Apps where AdGuard for Android can't filter and/or remove the ads from!

Gray.Fox

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I tried to figure out that app too even root with adaway doesn't work but I finally figured out why. The ads are built into the app. The game itself is only a couple mb in size. The rest is the ads and there is a check in the app that keeps it from loading if your using an adblock and it's there because of the earn in game free money by doing things like download app x and reach level 2
I'm no expert on this stuff but could we use an overlay as a temporary fix? I would rather view a dim screen I can still touch without a hostile takeover of audio (usually have headphones and music) versus touch anything *load Play Store* with bang bang plant this merge these, get now now NAO!
 

d0x

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I'm no expert on this stuff but could we use an overlay as a temporary fix? I would rather view a dim screen I can still touch without a hostile takeover of audio (usually have headphones and music) versus touch anything *load Play Store* with bang bang plant this merge these, get now now NAO!
In tuber simulator I don't think so. The app will actually pause (during an ad) if something is being drawn over it. Even the the notification drawer will cause the app to stop and wait for you. Though after saying that.. nothing is impossible
 

macfan-pl

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If ADG cannot block ads out-of-the-box than what's the point of having ADG installed? Especially paid version? There is absolutely no sense in having it installed yet alone to pay for this useless piece of software (not to say more strongly)
 

Boo Berry

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It's not AG for Android's fault it can't remove ads from some apps. Partially it's because some apps (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are double encrypted and mostly it's because some apps on Android 7 and above don't trust user certificates anymore, which makes filtering impossible without rooting and moving AG's certificate to the system store.

That might seem 'bad', but there are workarounds for apps (YouTube, Facebook, etc.) which work pretty well. Other than that, ad blocking is much, much better on Android than it is on iOS.
 

macfan-pl

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ad blocking is much, much better on Android than it is on iOS.
Would say otherwise, but no offense here.....
On iOS ADG just works o-o-t-b, whereas on Android I (and many of users) can't get past green, full-screen slider.... so no, its not working on Android at all.....
 

d0x

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Adguard on android works 99.99% of the time. Out of every app on my phone there is only 1 that it can't block ads in and I have a TON of apps.

It blocks all browser based ads as well and can also act as a firewall denying apps access to the use of any data

The only way to get 100% ad blocking on Android is via rooting the device but that is beyond the skill of most people and outright impossible with certain phones altogether, especially if you're on Verizon and buy your device through Verizon.

I bought 3 lifetime licenses for mobile. 1 of those was used on a rooted pixel xl... The fact that I decided to use adguard instead of root based methods speaks volumes to the quality of this software..

I also use it on Windows in place of any adblocking browser extensions and it works better there as well without the risk that comes with extensions these days.
 

d0x

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I dunno.. you lost me. I don't understand how anyone could think it doesn't work amazingly well on Android and that's with Google doing everything they can to prevent ad blocking.

What exactly is the issue? There are MILLIONS of Android apps and adguard doesn't block ads in a handful of them.

You can also use an adblocking dns.

Nothing is perfect... nothing, but as far as Android adblocking goes there is nothing better. Even root based methods have major issues that adguard doesn't.
 

BACILIYATSIA

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I tried to figure out that app too even root with adaway doesn't work but I finally figured out why. The ads are built into the app. The game itself is only a couple mb in size. The rest is the ads and there is a check in the app that keeps it from loading if your using an adblock and it's there FileZilla UC Browser Rufus because of the earn in game free money by doing things like download app x and reach level 2
The app is PewDiePie tuber simulater. No matter how hard I try and how many thing I experiment with via the log I can't figure out a way to filter the ads out.

It used to work but the app devs changed something and now adguard can't seem to block them
 
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d0x

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The app is PewDiePie tuber simulater. No matter how hard I try and how many thing I experiment with via the log I can't figure out a way to filter the ads out.

It used to work but the app devs changed something and now adguard can't seem to block them
The ads in that app are actually built in so they can't be filtered. Basically Everytime they update the app itself they swap out or add different ads, some ads stay for a long time based on whatever contract they have.

So you can't block them no matter what you do because it's just the app loading a local file that's part of the app itself.

The only exception, and Adguard blocks these already is the "Free bux" ads. They are the ones where you do offers like install this app and get to level 5 and get $X of in-game money.

Hopefully other developers don't get as smart or we won't have a way to block them.

There is actually another game that I found with build in ads that play every 5 or so min in combination with ads that are blocked by adguard and they are used for stuff like doubling how many coins you got in a level or respawning if you died. With adguard on those ads will fail to load but at the same time they are completely optional anyways.
 

ram1220

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I am seeing the same thing in Flight Radar 24. I think the full page ad that pops up every now and then is built into the app somehow. Extremely annoying but short of paying a monthly fee for the app I don't think there is a way to disable it. I have just gotten to the point where if the ad slows and is starting to pop up the ad I hit the back button really fast. That way I don't see the ad.
 

d0x

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I am seeing the same thing in Flight Radar 24. I think the full page ad that pops up every now and then is built into the app somehow. Extremely annoying but short of paying a monthly fee for the app I don't think there is a way to disable it. I have just gotten to the point where if the ad slows and is starting to pop up the ad I hit the back button really fast. That way I don't see the ad.
From all the testing I did on the PewDiePie app on a rooted device I dont think it's possible to avoid them (aside from paying). If you remove the files or even replace them with dummy files you still have to wait for the timer to count down and I found no way to modify the timer without breaking the app. I tried editing the hex values in cheat engine but the base point kept changing and even if I compensated it would still always manage to set the timer to 15-30 seconds.
 

ram1220

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Ok one thing I did discover last night as a last ditch effort. I turned Adguard off and then turned it on again. At that point I did not see ads in my apps. Maybe something in Adguard or even Android is periodically turning Adguard off even though it shows on in the Adguard app. I was seeing ads in all of my apps last night and was extremely frustrated until I turned Adguard off and then on. Just figured I'd throw this out there. Adguard on Windows works perfectly.
 

d0x

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Ok one thing I did discover last night as a last ditch effort. I turned Adguard off and then turned it on again. At that point I did not see ads in my apps. Maybe something in Adguard or even Android is periodically turning Adguard off even though it shows on in the Adguard app. I was seeing ads in all of my apps last night and was extremely frustrated until I turned Adguard off and then on. Just figured I'd throw this out there. Adguard on Windows works perfectly.
Yes adguard can be put to sleep by android but if you go into "settings >advanced >watchdog" and set it to something like 6000 to 8000 you should be ok as it will restart the service. If 6-8000 isn't doing the trick it could be due to lack of RAM available in your phone so android is shutting it off quicker to give that memory to other apps. so I would suggest lowering it to 3000 then as long as adguard isn't being shut off raise it by 1000 every couple days until you feed a number that works for you.

Also you can go into the phones battery settings and disable battery optimization for adguard. That will allow the app to stay awake when the phone starts putting apps to sleep to save battery.

You can be sure adguard is running via the widget or permanent notification it leaves.
 

ram1220

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Yes adguard can be put to sleep by android but if you go into "settings >advanced >watchdog" and set it to something like 6000 to 8000 you should be ok as it will restart the service. If 6-8000 isn't doing the trick it could be due to lack of RAM available in your phone so android is shutting it off quicker to give that memory to other apps. so I would suggest lowering it to 3000 then as long as adguard isn't being shut off raise it by 1000 every couple days until you feed a number that works for you.

Also you can go into the phones battery settings and disable battery optimization for adguard. That will allow the app to stay awake when the phone starts putting apps to sleep to save battery.

You can be sure adguard is running via the widget or permanent notification it leaves.

Ok but if Adguard is put to sleep by Android shouldn't Adguard show that it is turned off when this happens? My Adguard still shows that it is turned on but it stops filtering ads. Like I said if I turn Adguard off/on then it starts working correctly for a while.
I do not have "settings-advanced-watchdog". Under battery savings I do have Adguard set to run all the time. I have 4GB of RAM in my phone. I think that's plenty.
 

d0x

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Ok but if Adguard is put to sleep by Android shouldn't Adguard show that it is turned off when this happens? My Adguard still shows that it is turned on but it stops filtering ads. Like I said if I turn Adguard off/on then it starts working correctly for a while.
I do not have "settings-advanced-watchdog". Under battery savings I do have Adguard set to run all the time. I have 4GB of RAM in my phone. I think that's plenty.
It might not until the notification is cleared...it depends on your settings (I think).

A adguard mod would be able to answer that one better so hopefully one stops by to check the topic.

You could always use the feedback option in the app to ask that specific question if they don't get back to you in a day or so.
 
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