1st. Time Install (the hard way)

Discussion in 'Discussion (AdGuard for Android)' started by Gass, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Gass

    Gass Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    USE THIS- http://adguard.com/en/adguard-android/overview.html#instruction

    I'm not a techy Dude at all but, Wished I was, and I can read and follow directions and come here
    and ask questions - if at a point I don't understand something.

    That's how I got my phone rooted bout a year ago. Then loaded custom ROM, not knowing up from
    down bout any terms or workings of OS, just following written & pictorial guides.

    To me the only advantage of root with Adguard is the Proxy setup mode under Advance settings.
    (although I'm not sure if there maybe more).

    This is what I did.

    Downloaded from https://adguard.com/apk
    (from reading through the forum)

    Didn't even think about this (below) from main site Product list download link.
    Which has instructions I didn't have from the Direct Download link through the forum.

    Moved the downloaded Adguard APK from the PC to the Native download folder of Android.

    So being rooted already (not required to use Adguard) I already had the Unknown Sources allowed.

    Then I knew I had an APP that could uninstall or install APK's already on phone and used it.

    I mistakenly blew through the detailed walk thur or instructional guide from within the starting of
    the Adguard APP.

    Checked for Updates and went through the Settings index, only changing uncheck useful ads and checked
    local HTTP Proxy - this setting requires Root.

    I didn't see the Adguard Icon in the notification bar but, I did have an Adguard notice in the notification
    field and the ON button within the Adguard App was white, it did nothing when pressed.

    I did a restart and then saw the Adguard Icon in the notification bar being white color.

    I wanted to make sure it was working, and remembered with the PC version installed while reading the forum
    and blog I'd come across the "Cuteness overload or Adguard test page" .

    I hunted it down again and put that address in the native android browser and hot diggety dang, I got cute...

    Link to Cuteness overload or Adguard test page -

    Went back to the Adguard APP and added the license and hit the ON button and it turned Green this time.

    Do you think I could of made the Install any Harder ?


    1. Does the Adguard Icon in the notification bar stay white color all the time?
    2. Does the Adguard Icon or APP have the assistant as in the Windows PC version?
    3. Is it alright to Hibernate Adguard with the Greenify + (Donation Package)?
    Greenify Donation Pkg Info. - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify.pro
    Greenify Info. - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify
    4. On rooted Android is there more Advantages to Adguard APP then just changing
    the Proxy setup mode and what would they be?
    5. Does the Adguard APP block ads from within other APP's? Like the Xposed module MinMinGuard
    I use MinMinGuard and I'm not able to tell cause of this for I'm already blocking APP ads.
    MinMinGuard Info. - http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/modules/xposed-minminguard-v1-7-0-cancelled-t2597332

    Ran the browser again and went to Google did the Adguard test 3-4 more times.
    Went to MSN and Yahoo sites scrolled down the page is all.

    Opened Adguard and noticed -
    Bandwidth saved - 703 Kb
    Blocked ads - 24
    Just from the above browsing

    Thanks Adguard as with the PC version this version is good looking and RIGHT ON !

    Thanks Adguard, Gass
  2. davidm

    davidm New Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    1.) You can change the icon under Settings->General->Notification icon, there is a colored one.
    2.) No. Additionally, using browser adblock extensions where possible(Firefox, Dolphin, etc) helps as they work fine with ipv6 and https.
    3.) No, not unless you want to start it up manually every time you want to use it.
    4.) If you use pre-Lollipop firmware, you will have a VPN prompt at startup(bypassable with an xposed module, but then you'd already have root and not need it). You can not host a server that's accessible over the internet in VPN mode, though I don't know of a real world case where you would want to(latest beta excludes the local network in VPN mode, so local servers work now).
    5.) Yes, during the trial or if you have a subscription.
  3. Gass

    Gass Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Greetings davidm,

    Thank you for your answers to my questions.
    They helped me out in understanding my android
    and AG better. Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

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