personalDNSfilter

DNS request based Host Blocker over local VPN using a Blocklist
personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter proxy written in Java. It hooks into
the domain name (DNS) resolution and returns the loopback address for
filtered hosts.

It can be used for filtering ads and other unwished hosts based on a host
list – thus it is a good AdBlock alternative. On Android 4.2 and newer it
can be used as effective ad, malware and tracking server filter without
root access!

It works with any upstream DNS server - filtering is completely local - no
phoning home or such things! You can run it locally on your device or
centrally as DNS server in your network.

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 1.50.50.1 (1505001) suggested Added on 2021-10-09

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 433 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.50.50.0 (1505000) - Added on 2021-10-01

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 433 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.50.49.1 (1504901) - Added on 2021-07-31

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 435 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log