Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus for Android issues with the latest Jelly Bean updates · 2013-02-15 18:32 by Felix Dahlke

As you might have noticed, Adblock Plus for Android no longer works out of the box on non-rooted devices running Android 4.1.2 or 4.2.2, it’ll show a warning asking you to manually configure the proxy instead. Since the manual configuration is non-trivial, you can follow our guide to configure the proxy.

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Adblock Plus 1.0.1 for Android released · 2012-12-04 14:55 by Andrey Novikov

Install Adblock Plus for Android
If your phone doesn’t have access to Google Play you can also use the “Direct download” link on our homepage.

This release fixes a number of critical issues which made application crash and adds an option to hide notification icon.

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Adblock Plus 1.0 for Android released · 2012-11-27 11:34 by Andrey Novikov

Install Adblock Plus for Android
If your phone doesn’t have access to Google Play you can also use the “Direct download” link on our homepage.

Until recently blocking ads on Android meant that you have to install Firefox and then Adblock Plus for Firefox. Things just got simpler for users of other browsers: all you need now is the Adblock Plus app. It works in background and filters out ads in almost all Android browsers and apps. Android 2.1 and higher is supported, the app uses the same filter lists as the Adblock Plus browser extensions.

Note that we are still in the early development stages with this application and there is certainly much room for improvement. There are also important limitations depending on the Android version on your device and whether your device has been rooted:

  • Rooted: Ads can be blocked on Wi-Fi and mobile connections.
  • Non-rooted with Android 3.1 or later: Ads will be blocked on Wi-Fi connections only.
  • Non-rooted with Android 3.0 or earlier: Some manual configuration is required.

Note that Android does not allow ads to be blocked on SSL encrypted websites. Also, Adblock Plus for Android will only block ads in Firefox and Opera browsers on rooted devices.

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