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How to Block Ads on Un-Rooted Android Browsers & Apps

Stop the Ads LogoSo, for all those who are sick of mobile ads in your Android smart phone then you can now think of getting rid of this as in the due course of this article we will see on how you can make use of some applications to get rid of this. There are two methods with which you can get rid of these ads in your phone, one is for the rooted phones and another one is for the non-rooted phones.

Ad Way for Rooted Users:

  • For all the phones which are rooted can now make use of this application. All you need to use is this application of whose we have mentioned the download link. The only requirement is that it should have the rooting access and also the phone should have the Read / Write access on the system partition.
  • Also, in this application you will see that there are general preferences as shown in the below screen capture. There are lot of options like Check for Updates, Hosts file, Redirection IP, target hosts file and also the target hosts file. You can root your phones easily from by finding the appropriate procedure for the same. If just in case if you were unable to find the article then you can just mention the same in the comments section below on which phone and which firmware you are on so that we can re direct you to the rooting article.

General Preferences

  • Now, in this application you will then find three options which are shown below and now all you need to do is to just select the appropriate option to disable the ads in your phone.

Adway OptionsYou can additionally can also block the host files which are having the ads as shown in the below screen capture.

Block Mobile Ads in Non Rooted Android Phones:

  • Unfortunately for the non-rooted phones it’s not possible to block the ads in the Stock or in the default browser but to block the ads in your phone you will have to make use of either the Mozilla Firefox for Android or Opera Mobile. If you are using the firefox in your Android then things become further simple as all you need to do is to just install a plugin called the “Ad Block Plus” to block all the ads which are there shown in the phone. Just in case if use the Opera Mobile in your Android browser then you will have to tweak a bit into your settings so as to get rid of the Mobile.

Opera for AndroidSo, in this way you can easily block all the ads in your phone. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues while following this process of the blocking of ads.



  1. Sufyan Chhipa

    June 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    But How Could We Install Ad Block Plus On Mozilla Firefox??

  2. Some Helper

    November 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

    The Apk as named on screenshots is AdAway.

    It can be found in the android market, link is below


  3. S Zabel

    October 30, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Neal..consider that those looking for the app to block ads on unrooted phones can’t find a link at the bottom of the page as you suggest. Would you supply another link in the event that the link referred to is not visible to anyone other than you.
    Thank you in advance

  4. Aaron stone

    October 28, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Where is the download link for the apk file for rooted phone ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      its there at the bottom of the article!

  5. Roger

    October 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I have galaxy ace running gingerbread 355 xwks3 if i install a new browser how do i uninstall default browser ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

      you dont need to uninstall the default browser!

      • praveen

        December 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

        if any one will like to delete than can he delete…..

  6. fran

    October 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    hi, where is the download link of the app ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      download link is there at the bottom of the page!

      • Simon Wilmot

        October 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        I beg to differ !!

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