An ad blocker that uses the hosts file. The hosts file contains a list of mappings between hostnames and IP addresses. When an app requests an ad, that request is directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing. There are options to run a web server to respond to blocked hostnames and to direct requests to the IP address of your choosing. You can automatically download hosts files from the app but it is possible to use your own and to add certain sites to the white- and black-lists.

License

Free

Supported Platforms 1 note on AdAway's platform support

Android

Platform comments

  • Android “Android 2.1 (Eclair) and up. Only available at F-Droid”

Links to official AdAway sites

Official Website    GitHub

Feature

Root required Add a feature

Categories

File Sharing Web Browsers

Tags

ad-blocking file-hosting redirect root-required

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