂
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    DNS66 im F-Droid Store
  • 1
    if you are running pihole just setup openvpn on that pi too. and you have adblock everywhere
  • 1
    Use opera mobile ?

    += It comes with a built in free vpn with really decent speed
  • 0
    @iKameo Open VPN before ISP?

    Everywhere? Even at my Office when Pi is at home?

    @Marnsghol How about blocking them everywhere as in other apps instead of installing that stupid browser?
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    @Floydian Whoa Floydian, did opera murder your puppy 😮 I mostly use opera on my laptop too because it's not a ram blackhole like google chrome is, where after 5 tabs my computer is as fast as a snail in a coma and its decent at everything else too I especially use it because wikipedia is blocked in turkey so its built in vpn makes it very convenient if I need to open it for a second or two, I use its mobile version for the same reasons. Whats your reason for hating it ?
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    Blokada is an amazing app that blocks ads system wide.
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    @Floydian yes. But you wont bypass Country restriction tho. Because you Phone would be connected via your home IP address
  • 1
    use vpn is best way
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    @Floydian
    Maybe helpful...
    https://reddit.com/r/androidapps/...

    ... or just interesting 😂
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    @aryan221304
    A VPN itself won't block ads or some other crap... BUT you're right that using a VPN is nice ☺
  • 1
    - AdBlocker for Android ?
    - [Name of AdBlocker]
    - why ?
    - Because I'm the dev :)
  • 2
    Magisk + adaway

    I'd install fdroid app to keep it updated as well
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    Here I'm using AdAway. Kinda sucks that it doesn't block YouTube ads though.. earlier I used an Xposed module for that, but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent for Magisk 😢
    Btw do root your phone. It's amazing to be able to control the entire Android OS at will ♥️
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    @Condor Just be careful to use root for limited purposes. Searching for all apks offering functionality for rooted phones can yield dangerous results.
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    @bittersweet I'm aware of that. Generally I prefer to use a naked root shell over some prettily dressed up app that obfuscates whatever it's doing under the hood whenever possible 🙂
  • 2
    Root up first. Then snag either Lucky Patcher nor MyAndroid tools.

    You can completely turn off all ads by disabling Google ads services from LP.

    If any escape look through MAT its either in activity or services. Anything with ads, or mobi or tapjoy is definitely ads.
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    @Condor magisk / vanced YouTube ;)

    Plays in background as well
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    @S-Homles-MD what's lucky patcher or myandroid tools?
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    Apps. LP is not available from playstore (figures) MAT comes with a PRO version (cheap really) if you want to mess with ALL the apps on the phone.

    I've seen no ads in mine ever since I disabled Google ads services with MAT (G's framework SVC) or you could just let LP do the trick by patching the framework.
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    @S-Homles-MD looks neat.

    Can you share the links please?

    Not that I am being lazy, but I don't which are legit and what to look for.
  • 1
    @Floydian here

    https://apkmirror.com/apk/wangqi/...

    Playstore ban this kinda apps that let user takes full control of their devices.
  • 1
    @Floydian LP is available at www.luckypatchers.com (try it without s if not found)
  • 1
    @Floydian if those doesn't work, you need the Starlord permission 😂
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    @S-Homles-MD haha thanks.. Let me try them now..
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    Adguard! Big fan.
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    @S-Homles-MD well I tried both.

    Lucky Patcher is next level shit. I tried to understand but either I am too dumb to use it or the app is too complex.

    Somehow it didn't work for me. Maybe because the config didn't work on my phone. Also, I was unable to understand most of it.

    Play was detecting it as harmful.

    And with respect to MyAndroid Tools, it gives me the service level control of my phone. Which is great as I can deactivate ads on app level.

    But requires to much configuration as each app needs to be set.

    Check my next rant. I'll tag you though.
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    @Floydian
    Lucky Patcher is a nice tool (e.g. making in-app purchases without paying or individual patches for specific apps) but I wouldn't recommend it for just blocking ads...

    @Condor
    I didn't get any YouTube ads... there must be something wrong with your settings... or you are the problem and shouldn't exist 😝 hehe...
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    @Floydian of course it tags as harmful. It's rooted, it patch every Google apps, it can fool the pay system. 😂
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    @Floydian oh, I forgot to mention, MAT can deactivate Google services that you don't use on framework level, like fitness, geolocation, wireless peripheral and all. Less spying and monitoring for Google, more freedom and control for us.

    Of course it'd be banned from the Store.
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    @Floydian
    You're welcome.
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