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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What happened to Adfree? It is no longer in the Android Market. I have the app, and I am running version 0.8.44. Recently I have been receiving in-app notifications stating that this version is too old and must be updated. Since it is no longer in the Android Market, I have to find an APK somewhere. I have searched all around, and 0.8.44 is the most current version I can find. Is it simply gone forever? When I go to BigTinCan.com, I can find no mention of Adfree anywhere. Any help is appreciated.

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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use AdAway. Between the two apps (AdAway and Adfree), AdAway get's updated more frequently and runs a lot smoother when updating the host file.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adaway&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bG wsMSwxLDMsIm9yZy5hZGF3YXkiXQ..

Not sure what happened to AdFree or why the dev removed it from the Play store.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's strange.

AdAway is still in the play store. Pretty much does the exact same thing.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adaway&hl=en
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Old December 26th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll second the above responses. I used Ad Free a while back but I use AdAway now. Just make the switch and don't look back.
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Adfree had an update to .45, but was uploaded as another app with the old version taken down. I found it by a google search finding the older version, then found it under more from developer. After finding it, I pushed it to my phone from the computer and was good to go.

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Old December 27th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I to had always used adfree and started getting the above msg a few days ago, i done a search and ended up installing adaway and now feel i have a better app than i did before
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Most games I had AdFree couldn't handle and I still got ads - their hostfile updates were either out of date or the app didn't work for me. AdAway modified the hostfile well enough (so far) that neither of the games show any ads ...
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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Most games I had AdFree couldn't handle and I still got ads - their hostfile updates were either out of date or the app didn't work for me. AdAway modified the hostfile well enough (so far) that neither of the games show any ads ...

To be fair though, apps like these are only as good as the maintainer. But the maintainer can only be as good as those reporting ads that are slipping past the app.

In other words, the app devs depend on their users to report ads slipping past the host file. Of course, it would be perfect if you saw an ad to be able to tap on something and report it to the host file dev.

But you are right though. For whatever reason AdFree does not get updated anywhere near as often as AdAway.

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search for adfree bigtincan in google....
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 04:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Tbh though (and i hate ads too), using these apps is directly and indirectly robbing the devs. I do understand people using them if there isnt an ad-free premium version of the app available though but can i ask people to tap on the ad a few times to support the dev before blocking it
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