AdAway

Block advertisements

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 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.

Requires root: Yes. The hosts files is located in /system which is normally read-only.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.2 (60) - Added on 2016-11-27

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download APK 5.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 3.1.2 (57) - Added on 2016-07-03

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 3.1.1 (56) - Added on 2016-04-15

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE