[AdGuard for Android] v3.0.241 beta

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AdGuard 3.0 first beta

❄Hello! This is a special day, because this beta is, perhaps, the most important one in AdGuard for Android history so far. We are about to jump from v2 to v3 — those of you who were around when we first released AdGuard for Android 2.0 can get an idea of how many changes to expect. But tell you what, there will be even more this time!

Before we go into details and scrutinize the changelog, let’s talk a little about a major improvement in the CoreLibs. A quick refresher: CoreLibs is a completely new filtering engine that serves as a foundation for everything else. One of the biggest advantages of CoreLibs compared to the previous engine is that it is cross-platform. This means AdGuard for Android can now take the best from other AdGuard apps, and you will see it in action very soon. In this beta CoreLibs receives a further boost, granting better performance and filtering quality.

[Improved] App redesign #713

One of the most expected, and at the same time controversial changes, for sure. We were debating whether to put ‘Changed‘ or ’improved‘ tag on this one, and decided for the latter. We wholeheartedly believe that the new variant is better than the old one. Our designers spent countless hours on it, going through many iterations, and this is where we finally arrived:

As you will notice very soon, we changed not only colors, but the layout too. For seasoned AdGuard veterans it will take some getting used to, but we are sure you’ll find the new design even better and more convenient after a while.

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[Added] Dark theme #104

And before you say ‘But I was hoping for the dark theme!’ — don’t worry, it is also available. Looks not a single bit less slick than the default one:

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Hop straight to settings and switch to it if you are a night person :)

[Added] Stealth Mode module #2094

A much anticipate addition, all thanks to the aforementioned CoreLibs integration. For the uninitiated, Stealth Mode module is responsible for protecting your privacy. Use it in conjunction with Tracking Protection filter to ensure the best protection. Also mind that different Stealth Mode options differ in their severity, some are ’free", and some come with certain trade-offs in convenience. When in doubt, read the tooltips or even send us a message with a question.

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[Improved] DNS functionality #2415

There are, in fact, several different improvements hiding under one. Instead of bundling with the dnscrypt-proxy binaries, we are now using our own DNS proxy server that supports all existing DNS protocols. But enough of this gobbledygook, what does it mean for you, the user?.

  • AdGuard now supports DNS-over-TLS protocol, which is one of the most secure modern DNS protocols
  • To configure a DNS-over-HTTPS (another secure DNS protocol) server, you don’t need to know the SDNS and can use a simple string like https://dns.adguard.com/dns-query
  • Indicate any number of upstream servers for your custom DNS server setup

[Added] More filter subscriptions #12

Self-explanatory: the more, the better! If your favorite subscription wasn’t in the default list before, check it again..

[Added] Custom filter subscriptions by URL #13

...and if it is still not there, no big deal! Just add it manually, because now doing it is extremely easy. Just tap the respective button, enter the filter list’s URL, and it will appear among the rest of the filters. New filter will be updated automatically, and of course you can add more than one at a time...

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[Added] Statistics charts #2083

Statistics is useful, it’s always nice to know how many ads were blocked, how much traffic was saved and so on. But simply looking at bland numbers is not very informative, and also plain boring. Charts both provide more information and are much more comprehensive...

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[Improved] New first launch wizard #1965

If you are reading this, likely you don’t need any suggestions and you can navigate AdGuard’s options with ease. But for new and less experienced users this will be a helpful addition. Upon the first launch, the wizard will tell you about available features and suggest turning them on...

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[Added] Protection status tab #2241

And again, a feature mostly aimed at newer users. AdGuard for Android accumulated quite a bit of features over the years, and it is not easy to identify from the get-go which are the most important. This new tab draws your attention right on the main screen and hints at which steps can be taken to enhance your protection...

[Improved] Widget redesign #2354

App’s icon was changed, so the widget needed to be altered as well. Not much to say here, aside from the change in looks, widgets now provide some statistics about blocked requests and so on. Better to see it once:

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Networking

• [Fixed] ConnectionFinder finds wrong connection #2450

UI

• [Added] Adaptive icon support #1548
• [Added] Context menu to the license activity #1885
• [Added] CoreLibs version to the About screen #2255
• [Added] Background / foreground CPU time to the battery usage screen #2355
• [Added] Total requests count #785
• [Added] Toggle to turn on/off all user filters & whitelist for debugging #1335
• [Added] Toast notifications to inform user why an item is disabled/greyed out #699
• [Added] Indicator for when Stealth mode rules were applied to a request or response #2365
• [Added] Error notification when exporting logs and system info with an empty file name #2462
• [Changed] Filter settings have been reworked #1806
• [Changed] About screen has been reworked #797
• [Changed] Filtering options in Filtering log have been redesigned #2265
• [Fixed] Filter names have been specified for all filtering rules in Filtering log #2320
• [Improved] A placeholder has been adopted for the current year #2440

Other

• [Added] Adguard DNS-over-HTTPS servers to DNS providers #2379
• [Added] Firewall events to Filtering log #1214
• [Added] Stealth mode parameters included to the report link #2370
• [Added] Filtering log extended search feature #1369
• [Added] 1×4 widget with current statistics #576
• [Changed] Localizations have been updated
• [Changed] Comments in Filter editor can now be added and deleted individually #2228
• [Fixed] AdGuard icon is missing on some devices after 2.12.223 update #2148
• [Fixed] An issue due to some providers relying on their DNS servers to provide IPv4-mapped addresses #1884
• [Fixed] Compatibility issues
• [Improved] You can now clear stats for a single app #803
• [Improved] You can now sort apps on the Firewall screen #384
• [Improved] Filtering rules limitations #2401
• [Improved] Device’s current SDK level is now sent with check update requests #2328
 
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DirkGently

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Working great for me. Love the redesign. New options and filters are awesome. Haven't had any issues with it at all.

Having the ability to change User Agent means no more AMP results in Google Search on Chrome! Just use Firefox UA.
 

Angelneo

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hi all, I'm return. (Very busy in my job )

Love the redesign, most slow on S8+ no ?

I update the FAQ for french.
 
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