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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.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... wsMSwyLDNd

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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.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ZGZyZWUiXQ..
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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 12:25 pm
Adfree + Firefox + Adblocker is what I use. Not a problem at all.
Thanks. Could you share the link to the Adblocker you use?
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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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Anyone have startup manager free version? It seems none of the ad blockers are able to remove the ads within this app.
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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?
_Allan_ wrote:
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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alanbrenton wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 11:17 am
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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