blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

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blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby trueriver » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:13 pm

is the method for doing this known?

I have just got this working on an unrooted phone running Android 4.1.2, that is it now blocks ads on the 3g network as well as Wi-Fi.

I did this by adding localhost port 2020 as the proxy in the APN (NB not the MMSC proxy, which should not be altered)

If the method is not widely known I'll be happy to explain how I did it
in more detail

River~~
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby head2beach » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:01 pm

A lot of people including me seem to have issues with this so an explanation on how you got it to work would be appreciated.
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:57 am

trueriver wrote:I did this by adding localhost port 2020 as the proxy in the APN (NB not the MMSC proxy, which should not be altered)


GREAT! Thanks a lot, River! Now Adblock Plus works fine on mobile connections! :mrgreen:
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:36 am

head2beach wrote:A lot of people including me seem to have issues with this so an explanation on how you got it to work would be appreciated.


You have to go to "Settings -> More Settings -> Mobile Networks -> Mobile Data -> Access Point names", select your apn and write in "Proxy" the word "localhost" and in "Port" the number "2020".

On my smartphone Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2 Adblock Plus works, try this procedure on your smartphone too and let me know...

At the moment the only problem I have with Adblock Plus is when I reboot my device: although I have root permissions, Adblock doesn't filter any advertisements if I don't set the proxy in ALL my internet (mobile and/or wi-fi) networks.
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby kindlefireuser » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:24 am

But this isn't working because it use to block all ads like I wanted before the new update and now it blocks nothing on my tablet and I've done the proxy and the port so it's not my information
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby LTH » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:23 pm

I did the same thing by myself i.e. change the APN and add proxy localhost + port 2020 once Adblock Plus is running
Galaxy K Zoom with KitKat

Why is it not documented ??? It's great !
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby Abb » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:29 pm

guys you rocking...!!!!! it work's...!!!!
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby yaamen » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:43 pm

Guest wrote:
head2beach wrote:A lot of people including me seem to have issues with this so an explanation on how you got it to work would be appreciated.


You have to go to "Settings -> More Settings -> Mobile Networks -> Mobile Data -> Access Point names", select your apn and write in "Proxy" the word "localhost" and in "Port" the number "2020".

On my smartphone Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2 Adblock Plus works, try this procedure on your smartphone too and let me know...

At the moment the only problem I have with Adblock Plus is when I reboot my device: although I have root permissions, Adblock doesn't filter any advertisements if I don't set the proxy in ALL my internet (mobile and/or wi-fi) networks.


Just updating the path to take for a Galaxy S5, in case anyone needs it.

Settings -> More Networks ->Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names -> select your carrier's name and under "Proxy", write "localhost" (without quotation marks) and under Port, write "2020" (again, with the quotes).

Then in the top right hand corner, touch the three dots for the menu and select "Save". Boom. You're done!

OP, thanks so much for explaining this. :)
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby lloydel » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:47 pm

Thanks, but it seems that Verizon does not allow me to set a proxy on VZWINTERNET. All the setting options are dimmed out. Is there any way to get around this?

Galaxy S5
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby stigc » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:18 pm

Hi

I have done this change on a Samsung Galaxy S3 tablet, and the only issue I have found is with the youtube app.
After viewing a few vidoes, it seems to disconnect from the Network, and the app has to closed amd then restarted,
and it works Again, there are no problem using the app with wifi connected..
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby Sandshark » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:54 pm

lloydel wrote:Thanks, but it seems that Verizon does not allow me to set a proxy on VZWINTERNET. All the setting options are dimmed out. Is there any way to get around this?

Galaxy S5


Most US carriers won't let you change this. BUT, you can ADD another using the Menu key and duplicate everything in the standard one and then add the proxy and call it something else. Once you've created it, select it and you are good to go. It works great for me on AT&T.

And thanks to the OP. I just changed phones (same model and OS) because my charge port quit on the old one. While ABP worked on the old one, it did not on the new. I suspect that there is something amiss in the installation that no longer does this on its own. Maybe not "amiss", but necessary for compatibility with newer OS's. It was probably set up correctly on my old phone when I installed an older version of ABP and stayed that way when I updated. But installing the current version initially didn't do the job.

This will probably even work for a non-rooted phone, but I can't say since mine is rooted.
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby FL530 » Tue May 05, 2015 10:58 pm

Works unrooted! Also, might be worth noting : I had to reboot to get it working properly.

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edit: :x was working, then got an update, and now it's not working. still have localhost:2020 on all my apns, and nothing. .. fwiw, here's my specs:

Samsung Galaxy S5
Lolipop 5.0
Ting/Sprint
CDMA /LTE

If there is anything else I should add to the above information, I'll be more than happy to do so.
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby Cillendor » Fri May 22, 2015 7:37 pm

Guest wrote:
head2beach wrote:A lot of people including me seem to have issues with this so an explanation on how you got it to work would be appreciated.


You have to go to "Settings -> More Settings -> Mobile Networks -> Mobile Data -> Access Point names", select your apn and write in "Proxy" the word "localhost" and in "Port" the number "2020".

On my smartphone Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2 Adblock Plus works, try this procedure on your smartphone too and let me know...

At the moment the only problem I have with Adblock Plus is when I reboot my device: although I have root permissions, Adblock doesn't filter any advertisements if I don't set the proxy in ALL my internet (mobile and/or wi-fi) networks.


This isn't working for my phone (carrier Republic Wireless). I get to Mobile Networks -> Mobile Data, and the only option ("Network Mode: Home Only") is darkened. Once I get here, I can't go any further. Is there a workaround?
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Re: blocking ads on android 4, mobile networks

Postby memlsf » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:13 am

Just did it and it worked on my unrooted Galaxy S3. No reboot was needed. Thanks a lot!
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