There are tons of adblockers for Android, but is there a reliable solution? I'm a bit scared about the possibility of an unintended malware download to my device.

The requirements:

  • should block the most advertisement banners in the browser
  • should optionally work with a mobile internet connection
  • must not need root access

Target environment:

  • Android 4.3

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Adblock Plus is a great ad blocker for Android. It will work with root, but does not require it. Some of its features are:

  • Can block ads over wifi or mobile data. If your device is not rooted, you must follow these instructions to block ads with a mobile data connection.
  • Works on Android 2.1 and higher
  • Blocks a wide variety of ads
  • I was about to say the same thing. I'd add that I had to do the same trick with the proxy server setup with a rooted phone with a 3rd party rom Feb 10, 2014 at 23:09
  • Since this is just addressing the web browser aspect, you could also use a standard browser like FireFox for Android and install uBlock.
    – KERR
    Sep 22, 2017 at 14:46

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