AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.
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AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.

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This is two kinds of release:

  • The preview builds: on the bleeding edge of development - for testers or adventurous
  • The stable builds: ready for every day usage - for end users


Installing the application requires:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or above
  • A rooted device

Preview builds

For users with bugs, there may be preview builds available from the XDA development thread or the related Android File Host folder. It is recommended to try those builds to see if your issue is resolved before creating an issue. The preview builds may contain bug fixes or new features for new android versions.

Get it on XDA forum Get it on Android File Host

Stable builds

After preview builds have been tested by the more technical or responsive community within the forums, we will then post the stable build to F-Droid.

Get it on F-Droid

Getting help

You can post Issues here or obtain more detailed community support via the XDA developer thread.


You want to be involved in the project? Welcome onboard!
Check the contributing guide to learn how to report bugs, suggest features and make you first code contribution 👍

If you are looking for translating the application in your language, the translating guide is for you.

Project status

AdAway is actively developed by:

We do not forget the past maintainers:

And we thanks a lot the original author:


AdAway is licensed under the GPLv3+.
The file LICENSE includes the full license text. For more details, check the license notes.