Tomek Kondrat · Jan 8, 2014 at 09:30 am

Selectively Block Ads on Certain Apps with Xposed Module

Nobody likes intrusive ads, especially when they take the form of flashing neon lights trying to get us to buy things we don’t want. But they’re quite necessary, as most indie developers use ads to earn a small amount of money to cover their basic needs. Not so long ago, we talked about an ad-blocking Xposed Module created by XDA Senior Member DragonHunt3r that allowed users to block advertisements.

Usually ad blockers leave a blank space in place of the original ad. XDA Forum Member FatMinMin created an Xposed module that is able to completely remove both the ads in apps, as well as the empty spaces they leave behind. However, that’s not the best part. Rather, you can add certain apps to a whitelist or blacklist to exclude or include only applications you choose. By doing this, you can allow indie developers to make money for their hard work, while blocking intrusive ads from larger publishers. As it’s an Xposed module, your device must be rooted and have Xposed Framework installed.

This module is a great chance to get rid of ads, while retaining ads on indie apps. But if you are planning to disable ads in your favorite apps, consider sending a donation to show your appreciation or keep certain apps on the white list. The module can be found in the original thread.


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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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