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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Haloman800, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Haloman800

    Haloman800 Active Member
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    Not too long ago there was a free application called "AdBlock" for rooted users, or something similar named on the market.

    The icon was a white backround with black font that said "AD" & a red circle with a line going through it.


    My phone recently flipped out on me & I was forced to wipe clean, now the app's gone from the market =*(.


    Does ANYONE have this app installed or have the .apk? It was a free app so I don't think the dev would mind you sharing it with me.


    If not, do you know of an application that blocks the ads in apps? I'm rooted so that's not a problem.



    Thank you.
     

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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member
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  3. AndroidsOfTara

    AndroidsOfTara Well-Known Member
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    FYI, if this app ever does get removed from the market, ad blocking can be achieved on rooted phones by doing manually what the app does for you: replacing /system/etc/hosts with a hosts file you can get from mvps.org or one you create yourself. It just makes the IP address for ad servers resolve to 127.0.0.1.
     
  4. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member
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    Just to expand a bit, though I'm sure YOU already knew this: The hosts file maps a hostname to an IP address. 127.0.0.1 is localhost, aka a loop back to yourself. So if you're mapping ad servers to the localhost, they'll never be able to get their data because they're not pulling from their proper IP address.

    AdFree automatically checks for updates. It makes life so much easier than keeping your hosts file up to date by yourself. :D
     
  5. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member
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    amen. in this case a free app does it for you freely and you never have to mess with it, no reason to manually fuss with that. I loaded it up day 1 I rooted and never looked back and never get ads.
     
  6. AndroidsOfTara

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    Indeed, there's no place like 127.0.0.1
     

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