Block Ads on your Android device

Block Ads on your Android device

Are you tired of ads popping up in apps on your Android device?  Would you rather donate directly to the developer rather than click on the ads?  If so, XDA forum member phaelox has modified Adfree, originally created by delta_foxtrot2.

Adfree facilitates using your hosts file to block ad servers. Phaelox found that some ads still weren’t blocked and so decided to update the hosts file himself by merging the host files from adfree/mvps/yoyo and adding a list of mobile providers that he’d found himself.

Requires root access and knowledge of adb commands.

To download the hosts.txt file and for more information, visit the forum thread.

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mic_888
mic_888

I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA.I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news!