The Best Rooted & Not Rooted Ad Blockers for Android
(Listed by: not rooted or rooted, for both not rooted and rooted, browser-specific and inside applications)
How many times have you been browsing on your phone and annoying ads pop up? Well, don’t worry. There’s a way to get rid of those ads on your Android device – just use one of the best Ad Blockers for Android listed below (we have updated the list for 2019).
First, you need to know whether your phone is rooted or not because different Ad Blockers exist for either situation or both. So how can you figure that out? If you just purchased a new phone, it will not be rooted because all phones that come straight from the manufacturer start out non rooted.
A rooted phone allows you to create special configurations and put multiple operating systems on the phone. Rooted phones are generally used by experts who want to have more control over the applications on their phones. To check whether you have a rooted phone, get the Root checker app in Google Play. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&hl=en
Once you change from a normal non-rooted phone to a rooted phone, you lose your warranty on the phone. You can also turn a rooted phone back into a non-rooted phone and sometimes you can still use the warranty.
Best Ad Blockers for Android non-rooted devices:
This is a user-friendly ad blocker browser that you can customize to control your phone experience. You can save your battery life, block ads, and enjoy using a faster browser. Protect yourself from malware. Supports the Acceptable Ads project. You can disable tracking, add filters and disable social media buttons for even more control of your phone. FREE.
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Get rid of Ads with Block This Ad Blocker. Get rid of tracking. Get rid of malware. Get faster browsing and use less data. Increase your battery life. Works with every browser and application. What more do you need? No longer at Google Playstore since 2017, so Download here. FREE.
Get rid of unwanted ads with Ad Blocker AppBrain Ad Detector’s ability to detect over 70 items in applications. Finds Push notifications, SPAM icons, apps that get your location and contacts, where ads are imbedded in apps. The latest version finds the botnet TechSnab. FREE
First ad blocker on the market to use VPN to block You Tube Ads and encrypted ads and browsers to ensure security. Filter out advertisers before they can get to you. Guarantees security with the VPN as well – so your data never gets close to their server. FREE.
The DNS66 App gets rid of all ads for you. It may look difficult to use, but it’s simple. With just a few clicks, DNS66 gives you a service that goes out to all the DNS servers and blocks everything on the black list. You can also use the DNS66 App’s setup features to select the servers you want, and which apps you want them to have. You can add custom DNS servers and refresh them all whenever you want. Allows you to browse the Internet with no problems and no ads. Supports 10 languages since 2018.
Doesn’t it make you angry when you are gaming and ads pop up? It certainly can ruin your concentration. The NoRoot Ad-Remover Lite app for games is simple to use. Works for two games. Just list the two games where you don’t want to see ads. Then initiate NoRoot Ad-Remover Lite and this great Ad Blocker blocks ads from the games that you listed. FREE. (To block ALL games, go to the Pro version of this app.) FREE.
Private Adblock Much faster than Chrome and Firefox. Detects Malware, stops tracking. Pure privacy for you – servers do not see or keep your data; no communications with third parties. Ordinary browsers may open with a suspect connection; the Brave Browser App switches to HTTPS when possible to ensure a safe connection. You can customize your experience by site or by browser to block ads and stop tracking. Then check your dashboard to see just how much the Brave Browser has blocked. Has many extra features, including: extensions/plug-ins, private tabs, shields for cookie control and fingerprinting prevention, private tab searches, clear browsing data and much more. FREE.
YuBrowser with Ad Filtration Prevents tracking from third-party advertisers – stops them from collecting information about you and where you go on the web. Filters ads. If you have the QUALCOMM® SnapDragon™ processor on your phone, you can increase the speed of your browsing experience up to 40% faster than Chrome. Choose to restrict functions if you want to save battery life. The app translates web pages. You can browse in private; no cookies, no history recorded. FREE
The Adlock app blocks ads, popups, banners, video ads, and cryptocurrency mining ads. Checks dangerous links, hides your data, warns you of viruses, spyware and bugs. Saves the battery power, guards your system performance, and more. Company has no sponsors, so you will literally see NO ads. Blocks ads on all apps connected to the Internet. Recommended by BestForAndroid and vpnMentor. FREE
Best Ad Blockers for Android for rooted devices:
For Rooted Phones. AdAway lets you surf the ‘net and use all kinds of Android apps without seeing obnoxious ads. You can even customize this Ad Blocker to accept the hosts you want and block the ones you don’t want. Not available in Google Play. FREE
This Ad Blocker app protects your phone from potentially harmful ads by scanning and analyzing apps from popular advertising networks that send ads to your phone. TrustGo Ad Detector will tell you BEFORE you download an app whether it has dangerous ad plugins, whether it modifies your browser, leaks your phone number, and more. FREE
This Ad Blocker app blocks all ads, has a greater and faster browser experience, customizes website ads – allows you to have the ones you want, get rid of the ones you don’t. FREE
Best Ad Blockers for rooted and non-rooted Android devices:
This app keeps all ads away including those in your favorite apps and browsers, games, and on every website you know. Adguard Ad Blocker is super powerful and allows you to customize how you block the ads. It works with both non-rooted and rooted phones. This app secures your privacy as you would – stops online trackers and any entity trying to get your personal information. You choose the filters and allow the ads from some places while blocking all others. Or just block everything. It’s up to you. FREE
With AdBlock Plus you can kiss all those popup ads, banners and annoying marquees goodbye. This Ad Blocker gets rid of tracking which helps keep your device free of malware. Unique feature: AdBlock allows “Acceptable Ads” that conform to stringent standards of size and placement above, below, or on the side of the normal content. They are trying to change the way advertisers push ads – one step at a time. But don’t worry, you can turn this feature off and enjoy NO ADS at all! This Ad blocker also lets you work with your other apps while it runs in the background. Works with Android version 2.3 and up. Adblock Plus employs several methods of traffic filtering since Android itself has limited filtering capabilities. On a rooted phone, Adblock Plus filters out all web traffic. On non-rooted devices (4.1.2 and 4.2.1 and up) this app filters the WIFI. FREE
This Ad Blocker takes care of ads in mobile browsers that work with content blocker technology. Easy to install with great ad blocking service. FREE
Browser-specific best Ad Blockers for Android
For web pages:
Get rid of the ads while browsing on Firefox with this add-on Ad Blocker. Just download the app, start it, then restart Firefox and have an all-around better experience using the Firefox browser. FREE
With more than 50 million users, this Ad Blocker app for the Samsung browser gets rid of all web ads. If you want to save your battery life, you can load only the content that you want. Cut down on data usage to save $$$. Enjoy faster browsing. Great support system. Built-in protection for your privacy. Block ads from certain regions using the language-specific filter. Be aware that this Ad Blocker App only eliminates ads when using the Samsung browser. FREE
This Ad Blocker app provides built-in ad blocking, including popups, if you use Chrome or another browser. Ensure privacy and use filters to customize the advertising that you want on or off your Android device including dialect filters. Block tracking, malware, social media buttons and more. FREE
19. Opera Free VPN
For VPN clients, use Opera Free VPN, a great Ad blocker. This app lets you browse anywhere anonymously. This app is simple to use and logs in to the region nearest your location. Don’t worry though, you can change it to another region with just a click. Use the “Guardian” feature to automatically block ad trackers from all pages that you view. You can keep track of the number of ad trackers that were blocked when you browse as well. FREE
So there you have it, 19 of the Best Ad Blockers for Android with both Rooted & Not Rooted versions. Did we miss something, let us know in the comments below!