Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2627 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185

Topic # 193657 19-Mar-2016 10:25
Send private message

Can anybody recommend one? I'm tired of seeing the small video clips when I want to play some games or just browse the net. The small video clips especially are quite annoying IMO.

Create new topic
316 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 1515992 19-Mar-2016 10:27
One person supports this post
Send private message

Is it rooted? Adaway, should do the trick, or else you will need to install Xposed module Minmin guard

2627 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185

  Reply # 1516004 19-Mar-2016 10:31
Send private message



Is it rooted? Adaway, should do the trick, or else you will need to install Xposed module Minmin guard





My phone isn't rooted no. Does your phone need to be rooted for an adblocker? :O

77 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10

  Reply # 1516424 20-Mar-2016 14:37
One person supports this post
Send private message

Adguard dosent need root. Expensive though to block ads in apps

614 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80


  Reply # 1516448 20-Mar-2016 15:36
Send private message

If you don't want to pay for AdGuard and don't want to root either, there's also AdClear. It works similar to AdGuard in the sense it creates on a local/fake VPN. However, their intentions are a bit unclear as they don't plan to sell the app, but instead make money in the future by selling analytical / tracking data, or by allowing acceptable ads unless you pay to go fully ad-free.



I found a better solution than AdGuard and AdClear - NetGuard!


It's basically an open-source firewall app, but it also allows blocking ads via a hosts file, which is also open-source and regularly updated.

I'd recommend installing it via F-Droid, so that you get the ad-blocking features, as well as automatic updates.

14060 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2514


  Reply # 1516471 20-Mar-2016 16:45
2 people support this post
Send private message

Root and use Ad-Away.

AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


1858 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 534


  Reply # 1516516 20-Mar-2016 17:39
Send private message



Root and use Ad-Away.







Failing that, if you just want something easy and browser based, Firefox Mobile + an adblocker extension (ABP was compatible with mobile last time I checked, but there may be others by now).

22 posts


  Reply # 1559750 26-May-2016 00:14
Send private message

There's always good old Adblock Plus... It runs as a virtual proxy so all internet traffic runs through it - including games or apps.


It takes a little more effort to set it up on your data connection than wifi, but once done works fine. They also run a browser which is essentially a version of firefox with adblock plus built in. It's not as good as actually getting firefox with good adblocking, but does the trick 80% of the time. I still prefer chrome with the full app. 


They lost a little street cred when they started allowing vetted ads through, but this isn't enabled by default - you have to opt into their safe advert option. 

622 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12

  Reply # 1559759 26-May-2016 03:00
Send private message

best is Adaway you get it from xda




also for rooting its simple.. usb cabled from windows 7/8 to device


make sure developer mode enabled.. some tap version in about section 7 times to avtivate


and turn on debug mode.. this is a must


make sure device memory is not full (internal)


install the USB android device driver forum can explain how to




grab kingroot for PC/desktop.. its in chinese though still


and it should detect device connect and start spinning




its seems total safe




however after its successful.. best to buy superusme to remove it and replace with the proper root


as kingroot has push ads added




then you can install Adaway




also expose module is good has many neat options but need to install the framework


has a module like adaway called Debloated and Lightning wall



37 posts

+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 1559765 26-May-2016 04:21
Send private message

Unless you're rooting and installing Adaway, you can install ┬ÁBlock Origin on Firefox.

7616 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3701

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1559766 26-May-2016 04:22
3 people support this post
Send private message

I just use Adaway on Cyanogenmod. Note, I also pay for YouTube Red (because I respect YouTubers earning money for good content) and also have things like a Geekzone subscription. The reason I run it is for privacy.


Remember, by running an ad blocker you're affecting a sites revenue. Sites like Geekzone are reliant on ads or subscriptions to keep their servers running. YouTubers get money via ads etc. Don't be that guy who blocks ads however doesn't spend a little coin in the process.

111 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 31

  Reply # 1560225 26-May-2016 19:31
Send private message

you can download adblock browser for android. I don't use it but a friend does and he seems to like it. Remember to support the websites you do enjoy using :)

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03

The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47

Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23

Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47

Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38

Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00

Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01

DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08

Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55

Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44

Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38

KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32

FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57

New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.