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I'm looking for an Android app with the following features:

  1. Does not require root
  2. Acts a firewall (can use VPN)
  3. Acts as a global ad-blocker, preferably with user-defined lists (similar to AdAway, but without requiring root)
  4. Runs on KitKat devices

NetGuard meets all of these requirements, except the last one.

Prefer gratis and open-source, but open to all answers.

Unlike this related question, firewall functionality is needed.

  • If FOSS is not a requirement: looks like Adguard would fit your description. Full version available via my repo. The one at playstore seems to be stripped. Should run from ICS up, so also matches #4. // let me know when this is acceptable (I'm not using it myself, so I'm not 100% sure) and I'll make up an answer. – Izzy Jun 3 '18 at 9:01
  • @Izzy Thanks Izzy! It looks great. But the price is steep! About 12 euros every year... no one time purchase available. :( – RockPaperLizard Jun 4 '18 at 5:04
  • What? I must have missed that. If it's even paid software, I'll kick it out of my repo ASAP. Sorry to read that, and my apologies. But then I'm afraid there is no match to your request … – Izzy Jun 4 '18 at 6:18
  • @Izzy No apology needed! :) What about something that meets all requirements except #2, and is gratis or low-cost? (I can post a separate question if there is a match.) – RockPaperLizard Jun 4 '18 at 7:20
  • Have you checked with my list? My devices are all rooted, so I use AdAway and don't care about the rest. DNS66 might be worth a look. Oh, no: LP+ only. That means list empty. Not sure how well Unbound for Android works (that's what i use on my Pi at home), but it seems no longer maintained. – Izzy Jun 4 '18 at 13:59

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