Practical benefits of jailbreaking: Block advertisements

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by LinMac, May 9, 2010.

  1. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    I've seen several threads on various internet forums, but has anyone actually used one of them to effectively block advertisements in Mobile Safari?

    Also is there any known method available to block AdMob ads in applications?
  2. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    AdBlock from Cydia blocks ads in Safari, just fine. I've seen nothing about blocking ads in applications.
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    To block AdMob ads, add this to your hosts file:

    Be forewarned: many applications detect this blockage and complain. It's better than seeing the ads in my opinion.
  4. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    Other options (non jb): use atomic browser, which has built in adblock; run a proxy server on a desktop machine (e.g. Bfilter for windows, glimmerblocker for osx), and point your iPad at it. The latter works for me at home, but it will also block abc player.

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