Tomek Kondrat · Dec 22, 2013 at 07:00 pm

Get Rid of Ads with Xposed Module

Ads. These three letters usually bring some seriously negative emotions, as we all hate them. Most Android users are more than capable of sideloading the APK for an ad blocker, but Google’s decision to remove AdBlock apps from the Play Store was quite controversial, as the freedom of choice is one of the beautiful things of Android.

We’ve talked about Xposed Framework modules countless times, and we’ll probably continue this trend for some time to come, as lots of interesting projects are popping up almost every day. One of them was presented by XDA Senior Member DragonHunt3r, who created a module to block the Google Ads API. With this module, you can get rid of most ads seen on your device. Installation is really easy. All you need is root and the latest version of Xposed Framework.

There’s just one more thing to keep in mind: Removing ads is surely a great thing in the short term for end users, but there is one rather large ethical problem with doing so. The majority of Android app developers earn a living using Google AdSense, so installing any kind of ad blocker cuts their revenue, which means that they have less money to cover their necessary expenses. So before you click on “block ads,” think about the developers. And if you’re insistent on blocking ads, just make sure to toss your favorite independent developers a small (or large) donation.

The module can be found in the original thread, so be sure to go there and grab the latest APK.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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