[AdGuard for Android] v2.9.64 RC

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v2.9.64 RC

Just one more release candidate, we promise! It features a new addition to advanced settings.

[Added] A new advanced preference: a list of networks which LAN should be filtered for #1154

Initially, there was just a bug that prevented Adguard from filtering ads in Moscow subway Wi-Fi network. Turned out that wi-fi.ru is located inside of a LAN, which we exclude by default. Rather than making an exception for this particular network, we decided to choose a more broad approach and create a new preference.

You can see all release notes on GitHub.

v2.9.60 RC

A couple of bugs addressed in the previous RC turned out to not be fixed completely. This version tidies it up.

If the new version won't install, please clear the Adguard cache on the memory card.

[Fixed] Notification delay problem for Google services #1142
[Fixed] The `pref.vpn.disable.pause` setting is ignored #1126

v2.9.53 RC

This RC contains the finishing touches before the imminent v2.9 release: new French filter, updated translations, and some minor bugfixes.

[Added] Adguard French filter #1127
[Changed] Translations were updated #1138
[Fixed] Disabling auto-pause on Android Nougat may cause a significant slowdown #1126
[Fixed] Amazon license check hangs while doing the background check #1121
[Fixed] Bugs on Android 4.0.3-4.0.4 #1136
[Fixed] Crash while updating Adguard #1086
[Fixed] Compatibility issues

v2.9.44 RC

As we prepare for the official release of v2.9, here's a release candidate with fixes to some, mostly minor, bugs. If all goes well, this version will become Adguard 2.9.

[Changed] Updated default HTTPS exclusions list #1116
[Changed] Locale-specific number format is used now on the main screen #1117
[Fixed] "Android OS" cannot be found in the "Apps Management" section #1114
[Fixed] Amazon license check hangs while doing the background check #1121
[Fixed] 'Learn more' button link resolves to an undefined page #1113
[Fixed] An attempt to get a license from within the app makes Adguard crash when there's no browser installed #1112

Beta v2.9.37

This beta is nowhere near as rich of the new features as some of the latest releases, but it considerably improves the app's performance, speeds up many of the processes and fixes several bugs.


[Fixed] HTTPS filtering in Nougat-targeted apps #979
[Improved] Active proxy connections closing time is reduced #990
[Imporved] AG styles are protected from disabling now #947


[Changed] 'Removed apps' package icons now appear inactive in the apps list #1105
[Fixed] Incorrect protection status is shown in side menu #1101
[Fixed] FAQ UI is broken on Android 5.1.1 when you highlight the text #1097
[Fixed] The quick settings tile doesn't highlight/shade when you toggle the protection #1100
[Improved] 'App details' activity is sped up considerably #1099


[Fixed] Compatibility issues
[Fixed] Crash on the app update #1077
[Improved] UDP connections handling reworked #906

Beta v2.9.17

A follow-up to the recent beta, fixing one major issue and addressing several other bugs, including filtering log-related ones.

[Fixed] Adguard breaks GCM notifications #1092

Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. It is required to inform a client app that there is new data to be fetched from the server. The bottom line is, it is crucial for many apps to operate normally.

The latest Adguard beta introduced a new `pref.filtered.ports` feature (#830) which turned out to mess up with GCM, affecting a serious number of apps like Gmail, Whatsapp, Telegram etc. Here we fix this problem by changing the default filtered ports and ceasing the HTTPS decryption for ports different from 443.

[Changed] Filtering log issues #1080, #1081, #1082, #1083, #1090
[Fixed] Cannot send MMS when Adguard is in Proxy+Auto filtering mode #1058
[Fixed] VpnService.prepare crashes due to XPosed module #1084
[Fixed] $replace rules aren't applied to .m3u8 files content #1060
[Fixed] Compatibility issues
[Improved] Navigation drawer is now accessible from any activity #1079

Beta v2.9.1

Many (or at least some) of you remember the release of Adguard 2.5 almost a year ago, and how huge it was. It brought HTTPS filtering, UI changes, new localizations and much more. There has been nothing close to it ever since in terms of the amount and impact of changes. Obviously, the next big one' was meant to be Adguard v3.0, but we feel like it is still going to take a while to release it, so we might as well implement some of the new features right away.

[Improved] New app navigation system #969

Alright, we realize that when it comes to changing the design, there's going to be a controversy. There will always be those who find it better than the old one, and there will always be those who don't. Our hope the majority of users will find the new navigation system more convenient.

What exactly has changed? There is now a side-loaded menu, which will help to navigate through the app more easily. Besides that, we can finally utilize the context menu in the top-right corner, you can find an example of this in 'Apps Management' section. By the way, 'Apps management' will now include all Firewall settings as well. Having these two sections together at the same time felt excessive and confusing.

[Added] Filtering Log #11

Oh, boy. Anyone who has ever tried to check what's being filtered/blocked knows the struggle of inspecting Adguard's log file. It was the only way, and I doubt there is a single user who found it convenient. No surprise, as it was initially meant to be used by filters developers only. We were thinking: "Why would anyone want to see what their apps do?". We completely ignored tech savvy people who do care about it and do want to have a complete control of what is going on on their device.

We'd like to apologize for this. We should have implemented filtering log functionality a long time ago. Well, better late than never. The filtering log has arrived, come and see for yourself. We don't expect to hit the nail on the head on the first try, so your feedback on what's lacking and what you can live without is invaluable.

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[Added] $network basic rules modifier #1032
[Added] Support for exception rules #815
[Changed] The behavior of the *third-party* modifier #891
[Changed] Websites cache is now suppressed after filters change #946
[Fixed] Regular expressions with $ symbol aren't processed properly #1027


[Added] An option to not filter HTTPS on websites with "Extended Validation" certificate #934

Adguard for Windows users are familiar with this option already. Extended Validation SSL certificates grant that the owner of the certificate has gone through a very strict process of verification. The trust for such certificate owners is much higher - those are usually banks, other financial organizations etc. Often times there are zero or close to zero ads on their websites, and filtering them is excessive anyway - it only increases the chance to break something useful.

[Changed] VPN autopause is now disabled by default for new Android devices (Pixel, Nexus with Nougat): #1000

From the beginning, the VPN autopause functionality was not "a feature". It is a workaround for some known Android issues and bugs. For example, tethering could not work along with a VPN, or Adguard's network access could be denied in power saving mode.
It seems that all these issues are sorted out in the newest Android devices, so we have disabled autopause functionality for them. You can turn it back ON in Adguard's low-level settings if needed.


[Added] Bulk change functionality for the Apps Management section #1063

Available from the context menu that we have already mentioned above, it grants a fast and easy access to the most common settings that can be applied to all apps at once.

[Changed] Aggregate all removed apps stats in one item #806
[Changed] "Blocked" pages markup was updated #1029
[Changed] "Notification without icon" mode is made default for "Notification icon" setting #988
[Fixed] Data stats are shown for Adguard app in Apps Management #889
[Improved] `pref.filtered.ports` setting now can understand port ranges #830


[Added] "Watchdog period" advanced setting #1067

Depending on the firmware, Android might be very aggressive to background services, killing them really frequently. In Adguard case this aggressive behavior may be truly destructive. This feature starts a special "watchdog" service, which keeps Adguard's main process alive. However, it is disabled by default as most of the Android devices do not suffer from the "random process killing" issue.

[Added] Hungarian filter #1011
[Added] ABVPN filter #1015
[Changed] 'Update only over WiFi' option is grayed out when automatic filters update is disabled #953
[Fixed] Compatibility issues
[Fixed] 'Filters autoupdate period' greying out bug #956
[Fixed] Premium license expiration notification is shown after the first installation #1062
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Beta Tester
im using adguard since november only thing i noticed is android 7.0 put is baterry is using 14% of battery and some spanish website show ads. and the new ui is better more easy user


Beta Tester
ok: install and test :p

ok some error trad: i go change ^^

edit2: I do not know how to translate watchdog period in French by cons. edit 5: Ok wikipédia said :
Chien de garde
edit 3: Make
edit 4: In général : Période de mise à jour automatique des filtres : 1 heure , 2 heures, 3 heures etc... et no 1 heures, 2 heure etc... ;)
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New Member
Thanks for the fast reply.

I was wondering does adguard premium works in Android browsers for expample ->

UC browser
DOLPHIN browser
Opera Mini and CM browser etc... ?

And would use mind explaining wats the meaning of ", extension. " ?

Im very interested to purchase a lifetime premium keys.


Beta Tester
a bug i see if install firefox any version said no internet connection but i put in app management i uncheck filtering ads firefox works fine


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This beta is stable with me but I have 2 suggests:
1. Apps Manangement: Should separate 2 tabs, 1 for System/OEM Apps and 1 for Apps of Users. If user is anxious about system then user can diable all app in User tab
2. Apps Management: Should add more 2 option to enable or disable Firewall of Cellular and Wifi connection beside app name instead off select desired app then enable/disable.


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1. Apps Manangement: Should separate 2 tabs, 1 for System/OEM Apps and 1 for Apps of Users. If user is anxious about system then user can diable all app in User tab
I've created a feature request, maybe we can do it.

2. Apps Management: Should add more 2 option to enable or disable Firewall of Cellular and Wifi connection beside app name instead off select desired app then enable/disable.
The icons in the list are so small it would difficult to tap on them anyway. It's better to keep it as it is, tapping on the app and then changing any settings you need from there, imo.


Beta Tester
New version works fine for me - just did a lot of extra Dutch translation for this Android-app under the name of "foreveryoungforty".
Have a nice weekend. Rik


New Member
As a feature request, is it possible to also allow scrolling from day to month to all the time in apps management by moving your finger across the screen instead of only by clicking the buttons on the top? I think it would make it a bit easier to check the data. Thanks a lot in advance.
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