AdFree APK

Version 0.9.18 -
Last updated: 2019-08-13 00:26:58

APP Information

App Download Version0.9.18 (9018)
Updated2019-08-13 00:26:58
Apk Size2.66 MB
App Developer
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up

Download AdFree 0.9.18 APK

App Description

AdFree is bigtincan,android,adfree,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.2 by 130 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 0.9.18 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than AdFree APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 461108+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.


AdFree removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file.

If you have problems with this app, or you know of additional host names not being filtered, please comment in forum so it can be fixed! 

App ChangeLog

  • 0.9.0 Swapped webservers so hostnames "blocked" can be logged and shown in Adfree.
    0.9.1 updated webserver config
    0.9.2 the path to the web server config file wasn't right and so nothing was logging correctly
    0.9.3 allows people to view duplicates in the block list, and displays time stamps, and fixes the webserver restart after wiping the log file.
    0.9.4 reverses the order of the block list, and shows the latest log entries first, regardless if you show all entries or just the unique ones.
    0.9.5 applied the same reverse log ordering to the tcpdump screen
    0.9.6 the app can now auto upgrade itself, and menu items were added to switch between the block list and the tcpdump screens
    added ACCESS_SUPERUSER permission to hide a warning in SU, which shows a device warning on Android 4.x+
    0.9.7 The auto upgrade of the app will only happen if the auto update checkbox is ticked
    0.9.8 updated French translation thanks to Micks29, and fixes symlink support for android 4.4 thanks to Davis.
    0.9.9 Updated links to

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Reviews From google play store

Works great but..... ... perhaps too great. Sure, it's great for blocking many ads on games but it also blocks ads in browsers which can impair some browsing experiences. Especially when browsing via Google, it blocks all Google ads in Search Listings. Not always a good thing. And as many others have pointed out, it doesn't always block all ads in all games such as Angry Birds. So I have found a better way to block ads in games, especially games that don't need the Internet, and that is Droidwall. Set Droidwall to block the game from both 3G and WiFi - no ads. Thanks for a great app but I shall be uninstalling it now and resetting my Hosts file. I prefer to see all browsing without missing out on anything.

Great Blocks most ads, including on web pages. Some apps have ads that appear to come directly through their servers, which means that this app can't block them. Changing the host file to block those ads would also block the game/app from communicating with the servers for its other functions. E.g. Draw Something wouldn't be able to receive/send new drawings. Oh well.

There is an update but you have to do it correctly For those experiencing an error, you need to go to your Google Play account from a desktop/laptop. Look under My Android Apps and look for AdFree Android and click on it. You will see installed. Look under the section below it of "More from developer" and you will see it listed again. This is the newest version. The most up to date version is 0.8.45. The one saying too old is version 0.8.44.

Wonderful Its been a great app so far no complaints until today. Its hitting a "fatal error, copy is too old" something along those lines. Im on G-Note 2. Tried reinstalling but nada. Tcp dump screen is empty too. Still 5 stars as its worked in the past and hopefully this is just me.

Was 5 Star! This app was amazing! It blocked all kinds of ads! I had apps that I didn't even know had ads on them until now! Just recently it stopped blocking ads, so I went to redo the blocker. It said I needed a newer version of adfree. There is no newer version! Please fix this and it will be back to 5 stars!

Very good app & stable. Ads still present in angry birds space. Not sure if its part if the program or links to outside, so may not be avoidable. In general a great app. Needs some UI tweaks to keep it fresh and tcpdump start should be explained so people know what delay to expect when it's selected.

Great Love this app. I like how it removes ads even when I'm using the connection tethered on a PC. It's a good way to get some extra speed out of my 3G since it's not constantly loading ads. One problem I've run into is that it seems to create problems with sites that as far as I know aren't ad-related, such as Gravatar. An easy way to whitelist certain domains would be great because I use Project Wonderful on my website and I can't access their homepage with AdFree activated.

Aces AdFree is one of the primary reasons to root. A must have for the discerning droid owner because having advertising track you and phone home with your information is nothing short of a virus you consented to by installation. This app also reclaims your screen. I've never seen an ad in a year of running AdFree.

effective but limited Works great 4 me but I need to add some hosts manually. Through XDA just too slow. Add an interface to manual enter black/whitelists and it be 5 stars! Adaway gives option to add hosts manually, might have to switch to that.

CAUTION!!! ATTENTION PLEASE!!!! DO THESE STEPS ABOVE THE YOUTUBE VIDS AFTER YOU DOWNLOADING ALL OF YOUR FREE APPS, OR THEY WILL BE CRASHED!! Well... How to explain this... 1. Install ALL of your free apps you wanted :3 2. Make sure if you have no more application to install >_> 3. Activate this program :3 BUT REMEMBER JUST PRESSING USE and DON'T CHECK ALL THE LIST OR YOUR PHONE WILL BE CRASHED!!! 4. Restart, and enjoy :3 5. WHAT!? YOU GOT NEW APPS TO DOWNLOAD!? Then use "revert" first, then download that apps, and repeat step 3. 6. If you just let that adfree activated while you installed new apps, some apps will not work. 7. Enjoy :3 8. Cool apps ever :3

Works really well I installed this a few days ago, and it works really well. It's now saying that it needs a newer version which doesn't appear to exist, but that doesn't seem to be stopping it from working. So far so good. Running rooted stock 4.2 on Nexus4

Thank you! It works great! This app had stopped working, but now it works flawlessly! Thank you for that! Just a note though. The app description says if you have any requests or questions to email them at XDA. Just a WARNING that the people at XDA are not the friendliest bunch. It's like a group of grumpy old men there with a self-assigned sense of importance. A God complex would best describe them. Just a heads up. I've seen countless number of tweets saying the same about them as well, so I'm not the only one who thinks that. But thank you for the great update & keep up the great work!

Must-have app Another must-have app that saves bandwidth by blocking ads. But I would really like an option to add custom and known block lists from the web. The app's list is unfortunately quite small and does not contain many ad sites.

Essential app for rooted devices Free. Blocks 90% ads. Free, as in you pay *nothing* for this app. Frequent hosts file updates. Did I mention FREE? All you ppl bitching about it not blocking all ads or being "ugly" should stfu & create your own app.

Love it It does what it says pretty well. Occasionally an ad will slip through, but you can't argue with free. Would greatly appreciate an option to disable the "ad provider" notifications that pop up every time I update my apps.

Works Works as advertise. Needs option to turn ad blocking off for certain apps. 5* when that happens because there are some apps I don't mind ads in so I can support the developers. Where would Android be without the app devs anyway, they deserve the cred but some apps do too much with ads which makes this app really handy

Not working It just keeps telling me I have an old version and need to update, which I have done. Ive uninstall and reinstalled, wiped fone, dalvik and cache and still nothing happening just keep getting the message "old version need to update". I must say though it was a good app when working.

Can't always be perect. But is this app close. Blocks 90% of the ads. Some new ways apps deliver ads, this application can't stop. I saw quite a decrease in my data usage. Alway the first app I install. Needs to investigate how some apps are getting ads through tho. More and more apps are getting ads past this app.

Where are the adverts? You know, I started using this app early on when I started on Android. But now I can't even remember where the adverts are supposed to be in apps - unless the apps' interfaces have changed a lot. With all honesty, I kind of have just about forgotten about seeing ads. It's like Android never had ads. Great app.

Not working How do I use this thing! It shows Boot normally and something with TCP i don't even know what that means! When i do the TCP thing it just shows white screen..... When I boot normally it says something about failing.... How to i use this!?!? I would 5 star if I would know how to use this and if it could remove Ads from my games!! Worth half a star!

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus, Was Pure And Safe.
Scan Stats:failure:0|harmless:0|malicious:0|suspicious:0|timeout:0|type-unsupported:12|undetected:60|
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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.


Certificate Issuer:C:AU, CN:BigTinCan, L:Sydney, O:BigTinCan Pty Ltd, ST:NSW, OU:Android Development
Certificate Subject:C:AU, CN:BigTinCan, L:Sydney, O:BigTinCan Pty Ltd, ST:NSW, OU:Android Development



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