Spotlight: NoChromo is basically Chrome for Android with an ad-blocker (no root)

Spotlight: NoChromo is basically Chrome for Android with an ad-blocker (no root)
Although there are other ways to enjoy ad blocking on Android without rooting, NoChromo is, by far, the most seamless. Basically, it's a build of Chromium (inclusive of recent Chrome sources) with built-in ad and malware blocking. Using it feels no different than handling Chrome, with the added difference that there are no ads in sight. NoChromo just breaks them like that.

In addition to dealing away with ads, NoChromo is very lean, and its fine-grained ad-blocking system puts it "square in the middle" between host-based ad-blocking and the mechanisms of more popular extensions.

We haven't noticed any hitches in our browsing sessions with NoChromo, although its developer warns of some codecs and other proprietary stuff missing from the Chromium source code - so your mileage may vary!

As with any ad-blocking app, NoChromo cannot be found in the Google Play store, which means you will have to sideload the app yourself. Just download the .apk to your device from the link below. You can also pay the XDA thread a visit for more information about NoChromo - it can be reached from the developer link.

Developer: NoChromoDownload: Android
Genre: BrowsersPrice: Free


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