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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by e96, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone I just bought a samsung galaxy s4 a few days ago and i find that whenever l play games, the game would freeze and an ad would pop up. This happens once every few seconds or so. I tried uninstalling the app to try other games but the ads are still there, I also tried turning off the internet connection but it still doesn't work

    I'm still new about android products as this is my first android phone so sorry if this has been asked a lot before or if it turns out to be a very simple problem
     

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  2. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    Most free games will use ads, especially the mainstream and popular ones. Most will tell you it is ad free.. so if it doesn't say that it will have ads of some sort.

    As far as I know the only way to ultimately remove the ads from ad supported games is to Root. Sorry. :(

    Perhaps you should get an antivirus app such as Lookout, Dr. Web lite, or my personal favorite MobileCare.

    They will not stop the ads but they will show you the ones that have adware in them. Keep in mind if an app is free and it's designed that way it will not pick it up unless its MobileCare, but its a little advanced for a beginner with android.

    If there is a way outside of Root perhaps somebody will come along and tell us, I've never looked for a "solution" for it since ads don't bother me all that much. :p
     
  3. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Honestly I don't really mind ads, considering that the apps are free. But these ads pop up once in every few seconds literally, which makes the game almost non playable
     
  4. mysticspiral

    mysticspiral Android Expert

    Adblocker us a wonderful app .
     
  5. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    Is this root or no?
     
  6. mysticspiral

    mysticspiral Android Expert

    As far as I know yes it is root . Go into the google play store and type in addblocker . You may or may not find something that may be of use to you if you are unrooted . .
     
  7. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just checked, and based on what the reviews say these adblockers doesn't seem to work
     
  8. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    It probably does its just most people don't read it and act like "wat da heck d00d it is a broke!?" Even though it will clearly say its Root only.

    That's a thing you'll learn about Android, make sure an app you want isn't Root unless you decide to Root, then it won't matter either way.
     
  9. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried an in-game adblocker, still didn't work. And these ads not only shows up on games but also on other applications
     
  10. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL *

    I've been using adfree for years, works great, but you need root access.
     
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  11. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    This
     
  12. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    It would help if you mention what apps you are getting the ads from. It may be one of those more invasive type of ads.
     
  13. AndroidHaCks

    AndroidHaCks Android Enthusiast

    Adfree works great, but it's not on the Play Store and it requires root. Google removed ad blockers from the play store. If you root your phone, I'll upload adfree and give you the link :)
     
  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Its best to download ad blockers from another app store.

    AdAway suggests people download it from f-droid
     
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  15. AndroidHaCks

    AndroidHaCks Android Enthusiast

    Well I have adfree, all I have to do is upload it to dropbox. You can trust me :p
     
  16. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL *

    Here : download straight from the Devs that built the app.

    AdFree Main Menu
     
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  17. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm not really sure about rooting my phone, I just read a bit about rooting and it seems kinda risky, plus I just bought this phone very recently
     
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Rooting isn't for everyone, but for me the benefits far outweigh the risks.

    The important thing is to do your research before hand, ask questions, and be sure of what you need to do before beginning.

    Everything in the root world is device specific, so make sure the instructions you are reading are for your device
     
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  19. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried uninstalling all but the default apps and it's still there. It even pops up while I was setting a live wallpaper
     
  20. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Id just do a factory reset man since youve removed all the apps anyway :thumbup:
     
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  21. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    So have you found a solution yet? Thought about rooting?
     
  22. e96

    e96 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried to factory reset and it works ! Turns out I accidentally agreed to some stupid unnecessary terms and agreement. Thanks for all your reply folks :)
     
  23. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    Glad everything worked out! :)
     
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