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.

License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Website: https://adaway.org/
Issue Tracker: https://github.com/AdAway/AdAway/issues
Source Code: https://github.com/AdAway/AdAway
Changelog: https://github.com/AdAway/AdAway/raw/HEAD/CHANGELOG
Donate: https://adaway.org/
Flattr: https://flattr.com/thing/369138

For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.

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 Nov 27, 2016

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Download APK 5.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • WAKE_LOCK
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 3.1.2 (57) - Added on Jul 4, 2016

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • WAKE_LOCK
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 3.1.1 (56) - Added on Apr 16, 2016

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • WAKE_LOCK
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE