You may have ads blocked on your computer through AdBlock Plus, but what about your mobile browsing? AdBlock Plus is an extremely popular ad blocking tool for browsers, which has now made its way over onto the Android platform. This is an official app, not a third-party one too.
If you’ve tried to grab an app that blocks ads, you’ll notice that a lot of them requires that your device has been rooted, AdBlock Plus is different though. AdBlock Plus can be used with almost all browsers that are currently available in the Play Store without root. It works without rooting your device over Wi-Fi, but if you want ads block over 3G you’re going to have to root your device. As far as I know, no app is really able to block ads over a cellular network connection, as that would have to be configured on the carrier side of things.
If you’re wanting to get AdBlock Plus, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you install the app:
- Rooted: Blocks ads over Wi-Fi and 3G
- Non-rooted with Android 3.1 or later: Blocks ads over Wi-Fi
- Non-rooted with Android 3.0 or earlier: Some manual configuration is required. Please visit our website to learn how to setup your own proxy: https://adblockplus.org/en/android-config#proxy
- Also, Android does not allow ads to be blocked on SSL encrypted websites.
Are you going to download the app? Do you use your phone through Wi-Fi enough that you would see this app as worth it? Are you a user with a root phone? Would this app be something that you would use?
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