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Adblock Plus

Ad blocker

N.B If you get a http error 400 when updating the F-Droid client, it is probably caused by this app and you will need to disable ad-blocking to allow the F-Droid repos to update correctly.

Adblock Plus runs in the background and filters ads, using the same filters as the Adblock Plus browser extension. Without needing root, it uses a proxy feature that comes with Android 3.1+ to block ads over WiFi ; but if your phone comes with extra proxy settings (e.g. Samsung or Custom ROMs), it can be configured for Android 3.0 and below. Instructions are provided in the app or on their website.

Requires root: No. Without root it uses a local proxy to filter ads for all apps over WiFi only ; if you allow root the app can edit the hosts file too and block ads on cellular data access points.

We are unable to publish newer versions of this app since upstream pushes lots of prebuilt binaries to the source repo.

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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 1.1.3 (270) - Added on 2013-09-07

    This version requires Android 2.1 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.
    • 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.1.2 (253) - Added on 2013-05-25

    This version requires Android 2.1 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.
    • 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.1.1 (248) - Added on 2013-04-29

    This version requires Android 2.1 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.
    • 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log