AdAway (ad blocker) was removed from Google Play - Download F-Droid (link for Adblock Plus in comments)

Posted 16th Mar 2013
I received an email from Google Play that AdAway was removed due to "Violation of section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement." Thus, it will never be available on Google Play again. Please switch to F-Droid, the open alternative to Google Play!

Deinstall AdAway
Allow app installs from 'unknown sources'
Download…apk to your device
Install this apk
Open F-Droid and search for AdAway


AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file. It needs Android >= 2.1 and ROOT access.


Android version: 2.1
ROOT required
Read/Write access on system-Partition

Problems can occur on some HTC devices when system-Partition is not writable!

AdAway is Open Source
AdAway lets you select your own sources of hosts files
You can add exceptions to your Whitelist if some apps are not working with ads disabled
You can define extra hostnames in your own Blacklist
You can add your own hostname - IP pairs in the Redirection List…ay/
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