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  1. jumpinjackflash

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    I'm new to Android having used apple phones for many years.

    Can I discuss adblocking in this forum?


    Thanks
     

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Yep :)

    Are you rooted at all? There are decent solutions if you are and good alternatives if you're not.
     
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    *whew* :) now that I'm past that.

    I came from apple so i never saw ads or very few from any app I downloaded.

    I'm noticing alot, and I mean alot of ads and even pop ups? Maybe. I'm certainly not use to that.

    I am not rooted. I'm on an Asian variant of the LG G6. I don't think a root is available.

    And I'm currently trying adguard for 7 days .

    Thank you :)
     
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    I've used Adguard for years and highly recommend the paid version.
    Blocks many ads, pop ups, and junk
     
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    Thanks. Does adguard block ads within the apps? Or when I'm searching in the google store?

    Sometimes I'm not even sure where to install a specific app because there is a whole bunch of ads and x etc, download buttons etc.

    Thank u

    P.S so far adguard android app seems ok. A few more days on the trial.

    Is that the correct app as they seem to have many. Which one should I subscribe to when my trial ends?
     
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    You can also try Free Adblocker Browser. It doesn't block ads within apps, but you will not see them while browsing. I even open Youtube in the browser to see no ads. And it's free.
     
  8. mikedt

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    This app seems rather contradictory to me....
    ads.jpg

    Does it block the ads that it contains?

    Also it seems to have just about every permission there is, like basically giving it the keys to the kingdom.

    This app has access to:
    [​IMG]Device & app history

    • read your Web bookmarks and history
    [​IMG]Identity
    • find accounts on the device
    • add or remove accounts
    [​IMG]Contacts
    • find accounts on the device
    [​IMG]Location
    • approximate location (network-based)
    • precise location (GPS and network-based)
    [​IMG]Phone
    • read phone status and identity
    [​IMG]Photos / Media / Files
    • read the contents of your USB storage
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    [​IMG]Storage
    • read the contents of your USB storage
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    [​IMG]Camera
    • take pictures and videos
    [​IMG]Microphone
    • record audio
    [​IMG]Wi-Fi connection information
    • view Wi-Fi connections
    [​IMG]Device ID & call information
    • read phone status and identity
    Other
    • download files without notification
    • read sync statistics
    • receive data from Internet
    • view network connections
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
    • access Bluetooth settings
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
    • full network access
    • change your audio settings
    • control Near Field Communication
    • read sync settings
    • run at startup
    • reorder running apps
    • use accounts on the device
    • control vibration
    • prevent device from sleeping
    • toggle sync on and off
    • write web bookmarks and history
    • install shortcuts
    • read Google service configuration
    • view network connections
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
    • access Bluetooth settings
    • full network access
    • change your audio settings
    • control Near Field Communication
    • read sync settings
    • run at startup
    • reorder running apps
    • use accounts on the device
    • control vibration
    • prevent device from sleeping
    • toggle sync on and off
    • write web bookmarks and history
    • install shortcuts
    • read Google service configuration
     
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  9. Fox Mulder

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    Holy permissions Batman!
    I used AdAway for years which is great if you're rooted and will remove ads in apps via host-file redirection. Recently I updated my phone and no longer have root, I've since found Blokada which is an open-source VPN with built-in ad blacklisting. It works as well as AdAway did, it's lightweight and uses minimal resources and doesn't have unnecessary permissions. It's not available on the Play store though, I got it on F-Droid (one of the few safe 3rd-party app sites with only open-source apps). I highly recommend it for anyone looking for an effective ad-blocker on a non-rooted device.
    I did also try BlockThis a while ago but it appears to be broken and no longer supported.
     
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    Block This still works (I'm using it with 8.1), but some WiFi networks block some VPNs, which can cause problems for any VPN-baaed ad filter. And as different apps use different VPNs you may find that on a particular network some work and some don't (and if they don't you get cut off until you turn it off).
     
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  11. kokiangel

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    Yup. Block-this works fine on my Note8. Very happy camper.
     
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