November 10

Android: Getting AdAway working on Android 7 Nougant

Google is trying hard to lock people out of blocking Ads.  Here is a work around if AdAway is not able to write to your hosts file.

  1. On your rooted device: Start a local terminal application on your Android device
  2. Type: su
  3. Type: mount -o rw,remount /system
  4. Type: rm /system/etc/hosts
  5. Type: ln -s /data/data/hosts /system/etc/hosts
  6. Type: mount -o ro,remount /system

Now run AdAway and it should work properly.

By: ihw


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Posted November 10, 2016 by Timothy Conrad in category "Android

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