[GUIDE] How to block advertising on Android with and without Root

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One of the most boring aspects of the Browsing and Gaming on smartphone it is undoubtedly that related to dealer present, often very heavy, invasive and potentially harmful, as well as harmful for their own tariff plans.

To work around this problem, there are a few possible options.

But we must make an initial distinction, that is to use methods whether or not they need active root permissions on your terminal.

Let's start with the most effective ones, ie those that use root permissions.

Please note that this article will not specifically cover how to root your terminal; moreover, it is always important to remember that advertisements, however annoying they may be, are often one of the few methods of remuneration available to programmers and various workers. Use these methods with caution.

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First of all, check that your device has active permissions: to check this, just download the app Root Check, which will confirm or not the presence of the aforementioned.


1) AdAway

One of the most popular apps in this area is definitely AdAway, currently no longer present on the Google Play Store, as this type of application often tends to disappear from this store.

First download app and install it: if you have not enabled the possibility to install applications not coming from the Google Store, a curtain will open in which, with a few clicks, it will be possible to enable this operation.

Once installed, just open the app that will show you a warning asking us to download some host files and restart the terminal: et voilà, that's it!

We would like to clarify that, during our tests of use, the app has not always managed to block all the advertisements on a site.


2) MinMinGuard

This option is both the most effective among the many and the most "complex", as it is not a simple app, but a Xposed form: even here, for how to perform the installation of Xposed we refer to the various guides available online.

The first necessary step is to install Xposed Installer, after which, always from this site, download MinMinGuard.

Once installed, start the app, which will show you the list of apps on your smartphone, from which you can select which you want that do not show more advertising within them.


3) YouTube AdAway

Also in this case we talk about a Xposed form, dedicated to the app YouTube, since with this method it will be possible remove video advertising, in addition to the various elements that appear in the player (channel logo, suggestions, etc.), so as to ensure a cleaner vision.

As above, you need to install Xposed Installer, plus of course the module Youtube AdAway; done this, it will be enough to enable it in the list of the various Xposed modules and restart the phone.

Youtube adaway

4) Lucky Patcher

This is probably the best known method among the various available, and is particularly suitable for removing advertising within the app, such as the various games on the Play Store.

As usual, we download and install the app in question; once opened the app we will be shown a list of the apps on our smartphone that contain advertisements from Google. Just select the one we need and Lucky Patcher will eliminate the various banners.

Lucky patcher

Now let's move on to methods that do not require active root permissions, obviously it follows that their effectiveness is less than those listed above.


1) Firefox

Yes, we are talking about the famous open source browser used by many on their PC.

One of the most useful features of this app is the ability to install various Plugin, including, in fact, various alternatives able to go to hide the advertisements.

First of all it is necessary to install Firefox, then you can choose which plug-in to use: we will advise you uBlock Origin, one of the most reactive and safe, as, in addition to offering blocking ads, it also provides protection against malware, not going to affect the performance of the CPU.

uBlock origin

2) AdBlock Browser

Very simple: just install from the Play Store the AdBlock app, which is nothing but a browser in its own right, which allows us to navigate without annoying ads or pop-ups.

The only drawback is the not excessive speed of the browser.

adblock browser

3) NoChromo

NoChromo is a project born from the idea of ​​a XDA community user, which has decided to develop a modified version of Chromium, open source branch of the most famous Google Chrome.

It follows that we have a browser that, in addition to not showing us the advertisements present on the sites, also has all the features present on Chrome, such as the data saving mode or incognito browsing. There is also the possibility to synchronize with your Google account, even if we don't feel much like recommending it, as this type of account can contain a lot of sensitive data.

To test it, it will be enough install, choosing from the various versions available that is supported by the type of architecture of the SoC of your device.