Discussion in 'other software & services' started by DX2, Feb 4, 2014.

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  1. DX2

    DX2 Guest

    I'm looking for a good adblock for my S4, I can't seem to find anything, except for a rooted phone.
  2. Techwiz

    Techwiz Registered Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    United States
    Options that I'm aware of:
    Installing ad-blockers third-party, like Adblock Plus.
    Installing a no-root firewall with rules to block googleadservices and others (amazon, yahoo, etc.). Most of these I get from host files.
    Use a third party DNS like fool DNS that helps to filter/block advertisements.

    These work well if you do most of you data related activities over WiFi. Fair warning that some apps get ads over cellular. I'd toggle data restrictions and see if that helps. Otherwise, toggle airplane mode and WiFi before you play words with friends, angry birds, etc.
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    I would recommend you root your phone and use something like AdAway.

    Adblock Plus works decently for non-rooted phones except that it tends to randomly switch to allowing ads and it can causes problems with MMS.
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Or you can install a browser with built-in adblocking like Firefox with ABP extension, and Opera with urlfilter.ini. Those should work on data.
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