Root [MetroPCS/CDMA] Rom toolbox pro -ad blocker

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dan44762000, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. dan44762000

    dan44762000 Well-Known Member
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    have just installed this app , updated hosts file , turned "live ad detection" on and enabled "disable components" on angry birds .

    rebooted phone - but still get ads .

    this shouldn't happen right ?

    i don't see what i am doing wrong .

    any help please

    dan
     

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  2. legmando33

    legmando33 Well-Known Member
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    What I do is turn on "Block Ads" and click to block "x" then reboot. Works great for me.
     

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  3. airtioteclint

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    It hasn't worked for me in months. It just hangs when attempting to download host files.

    What I do is install ad away. Enable it, reboot. Go into romtoolbox and backup the hostfiles and uninstall ad away if you want. (i do because i don't like unnecessary stuff installed).
     
  4. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member
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    If I am already using AdAway, but I have ROM Toolbox Pro as well. Should I use the ad blocker feature in ROM Toolbox? The different ad blockers seen to replace the same set of host files. I wonder if they would interfere each other.
     
  5. BRAINZ2013

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    Yes you can i also do it cause the ad away has a scan process which tells u which one is good for you after u get the ads gone now just delete the ad away from the playstore and boom ad free.
     
  6. Fuzzy13

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    There is a "special" app out there that has a feature that removes ads from ALL apps. Due to forum policy I cant divulge the app name but it's very common and does a great job at removing ads.

    Just pm me if you think your worthy. ;)
     
  7. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member
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    I still have the old apk with ad blocker btw. Anybody want send pm.

    Ps you must be a purchaser or it won't pass registration for you.
     
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  8. kungfu411

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    They removed all the ad block apps from the market, i was reading. I found the ad block apk, put it in system apps i prefer ROM toolbox ad blocker.. instead of ad away cuz it blocks some sites i use..only app that actually stop ad's from apps is the one that came with pimp my ROM

    Edit:Also find this useful post from XDA but since i was on touch wiz i couldn't use the shortcut

    s everybody heard, Google Play removed all Ad blocking apps from the Play Store, so JRummy had to remove his AdBlocker app from the market, and remove the feature from the ROM Toolbox package.

    But looking for a solution, I found that JRummy only removed the links to the AdBlocker from his app, the main parts are still hidden in the app, and are still easily accessible:
    1- On the home screen, long-press to create a Shortcut to an activity (Create Shortcut, type Activity)
    2- Select the ROM Toolbox app, and in it select "com.jrummy.apps.ad.blocker.activities.AdBlockerAct ivity"
    [​IMG]

    3- There you are, the AdBlocker is back
    [​IMG]

    (Hope Google doesn't read XDA, so that JRummy can leave the shortcut there)
     
  9. n4zty

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    well im sure it will take much Luck for peeps to find it :D
     
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  10. Scooda954

    Scooda954 Active Member
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    Can someone please PM me this "special" app?
     
  11. 11jjonn

    11jjonn Well-Known Member
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    I'm on JB 4.1.2, Metropolis 1.2 ROM. Long-pressing the HomeScreen does nothing.
    Do I need to resort to Stock JB, then modify ToolboxPro & save to external -- then come back to 1.2?

    Or.......

    Any thoughts about: Mother of All AD-........??
     
  12. kungfu411

    kungfu411 Well-Known Member
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    No need to go through all that. Here's the link to the apk
    http://db.tt/rCjB5e5R :)
     
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  13. 11jjonn

    11jjonn Well-Known Member
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    Downloaded, installed, running ---- tx for sharing
     
  14. kungfu411

    kungfu411 Well-Known Member
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    koo..no problem-o :)
     
  15. imSHAD

    imSHAD Well-Known Member
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    Hmmmm, I still use adaway
    yet i feel as if im making a terrible mistake using it.

    Any advantages of using this one other than the one Im using now
    ?
     
  16. kungfu411

    kungfu411 Well-Known Member
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    with ad away it blocks some websites that i use like comicbookmovie.com it blocks the videos ..with romtoolbox it blocks the unnecessary ads but i can still view my videos.. up to you
     

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