Anyone using DNS66 or adAway?

  1. G_Schiriac_Robert_(RobiX
    Cupcake Nov 5, 2017

    G_Schiriac_Robert_(RobiX , Nov 5, 2017 :
    I'm tried of seeing ads and clicking something by mistake and downloading some random app.
    A friend of mine told me to root and run adAway.
    adAway requires root and i don't feel comfortable rooting my device because from what i've read, there are security risks and also might encounter update problems.
    So i started searching for a alternative that doesn't require root.
    Found DNS66 : https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66
    ( https://f-droid.org/packages/org.jak_linux.dns66/ )

    If anyone using this and could share some thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    I'm more interested if it does work and if there are any known issues with it.

    whe1954 likes this.
  2. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Nov 5, 2017

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Nov 5, 2017 :
    DNS66 is good. You AdAway filters within the app.

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  3. Asumos
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 6, 2018

    Asumos , Aug 6, 2018 :
    I used adaway for a long time was great

    once I saw dns66 on fdroid I switched. so far haven't seen a difference.

    so far only seen an ad in speed test app. never used it with adaway but I bet it would be there as well

  4. xeon101
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 6, 2018

    xeon101 , Aug 6, 2018 :
    yes I amusing it to block all the ads...to prevent its previewing...

  5. Eduardo G.
    Gingerbread Aug 6, 2018

    Eduardo G. , Aug 6, 2018 :
    Without being root, the most recommended free application is: Blokada and the paid application is: Adguard

  6. Twisted17
    Froyo Aug 6, 2018

    Twisted17 , Aug 6, 2018 :
    StopAd is perfect for blocking Ads, It's free and works like a charm. No root or anything

  7. Rajib_Das
    Gingerbread Sep 10, 2019

  8. Starcommander
    KitKat Sep 10, 2019

  9. Phi_
    Honeycomb Sep 11, 2019

    Phi_ , Sep 11, 2019 :
    I've been rooted for around 2 years now and as long as your phone doesn't get stolen, I have not been "hacked" or have my information "stolen" or "leaked".
    On a positive note, AdAway was a must have and I have not seen a single ad for quite a while now. YouTube Vanced also helps with this for YouTube

  10. kent10932
    Eclair Sep 11, 2019

    kent10932 , Sep 11, 2019 :
    The biggest reason for rooting your phone is adaway and youtube vanced!! All ads blocked and clear.

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  11. Rajib_Das
    Gingerbread Sep 11, 2019

    Rajib_Das , Sep 11, 2019 :
    DNS66, Blockada are saviour for ppl like me who don't want to root... DNS66 is working great without any legible battery drain..

  12. Rajib_Das
    Gingerbread Sep 11, 2019