Open Source & Free SoftwareAdAway is fully open and licensed under GPLv3+.
Custom SourcesEasily add your own sources of hosts files!
Custom RulesAdd exceptions to your whitelist, blocklist and rules for redirects!
AdAway is not available on Google Play! It was removed by Google due to Violation of section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement. Please install it from F-Droid.
Android 4.1 or above
R/W access on system
Ads are not blocked when on mobile data connection!
AdAway will not work reliably when on Mobile Networks like 3G. You can deactivate that proxy by going to your selected APN (On Android 4: Wireless and networks -> More… -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names) and remove the value in the proxy field.
Ads in Chrome are not blocked!
Disable Chrome’s Data Compression Proxy.
Advertisements in Application XYZ are not blocked!
Follow this guide to find the corresponding hostnames and how to report them.
Application XYZ stopped working!
Back button in Android’s Browser stopped working!
Enable the local Webserver in AdAway’s preferences as a workaround.
Are there more hosts sources that can be used?
More Hosts sources can be found on the Wiki on Github.
Redirection Lists for blocked domains in China
Add Redirection Lists to your Hosts Sources to redirect blocked DNS requests to the correct IPs in China. This hosts source contains redirection rules for Google, Facebook, and other. (You need to enable “Allow redirection rules from Hosts Sources” in preferences).
Open the Wiki on Github.
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