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What android app do you use to block ads?

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What android app do you use to block ads?

I have AdAway but the app prompts me that on data (vs. wifi), it will be less effective.
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AdAway + Firefox + AdBlocker = Best mobile browsing experience on earth.

I did not have good experience with AdFree but maybe the problems have been resolved.
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Adfree + Firefox + Adblocker is what I use. Not a problem at all.
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Menace wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 12:29 pm
Sorry, I meant Adblock Plus
Looks good. The ad on the speedtest app is now gone. :)

Probably one more needed for airpush ads unless the two combined cover that already.

Airblocker - Airpush Block
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If your device is rooted, use ad-free or variant to change the host file. This blocks ads across all apps.
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I've used Ad-Free and AdAway. Both do the same thing of adding filters in your host file. What I don't understand is how AdAway bloated to 2.4MB. The previous version was 1.3MB. Ad-Free is <500KB.

edit// Okay, looking more at AdAway, I think it has some extra features that Ad-Free doesn't have, such as logging TCP requests. Handy :) .
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I've used the built in ad blocker in ROM Manager, that works too (though I don't have many apps with ads).
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I think for AdAway to work properly you need Busy Box installed no?
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I've used AdAway for a year, and haven't seen any ads, via wifi or LTE data.
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Hmmm. I don't think I installed busybox when I flashed Jelly Bean using Wugfresh Rootkit. Could this be the problem?
djemzine wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 10:25 am
I think for AdAway to work properly you need Busy Box installed no?
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Dec 22nd, 2012 11:07 am
I've used AdAway for a year, and haven't seen any ads, via wifi or LTE data.
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Hmmm. I don't think I installed busybox when I flashed Jelly Bean using Wugfresh Rootkit. Could this be the problem?
You could try. I did read it somewhere and I forgot...
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