Ask / Submit
1

System-wide Android ad blockers

asked 2018-09-25 11:47:53 +0200

Federico gravatar image

Apparently, in Android there are a number of systems to block ads inside Android apps; see e.g. https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-ad-blocking-t3218167 . Some of them require root, some don't; from what I understand, they mostly work with by altering the DNS.

Has anyone tried blocking Android ads inside Jolla phones? I suppose these methods won't work inside Aliendalvik, since they play heavily with the Anroid network stack?

edit retag flag offensive close delete

3 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted
5

answered 2018-09-25 14:50:06 +0200

olf gravatar image

@Federico,

Has anyone tried blocking Android ads inside Jolla phones?

Yes, ca. 2 years ago.

I suppose these methods won't work inside Aliendalvik, since they play heavily with the Anroid network stack?

While I have not looked at the suggestions on XDA-dev you linked to, some Proxy-based and "hosts file"-based Android ad-blocking apps do work.

But since Defender exists, there is no reason to use these, as Defender nicely filters all network accesses (regardless, if originating from a native or Android app) and eases selecting and updating filter lists (among them the MVPS-list, which @jollajo mentioned).

Additionally you may use plugins for Fennec or Firefox, if you happen to use one of them under AlienDalvik.

HTH

edit flag offensive delete publish link more
2

answered 2018-09-25 12:30:58 +0200

jollajo gravatar image

Actually I use the filter list provided by http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/ to modify /etc/hosts, /system/etc/hosts, and /opt/alien/system/etc/hosts. This protects me from ads in firefox. I hardy use other apps that show adverts, so not sure whether it works globally for Android. Tapatalk still shows ads, however those seem to be injected by tapatalk directly.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more
0

answered 2018-09-25 19:51:07 +0200

jumbaer gravatar image

I would suggest that you look at pihole for example, so you can protect the whole network from adware

edit flag offensive delete publish link more

Comments

2

Well it's a phone, it's not going to be on the same network all the time. And most of the time it's going to be connected to mobile network directly. So pihole seems dubious.

Federico ( 2018-09-25 20:35:04 +0200 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools

Follow
2 followers

Stats

Asked: 2018-09-25 11:47:53 +0200

Seen: 623 times

Last updated: Sep 25