Breaking: Google Removes Ad Blocking Apps from Google Play Store; Rooted Users Frown

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  1. dgstorm

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    If you are a rooted user, you might just grimace at this news. Apparently, Google just pulled all of the ad blocking apps from the Google Play Store. Apparently, ad blocker programs directly contradict one of Google's policies, but they hadn't really enforced it until now. Here's a quote with the TOS rule followed by Google's email to developers of ad blocking programs,

    Most of the ad blocking programs have been purged from the Play Store, and the developers were sent emails from Google explaining why. Here's the email statement from Google,

    This just happened a short time ago, so we will try to share more details as they emerge.

    Thanks for the tip, Mujibar!
     
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    Can anyone recommend any ad blockers that are still available if any?
     
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    AdAway is available from the FDroid app installer available at F-Droid .
     
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    Thanks!

    I'm new to Android, bought a Sumvision Cyclone Voyager for the kids so they don't steal my iPhone all the time.

    I've downloaded fdroid and then Adaway, however it's saying I need to allow it access to root. Would you know how I can do that please?
     
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    Virtually ALL ad blocking apps require root and without it, the apps are useless. You'll have to look around to see if someone has your tablet and has rooted it, because I don't have this tablet. Then again I tend to stay far away from Chinese tablets.
     

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