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Is there a way to remove ads in android apps ?

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  1. Madaro

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    Hello,
    ok 1st of all,my problem isn't in the ads themselves.The problem is that I have to connect to network to use most of the apps(not talking about apps like facebook/browser ofc).I don't have WiFi at home because my router is wired but even if I got a wireless router,I still can't use these apps outdoor.WiFi isn't available in most of the regions here,its only available in restaurants & coffee shops which means I have to pay every single time I use these apps unless I'm if I'm in a restaurant.So,is there a way to remove ads ?even if there's,does that mean I won't have to connect to network ?
     

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    If you root your phone, there are apps like Adfree that will remove most ads. I don't think this will resolve your main issue, which is that many apps need data connectivity to work properly.
     
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    +1

    and some apps have ads in them, and if you want them remove that require you to purchase them.
     
  4. Madaro

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    Even silly apps like these:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.motionportrait.ZombieBooth&feature=top-free
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.outfit7.talkingtom&feature=top-free
    https://market.android.com/details?...=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImdwci5hcHBzLmNvZGJvZ3VucyJd
    need network ?Why ? I just don't get it...Why would that ''cod guns'' app for example need internet connection ?

    Edit#1:Look what I found
    http://dottech.org/mobile/android/f...s-from-accessing-the-internet-with-droidwall/
    I think this 1 can do it...not sure tho.
    Edit#2:Well,I think it can block apps from accessing the internet but is it going to work ? Again,I'm talking about silly apps.
     
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    Yes it does work, i am using it myself.
     
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    I believe blocking ads is everyone's right - as long as you're also willing to pay if an alternative is available.

    So, let's say you have a game .. Malicious Peacocks (anyone takes that name, I expect a royalty check hehhehehe) ... It comes in ONE form - ad-supported. I'm not obligated to look at your ads, pay the extra data fees, etc. My conscience is clear (YMMV). Now if there is a FREE/ad-supported app and a pay version - and you play the free version with blocked ads, I find that being a scumbag. Pay for your app.

    Devs? You listening? How hard is it to nuke that ad code, throw up a second copy and charge $1 for it? Almost everyone I know will pay a reasonable price for non-app laced version of the game.

    That's my story - I'm stickin' to it.
     
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    You weren't going to click the ads anyway. I think the developer gets their revenue from the ad company regardless of whether users block the ads or not.

    I don't know how the business works though, so I could be wrong.

    If it was illegal, it wouldn't be on the Market.
     
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    It's possible the rules of engagement with ad banners has changed.

    There used to be payments for IMPRESSIONS (very little), payments for CLICKS (a little more), and payments for CLICK THROUGHS (best paying). If the ads were blocked, there would be no impressions, clicks or click throughs.

    But I'm a dinosaur in this department.
     
  9. Madaro

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    Well,I need to root my phone to use it.Is rooting safe ? I know it voids warranty but I believe that I can unroot it if I wanted to give it to Samsung for whatever reason.

    Edit:I found a way that might work.I can just go to my wireless settings and uncheck ''data enabled''...I ll try it when I get home.
     
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    I block ads and popups on my computers, how is it different?
     

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