iPhone adblocker

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by white4s, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. white4s macrumors 65816

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    when did it become a paid tweak? went to install it after doing the 7.0.6 update & saw it wasn't free any longer
     
  2. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Does it actually do anything? I've installed this several times, and it has never worked.
     
  3. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea big time. I had zero ads in pretty much every app. Did you check it's settings?
     
  4. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    My memory could be failing me, but I think it's always been a paid tweak. AdBlocker Networks is free through developers repo (blocks iAds that the regular version does not due to agreement with BigBoss).

    As to whether it does anything, it most certainly does, and does it quite well
     
  5. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    unless I have it confused with another similar tweak , it was free at the time I installed it. almost positive it was adblocker though
     
  6. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502

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    What's the source for adblocker network?
     
  7. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    It blocks ads but makes websites useless. Websites like cnet, ign, and now macrumors don't work for me with Adblocker running.
     
  8. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I also have the paid version of the adblocker and I wasn't too impressed with it. A modified host file is the way to go. I have no ads what so ever.
     
  9. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    A modified host file gets rid of ads? How?
     
  10. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Google modified host file iPhone and start reading. Some good info there.
     
  11. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I did. Doesn't really explain much in regards to affecting ads.
     
  12. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    How strange. That's how I learned all about it.
     
  13. macmacgoose macrumors regular

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    I have Weblock AdBlock for iOS from the iTunes Store. Have had it for a month and got it during its free promo. Blocks some ads.
     
  14. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah how strange. Considering you're so all knowing you'd think you'd share some knowledge instead of just talking about everything you know.
     
  15. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Check ya PM in a little bit.
     
  16. tateu macrumors 6502

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    I've been using an adblocking hosts file since the first day a jailbreak was available for the iPhone 4s. I've never had a problem with it.
     
  17. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    I don't find myself visiting cnet or ign, but macrumors works fine on my 5S with adblocker running, and I don't really experience problems with any other websites, but I do have a flipswitch toggle in my control center just in case.

    repo.yllier.net
     
  18. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I didn't have problems with macrumors before but starting yesterday whenever I visit the main page safari freezes. I have the toggle as well but it's inconvenient having to turn on and off when visiting those sites and defeats the purpose of having an Adblocker
     
  19. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Basically reroutes websites listed in the host file to localhost (or 127.0.0.1, if I remember that correctly)

    Kinda like how you would reroute gs.apple.com to cydia's server in the iOS 4 days
     
  20. chaohliu macrumors newbie

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    Weblock is pretty good, but only works when on wifi networks. And you must manually set it up for each and every wifi networks you join. It also doesn't work with Amazon Prime Instant Video because the app doesn't work with proxy servers.
     
  21. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    downloaded adblocker networks, already can tell it doesn't work like adblocker did. on the goal.com app, the advertisement on the bottom disappeared, it doesn't with adblocker networks
     
  22. caribsa macrumors regular

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    They suppose to work in conjunction with another not independently.


    I had a modified host file and I loved it but it was interfering with channel apps such as ABC, NBC. I could not play their videos with the modified host file but have no problems with adblocker and adblocker networks installed. It's been a while since I had a modified host file so I might give it another try when I have more time.
     
  23. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what else do I need?
     
  24. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    in conjunction with each other means both. Adblocker and Adblocker Networks.
     

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