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  1. batboy

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    Hi,

    What application do you recommend for blocking ads inside app ?

    sometimes they exaggerate with advertisements...

    Thank you

     

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  2. El Presidente

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    I use adaway (it's actually cooked in to the ROM I use), but I've heard people mention AdBlock Plus work for them.

    You need root for them to work properly though.
     
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    so without root it cant work ?

    thank you
     
  4. tube517

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    I use and recommend AdAway also. I always root my phone for this app. I never see ads in my phone.
     
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    I never understood this. People don't want ads, but do not want to pay for apps. How is the developer supposed to earn?
     
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    I have no issue whatsoever paying for apps, nor do I have issue with small, discreet adverts that don't interfere in how the app/game works.

    What does annoy me is apps which interfere with gameplay or ads wich you're forced to watch between levels, or ads which you can't skip.

    Developers need paid, I totally understand that and if they need to put ads in their apps/games, that's totally fine as long as they're not forced.
     
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    I absolutely hate ads so I'm always willing to pay for an app if I'm going to use it. I don't mind devs getting their fair share. I usually uninstall anything with ads. I wish the Play Store provided more information about this. A lot of times you have to install the app to find out if its ad supported or not.

    I have seen a couple of apps that just show ads at the bottom of the screen. That at least meets your "small and discreet" criteria and aren't overly objectionable.
     
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    Get the paid version of the app, that's the only way....
     
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    I'm also using AdAway, but where there is a paid version of an app I'm invariably using that rather than the free one. So the only developers who lose out are a couple who don't offer me any alternative to ads.

    Given how intrusive or even malicious some ad services can be, I don't feel too bad about blocking globally. The mobile ad industry is its own worst enemy in many respects.
     
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    I buy paid versions of apps all the time.

    I also get apps on XDA where I can buy them a "beer" via paypal. I'm not oblivious to the developers' needs.

    But, those malicious ads have no place on my phone.

    IMHO, I think we got off topic here and it's probably a good (and fair) discussion for another thread. :D
     
  11. batboy

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    please dont get me wrong, I dont mind to have ads inside app. but sometimes developers exaggerate with advertisements.
     
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    I'm using Block This on non-rooted devices:
    https://block-this.com/

    It's a very simple blocker,no fine tuning/whitelisting/blacklisting,only option is whether to auto start on boot.
    I've had no issues until I put it on the HTC 10,had to disable the start on boot toggle,for some strange reason my screen became unresponsive & I couldn't get into the app itself.
    Otherwise,starting it up after boot & I have no issues.
    My other devices I used this on,including two other SnapDragon 820-powered phones,did not have this problem,so,it seems to be HTC 10 specific.

    For rooted devices:
    AdAway for the win!
    http://free-software-for-android.github.io/AdAway/
    https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.adaway

    Virtually all the apps on my phone that have a Paid/Pro option,or a donate option,which I gladly pay for,well worth the price of admission.
    There's a few that offer neither (games),which I paid for & still push ads & for that & annoying browser pop-ups,I use ad blockers.
     
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    Xposed + minminguard = no ads
     
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    Very few of my apps are the 'totally free' ones...
    and of those, most of them don't even have a Paid, no advert version.
     
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    Hell
    I was just about to suggest the same thing.
     
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    Adaway for Me too and adds are very annoying especially the ones that popup
     
  17. batboy

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    great :)

    I will try that

    Thank you
     
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    Another no root option is netguard.

    Free and open source, by the creator of xprivacy
     
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    I just wanted to say that https://block-this.com/ works great !

    Thank you :)
     
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