How to block app and browser ads on the Galaxy S5 without root
0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2014, 09:37 posted on
There is no shortage of ad blockers if you have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5, but what about those folks who don't want to root and potentially lose their warranty, or mess up the Samsung Knox counter? In that case, Adblock Plus comes to the rescue. It will weed out the ad banners from your free apps, and even weed out the most annoying ads you would otherwise see while browsing on your Galaxy S5...
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1. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I find it verry ironic that you are promoting adBlock given that ads are how you're paying your employees.
2. Planterz (Posts: 1267; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Heh, PA is one site I use to demonstrate to people how ABP works on my rooted devices, because I know what kind of ads they use.
4. wilsong17 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Lol it show how much you know bro.. Are you the one paying then?
7. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I'm not, but how do you think they're making money? Selling hardware? Selling software? Selling anything (Merch...)? It's pretty obvious...
6. illiad (Posts: 113; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
did you miis the part that said
"Adblock Plus let's some unobtrusive ads seep through by default"
this means that 'good guys' that **DO NOT** use flashing graphics, pretend logins, and pretend txt message alerts, will be allowed in... :)
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think that part of articles and reviews in PhoneArena.com are prepaid so all those advertisement banners are just a small part of PhoneArena.com incomes.
3. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Could someone elaborate on changing the APN? I'm at the "Edit access point" and the only changeable option is just APN name and that's it.
5. wilsong17 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Just add a new apn.. check xda members they will show you
15. fzacek (Posts: 2317; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
PA does have some annoying pop-up ads, which would be blocked...
9. Zenzui (Posts: 91; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Too much work just to get this going. I will just install firefox and its adblock add on in it. Since most of the annoying ads is thru browsing. While some of the apps, it had been proven that it would no eliminate them with this standalone app.
But all my devices are rooted so I have both options enabled.
10. xperian (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Or you can just install Firefox (works smoother and is more stable than chrome for android, I don't like firefox on pc, but on a phone it's a good browser) and adblock plus addon
11. AnukulVcool (unregistered)
Ad block is a torture for indie developers, please avoid using it.
12. jibraihimi (Posts: 698; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
uc browser is also good with their adblock addon.......
13. downphoenix (Posts: 2499; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Anyone know if this works with other phones? I only want it for Facebook personally (I refuse to use their app, I use the website version) as that's the only site I visit where the ads I find to be annoying or intrusive.
16. Sora77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)
It works with any phone, not just GS 5. Don't know why the title is "on Galaxy S5".
17. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 174; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
How about SIII, S4, Note3, and M7, M8, Z2, G2, G3, Moto X...? Is the software optimised for S5? If yes, please add these words "The app only works with Samsung S5, blah blah blah", author.
19. Blazers (Posts: 257; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Nope it works great with the Note 3.
I think the reason that the S5 is mentioned, is due to the fact that the locked bootloader versions don't have a root method yet.