AdAway - Android Ad-blocking

AdAway - Android Ad-blocking

AdAway is an ad-blocking tool which blocks any pop-up that appears while you are browsing on your Android device. The application also allows you to choose the host files from your device.


AdAway is 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.

It is important to note that to use adAway, you'll need a rooted device. If your Android device is not rooted, you won't be able to access all the features described above. To solve this, however, you can always download an application like Towelroot from Uptodown.
adAway is an excellent tool for blocking ads, and although it isn't available via Google Play (or perhaps because of it), it has plenty of great features. Plus, its user interface is simple, convenient, and easy to set up.

As is usual with this type of application, with adAway, you can create a 'whitelist' of websites to which you can add exceptions if you want. Of course, you can also add more hosts to your blacklist if you want, too. But no matter what you decide to do, all the settings can be configured according to your preferences.


Requires Android 2.1 or higher Requires a rooted device

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