DNS66

Block ads/hosts via DNS

DNS66 allows blocking host names via DNS. This can be used for ad blocking. It also allows other DNS servers to be added, for more privacy.

Compared to AdBlock Plus, this works without proxy stuff; and it also does not require root, like AdAway does: DNS66 establishes a VPN interface, and redirects DNS server traffic to it. The VPN interface filters the traffic, only allowing queries for hosts that are not blacklisted.

A host (list) can be configured as allow, deny, or ignore. A later entry in the list overrides a previous entry.

Custom DNS Servers can be configured as well, using the same UI, but no differentiation is made between ignored and denied servers.

License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Issue Tracker: https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66/issues
Source Code: https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66

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 0.5.4 (16) - Added on Aug 9, 2017

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.8 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
  • Version 0.5.3 (15) - Added on Jun 13, 2017

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.8 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
  • Version 0.5.2 (14) - Added on May 20, 2017

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.8 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED