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  1. 3yE's Avatar
    I am using the Z30 and I am an OCD when it comes to ads content on mobile application.
    If the app has the ads-bar, I'll remove the annoying thing with the android-ported app Lucky Patcher or I dont install the app at all.
    However, If I buy the Priv running on Android OS, the app Lucky Patcher can not be installed without the phone rooted. Assuming the Priv could not be rooted nor I do not want to root the Priv, how can I remove the ads content from the Android app?
    *** I am not talking about the apps that has pro version upgrade to remove ads because if the app offers such an option, I would upgrade definitely. I am talking about the apps that are inherently packed with ads.

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    11-03-15 03:13 AM
  2. Rotkaeqpchen's Avatar
    On my rooted devices I always used Adaway but since rooting of the Priv seems pretty impossible I thought about this app that uses the VPN features of the Android to filter ads: [APP][4.0.3+][2.1.240 - 10/27/2015] Adguard … | Android Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    11-03-15 03:21 AM
  3. 3yE's Avatar
    On my rooted devices I always used Adaway but since rooting of the Priv seems pretty impossible I thought about this app that uses the VPN features of the Android to filter ads: [APP][4.0.3+][2.1.240 - 10/27/2015] Adguard … | Android Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    Doesnt work on my z30.
    I can not turn on the Protection button even I have authorised for a VPN connection when asked. The protection status is always disabled
    Maybe it has something to do with the Android runtime on BB10 that is not supposed to run deeply integrated Android app like the Adguard?
    Have you tried the Adguard on Android devices? Result?

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    11-03-15 04:10 AM
  4. Rotkaeqpchen's Avatar
    I don't think it'll work within the Android Runtime. We'll have to wait and see.

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    11-03-15 05:40 AM
  5. tickerguy's Avatar
    I have a VPN set up running through my home infrastructure, and part of that includes a split DNS capability for the VPN connections that are adblocked.

    So any time I want adblocking, I connect the VPN and.... no ads.

    It doesn't stop ABSOLUTELY all of them (an app can hardcode IP addresses and not resolve via DNS) but it does stop any that go through the resolver.
    11-03-15 07:26 AM
  6. anon3700711's Avatar
    If somehow the device can't be rooted using SuperSU, a chance KingRoot may work by using exploits. While it's only good until you reboot your device it's enough to use Adaway once to block ads in the host files.

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    11-03-15 10:10 AM
  7. 3yE's Avatar
    @CatlinFD it seems you are a powerful Android user. Have you tried Adguard? Is it effective?
    Since I dont have an Android phone with me and I am totally new to Android OS, it would be hard for me to understand what you are talking about
    Just kindly reply me on the most effective way to block ads on an unrooted Android phone, then, I will read about it and get back to you

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    11-03-15 08:06 PM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    i am fairly sure there are no ads from and of the BB apps since they are not 3rd party apps. Its almost unheard of really.
    11-03-15 08:09 PM
  9. 3yE's Avatar
    i am fairly sure there are no ads from and of the BB apps since they are not 3rd party apps. Its almost unheard of really.
    I am talking about the Android apps installed from Snap/Amazon app store or any Android apps in general. Some of them are indispensable to me but they are packed with ads.
    Currently I have managed to get rid of the Ads with Luckly Patcher but this would not possible with the Riv.
    So I am asking all the Android folks for a solution


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    11-03-15 08:17 PM
  10. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    I am talking about the Android apps installed from Snap/Amazon app store or any Android apps in general. Some of them are indispensable to me but they are packed with ads.
    Currently I have managed to get rid of the Ads with Luckly Patcher but this would not possible with the Riv.
    So I am asking all the Android folks for a solution


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    Why would it not be possible with the Priv...? Regarding Lucky patcher.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2639
    11-03-15 08:39 PM
  11. 3yE's Avatar
    Why would it not be possible with the Priv...? Regarding Lucky patcher.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2639
    To install Luckly patcher on an Android phone, the device must be rooted. From what people speculate lately, I doubt the Priv could be rooted. I am also have no intention to root the phone.
    The Lucky Patcher version that BB10 users install was tweaked so that I could work with BB10's Android runtime.

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-15 09:08 PM
  12. Ginowine's Avatar
    Yikes.

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    11-03-15 09:24 PM
  13. anon3700711's Avatar
    @CatlinFD it seems you are a powerful Android user. Have you tried Adguard? Is it effective?
    Since I dont have an Android phone with me and I am totally new to Android OS, it would be hard for me to understand what you are talking about
    Just kindly reply me on the most effective way to block ads on an unrooted Android phone, then, I will read about it and get back to you

    Posted via CB10
    So basically KingRoot is a Chinese invention aka http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...x-5-0-t3107461

    What it does is allows temporary rooting of a device that cannot be normally rooted by exploiting security vulnerabilities in Android (yeah I know I know...). The temporary root is good until you reboot your phone and then it's gone.

    If you use it and then install AdAway, you can block ads. Then you reboot your phone and it removes KingRoot and root access while Adaway still works.

    I haven't tried Adguard

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    11-03-15 09:26 PM
  14. 3yE's Avatar
    So basically KingRoot is a Chinese invention aka http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...x-5-0-t3107461

    What it does is allows temporary rooting of a device that cannot be normally rooted by exploiting security vulnerabilities in Android (yeah I know I know...). The temporary root is good until you reboot your phone and then it's gone.

    If you use it and then install AdAway, you can block ads. Then you reboot your phone and it removes KingRoot and root access while Adaway still works.

    I haven't tried Adguard

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    Ok I got it. That's why you said there is a chance Kingroot might work.
    So the method is to try if KingRoot can be installed, giving the root access to install Adaway. Then, reboot the phone to eliminate the temporary root, the phone go back to its unrooted state.
    I suppose this method is working for you, yes?


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    11-03-15 10:04 PM
  15. Ment's Avatar
    keep in mind Kingroot many times does not work with a device with the latest OS version. That is why the official device list only has support for Lollipop 5.0; 5.1 patches many of the ways Kingroot uses to obtain root. I'd be really surprised if it worked on PRIV as it ships with 5.1.1
    11-03-15 10:11 PM
  16. -Puck-'s Avatar
    Kingroot has zero chance of working on the Priv, along with any other common software "1click" methods.

    It's exploits have been patched quite a while ago.

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    11-03-15 10:15 PM
  17. 3yE's Avatar
    Ok busted. any other way?
    @Ment How do you know Priv ships with Android 5.1.1?

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    11-04-15 12:53 AM
  18. Ment's Avatar
    Ok busted. any other way?
    @Ment How do you know Priv ships with Android 5.1.1?

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    Even the Priv leaks from weeks back like here in CB showed 5.1.1 .
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    11-04-15 02:48 AM
  19. cgk's Avatar
    So basically people don't want to pay for apps but they also don't want the person developing them to profit anyway and to work for free? is that about the size of it?

    As for what version it ships with - we don't need leaks - it's on the Priv spec page on BBRY's sales page:

    Baseline Software Support: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    11-04-15 03:06 AM
  20. Rotkaeqpchen's Avatar
    The problem is not the fact of in app ads. One huge problem is that those ads are scam, malware, or phinshing. Google doesn't care about ad quality.

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    11-04-15 03:14 AM
  21. BriniaSona's Avatar
    So basically people don't want to pay for apps but they also don't want the person developing them to profit anyway and to work for free? is that about the size of it?

    As for what version it ships with - we don't need leaks - it's on the Priv spec page on BBRY's sales page:

    Baseline Software Support: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    I pay for apps if they have a payed version. Some don't though, and those ones have banner ads that occupy the screen. Some evn have dumb pop up videos.
    11-04-15 03:22 AM
  22. 3yE's Avatar
    So basically people don't want to pay for apps but they also don't want the person developing them to profit anyway and to work for free? is that about the size of it?

    As for what version it ships with - we don't need leaks - it's on the Priv spec page on BBRY's sales page:

    Baseline Software Support: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    Yes. Most people but not all. I am happy to pay for the no-ads option. But many apps leave me no choice but to remove the annoying ads banner.
    Get back to the main topic, do you have any suggestion?

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    11-04-15 09:30 AM
  23. 3yE's Avatar
    Well well well. I borrowed a Galaxy note 4 running 4.4.4 and have installed the stable version of Adguard on the XDA forum. The result is not as great as expected. The app can block some ads content but not all
    For app such as 9GAG, Adguard is effectively blocking the banner ads but it failed to do so on Scorecenter. Adguard premium option also charges at least 9.95$ a year.
    Well, not a good spending.


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  24. avatar_adg's Avatar
    Hi, Adguard developer here

    For app such as 9GAG, Adguard is effectively blocking the banner ads but it failed to do so on Scorecenter.
    Could you please tell me which Scorecenter have you tried? There is a bunch of such apps on Google Play.
    11-05-15 02:58 AM
  25. 3yE's Avatar
    The app name is "ScoreCenter LIVE". Its icon is a scoreboard that shows 2-0
    Good to know the dev is lurking here.

    Posted via CB10
    11-05-15 04:34 AM
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