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Topic # 193657 19-Mar-2016 10:25
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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.

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  Reply # 1515992 19-Mar-2016 10:27
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Is it rooted? Adaway, should do the trick, or else you will need to install Xposed module Minmin guard

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  Reply # 1516004 19-Mar-2016 10:31
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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


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  Reply # 1516424 20-Mar-2016 14:37
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Adguard dosent need root. Expensive though to block ads in apps

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  Reply # 1516448 20-Mar-2016 15:36
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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.

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  Reply # 1516471 20-Mar-2016 16:45
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Root and use Ad-Away.

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  Reply # 1516516 20-Mar-2016 17:39
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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).

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  Reply # 1559750 26-May-2016 00:14
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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. 

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  Reply # 1559759 26-May-2016 03:00
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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



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  Reply # 1559765 26-May-2016 04:21
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Unless you're rooting and installing Adaway, you can install µBlock Origin on Firefox.

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  Reply # 1559766 26-May-2016 04:22
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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.

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  Reply # 1560225 26-May-2016 19:31
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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 :)

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