[AdGuard for Android] Release candidate v2.7.215

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vasily_bagirov

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Hello!

Release candidate 2.7.215

Last release candidate showed several non-critical bugs, which, however, had to be eliminated before the release. We hope this RC will fix all the existing bugs and will not bring any new ones.

[Changed] com.samsung.syncservice added to exceptions #673
[Fixed] A notification about expiring license #606
[Fixed] Ad blocking interferes with videos in Mail.ru news app #711

As usual, you can read about new release and download it on the GitHub:
https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForAndroid/releases

Release candidate 2.7.211

Following the Monday's beta version, today we publish a release candidate. Hopefully, it goes smoothly and will become Adguard 2.7 next week.

[Changed] Allowed DNS requests for root user
[Changed] Disabled vibration for Adguard notifications
[Fixed] Disabling filtering for "Android OS" now fully excludes OS packages from the VPN
[Fixed] Idealo app compatibility issue
[Fixed] Upload doesn't work for Yandex Disk
[Fixed] ENOBUFS (no buffer space available) error
[Fixed] SSL whitelist no more can be applied to random domains

Beta version 2.7.208
In this beta we offer a lot of fixes and changes. More than other aspects, UI and compatibility issues were addressed.

UI

A lot of UI changes in this beta. Among them is a long-awaited possibility to import user filter from a local file, new localizations and many 'quality of life' improvements.

[Added] An option to browse for a file to import user filter #120
[Added] A notification to inform user of expiring license #606
[Added] New localizations: Slovak & Norwegian Bokmål
[Changed] Made some other UI enhancements #684, #685, #687, #692, #697, #698, #700, #721, #726
[Changed] Adguard now counts DNS traffic towards a special "virtual" package named "DNS" #668
[Fixed] An issue with Samsung's buggy firmware (messed notification sounds) #716
[Improved] Apps and Statistics interface #682, #683
[Improved] Premium features description #669
[Improved] UI accessibility for a visually impaired users #519

Networking

[Added] An option to disable network connectivity when the screen is off #176

There was already an option to disable network access for any app when the screen is off. What is important about this update, now not only new connections are not allowed when this option is enabled, but also all existing connections are terminated when the screen goes off.

[Fixed] An issue when allowed apps couldn't connect when DNS was blocked #714, #720
[Fixed] A bug with new application permissions #727
[Fixed] Resolved shadowing of our Apache commons classes by old versions shipped in Android #709
[Improved] All our requests are now more secure with SSL/TLS #611

Ad Blocking

[Added] RoList filter to the list of supported filters #523
[Improved] Added support for the :style pseudo class syntax #701
[Improved] Modified $empty modificator behavior to improve filtering #677


Install/Update

[Added] Automatic protection restart after Adguard update #725
[Fixed] Self killing on update #696


Compatibility

Following apps were added to exclusions:

- Waze app #733
- Prisma app #715
- Grindr app #710
- Several banking apps #702, #712
- Romeo Uncut app #686
- SwiftKey app #679
- S Voice app #674
- Goes app #659
- NU.nl app #655
- Coursera app #650
- Astana Bank app #637
- Google Now app #584
- Yandex Navigator app #447
- Heetch app #624
- TomTom Go Mobile #647

Following compatibility issues were fixed:

- Samsung Battery Saving mode #378, #656
- HTC battery optimization #536
- Sync for Reddit app #645
- Cortana voice app #661
- Lazada app #680
- Smart appointments in Google Calendar #658

Minor

[Changed] Gello browser added to the list of browsers filtered by default #731
[Changed] Opera Labs browser added to the list of browsers filtered by default #708
[Fixed] Crash after resetting firewall settings #691

Beta version 2.7.150
This beta comes with several noticeable changes like new $app modifier or Firewall screen redesign. Find the details below.

UI
[Added] 'Apps & Statistics' settings section #633

We decided to seriously redesign our Firewall section. There will be no more 'Apps & Settings' sub-section inside 'Firewall'. Instead, we introduce a whole new first-level section named 'Apps & Statistics'. It very much resembles the now gone 'Apps & Settings' but has some differences. For example, we got rid of 'global' switches - these buttons were too misleading.

Also, you can now disable network access when the screen is off, and you can configure it for each app separately.

Another big change is disposal of exclusions lists. Now you can simply add an app to exceptions through the 'Apps and Statistics' screen. There are other changes too, and we will not list them all here. We believe the new layout is more intuitive and you will have no troubles navigating through it.

Important note: this is not yet a big redesign we plan to do in Adguard 3.0. Only the tip of the iceberg :)

[Changed] Instead of stopping protection on settings change, show a toast message #667
[Changed] When user changes default firewall settings, ask him if he wants to reset per-app settings #675
[Changed] Show notification when VPN is revoked #672
[Fixed] Adguard closes if you swipe it with 'No icon' notification setting #662

Ad Blocking

[Added] $app modifier #544

This modifier will be useful for advanced users who create their own custom rules. It allows both blocking ads in a specific app and blocking ads everywhere except for that app. For example, Facebook uses same domains for both ads and useful stuff. This modifier allows to block facebook ads in other apps without breaking the Facebook app itself.

[Fixed] Detect if app targets Android N #653

Due to Android N security policy, HTTPs filtering is impossible for apps developed specifically for Android N, or other apps where user-installed certificates are not trusted. Previously that could lead to errors and app crashes. Now Adguard detects if app targets Android N and does not filter HTTPS for such apps.

[Improved] Increase content filtering rules maximum length limit #590

Compatibility

From now on it will be much easier for users to add any app to exclusions. No need to go to low-level settings anymore, just open the apps screen in 'Apps and Statistics' and add it to exclusions from there.

[Changed] Mountainview and Itau added to https exclusions #641
[Changed] com.yik.yak app added to https exclusions #516
[Changed] Box app added to https exclusions #642
[Changed] Amazon apps added to https exclusions #676
[Changed] com.jet.jet.app is broken with https filtering #612
[Fixed] MeetMe compatibility issue #528
[Fixed] Moovit app is not compatible with https filtering #492
UPD: v2.7.153.

This is an urgent fix for v2.7.151. There was a bug breaking ad blocking in browsers for all non-premium users.

https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForAndroid/releases/tag/v2.7.153-beta

Also there are some minor changes besides fix of that bug.
[Added] Slovak language #688
[Fixed] Resetting firewall settings to default leads to constant crashes #691
 
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vasily_bagirov

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A message by @Mario H. from previous beta thread:

I hope this hasn't been posted anywhere else...

I pretty sure that AdGuard is affecting MOBAs like vainglory.
After a restart of phone vainglory works flawless, but if I deactivate and reactivate (gave it a few seconds in between) Adguard I get a ping/lag beyond believe, not constant but repetitive.
Even after Adguard is deactivated. I tried many times over the last weeks and came to conclusion that only Adguard could affect this.

Maybe this might be obvious, but it works activated after a restart of mobil.

I forgot to mention that I switch between WLAN and 3/4G quite often.
 

Rik

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Just installed 2.7.151 beta for android.
Seems to block very fine as always, but :
1) Settings > Firewall : if you click Reset all firewall setting to defaults" it takes a rather long time, and the Adquard app keeps on crashing over & over again afterwards, only reinstall helps...
2) I'm Dutch speaking and I set the language setting to Dutch : Settings > Firewall : from reset settings and the whole defaults-section remains in English untranslated - please let me know how I can help you with the translations in Dutch
3) There still is a subsection Apps&Statistics under Firewall, the same as on the Apps&Statistics on the section-level. In the release notes it reads that the subsection is gone under Firewall.
Thanks
Rik (Belgium)
PS. Android 6.0.1 on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge / Tab S2
 
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Blaz

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Looks fine so far.

But in Oneskyapp when I try to save the translation in Android Strings and Android FAQ I get the error "Translation cannot be empty". Any issue there?
 

Arthurnolan

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I am unable to load bbc.com in google chrome while running Adguard. At first, I can see some contents loading but then a totally blank page is shown before me when loading is complete. Can someone please confirm this issue? Thanks!
 

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1) Settings > Firewall : if you click Reset all firewall setting to defaults" it takes a rather long time, and the Adquard app keeps on crashing over & over again afterwards, only reinstall helps...
Ops, my bad, filed a bug report:
https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForAndroid/issues/691

2) I'm Dutch speaking and I set the language setting to Dutch : Settings > Firewall : from reset settings and the whole defaults-section remains in English untranslated - please let me know how I can help you with the translations in Dutch
@vasily_bagirov can give you access to the translators website. Thank you!

3) There still is a subsection Apps&Statistics under Firewall, the same as on the Apps&Statistics on the section-level. In the release notes it reads that the subsection is gone under Firewall.
There is a mistake in release notes, you're right.
 

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I am unable to load bbc.com in google chrome while running Adguard. At first, I can see some contents loading but then a totally blank page is shown before me when loading is complete. Can someone please confirm this issue? Thanks!
Cannot confirm it, could you please provide more details about your configuration?

Which filters do you use?
Filtering method (high quality or high speed?)
 

vasily_bagirov

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@Rik
We would be grateful if you could help! I've sent you an invitation at the same email address you used to register on the forum.

Please PM me once you've done with translations :)
 

Rik

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We would be grateful if you could help! I've sent you an invitation at the same email address you used to register on the forum.

Please PM me once you've done with translations :)
Hello, I've sent you a PM regarding the Dutch translations I did (through "Start conversation) ;)
 

Arthurnolan

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Cannot confirm it, could you please provide more details about your configuration?

Which filters do you use?
Filtering method (high quality or high speed?)
All filters are enabled including experimental filter, only Filter for useful ads is disabled. High quality filtering method and Local VPN are enabled. I have tried disabling experimental filter but nothing is resolved unless I have bbc.com whitelisted.
 
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Arthurnolan

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Actually what are the only filters that should be enabled? As I know some of the filters are overlapping which makes them redundant, for example the English filter contains similar but more filters than the EasyList filter.

Would it be enough just to have all the Adguard filters enabled? And dees the number of filters enabled affect the power consumption and RAM used?
 

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Actually what are the only filters that should be enabled? As I know some of the filters are overlapping which makes them redundant, for example the English filter contains similar but more filters than the EasyList filter.
In fact it is not recommended to turn on all the filters as the chance of false positive increases.

I suggest you use only those filters you really need. For instance, if you don't visit the russian websites, you don't need the russian filter.
 
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