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Ad-Free

AdBlocker for Spotify
New in version 2.2
v2.2/36, 2020-03-14:
- add troubleshooting steps (#54)

v2.1/35, 2020-02-29:
- show in-app update message if new version released
- new git tags are prefixed with v

v2.0/34, 2020-02-10:
- add option to choose which detectors are active (#50)
- add option to delay unmute for a few seconds (#39)
- add option for always-on notification to prevent ad-free from being killed by
OS. needed for devices such as MIUI. this includes a boot_completed
receiver, alarmservice timer and runs the
notifica
ad-free is an ad audio blocker for Android.

This app is a research project attempting to show flaws in the way how
audio advertisement is shown on Android. It is a proof-of-concept of a
modularized audio ad blocker written in Kotlin with a modern and
simplistic user interface.

- Support for Spotify
- No ROOT required
- Plugin based design
- Mute audio when ads are playing
- Play arbitrary audio

You can pick from one of three options to play instead of the ad:

1. Mute audio
2. Local music files
3. Interdimensional Cable from Rick and Morty (discontinued)

Browse https://adfree.abertschi.ch for more information.

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 2.2 (36) suggested Added on 2020-03-17

    This version requires Android 6.0 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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read 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.

    Download APK 4.1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.1 (35) - Added on 2020-03-08

    This version requires Android 6.0 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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read 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.

    Download APK 4.1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.0 (34) - Added on 2020-02-29

    This version requires Android 6.0 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.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read 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.

    Download APK 4.2 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log