How to eradicate Android in-app ads without leaving empty banner spaces (root)

Android ad blockers generally do a good job with cleaning up in-app banner advertisements, but the popular ones have this habit of leaving many empty pixels where banners used to reside. And that is kind of annoying. That's why XDA developer FatMinMin created MinMinGuard, an Xposed module that not only removes ads, but also reclaims the empty territory that they used to take. Ah, what an ad-free bliss! While the module doesn't work in 100% of the cases, due to the nature of ad-blocking itself, it should do a pretty good job across the board. Moreover, you have the ability to target only specific apps that annoy you with their advertising, which means you can keep supporting other quality apps monetized with advertising.

Great! So, how do we install MinMinGuard? Well, for starters, you need a rooted device with the Xposed framework installed. If you are new to any of this, you may be in for a bit of research, depending on what smartphone or tablet you have. But if you have things sorted out already, simply proceed to the slideshow below.


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18 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

since when xposed work with lollipop ? if so does it work on note 4 or s6 ?

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If works for a little while now, but it's still in the beta stage and not all Xposed modules work

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It can be done in MIUI in alot more easier way. Under SECURITY app go to data usage and disable the data and wifi access to the particular app. That's it. No root needed.

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I think there might be a hole in your logic...

14. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

hahahah

16. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

What you said can also be done using a firewall (root or without root). However, if the app is using the internet for other stuff, then stopping the internet connection may make the app useless. Also, with this app you won't see any banner. Still, I think it is unethical to stop ads and supporting developers or sites.

5. Chrusti

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Nope. It doesn't not work. Not unless you got a custom Rom anyways.

13. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

It does work for a while, xposed for Lollipop Touchwiz is a separate one though and you have to be deodexed.

2. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

The beautiful of android

7. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

please try again.

18. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol!! :'D

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Beauty of why devs like another platform for making their money

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Because iPhone users are brainwashed into believing that they have to pay to get something good. Android users know better.

9. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you can always use lucky patcher for ads and in app purchases I think phonearena should not give tutorials for removing ads as its own income comes from ads

10. Chrusti

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Well they surely won't advertise as block plus ;)

11. Fletch87

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Is there a good and safe root out for the LG G4(Tmo)?

12. golki.mayank

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

It can't block in MX Player.... :(

15. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Then again, MXPlayer is the kind of app you should support by any means available. ;)

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