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  1. Grrrrrrrrr

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    Device: Shield Tablet K1
    Android Ver: 6.0.1

    I downloaded "adblockplusandroid-1.3.apk"

    I enabled "unknown sources" in security

    I opened ES File Explorer (Version 1.6.2.5 (Market)) and browsed to "downloads"

    I tap on the file and nothing happens

    I hold on the file until the options window comes up and tap install, nothing happens.

    My (it's actually my adult daughters) device is not rooted because its still under warranty so, I (she) don't actually own it or the rights to do WTF I want on it :(
     

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    That won't work with ads that appear in games, only while surfing. There is other apps that may do what you want, but unknown to me...
     
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    Try installing from your phone browser. I use chrome but it should work from any. Type in file:///sdcard and then navigate to where you downloaded the apk. It should open your installer then. Next follow then instructions to modify your wifi netowrk settings.
     
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    You could try a different file manager to install like Astro or Xplore, but I agree with @Dannydet , this won't block ads in games, only ads in your browsers.
     
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    I installed the AdBlock apk from the \\downloads folder and it worked just fine when I tapped on it from File Manager. I did, as you mentioned, have to turn on "unapproved installs"

    I had it on my S5, but not on my Note 4.... just haven't seen the need for it, as I use Ghostery now.
     
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    I've now realized I am unable to manually open any .apk files, even ones I have already installed. Something in the last droid update has made it impossible for me to install from anywhere but the store :(


    Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology—some may not realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.

    That addon tracks your browsing and sells that info to the ad industry for profit. Why do you think it is still in the play store while adblock is not?

    It will block all traffic from every ip on the list. It works the some as a hosts file does on windows.

    I get "Unable to download file" and a .apk.part file created in download.
     
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    How do you think Google makes their $$$$, for providing you with this nice Android operating system and all their useful services? With DoubleClick, AdSense and AdMob. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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