Shield TV

Discussion in 'Discussion (AdGuard for Android)' started by twistedvincent, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. twistedvincent

    twistedvincent New Member

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    I have the latest Nvidia Shield TV 8.0.0 and am trying to set up my Adguard premium https filtering and every time I try to enable the certificate it says "certificate not installed". I bought the lifetime premium because I read that Adguard premium https filtering is my best bet to block the painfully annoying in app ads.

    Please help.....
     
  2. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

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    When enabling HTTPS filtering, did you install the certificate or does it fail when attempting to do so? If it always fails, then it likely won't work on a Shield TV. I actually wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't work on a Shield TV, since I have one of the other official Android TV boxes and it can't install the certificate either. If that's indeed the case your choices are pretty much limited to AG DNS or AG Home. I actually plan on eventually getting a Shield TV, but I don't expect installing the AG certificate to work on it (like the other Android TV box), hence no HTTPS filtering. It also won't work on Amazon Fire TV devices either, I've tried with several of those.

    Unfortunately, if you're not able to install the certificate, you won't be able to do HTTPS filtering. Some devices are locked down in that regard.
     
  3. twistedvincent

    twistedvincent New Member

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    Thanks you for the fast response, I really appreciate it.
    Unfortunately installing the certificate fails.
    Crap...especially since that was my main reason for renewing my premium to lifetime. I could have accomplished the same thing using Adguard DNS for free with Blokada.
    What would be my best filtering options/settings for optimal app ad/popup blocking for Shield? I have a lifetime membership now so obviously want to make the most of it.
     
  4. Boo Berry

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    AG DNS or AG Home are really the only options if the certificate can't be installed. I setup AG Home on a Raspberry Pi and use that with my Android TV box and smart TV. Granted DNS blocking can only block domains, so it doesn't do any sort of cosmetic filtering and it doesn't work for some apps (in my own testing), YouTube for example.

    The *only* way I can think of to get HTTPS filtering to work on a true Android TV box would be to root it and install the certificate into the system store. The problem with that is all the Android TV boxes I've used have locked bootloaders making this near impossible. I'm assume the Shield TV is the same in this regard as well (I would assume Nvidia would lock it down).
     
  5. TechDoctorUK

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    I have just installed this on my 4K firestick and the HTTPS filtering is working fine. For me to install the certificate, I had to re-authenticate with my Amazon credentials but as soon as I did that, I saw the message "Certificate installed"

    Actually going to make a video on it today!
     
  6. twistedvincent

    twistedvincent New Member

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    Unfortunately this does nothing to help the fact that it doesn't work on Shield TV.
    But thank you.
     
  7. Boo Berry

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    Yeah, it's not going to work on the Shield TV or a Mi Box, sadly. AG DNS and AG Home are the only options there.

    I mean, you could try rooting the Shield TV (apparently it's possible) and install the certificate into the system store manually and that'd probably work, but to me that's not really worth attempting.