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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Celtyc, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Celtyc

    Celtyc Active Member
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    Maybe I'm using the wrong search criterion but is there something we can put on a rooted Milestone that blocks those darned annoying ads off of apps?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     

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  2. John Bean

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    Look at AdFree in the Market.

    Works for me.
     
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  3. Celtyc

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    Thanks, that worked brilliantly! :)
     
  4. John Bean

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    Glad to help. The ads drove me nuts before I discovered the app; you can manually edit the /etc/hosts file yourself (that's all the app does) but it's a lot simpler this way :)

    Incidentally I'm seeing a few creeping back in (my Dibert app now has ads again for example) so I'm hoping the author will be updating his block list soon.
     
  5. Green1

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    Does anyone know if there's an easy way to tell the phone what DNS servers to use?

    I use adfree and it works pretty well, but I run my own ad-blocking DNS server for other purposes anyway, and I'd love to point my milestone to it too... ideas?
     

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