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That's why you should be using uBlock Origin, which is available on Firefox for Android without rooting.
Edit: Added links
Android phones can use the firefox app, which also allows extensions, just like the desktop version.
Get yourself Firefox and Ublock Origin.
Never deal with an ad again.
I hear that firefox for android can use ublock origin. I haven't tried firefox mobile personally (I don't like browsing the web on my phone) but I hear good things about it. ublock origin I can vouch for though.
May be you have only one browser installed? Install another browser and see if the option opens up. here's link for firefox and brave.
yup there's no way to use firefox on android. im a dummy.
edit: is mozilla still homophobic or are you referring to their homophobic ceo they got rid of 5 years ago?
Here, quickly, take this and put this in it! It should help.
I just use the uBlock Origin add-on in Firefox. Mozilla's mobile browser actually runs pretty smoothly now. Mobile FF doesn't support as many add-ons as desktop FF, but it's great in a pinch.
Just download FF from the Play Store, open it, use it to navigate to the Firefox add-on website, install uBO, done. Mobile uBO doesn't have config options, unfortunately, so you may want to experiment with others.
You can import stuff from desktop Chrome to desktop Firefox, create a Firefox account, and that can sync to all your devices that use FF. I haven't found a way to directly import from mobile Chrome to mobile FF.
The Play Store allows for true third party browsers. So you can download Firefox, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en
Firefox has third party extension support, just like on the desktop.
Use bromite (you can use custom hosts for adblock) or firefox with ublock origin. Don't forget to turn off automatic font sizing in accessibility settings in firefox. It increases the performance.
There are even more versions (Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Preview, Firefox Preview Nightly, Firefox Focus...).
The first app you linked is normal Firefox. The second one is beta version which gets features more quickly, but it can be unstable. Nightly is even newer and more unstable. Then you also have Firefox Preview which is re-written version of Firefox with better performance, but it doesn't support addons yet. Note that Firefox Preview will eventually replace current Firefox for Android, but all features first needs to be added. There are also other special Firefox editions.
So, what should you use? If you need Firefox addon, use normal Firefox for Android. If you don't need addons (update: or custom search engine), but want better speed and performance, use Firefox Preview.
It still works. Firefox with uBlock Origin is all I use on my Android phone for browsing.
Yes, it exists.
But I think the official YouTube app would be great if it didn't have ads… or if it was modified to remove ads… wait, this exists, too!
A friendly suggestion - you can try Firefox Mobile. The latest version is really fast and smooth, and you can install adblockers like uBlock Origin.
If you've got an android phone, you can use Firefox and add the uBlock Origin add-on.
On android, I also use NetGuard, which creates a VPN and gives you control over what sites your apps can access.
I've got the version from GitHub (linked) instead of the Google Play version because it allows the use of a hosts file to block ads. The version on Google Play doesn't allow ad-blocking because Google disallows the feature.
It's no fuss at all, actually. And it's not a shell around Webkit like the iOS version; this is "true" Firefox with Gecko at its core.
Also, this is currently the only way to get uBO and/or uMatrix on Android.
On Chrome OS? No, obviously the most exciting apps will be Firefox and Opera. ;)
Oh yeah, fun thing about this one.
Android devices have the Firefox browser which fully supports most desktop extensions. Which means, you can get uBlock Origin on the android Firefox app! ;)
(The links above are to the google play store page for the Firefox browser & the extension page for uBlock Origin on the Android version of said browser.)
Then once you install that, open this page and install this extension from within firefox:
You can install uBlock Origin on Firefox for Android. Same link as the usual Firefox add on which I'm linking here for your convenience.
Adaway will block ads for everything including apps. Yes it requires root, but it's worth it.
Huh. I think I used mostly Firefox when I had an Android phone, but it was a while ago and I never tried playing YouTube in the background.
Most nerds don't act like him, he's just an asshole. Regardless, I think you were looking for firefox for android and ublock origin? Should take care of all your ads, no problemo.
Ah use the Firefox browser on Android
3 dot menu(hamburger) > Tools > Add-ons > Browse Firefox Add-ons >Search for "ublock origin"
Firefox for Android can use the uBlock Origin ad blocker extension.
idk. it's some update for FF Android that sort of ruined everything I guess because of the amount of hate that it got for it.
Edit: It got a 3.9 rating on the Play Store.
I'm not a fan of Chrome either, but, to be fair here, Chrome is an officially supported platform for UBO with an officially supported UBO extension, so it seems perfectly reasonable to me that people using UBO on Chrome would stop by the UBO sub-reddit to discuss any problems they are having.
If Gorhill decides to pull UBO from the Chrome app store or Google decides to bar UBO or UBO-like extensions from Chrome and people in the future are just trying to jury rig a forked version of UBO roughly based on the code from the last Chrome version and/or the continuing Firefox versions of UBO, then is when I'd agree with telling them to go start their own sub-reddit.
So, having defended their right to be here, let me also say this, though...
UBO is objectively better on Firefox. Mozilla lets it incorporate features that Google won't allow UBO to incorporate on Chrome. And that's just the desktop versions.
I'm posting this right now from Firefox for Android, which I have UBO installed on, along with a bunch of other extensions. Chrome for Android doesn't even allow extensions like UBO or other ad-blockers.
Even if you prefer Chrome on desktop, it might be worth giving Firefox on Android a try for the extensions alone:
But I do think it's fair to ask for help or support on any browser officially supported by the UBO extension.
My sense is that with this Manifest v3 stuff, or something similar, eventually Google is going to make it impossible for UBO to operate up to the standards Gorhill sets for it and then users may have to make a choice between Chrome and UBO. Right now, though, they don't.
So what's the difference with other versions of firefox? I installed this version around a month ago and it immediately let me download and use NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, Decentraleyes, and used a small workaround to install Reddit Enhancement Suite.
Firefox should have an add-on that will do what you're looking for. It'll likely be a Google service though.
Well, as I was quickly searching a little before posting my first comment, I found that some other browsers do support casting, like <em>Firefox</em>. I looked a bit about DDG, but found nothing about casting, anywhere.
That might be the easiest, fap-proof way to not cast your porn. Have a separate browser for just NSFW material.
I'm assuming you mean the browser. You could install a different browser:
Google Play - Firefox for Android
Google Play - Google Chrome
Would need logcat output for why the app was crashing
firefox for Android + ublock Origin.
I don't know if it's better overall, but it's certainly competent. I find the scrolling to be a bit "floaty", but then I've heard people say they like that. I'd say give it a shot, it's free, so you have no reason not to.
I've not tried Motherless on mobile, but as /u/JohnicBoom points out, Firefox on Android will happily load uBlock Origin. Also LastPass, Ghostery, Clean Links, Stylish etc.
It was a pile of wank initially, but now it's the best mobile browser by far.
Just make sure you don't download the browser but hidden in the fine text where it says "Download Adblock Plus for Android." Just install the apk and it should work.
It only works for wi-fi but it should work fine if you go into your APN settings and add the proxy and port Adblock suggests
Proxy: localhost or 127.0.0.1
Port: 2020 or what AdBlock notifies in status bar.
Save the APN and run AdBlock Plus to see the changes. And if AdBlock Plus isn't running after changing APN, revert APN Changes.
If that doesnt't work, you can install Firefox for Android and install an Adblock Addon and you will have no ads while using Firefox.
But other than those 2 options, you can't do much against ads without root.
Firefox for Android
Firefox adblock on Android
Firefox 92.1.1 has been released to Google Play:
Mozilla's website download section must be slightly behind, or perhaps it's an old link.
Ok yeah! But you don't have to do it if you don't want to!
For now you can just download the firefox app on your phone.
Link for android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Disabling custom tabs was already offered in the previous Firefox for Android . And then all apps would open their links in the full browser instead of custom tabs.
to expand on my previous comment; install this on your Android Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en
then visit this URL in Firefox Mobile: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
A can't think of anything else that would be absolutely essential for most people and didn't come with the phone out of the box.
I started using Firefox Mobile (Android) with Ublock Origin mobile add-on and now its usable.
Thanks man! I am aware of that bug, mind try using Firefox? You can install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US
I think this has to do with low device memory and Chrome being a little harsh on rams! Please let me know if it is still a problem. I will try to investigate why it breaks on some Android Chromes sometime soon.
Hi, thanks for this guide. I didn't notice the post and it shows me that there's room for improvements that I didn't realize previously.
First of all, the "PoGo for portals" plugin was the development tests based on other existing code before merging it with the S2Check. Since some months ago it shouldn't be used so I've uploaded right now a version bump that prevents it from doing anything strange as it can happen when two different scripts try to provide the same features. Anyone that has it should remove it and you can remove any reference about it from this guide.
I stopped using Greasemonkey long ago and I use Tampermonkey in both Firefox and Chrome, last time that I tested it worked correctly even in Edge. And in mobile besides using IITCm it's possible to also install Tampermonkey with Firefox Mobile (at least in Android it works, it's not the best experience but sometimes I prefer it to IITCm)
I didn't know that the X to close the custom dialog isn't visible, but I want to remove this custom dialog (the first one that I created to mimic the ones in gymhntr) with a normal dialog for IITC based on jQuery UI, and readjust the way that features are provided so it make sense having the two links.
In fact, I would like to provide instead a little side pane so that the script automatically fills all the pokestops that it can guess and then in that side pane ask you things like "Which one of these three portals is available in Pokemon Go? A, B, C", and "Which two of these pokestops are Gyms?" so it's easier to quickly provide the full data for a new user.
Well, those are my dreams, I'll try to code them when I have free time and energy, so if anyone wants to step up and bring a helping hand it would be great.
Thank you again for this post so useful for new users!
If you're on android, install Firefox and you can install uBlock Origin.
If you're on Safari on iOS, I'm not sure it's there is a way. :(
The official FireFox app
Indeed, sometimes it doesn't work (the video pauses), but a simple refresh usually does the trick.
You install firefox as an app, like you would install any other app, and then, like the desktop, you can have ublock origin as an addon for it. you just have to stop using the inbuilt browser (chrome usually), and switch to using firefox. the adblock addon acts as part of the app, so the app runs it and it counts as part of the software, so its not really separate. essentially you can treat the adblock for firefox as an optional upgrade.....
Heres firefox , and once installed, heres ublock origin. install firefox, install ublock, done. :)
Adblock Browser was nothing more than an outdated neutered version of Firefox with ABP, so it makes the most sense to just get the real Firefox and install the uBlock Origin extension.
I can't tell you about those two, but I have an alternative for adblock while browsing: Firefox for Android supports uBlock Origin now, the same ad blocking as its desktop counterpart.
For ads in apps:
You have to be rooted.
For ads on websites:
You could use Firefox Browser for Android and install your adblock add-on of choice OR
you could use the paid version of Lightning Browser which has built-in adblock (which I prefer, a little lighter on resources).
Edit: not sure about if other browsers in the Play Store offer adblock built-in. I just prefer Lightning Browser.
Keeps my bookmarks, history, and passwords synced across Firefox on desktop (Mac and Windows) and my Android devices, includes built-in Reader view which works well with Night, Daytime, and Auto modes.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
You can actually block ads in Google search on mobile by using Firefox and uBlock Origin
Just install firefox (no nightly, no beta) from playstore. Link
Beta is pre-release version to test stuff. Nightly is even more pre-release. No need unless you want to help in testing or want to install some addon that is not present in recommended list, since stable firefox on android can only install those listed on the webpage.
As for forks, you may want them if you don't want mozilla services preinstalled, or have a larger selection of extensions. If you are asking the question, you probably don't need the forks anyways
>I use Nightly, and have little interest in the version you refer to
Nightly is an unstable test version. It keeps changing and often breaks things. It's not meant to be used as your main browser. The one I referred to is the one on Google Play that you should use if you want to avoid crashes and instability.
If you just use Nightly because of the extra extension support, you could use the F-Droid release instead. It lets you install extensions the same way as Nightly, but is based on the current stable version of Firefox.
If you still want to keep Nightly, please use the sticky weekly Nightly thread to discuss it and find workarounds for new problems, if any.
What Firefox version do you use? Please check if you've installed the official stable version.
Does it only crash when you use Facebook?
Please note that:
>Nightly is an unstable testing and development platform.
It's only meant to be used by people who are okay with finding issues and reporting them to the developers with technical details.
You should be using the stable official version.
The address is in the ".uscellular.com" domain, so a legitimate (non-scam) bookmark. Chrome does allow networks, employers, etc. to impose restrictions and customizations.
This is one of several reasons I instead use Firefox, also on mobile.
Jamás he pagado YouTube Premium y solo lo he tenido solo por promoción cuando todavía se llamaba YouTube Red.
Yo uso uBlock en PC y uso Firefox para Android con las extensiones uBlock y Video Background Play Fix. No solo no veo publicidad en YouTube, sino en toda la web.
En Android cuesta acostumbrarse a la versión web, pero llevo al menos 6 u 7 años usando la web sin anuncios y es una maravilla. Es la razón por la cual no dejo Firefox. Solo a mi familia le he puesto el Vanced.
No issue here at all, but I run a full suite of adblockers, plus use uBlock's element blocking to block some of the more annoying content and "related stories" boxes on the page.
I don't know how anyone can stand to use the internet without an ad blocker these days, especially on older or mobile devices. It's cheap and easy.
(If your mobile browser doesn't let you use an ad blocker, install a different one).
Install a real browser:
And then an adblocker:
Any browser without extension support is 15 years out of date and isn't safe to use on the modern web.
The Android version of Firefox can use the uBlock Origin extension just like desktop browsers.
It's a browser add-on. You need a browser to use it.
To block ads system-wide, use Blokada
Here is FireFox for IOS
Here is FireFox for Google’s Playstore
You have something weird installed on your phone, i suggest a factory reset and starting from scratch.
The default lists handle those. You need to report the problematic URLs (you can do it on this subreddit itself) so that list authors will add fixes for the missing sites.
Make sure that you're using uBlock Origin on Firefox, though. It's the only mobile browser that supports this extension on Android phones. Otherwise, report problems directly to those other browsers.
> but Fenix is not available, at the moment, according to what I see in the app stores
It is. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Anyways, I don't think the Tor Browser repo has the TB Android source code, rather it's the fenix one, maybe some others.
Have you tried Firefox? It's available on F-droid as Fennec. You need a mouse or some other pointing device to use it, and it can even get buggy sometimes.
Hey! Just wanted to update that we're looking into this - would you be willing to check out the beta on either of your devices to see if it's still having problems on the newest version? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta
Firefox mobile still can use plugins. Get Firefox and then get ublock for it!
Please let Blokada be your second reason for preferring Android. It can block ads in a fair number of apps.
Also give a try to Firefox - it can install uBlock Origin and block ads on all websites.
Let me be blunt. Last month I upgraded to the new Firefox Daylight. I lost all my saved passwords. I lost all my bookmarks. I lost the ability to download anything. I lost the ability to access the about:config page.
That was a bloody appalling mess.
I promptly switched back to 68.11.0, and painstakingly rebuilt passwords and bookmarks. And I'm not going to repeat that mistake. Upgrades are turned off and will remain off until I'm assured that I won't get screwed over by Mozilla again.
With these new versions, what assurances can you give your loyal users? Can you assure us that we won't lose our passwords and bookmarks again? Can you assure us that a core functionality like downloads will never disappear again? Can you assure us that we won't be locked out of advanced configuration of our browsers?
Without those assurances, I am hesitant (as clearly many other users are) to even allow updates to the desktop version of Firefox. Dear god, if Mozilla can destroy my mobile browser so terribly, what is there to reassure me that my mission-critical desktop browser won't suffer the same fate?
Mozilla, you have a lot of user trust to earn back.
Eu uso Firefox com uBlock Origin, funciona direitinho.
Se mandar abrir como página do desktop dá também pra desligar a tela ou mudar de aba que ele continua reproduzindo (nesses casos onde só o que importa é o áudio eu gosto de reduzir a qualidade pra 144p só pra gastar menos internet [mesmo que esteja no Wi-fi - se posso economizar, por que não?]).
Firefox supports desktop extensions (e.g. ublock origin)
free and open source youtube alt: Newpipe. No ads. Offline downloads. Audio only stream/dl etc
Hello, thanks for asnwering.
I'm using a samsung galaxy a50 with android 10.
fenix is the codename for the new version of firefox for android, and you can download it from the google play store ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox )
I'm using the latest stable version (v79.0.5).
General users don't care what's under-the-hood. They just see if the browser is working as they expect it to be and if the browser has features they want. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.
As it is right now Fenix is really unpolished; UI, UX and features-wise. That's the truth and the barrage of 1-stat ratings that are flooding in right now in the Play Store are proof of it. I'd advise you to take a look by going here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox, And Mozilla can take a look too if they want.
This is what happens when the developers are tone-deaf to the user feedback and their complaints. I hope they come out of their echo chambers real soon enough. I have never seen such insensitive people until now, my experience tells me that.
But I really admire the amount of optimistic views you have though, I really hope I had such an ability.
Play store reviews for this new version are dreadful. The old version had an average of 4.5 stars, the latest version fluctuates between 1 to 2 stars.
No am I comparing the standard stable versions this one to be specific :
I remember some time ago there was this shiny animation that made it look so damn cool...
I haven't made any changes to about:config. If there is something in about:config that needs to be changed in order to get the old loading bar I'm all for it.
No my device has all the animations enabled.
I can see the loading but I have to admit it's a dozen times quicker than a few years back.
It does not affect the functionality of the browser it's just that when I know I already got to use it some time ago I don't want to miss out on this design/cool feature.
This one. It's really just the standard stable version that you can download from the Play Store.
What about just trying it for a week? Don't even bother making a Firefox Sync account, just sign into Reddit and use it for a while. Even if you have a Reddit app, see how it feels to use it this way instead.
uBlock Origin(Open this link in Firefox after installing it)
And also, how do you know that we aren't the majority? Twitter and reddit are the two biggest websites for discussion. This sub is the main Firefox sub on reddit. If people are unhappy with the changes on these websites, it is without a doubt a majority. As for the new mobile update, browse this page with 'Most recent'. See the feedback, now tell me they aren't a 'majority'.
Okay in that case go to this link, and download the version under 'fennec-production' labe. Be aware that it's a migration build for stable Firefox for Android it might contain some bugs but I have been using it and it's pretty stable, it's based on the current Firefox Preview 5.2 version.
Okay, for now install Firefox, and it'll finally be upgraded to Firefox Preview/Fenix automatically when update in coming days/weeks.
Try the beta. Go to addons. Enable dark reader. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta&hl=en_US
No, the Firefox Preview will be phased out in the near future. Users of Firefox for Android will be upgraded to the new Firefox for Android ( Fenix/Firefox Preview's codebase).
Refer this guide if you're confused about the different versions of Firefox on thr Play Store: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/guj4wa
Your average popup ad.
To avoid these in the future, install Mozilla firefox and get ublock origin as an extension. This way you wont get ads
Yeah the number one reason I use Firefox is because I can have my add-ons on mobile too. On a side note, there are actually two different mainstream versions of Firefox going around right now on the Play Store, with both nearly identical names. However, they're very different!
"Firefox Browser" is the traditional version that lets you use a ton of different add-ons, and its the one OP linked to:
"Mozilla Firefox Browser" is actually their beta version that for some reason they decided to give the same name as the normal version. (Although you can tell from the URL its the beta version.) It can run better performance-wise, but only a small set of add-ons are supported right now (although uBO is included in that small set).
Hi Firefox for Android does have an option to select DuckDuckGo as a default search engine built-in. Perhaps you have deleted that entry? you can reinstall or clear the Firefox for Android app data to get it back. Be aware that clearing or reinstalling clears the browser data, make sure you backup everything.
This is very stable and updated conservatively, use it instead! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta
I use Firefox and have never hand any issues. All your desktop extensions also work. So no adds online for example with uBlock Origin
It'd be possible if Apple allowed other web browsers to use their own rendering engines. Apple forces other browser to use its own rendering engine WebKit. It's not possible for Firefox to add extensions support unless Apple allows Firefox to use Gecko rendering engine on iOS. Though I have heard someone from Mozilla saying that Firefox did built a prototype browser for supporting extensions on iOS but I couldn't find the Reddi comments link to it.
On Android Google allows to run web browsers to use their own rendering engine of choice so Firefox uses Gecko rendering engine in Firefox for Android which supports installing extensions and Firefox Preview using GeckoView which currently building full extensions support and some extensions are already supported
I use it (Firefox Beta) as my daily driver and never had any issues so far.
You could install both apps (Firefox and Firefox Beta) and try them out yourself. They can be installed alongside each other without conflict
Firefox supports uBlock Origin right out of the box on Android.
Instaliraj Firefox, dodaj ublock origin i nećeš više gledat takva sranja.
*I'm a Firefox with uBlock Origin user, your ad tricks won't work on me!
If you're using this version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Then it's by design. You can long press on links and select the option to open in apps
You can try the new Firefox Preview:
Which has the option to open links in corresponding apps (under settings>privacy section) however its features are limited as it's still under development.
If your <u>Handy</u> runs Android, you can grab a copy of Mozilla's browsing app and install uBlock on it.
Firefox est disponible sur Android, avec support des extensions (dont uBlock origin). Si t'es sur iOS, c'est mort pour Firefox (pas de support des extensions, c'est interdit par Apple), mais apparemment il y a des navigateurs avec bloqueurs de pubs intégrés.
Oui les plugin sur Firefox mobile fonctionne très bien. : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=fr
I'm not sure about iOS, but on Android you can use Firefox (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US) and get the uBlock Origin plugin (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/).
uBlock Origin only works on Firefox when on mobile. No idea why it doesn't work on Chrome.
Brave er en ekstremt shady sentralisert nettleser. Ville høgt anbefale Firefox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox med uBlock Origin https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/ med Adguard Mobile Ads og dandilion's nordiske ad listen. Du vil aldri ha Ads på noen nettsider igjen.
It may be part of a future release. It does not currently have that feature. You can use Firefox for Android app to get the feature.
Indeed yes on mobile using Firefox for Mobile
Firefox for IOS Apple app store
Firefox for Android Google play store
Use uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Plus. It's better.
I would also recommend , HTTPS-Everywhere, Decentraleyes and Privacy Badger. None of the add-ons mentioned require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
If you do want to put in some effort uMatrix is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons.
All of the add-ons except for Privacy Badger and uMatrix work on Firefox for Android if you want to avoid ads on mobile as well.
> Please see additional edit/updates at bottom + PSA Note on NoCoin Browser Extension not fully working
Ublock Origin desktop browser users (scroll down for Mobile Firefox Browser android-ublock origin setup points) no separate browser extension is needed - you can add the following into your ublock origin:
hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list [GitHub - nocoin filter block list for ublock origin]
Direct 3rd party section filter line to add into ublock origin (found on at the bottom of the GitHub link I posted above)
To install for desktop (also works for FireFox Mobile Browser Android-Ublock Origin addon):
First, save other active web work/close other browser tabs.
It's also worth backing up-exporting any of your original ublock-browser/firefox android mobile ublock origin settings prior to adjusting or adding anything with ublock origin. - Ublock origin can export each major tab setting into a respective text file to restore if something unexpected happens + to save time on searching for these filters again if you move to a new machine-device/uninstall/etc.
> Click on gear settings button within the ublock origin icon found on your browser > 3rd-party filters tab > add the text link found at the bottom of the GitHub page (or the txt link within the coded section posted above) into the bottom empty field section > click on "Apply Changes" button located on upper right of same 3rd party filters tab > exit & restart browser
> New filters should be automatically applied for ublock origin but I found that to make sure, a quick exit/restart of browser helps just in case.
> If you go back to the 3rd party filters section of ublock origin, it should show "NoCoin" at the bottom; under the "Custom" section.
From an ancillary observation, Firefox users running NoScript also have a much higher protection level along with users who may have an active Malwarebytes Real-Time Premium license/subscription (real-time, premium has been updated to block a bunch of these more malicious sites implementing cyrpto-miners).
Back to ublock origin briefly, some of those crypto-mining browser injections may be likely to be included within some more of the default 3rd-party filter sections but the nocoin-github link above to add into ublock origin, can be used for temporary peace of mind until we learn of possibly other effective/efficient methods.
If you'd like to check some more interesting perspectives on the topic, check out the official ublock origin github issues comment section #690 (now closed):
[Request for block] Crypto Miners #690 [CLOSED]
Specifically, look for comment by gorhill (creator & maintainer of ublock origin + related projects - /u/gorhill4 on reddit
(previous comment reflection of mine on the topic):
> bottom line up for debate:
> * Whether the site/author explicitly informs the end-user of these implementations and that the end-user understands this + the option of opting-out being fantastic.
> * The more troubling and likely practice is that many of these kinds of sites won't care to share and surreptitiously do it without the end-users' awareness.
> * This is already happening across a lot of non-piracy related gaming-twitch tv streamer sites too.
> * Several piracy & related NSFW streaming sites have already been implementing the crypto-browser miner given the recent mainstream media attention.
> Consider all of those sites at risk.
I am certain that a lot of these sites will probably keep ads running on top of that as well... it's up to us in practicing preventative protective measures.
If there are any corrections/updates to my current comment, please let me know. Thanks.
Edit/Update: Adding PSA Note + Still having trouble installing the ublock origin nocoin filter? + Firefox Mobile Browser NoCoin-Ublock Origin + technical references to other platforms supporting Ublock Origin
Trouble installing? :
For Firefox (FF) Mobile Browser Users (this works from personal testing + streaming sites can exploit your mobile devices in similar context):
Ublock Origin can be installed + NoCoin as above with the direct filter line added! This is great for those browsing on FF-youtube to block their ads as well.
>Installed via FF mobile browser settings > addon installation > search for ublock origin > follow same instructions above
Unless mistaken, to my knowledge there's no current direct Chrome browser android mobile support for ublock or for iOS - someone will have to come by to comment for better suggestions...
Official GitHub Ublock Origin Page outlining other platform installation guides:
Ublock Origin Official Subreddit for further discussion/support:
Important PSA Note, there were some mentions of the NoCoin Browser extension throughout these comments:
Read this alternative section point carefully: If you don't want to deal with ublock origin for whichever reason, you can consider following the desktop NoCoin browser extension (different developer from the one I linked) option commented by /u/xenyz below (you don't need both to avoid conflicts/redundancies), however, please do check the developer's [keraf] ongoing GitHub issues page since there are some active problems with it:
For torrent-piracy related developments, new article published today on the topic from torrentfreak outlining some what's going on from that front with popular sites users visit (includes brief point of this Showtime drama too):
uBlock Origin extension:
video background play fix extension:
Disable the Youtube App (Uninstall its updates)
Disable the Google Partner Setup service, this prevents youtube links from calling the API which opens the youtube app on android.
Let's have some open source love, shall we? Here are some open source apps that don't get the love they deserve:
<strong>Firefox + uBlock Origin - Beast of a browser</strong> - Not many know that the Android version supports extensions (add-ons) since years and It's surprising that Firefox isn't used much on Android.
IMO, better than Chrome :)
<strong>KISS Launcher - The ~200KB search based launcher!</strong>
Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)! ~200KB simple! :D
<strong>K-9 Mail - Might look old school, but is very powerful</strong>
IMO, more practical and faster than the fancy email apps.
<strong>Simplenote - Simple by default, extendible with a few taps</strong>
<strong>Document Viewer - Insanely fast document viewer</strong>
<strong>Amaze - Simplest yet robust file manager</strong>
<strong>Calculator (Holo) - Originally a CyanogenMod project</strong>
IMO, these open source apps are better than their closed source competitors. :)
Don't forget to report issues, file bug reports and help make the products better as these are all open source software :D
Edit: Added links.
Here's my guide for a reasonable FF configuration for casual browsing (ie. not breaking every website all the time)
0.5 go to "about:profiles" and generate a new profile to start from scratch, also create a "virgin" profile with no modifications for accessing eventually broken websites.
1 Essential Addons
a) install uBlock Origin // THE best adblocker/scriptblocker there is! (in its preferences enable Filters "Adblock Warning Removal List" and "Fanboy’s Anti-Thirdparty Social")
b) install Https Everywhere // it tries to use https wherever possible
a) Search: make DDG your default provider
b) Privacy and Settings: History --> in the drop down select "Firefox Developer Edition will use custom settings for history" --> check "Clear history when Firefox Developer Edition closes" --> only check "Active Logins", "Cookies", "Cache", "Offline Website Data" // the use of a password manager is highly recommended since with these settings you'll be logged out of all your active sessions after closing the browser.
3 about:config tweaks:
browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.reportURL => ""
browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.reportURL =>"" // keep safebrowsing, but disable reporting to google
network.cookie.cookieBehavior = > 1 // forbid 3rd party cookies
privacy.resistFingerprinting => true // enable Firefox fingerprint protections (eg. generic useragent: Windows NT 6.1; Win64... FF52) + canvas fingerprinting in >= FF58
(do this after installing all your addons since you won't be able to install some webextension addons since it reports FF52 to AMO)
Thanks TOR-Developers/Mozilla for porting these security patches into mainline FF
media.peerconnection => false // disable WebRTC I wouldn't want something like webtorrents to work without my explicit permission, would you?
webgl.disabled => true // disable WebGL // why would you want give any Website direct access to your GPU? also besides some tech demos and art projects is there currently any use for this?
geo.enabled => false // there is a prompt but IP based geolocation doesn't work anyways so why would you ever need it
browser.send_pings => false // don't let the browser prematurely click on every link of a page for you.
a) install SmartReferer // it stops websites from tracking from what website you are coming from.
b) Try out Firefox containers https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/
c) about:config tweaks
browser.pocket.enabled => false // disable Pocket if you don't use it
dom.webnotifications.enabled => false // disable webnotifications (I've never seen them used for anything useful, just for spam)
toolkit.telemetry.enabled => false // disable mozilla telemetry they are nice enough to ask you about it on the first run so you might trust them enough to allow it.
browser.startup.homepage => "https://start.duckduckgo.com/" // use duckduckgo as the startpage without the "helpful" tips
d) install uMatrix and disable all the host filters in ublock to avoid redundant blocking, like with noscript you have to do some configuration to get most websites working.
a) 18.104.22.168 as your DNS server
b) watch out what Addons you install and if you're willing to trust them, delete unused ones
6 Testing/Information resources
Remember FF is the only browser where you can configure these things at this level, thank you Mozilla for allowing us to do so.
I'd be awesome if they'd enable some of these settings by default, but I can understand their reluctance, because they have to try and keep the balance between user experience+advertiser happiness and privacy concerns.
All the modifications I suggest can also be made on Firefox for Android, so please check it out.
^edit: ^formatting ^, ^grammar
Ya, use firefox for android.
Reposting a comment of mine from a few months back:
On Android I use Firefox with uBlock Origin to good effect.
Adblock Plus is too CPU and memory intensive, especially in Firefox (especially on mobile). And the Adblock Plus mobile browser is just a hobbled version of Firefox (no addons for starters).
edit: uBlock Origin uses the same blocklists as Adblock Plus so it's no downgrade in blocking ability - and it doesn't come with a list of allowed ad servers like Adblock. Nor does its developer receive money from ad companies like Adblock.
uBlock Origin (protip Android users: this link works there too!) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
For anyone on Android tired of these r/assholedesign, here's Firefox, uBlock Origin, Tampermonkey, Anti-AdBlock Killer and Ads Bypasser.
For those on iOS, you have a few browser options, namely Firefox Focus, Opera and AdBlock Browser. Also, give a try to SpeedMeUp!
For Android users.
Firefox with the following add-ons uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes.
On the desktop version Privacy Badger is also a must, but it doesn't work on mobile. None of the add-ons mentioned require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
Orbot with Orfox (beta) for browsing with Tor.
Use Firefox with the addon Ublock Origin.
Or Samsung Internet Browser along with Adguard Content Blocker.
Or use Adguard and use whatever browser you want.
Just know that Adguard and Adguard Content Blocker are two separate apps. Adguard works system wide whereas Adguard Content Blocker will block ads only on Samsung Internet Browser.
You can do the same thing with Firefox for Android and uBlock.
Ublock origin (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock)
Alternative twitch player (Firefox/Chrome)
Can use ublock origin on android mobile Firefox (and most other add-ons)
Firefox with uBlock origin and privacy badger
Slide for reddit.
And forget ads and tracking.
Firefox (with uBlock origin, Https everywhere, privacy badger, NoScript extensions) is self sufficient to help you get rid of ads and trackers.
And use duckduckgo instead of google.
Runs most of the desktop Firefox plugins.
Also free and open source:
Blokada (device wide adblock)
Twire (alt twitch app)
>since losing an engine affects the OSS world.
Correct! It's important for the Linux community, GNU and Android worlds, to start using Firefox-based browsers where they can.
Firefox for Android - Did you know you can install the majority of Firefox add ons on Android mobile as well? UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger from EFF both work just as they do on the desktop.
Firefox Focus comes with built in privacy tools. I always use Firefox Focus for quick link openings for things sent from friends or shopping outside of the apps.
And of course, Desktop Firefox. Recommend people install from their package manager, though!
There's also the alternative and heavily optimized (for Intel CPUs) browser Waterfox for GNU/Linux, OSX, and Windows. See also r/waterfox
Windows users that browse r/linux: Also consider Cyberfox which is heavily optimized for Windows use. Even (used to) have an AMD version to avoid oddities from Intel compiling.
That's a YouTube Red feature. They want you to pay for it.
If you don't have Xposed or aren't rooted, you still have a few options.
Sideload the OGYouTube apk. It has features like background play and floating window.
*NewPipe is another option for side loading. Lightweight YouTube app. Light on features and organization but does background play very well. Consistent and stable background play.
If that doesn't work then use the YouTube mobile site in the browser. It will continue playing in the background. I believe this works on every browser except Chrome, so use Firefox or something. Works on iOS too, using Safari.
If you decide to use Firefox, go ahead and install a Firefox adblocker as well.
Everyone should use these add-ons. None of them require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and Decentraleyes.
All of them can be used on Firefox for Android as well. And apart from Decentraleyes they should be available for Chromium.
If you're willing to put in some effort I'd recommend uMatrix, as well.
Also since this is about privacy I think this is relevant:
The first step that anyone could take is to encrypt their phone calls and their text messages. You can do that through the smartphone app Signal, by Open Whisper Systems. It’s free, and you can just download it immediately. And anybody you’re talking to now, their communications, if it’s intercepted, can’t be read by adversaries. [Signal is available for iOS and Android, and, unlike a lot of security tools, is very easy to use.]
You should encrypt your hard disk, so that if your computer is stolen the information isn’t obtainable to an adversary — pictures, where you live, where you work, where your kids are, where you go to school. [I’ve written a guide to encrypting your disk on Windows, Mac, and Linux.]
Use a password manager. One of the main things that gets people’s private information exposed, not necessarily to the most powerful adversaries, but to the most common ones, are data dumps. Your credentials may be revealed because some service you stopped using in 2007 gets hacked, and your password that you were using for that one site also works for your Gmail account. A password manager allows you to create unique passwords for every site that are unbreakable, but you don’t have the burden of memorizing them. [The password manager KeePassX is free, open source, cross-platform, and never stores anything in the cloud.]
The other thing there is two-factor authentication. The value of this is if someone does steal your password, or it’s left or exposed somewhere … [two-factor authentication] allows the provider to send you a secondary means of authentication — a text message or something like that.
You can fix it by downloading Firefox, and disabling Chrome.
Brave is adding in ads of their own replacing the ones that are currently blocked and they're being sued for it. Use Firefox + regular ublock origin just like your desktop setup.
Firefox for Android normal Firefox browser
Firefox for Android beta about to be the normal Firefox browser
Firefox for Android Nightly eventually about to be the normal Firefox browser
Firefox Reality Browser browser for virtual reality stuff
Firefox Focus mini-browser. Cleans up after itself. no features
Firefox Klar German version of Focus
Firefox Rocket/Lite Indonesian version of Focus... I think
Firefox Fenix - internal testing browser
Mozilla Reference Browser another testing browser
Servo another internal testing browser
And 3rd party
IceCatMobile ESR version debranded and proprietary bits removed. Made by GNU.org
Fennec F-Droid debranded proprietary bits removed and made by F-Droid.
Tor Browser for Android integrated w/ Tor network to make browsing slower by taking the longest way possible to visit a website
Orfox older version of Tor Browser for Android
Adblock Browser for Android crappy version by the makers of Adblock Plus.
Should link to help people:
Desktop Firefox and UBlock Origin with Privacy Badger from EFF and many more to help remove ads as well as protect your online presence.
And on mobile Firefox for Android - Did you know you can install the majority of Firefox add ons on Android mobile as well? UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger from EFF both work just as they do on the desktop.
uBlock Origin for Chrome.
O melhor de longe é o uBlock Origin, disponível para Firefox, Chrome, Edge e Opera.
No Android é possível utilizar o Firefox ou Fennec, com o uBlock Origin. Se for no YouTube apenas, então tem a opção do NewPipe.
No iOS já é um pouco mais complicado. Eu pessoalmente tenho meu iPhone com /r/jailbreak mas para quem não tem essa opção, recomendo então o Firefox Focus.
Firefox for Android + uBlock Origin
Slide for Reddit
Infinity for Reddit
Specifically ones like:
But this isn't the point! It's irresponsible to support sites that engage in shady practices, or tacitly condone their crap by shrugging off criticism just because we found a way to not get hit. Yes, more people should be using adblockers - it's good digital hygiene - but blaming those who aren't for the awful deeds of others is backwards. I know that suggesting a workaround isn't exactly "doling out blame," but that's how it comes across when someone like /u/cardonator makes a thoughtful post about the appropriate treatment of awful sites and the only response dismisses him as a luddite who's never heard of AdBlock.
You can install <strong>Firefox</strong> and then add the uBlock Origin plugin.
Not just "supports adblock addons," it's the same add ons as the desktop. Install regular Firefox, then uBlock Origin like you would on a desktop. I also suggest the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Privacy Badger.
Do any browsers support features to enhance privacy besides Tor?
Yes! Firefox for Android has come a long way since the early betas. If you are less interested in plugins and more set-it-and-forget-it, try Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker based on Chromium. It provides a fast, private experience without all the Chrome.
Firefox addons include:
CanvasBlocker until canvas fingerprinting is blocked by default in all builds on all devices.
Cookie AutoDelete to automatically remove old, unneeded cookies after closing a tab or leaving a website.
Decentraleyes prevents content delivery networks from tracking you across the internet.
HTTPS Everywhere enforced HTTPS TLS on every compatible website.
Privacy Badger works to stop unknown or site specific tracking by monitoring the site behavior.
uBlock Origin fast and efficient adblocker setting standards for lowest CPU and memory.
User Agent Switcher allows your device to pretend to be various other mobile devices and browsers over time according to your settings.
These can work together with other more invasive addons, but try to avoid getting in your way for day to day browsing.
You can also try the about:config privacy changes to make your browser harder to track across the internet.
For the lazy:
Play Store link
uBlock Origin extension link
Shit article. Here's how you do it:
Use Firefox with uBlock Origin.
Also get HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes.
Firefox is what I use. You can get add-ons for it such as uBlock Origin, Dark Mode or Dark Reader. I'm very comfortable with trusting Mozilla, non-profit, open-source, doing a lot of good for us on the web.
Ublock Origin desktop browser users �� (scroll down �� for �� Mobile �� Firefox Browser android-ublock origin setup points) �� no �� separate �� browser extension is �� needed - you �� can �� add �� the �� following �� into �� your �� ublock origin: hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list [GitHub - nocoin filter block �� list �� for �� ublock origin] https://github.com/hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list/ Direct 3rd party �� section �� filter line �� to �� add �� into �� ublock origin (found �� on �� at �� the �� bottom �� of �� the �� GitHub link �� I �� posted �� above) �� https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list/master/nocoin.txt To install �� for �� desktop (also �� works �� for �� FireFox Mobile �� Browser Android-Ublock Origin addon): First, save �� other �� active web work/close other �� browser tabs. It's also �� worth �� backing up-exporting any �� of �� your �� original �� ublock-browser/firefox android mobile �� ublock origin settings prior to �� adjusting or �� adding anything �� with �� ublock origin. - Ublock origin can �� export each �� major �� tab setting into �� a �� respective text �� file to �� restore if �� something �� unexpected happens �� + to �� save �� time �� on �� searching for �� these �� filters again �� if �� you �� move �� to �� a �� new �� machine-device/uninstall/etc. For faulty filters or �� in �� such �� scenarios, you �� can �� also �� delete �� them �� individually by �� clicking on �� the �� trashcan icon next �� to �� that �� filter line. Click on �� gear settings button �� within the �� ublock origin icon found �� on �� your �� browser > 3rd-party filters tab > add �� the �� text �� link �� found �� at �� the �� bottom �� of �� the �� GitHub page �� (or �� the �� txt link �� within the �� coded section �� posted �� above) �� into �� the �� bottom �� empty �� field �� section �� > click on �� "Apply Changes" button �� located on �� upper right �� of �� same �� 3rd party �� filters tab > exit & restart browser New filters should �� be �� automatically applied for �� ublock origin but �� I �� found �� that �� to �� make �� sure, �� a �� quick �� exit/restart of �� browser helps just �� in �� case. If you �� go �� back �� to �� the �� 3rd party �� filters section �� of �� ublock origin, it �� should �� show �� "NoCoin" at �� the �� bottom; �� under �� the �� "Custom" section. From an �� ancillary observation, Firefox users �� running �� NoScript also �� have �� a �� much �� higher protection level �� along �� with �� users �� who �� may �� have �� an �� active Malwarebytes Real-Time Premium license/subscription (real-time, premium has �� been �� updated to �� block �� a �� bunch �� of �� these �� more �� malicious sites implementing cyrpto-miners). Back to �� ublock origin briefly, some �� of �� those �� crypto-mining browser injections may �� be �� likely to �� be �� included �� within some �� more �� of �� the �� default 3rd-party filter sections but �� the �� nocoin-github link �� above �� to �� add �� into �� ublock origin, can �� be �� used �� for �� temporary peace �� of �� mind �� until �� we �� learn �� of �� possibly �� other �� effective/efficient methods. If you'd �� like �� to �� check �� some �� more �� interesting perspectives on �� the �� topic, check �� out �� the �� official �� ublock origin github issues �� comment �� section �� #690 (now �� closed): [Request for �� block] Crypto Miners #690 [CLOSED] https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uAssets/issues/690 Specifically, look �� for �� comment �� by �� gorhill (creator �� & maintainer of �� ublock origin + related projects - /u/gorhill4 on �� reddit https://github.com/gorhill If there �� are �� any �� corrections/updates to �� my �� current comment, �� please �� let �� me �� know. �� Thanks. Edit/Update: Adding PSA Note �� + Still �� having �� trouble �� installing the �� ublock origin nocoin filter? + Firefox Mobile �� Browser NoCoin-Ublock Origin + technical references to �� other �� platforms supporting Ublock Origin Trouble installing? : Please �� refer to �� comment �� from �� /u/ThatSiming for �� clarifications/variations to �� how �� your �� ublock origin might �� be �� displayed �� on �� your �� respective desktop-operating system �� browser: https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/72g5qg/cbss_showtime_caught_mining_cryptocoins_in/dnj3ei3/ For Firefox (FF) Mobile �� Browser Users �� (this �� works �� from �� personal testing + streaming �� sites can �� exploit your �� mobile �� devices �� in �� similar context): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox Ublock Origin can �� be �� installed + NoCoin as �� above �� with �� the �� direct filter line �� added! This �� is �� great �� for �� those �� browsing on �� FF-youtube to �� block �� their �� ads �� as �� well. Installed via FF mobile �� browser settings > addon installation > search �� for �� ublock origin > follow �� same �� instructions above Unless mistaken, to �� my �� knowledge �� there's �� no �� current direct Chrome browser android mobile �� support �� for �� ublock or �� for �� iOS - someone �� will �� have �� to �� come �� by �� to �� comment �� for �� better �� suggestions... Official GitHub Ublock Origin Page �� outlining other �� platform installation guides: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock#installation Ublock Origin Official �� Subreddit �� for �� further �� discussion/support: /r/ublockorigin Important PSA Note, �� there �� were �� some �� mentions of �� the �� NoCoin Browser extension throughout these �� comments: Read this �� alternative section �� point �� carefully: �� If �� you �� don't �� want �� to �� deal �� with �� ublock origin for �� whichever reason, �� you �� can �� consider �� following �� the �� desktop NoCoin browser extension (different �� developer �� from �� the �� one �� I �� linked) �� option commented by �� /u/xenyz below �� (you �� don't �� need �� both �� to �� avoid conflicts/redundancies), however, �� please �� do �� check �� the �� developer's [keraf] ongoing GitHub issues �� page �� since �� there �� are �� some �� active problems �� with �� it: Doesn't consistently stop �� miner processes from �� starting �� #30 �� [OPEN, ONGOING GitHub Issue �� for �� NoCoin Browser Extension] https://github.com/keraf/NoCoin/issues/30 comment reference to �� NoCoin browser extension: https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/72g5qg/cbss_showtime_caught_mining_cryptocoins_in/dnimul3/ For torrent-piracy related developments, new �� article �� published today �� on �� the �� topic from �� torrentfreak outlining some �� what's �� going �� on �� from �� that �� front �� with �� popular sites users �� visit (includes brief point �� of �� this �� Showtime drama too): Cryptocurrency Miner Targeted by �� Anti-Virus and �� Adblock Tools: https://torrentfreak.com/cryptocurrency-miner-targeted-by-anti-virus-and-adblock-tools-170926/
Lot's of misinformation here...
Firefox Quantum is just a marketing and codename for an upcoming Firefox release, not a separate web browser. It's noteworthy because of many under the hood changes as well as a change to a new extension system to be compatible with Chrome/Edge/others called WebExtensions
Ublock Origin is on Firefox. This is the same developer as Ublock Origin for Chrome.
Somewhat of a side note but leading into the next point, Firefox for Android is fully capable of installing the Firefox extensions you use on Desktop. Click that Ublock Origin link above(or here again and install Ublock to have an ad blocker on Firefox for Android.
Firefox Focus (which is also on iPhone) which you may seemed to have confused with Firefox Quantum. This is a mobile app that isn't really on desktop but is basically a quick way for you to open an incognito tab on mobile phones that has privacy extensions enabled. My personal use case is I use it for links that friends send me. I'm logged into things on Firefox mobile, so by opening in Firefox Focus I can worry slightly less about the ad tracking seeing me open a cat video from a friend.
...And back on the subject of misinformation: all of the above is easily Googlable. I'm not trying to be a dick here...but try Googling "Firefox Quantum" before commenting next time. I've already linked to the first result explaining it.
Umm, Firefox for Android?
You can absolutely use the ublock origin add-on with it.
Or, even better, Firefox Focus (privacy oriented) or the Tor Browser (which is basically Firefox with integrated Tor).
that looks like firefox for android. It can run themes and extensions and it's gotten a lot quicker in the last 2 years.
Ok I'm going to post some more info here in the comments.
It's really time to stop using Chrome, Google services in general, and removing the Facebook app from your devices. I would suggest deleting your Facebook account if you're able to.
Here are several alternatives:
Mobile OS Alternatives:
OS Alternatives (besides Linux):
> Is multitasking limited to pressing button in lower right corner? I can't really press the lower right corner of a phone (finger problems, and I only use the phone one handed), and the iPhone 6s force touch swiping to multitask is a lifesaver.
Are we talking about multi-tasking as in multi-windows or tasks continuing in the background?
In the first case, Android Nougat has true dual-window support^* out-of-the-box. LG has had it for select applications since the LG G3.
Tasks continuing in the background does occur natively, but these apps can be killed at any time if the system determines it needs to release CPU/memory.
To switch foreground tasks, the standard multi-window button is the only method (unless rooted). Recent Apps Activity is "unable" to be accessed by other apps. An involved work-around would be to tie a gesture (e.g. Home button on Home screen) through a launcher to a task which triggers AutoInput to simulate user click of recent apps.
If rooted, there might be an xPosed module which exposes the Activity exported, but I'm not certain.
> Is there a reliable way of blocking ads in Nougat? I know there are third party adblocking browsers, but that seems like not the best of ideas.
There are several ways:
Without Root: AdGuard ($10/year license model - relies on device-local VPN), Firefox (with u-block origin, for example)
With Root: AdAway (host filtering)
> How often do the android phones need to be restarted to retain smooth and lag free use?
I rarely restart my phone in normal operation. If the battery dies or I'm applying updates is all that I restart.
^*: Dual Window support does not apply to apps which open in full screen (unless developer options enabled and force resize done)
Well have a read...
Explained permissions: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Permissions.
> First, uBlock Origin is completely developed in full public view. All the sources and all the changes to the sources are fully accessible on GitHub.
> Second, uBlock Origin does not have a dedicated server, it can't "phone home" with your browsing data, there is only GitHub, and GitHub is completely unrelated to uBlock Origin.
> Third, I have no intent to ever monetize uBlock Origin, it's started as a personal project, and it still is a personal project. So uBlock Origin has absolutely no interest in data mining you.
Btw, since when Chrom/e/ium supports extensions on Android?
OT: The real question here is if you should trust Chrome. TL;DR: No. Consider using Bromite or Firefox/Fennec
Brave is still being maintained? The last update for Android was on 4 Feb 2019.
But if you still want alternatives there's Firefox also available on f-droid. Works well with the Unlock Origin add-on, which will block a lot of tracking and ads for you.
If you have a more powerful phone, you can also add Privacy Possum and the Decentraleyes add-ons for extra security and tracking protection.
Can your Chromebook run Android apps? If so...
Those are the ones.
uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, Decentraleyes and Privacy Badger. None of the add-ons mentioned require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
If you do want to put in some effort uMatrix is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc. Forget about Ghostery and your other privacy addons, those are all you need.
All of the add-ons except for Privacy Badger and uMatrix work on Firefox for Android.
> Careful, ads EVERYWHERE
This fixes the Chrome
This fixes the Firefox
This fixes the Edge
This fixes the Opera
This fixes the Safari
If you're on Mobile Android, install Firefox, and then just install the Firefox desktop version of uBlock Origin into the browser.
Firefox, in this case is on phones.
chrome / firefox
For mobile, install Firefox for Android and install the uBlock Origin app on there, and then for YouTube, use NewPipe instead of the official YT app.
I just recently started doing this:
My goal is to gradually move away from Google search and Chrome. I still really like the advantages of the Google Play Store and other Google services like Photos, Drive, Keep, etc.
Edit: Wanted to give a shout out to ProtonMail as well. Encrypted email service that is free.
You can also check out Prism-Break for further security/privacy information.
Uninstall the antivirus app. You need an adblocker, not an antivirus.
Antivirus is pointless on Android, they do nothing besides take up RAM and storage, use your CPU, and run down your battery.
Download Firefox for Android and install uBlock Origin for Firefox.
Please read my comment in full.
Do you have access to an educational or residential VPN already somehow? Use that. If not, see if your ISP or other company you already have a relationship with offers one. This prevents having to trust another entity.
If not, keep in mind that using a VPN merely moves the entity that you have to trust around. If your VPN is shady (and some of the ones recommended on reddit all the time are not without criticism), it will be able to put you at more risk, because now all of your data would pass through it, more than an intermittent wifi access point would have seen. The best solution is to use end-to-end encryption without the middle man wherever you can.
Modern Google apps tend to use proper encryption, so you should be safe with e.g. Gmail no matter what wi-fi you're on. On Firefox for Android, use HTTPS Everywhere, and use it on your computer as well. This will protect you better, but not anywhere. Some sites do not offer HTTPS.
Remove sensitive data from your phone that you do not need. Use a secure unlock setting - it's extra important now. Then, read all the warnings and encrypt your phone storage. Encrypt your SD card.
Also Firefox for Android has uBlock Origin available as an add-on (in case you were wondering).
It's already available for mobile.
There is a bug that has to be fixed. https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/12399
Installed addons work, you just can't access their settings.
It is nightly. So expect these bugs. If you want a stable version, switch to this - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox\_beta&hl=en
I am a fan of Firefox for Android and then installing "the usual suspects" when it comes to extensions; HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and changing the default search experience, etc.
OP; what are you looking for when you say "safest"? Best privacy? Best security?
uBlock Origin also works for Firefox for Android.
Yes ! Firefox
Firefox for Android is great. I'd recommend uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes. None of these require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
Privacy Badger doesn't work on the Android version but I'd recommend it for desktop. If someone does want to put in some effort uMatrix (desktop only) is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc.
If someone does want to put in some effort uMatrix is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc. Forget about Ghostery and your other privacy addons, those are all you need.
Unless you're using Tor Browser Bundle, fingerprinting based on privacy enhancing add-ons is the least of your concerns. Use TBB or use Firefox with uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and Decentraleyes.
Also it seems like you're getting overwhelmed thinking about security. It's all about trade-offs. Making TBB full screen is still better than not using it at all. Be realistic and practical.
For the sake of it. Here is a screenshot of my Homescreen
I use the following:
- Action Launcher 3
Great launcher, Gives a lot of customizing Options
- GravityBox to hide nav bar, pie controls, notification control and battery bar.
- Cryten Icon Pack
Okay, first off, Antivirus apps do not actually work, so uninstall them. Secondly, I'd suggest you switch to Firefox and installing AdBlock Plus. Or use the AdBlock Browser. You do not have a virus, you just have bunch of pop-ups and ads.
After one hour of playing around with flags, I'm done.
You can use ad blockers on mobile. Install firefox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox it supports addons
If you are on Android I would say Firefox, Bromite or Tor Browser. If you have a iPhone then I would say Firefox, DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser or Onion Browser.
So there's basically two main ways for blocking ads on Android. You can either use apps/VPNs or browsers with built-in adblocking/plug-in support. Apps/VPNs are typically more effective than browsers and can even block ads within apps. However, the downside is they sometimes require root, a subscription, and may cause issues like higher battery usage or site incompatibility since all Internet traffic is going through the app or VPN.
While less effective than other options browsers are free and usable on all devices. This is the method I've chosen to use and the following are some browsers I recommend:
Firefox: It supports plugins just like the desktop version so in addition to using an adblocker like uBlock you can add other functions like swipe gestures and make all site backgrounds black.
Samsung Browser: I hate bloatware as much as the next guy but the pre-installed browser from Samsung is surprisingly good and is hands down the quickest browser for Galaxy devices. One of its main features is support for 3rd party ad-blockers and out of the dozen or so available Adguard Content Blocker is the best one I've tried.
RSBrowser One of the many based CAF Browser, a version of Chromium optimized for Snapdragon devices it's quick, blocks ads, and can even be used to replace Chrome's custom tab. Furthermore, as a forked version of Chrome it retains many of the base features like Google syncing and data saver so if that's something important to you I highly recommend you check it out.
Along with the joke, there is in fact a Firefox app for Android. Not sure about iOS.
Firefox maybe https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox?
It works much better for my needs.
Something are best stock. Phone, messages, maps. You might want your carrier's app for visual voicemail.
I like stock calendar, use widget.
Sony Photo & cinema pro stock is best. some add Filmic as additional video, cam. Snapseed, Lightroom to edit photos.
Many iOS apps are also on Android, so that's something for you to check your favorites.
People develop preferences for different album apps, than just Photos. I'd consider that supplementary.
Many choose Firefox or Brave is popular lately over Chrome. If you need something even more robust there's Dolphin, or much lighter like Opera Lite.
I prefer Xplore to Files (stock Google).
Keep (Google notes app) is fine, I like color Note, in addition. Evernote is more robust.
VLC is great for playing a wide variety of video or audio files.
power toggles widget is handy
You can throw apps like maps into game enhancer, then turn on heat suppression. Plug the phone in and it will do pass through, so you don't gain charge, but you don't lose it either and your phone doesn't get too toasty trying to do heavy tasks & charge at the same time.
No, firefox is for android too. See here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US&gl=US
It looks like that in Japanese too, but not in Russian.
~~If nobody has done it yet, report this to the official Github repository or the appropriate marketing team.~~
Edit: someone has filed fenix#21371.
>there is no other option?
Here's your other option : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
If you see a site that doesn't work, please try it in normal Firefox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en&gl=US
If it's still broken, please report it here https://webcompat.com/
Firefox does a lot of tricks to fix broken sites. Some sites fail if trackers don't get loaded. To work around this, Firefox loads some fake JS objects that tricks the site into thinking the trackers are loaded when they are blocked. This is not due to bad intentions on the site, it's just that site devs don't usually test with ad/tracker blocker.
EDIT: More apps I changed, added links.
(...but hey devs, if you see this, just saying my bank account told me it's feeling empty inside :P)
Ad blocking on android
Another post not directly answering your question, but since I don't think there is a way to achieve what you want I'll post it anyways: I use Firefox for Android and spoof the User Agent with User Agent Switcher add-on to get desktop sites everywhere. You can only spoof user agents for specific sites if you want to.
Using Firefox has the added benefit of being able to use uBlock Origin and other privacy-minded add-ons. I rarely have to use Chrome anymore.
You do if you install Firefox, RES works on mobile too!
I think the beauty of opensource apps is they fill small niches better — something no developer is going to spend the fees on and jump through hoops to get in the IOS app store.
Of general use though are:
Firefox — easiest to install via Play store
Maps — a great Open StreetMap viewer, really handy for navigating footpaths.
NewPipe — a nice youtube client, especially the popup player.
OpenVPN for Android — works especially well if you have a capable OpenWRT router as well
There's lots more I use, but I think these are my top ones with wide appeal.
Alternatives that gives you native bookmarks
XBrowserSync - only works with chromium
Ymarks - its just xmarks with an y instead of x so it should do native bookmarks
Floccus - unsure about since i havent used
and as based upon Bookmark API it appears you will have to do things like
>sync chrome to firefox and firefox to firefox on android
replace firefox and firefox on android with opera and opera on android e.t.c and you should get the point
if you want to have same native bookmarks on your phone keep in mind that most browsers there do not support extensions but i will still attempt to list those who do not require you to have their desktop alternative installed for native bookmark syncing.
Yandex in my experience can work with chromium on desktop with XBrowserSync due to its chrome extension support XBrowserSync being the only extension here that ive tried
and perhaps Samsung Internet which while not having extension support has this thing which only would do native bookmarks on the phone end afaik
so with all this out of my way, the goal i am trying to achieve is to get this going between Vivaldi and Firefox on Android so id gladly get to know your experiences with Eversync/Ymarks/Fluccos since most of this is really hard for me to approach due to not having a server, and lack of technical knowledge
Firefox Browser supports all those features.
Firefox supports many text replace addons.
> Lets you replace text in web pages. You can define a substitution list and apply it automatically or at your own discretion, or make individual substitutions.
Ma liste :
Je cherche à remplacer firefox, et je cracherais pas sur une appli de notes plus fluide à utiliser pour les notes rapides. En dehors de ça, plutôt satisfait. Et merci à ceux de l'année dernière pour m'avoir conseillé.
Use Firefox, uBlock Origin, Tampermonkey, Anti-Adblock Killer and Ads Bypasser.
Alternatives to Google:
Encrypted Messenger Software:
note: If you're a serious content creator than I suggest mirroring your channel on several of these:
MINDS - "Your social network," Open Channel based social media network. A good site to mirror content.
Live Leak (My pick) This is the place to mirror your Youtube channel. They are anti-censorship.
Vid.me <- Another good site to mirror your content.
vimeo <- A lot of original artistry content.
Break - Popular Youtube competitor that's been around awhile.
Gvid - An experiment for a low cost, content-neutral replacement for Youtube.
metacafe - Have been around awhile.
veoh - Have been around a long time.
Firefox (with an ad-blocker addon) + Flud + Kickasstorrents
> Signal [...] does require google apps on android, which may or may not be a big issue
That's the default experience. For those running a custom ROM without Play services it's possible to build Signal and use MicroG instead of GCM. It probably won't be as good which is the reason that Signal uses GCM in the first place, but it's certainly possible. Those who want websocket support can help out with code or money. For anyone who has Play services on their phone this doesn't matter.
> Google doesn't see any data via gcm, it's just a tickle. If you want push messages, you gotta use a push network.
> I've also seen first hand how difficult 3rd party clients can be on large networks with actual client logic, and unfortunately we simply don't have the resources to deal with that.
> I hope that everyone here who prioritizes federation above all else moves to federated products that support their goals, and I hope that those projects can demonstrate that I'm wrong about the inability to build competitive user experiences over the long term.
> If the only thing that the remaining people here want out of LibreSignal is a websocket-only solution and gmscore isn't an option for whatever reason, I would consider a clean, well written, and well tested PR for websocket-only support in Signal. I expect it to have high battery consumption and an unreliable user experience, but would be fine with it if it comes with a warning and only runs in the absence of play services. However, I also realize that still won't help people that are trying to build a Google-free experience on Google's platform, since we still don't have the things we need to be comfortable distributing software outside of Play.
> and it uses a central server (as opposed to distributed or federated) which means that meta information could be saved. (Though OWS promises that it doesn't save any, and recently it seemed to have shown that it didn't have much interesting data saved).
Federation or not has nothing to do with whether or not metadata can be saved. Federation would mean you can run your own server but then you'd have to keep it secure yourself. As you say, Signal stores very little metadata though.
> the closest piece of information to metadata that the Signal server stores is the last time each user connected to the server, and the precision of this information is reduced to the day, rather than the hour, minute, and second.
The other two recommendations are bad. They should have recommended Firefox with the following add-ons uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes.
And Orbot with Orfox (beta) for private browsing.
Instead of a photo app that doesn't have anything to do with privacy maybe something useful lik Keepass2Android password manager,
Here are some good privacy addons.
Privacy Badger doesn't work on the Android version but I'd recommend it for desktop.
None of these require any effort, you just install and forget about them. They also work on Firefox for Android except for Privacy Badger.
If someone does want to put in some effort uMatrix (desktop only) is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc.
One of the best security measure on Android is to make sure that only apps from Google's Play store can be installed (here's how to check - make sure to not activate it). Some shady websites try to get you to install malware or adware apps and pirated apps are frequently infected. However, there have been apps on the massive and largely uncurated Play store that contained malware, so if you want to be extra secure, only install well known apps from large companies (and make sure you're not getting them from some imposter).
Generally, downloading gifs using a standard browser should be relatively safe. There may of course still be browser exploits used by criminals, so perhaps using a less common browser like the mobile version of Firefox and equipping it with ublock Origin and a maladvertising and malware filter list (see the add-on's settings) can be a good idea, just to make sure.
There is however no absolute security. The best advice to follow is to be vigilant and not install or click at random stuff. If there is shady and/or intrusive advertisement on a site, go somewhere else. Directly displaying and downloading images from the Google image search should bypass most websites and lead to images directly, but some may still redirect you.
Can you please take a screen capture? I can't find anything over at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Edit: Once installed, press the icon with 3 dots at the top right. Then press add-ons to add adblock.
Yes, it does.
Your other option is
Which I would think would be more power efficient than the GNU/Linux version.
I know it's already been answered but I'll make sure to put all the information on the table here for others, since I admin the 9Anime subreddit.
9Anime now has a switch at the bottom of the site itself that allows you to turn off NSFW ads, the site's owner is still working on perfecting it as it's pretty new but so far it's been doing a decent job.
9Anime has no systems that need to be bypassed where ad-blockers are concerned, actually, the site's owner has openly stated they're okay with users who need to use an AdBlocker. (Although they wish people wouldn't block all the ads) In fact, this is the very reason that a filter list that allows only banner ads (no popups / redirects / etc.) was created.
Although I specifically single out the FireFox app + uBlock Origin for Android below, there is a version of AdGuard (available on AdGuard's site) you can sideload that works. Although I personally find this version a bit much, it's a method that works with Android's chrome application. (This is because Chrome on Android doesn't support extensions :c)
Anyways, instructions below.
can benefit from getting the Firefox application off the App store and setting up uBlock Origin.
Get the Firefox mobile app
Get uBlock Origin
Open uBlock Origin's settings.
Go to the "Filter-Lists" tab.
Scroll to the bottom and click "Import..."
Paste this URL into the text box that displays. https://gitlab.com/Sorrow-San/9anime-adblock-filters/raw/master/9Anime%20filter%20list if you want NO advertisements at all.
(Optional) Use this one instead, if you want to support the website through banner advertisements only. https://gitlab.com/Sorrow-San/9anime-adblock-filters/raw/master_with_banners/9Anime%20filter%20list
Click Apply Changes, to the top right of the window.
You should now see a new entry in filter lists called "9Anime Filter-list: No Banner Ads" or "9Anime Filter-List: Banners Enabled"
You're good to use the site!
(I know the OP uses Android, just for others who stumble upon this)
Grab AdGuard off the App store (Not Pro)
Launch the app, following the onscreen instructions to enable it to work with Safari.
Once configured, open the AdGuard app itself
Tap on the gear icon to the bottom right
Tap on the "Safari Protection" section
Tap on User Rules
Tap on the + button
Copy and paste the wall of text from here into the box that came up in Adguard when you hit the + button. (Should Look similar to this, screenshot is of an older version of the app) (Note that this image is from the old version of the app, it still works the same way though)
You should be good to use the site now. If it doesn't work properly then try turning off / on the switch for "Safari protection" in the settings of AdGuard to make it refresh.
Here is the announcement of Firefox Preview. They renamed it to "Firefox Beta" a few weeks ago.
Old version is "Firefox Brower"
New version is "Firefox for Android Beta"
The second will become the only android Firefox in the future. There is no active development of the old version currently.
FWIW, this kind of behaviour was already offered in the old Firefox for Android.
For those who don't, uBlock Origin is free and open-source, and very actively maintained. Unlike AdBlock Plus, it has no corporate sellout 'acceptable ads' scheme. If you're on desktop, use it on Firefox (which is very similar to Chrome, but free, open-source, not full of trackers and entirely configurable, even allowing for CSS modifications to the interface, which people make on r/FirefoxCSS), but if you need Chrome, or more likely Chromium-based Edge for work, uBlock Origin exists for them as well (Chrome, Opera, Chromium Edge, Legacy EdgeLegacy Edge.
If you're on Android, use Firefox as your main browser because of the aforementioned reasons, and because it supports extensions, which Chrome on Android doesn't. Also, use Boost for RedditBoost for Reddit, not the official app, though many other third-party clients exist.
If you're on iOS, use a Content Blocker for Safari, because you can't change your default browser from Safari and all other browsers are forced to run on WebKit (which is Safari's engine), anyway. Content Blockers can't access the internet, they just block elements of webpages. To the best of my understanding, they're all pretty much the same. Also, use Apollo for Reddit, not the official app, though many other third-party clients exist (but, in my experience, Apollo is the best).
And I'm running v68.5.0 of https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Get uBlock Origin dude, for EVERY browser. If you're on Android, stop using Chrome and install Firefox instead and set it as your default browser in Android's system settings - it supports the same library of addons that desktop computers do, including uBlock Origin, where as Chrome for android supports absolutely nothing.
If you're on iOS, things get more complicated - after testing a lot of adblockers, by far the best one is Futuremind's Adblock which works with EasyList as both a Safari content blocker, and a catch-all local VPN loopback. It is WELL worth the $2
Even better options if you're tech savvy and have root/jailbreak access on your mobile device such as AdAway for Android or EasyList Auto Proxy for iOS
Well… yeah… just go here then there and you're good to go.
You need more Firefox equipped with uBlock Origin!
In that case you may also want to consider an Android browser that allows extensions:
Firefox for Android + uBlock Origin extension
Kiwi + uBlock Origin extension soon(beta @ mom)
Yandex + uBlock Origin extension. My current favorite browser, however ... some people have concerns
Could you try the site in Firefox?
Don't use Brave as people are suggesting. It's business model is to track you and serve you ads in the near future.
If you root android, there's Adaway to disable completely in apps. Check out a search for your phone model + version of Android + Magisk and follow the directions.
1.) Get Firefox Mobile
2.) Install uBlock Origin on it.
3.) Only use Firefox to browse.
You should also get MalwareBytes and run a scan if you clicked on any of those.
Just like on Desktop.
Firefox Browser + YouTube HiDef addon.
> Use firefox and install ghostery to get ~~desktop level antitracking and adblock~~ tracked by ghostery
Use Firefox for Android and install uBlock Origin and NoScript.
Firefox for Android supports add-ons, including uBlock, plus it's a great browser overall.
Sur iOS : Firefox Focus qui sert de bloqueur de pub pour Safari
Sur Android : Firefox avec uBlock Origin, Samsung Internet avec Adguard, ou Firefox Focus
Thanks for all your support. I have a quick update and some stats for you guys.
Average unique visitors per day: 950 ish (98% of which were refereed from this subreddit)
Average bandwidth per month: 46TB ish
Monthly server costs: $85AUD
Video Contact Lists: All videos now have a bunch of screenshots underneath taken at 10 minute intervals.
Actor count: The actor page now shows how many videos each actor has on this site.
Added and release date: Each video shows the date the video was added to this site and the date the video was released.
Mobile Friendly: About two months ago, nothing new.
Advertising: Unfortunately, I have decided to put one ad at the top of each page. If you don't like adverts or are worried about security, I recommend you install ublock orrigen for Chrome or Firefox. This will also work on Firefox Mobile Thanks for understanding.
Note this only on Android. Links for the lazy
Run Firefox on Android and download uBlock Origin.
I bet you couldn't find your dick if you looked down too.
There are a whole slew of apps you might want on your phone depending on what your needs are. Down below are a selection of what I think might be important and relevant for most people. Some will have a recommendation for an app I like, some won't. My suggestions for apps will be centered around Android as that is the platform I am currently on.
All phones comes with a browser but if you aren't lucky it might not be a very good one.
I would recommend:
The reason I recommend FireFox and not Chrome which are my top choices is because you can install an adblocker in FireFox (uBlock Origin). You can also install other add-ons in FireFox, but I only use an adblocker.
Again the phone might have one already, if not, get one. There is sure to be times where you need to open a PDF on your phone.
I often find people overlook the potential of the phone to function as a podcast player. Podcasts provide a lot of free entertainment while you are doing your chores or commuting. Any time you are doing something which does not require you to be all that focused and not interact with other people really.
There are a lot of well reviewed podcast players out there and this was the one I choose to try out. It had great reviews, had many options (though a bit technical), and is updated often. I ended up paying for the app after trying the free version because I wanted to support the creator and avoid the ads.
The reason is simple. Your phone can save you a lot of money because you can use it to become aware of how you spend your money and how much you spend.
My recommendation here requires you to buy a program for your computer for it to work. I have been using it for a long time now (3+ yrs) and during that time I have probably saved what I cost to buy the program 10 fold over just by being mindful of how I spend my money.
There is one caveat to my recommendation here though. YNAB has recently moved over to the subscription based, paid service business model. I am against this and can thus not recommend the newer app. It does however still work just as well, but unneeded reoccurring costs are a no go in my book.
You have your phone with you all the time if you are like most people and thus it can be beneficial to have apps which you can use to learn new skills or improve current skills during down time. My focus has mainly been on learning a new language.
I can recommend:
There are a lot of good apps out there and what you need will mainly depend on what you want to learn.
At some point you will need to get a ride and in many places Uber does a better job at getting you from A to B than a regular taxi service
One of the biggest boons of having a smartphone is using it to organize you life. A good calendar is a must. What works for different people will vary wildly so you might have to go through a couple of apps to find one which suits you.
I tried a couple of calendar apps and this is the one I stuck with. It works, and it has a widget I like. Try it and buy it if you like it as well. Calendars, though, are really a matter of personal choice. Don't be disheartened if you don't find a good fit right away. There is a free version and a paid version which has some more features If you like the free version, I recommend buying the paid version to get access to all the features. It has been so long since I used the free version that I no longer remember what is restricted.
To Do Manager
Again just as with the calendar, a to do list is a nice feature to add to your phone and it will help you get organized in your life (maybe). If anything I am having a harder time finding a to do list app than anything I have tried to find up to now. My main problem is that the ones which seem to be good all require a monthly membership fee to open up for the selling features, and it is quite expensive in some cases.
I can't recommend anything here because I have yet to find something I like and which fits what I want to use it for. Thus I can only say good hunting.
Simple List App/Note App
Beside to do lists you might just want to make a simple list off videos you want to get back to and watch later or take a quick note about something.
Google Keep is a nice simple note app with the option of making simple lists. The most basic of the basic but it does what it sets out to do well. It also syncronises with you google account if you have one and you can get to your notes from every computer which has a browser.
Checklist on the other hand is a dedicated app for making checklists. It is by far not perfect by it is the closest I have come to an app which fits my needs of letting me make a checklist where I can have sub-layers of lists. It can't have more than one sub-layer which I why I am unhappy with it. The main functionality can be tried in the free version which means, there is no reason to not try it out.
As a final note. Happy app hunting and enjoy you new phone.
I'm pretty sure these are the URLs you need.
Another option: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opera.mini.native
Most of my non-confidential information (OK just 98% of what I click on reddit) goes through it.
Use firefox for android. Then you can install ublock origin and self destructing cookies.
No more fucking moblie ads, and with self destructing cookies no targeted ads either.......
There's a lot of browsers that work better than Chrome. I haven't tried Next Browser yet, but some alternatives include Flynx, Link Bubble (which is now open source), and -- my favorite -- the Ultimate Browser Project (which is also now open source, but discontinued). The successor is Cornowser (also open source).
A lot of browser-RAM issues are caused by ads. If the browser features ad-blocking, it helps a lot. If it's able to strip out a lot of crap that runs in the background -- like Flynx -- then there's less of an impact on RAM.
EDIT: Firefox is also really good.
EDIT2: Link Bubble is now managed by a former founder of Firefox. And it's open source. The new browser based on Link Bubble's code is called Brave Browser. It allows users to see lightweight ads and kills heavyweight ads. You still see lightweight ads, but part of the revenue goes to websites you like (and the ads are then removed from this site). I'm not entirely sure how it works, but it sounds intriguing. You can sign up here for a dev build.
If you're on Android, Firefox+uBlock Origin works great.
Assuming this question is about BPM, you have two options on mobile:
Install Firefox and browse the reddit website with the betterponymotes extension installed (on Firefox).
Install Relay for Reddit (formerly Reddit News), my favourite reddit app, and PonyMotes, which works with Relay for Reddit. PonyMotes syncs all the emotes into a folder, which Relay then reads. You can also search for emotes in PonyMotes, in the same way as you would in BPM.
Reddit for Android
Firefox avec un bloqueur de pub.
You can block ads with Firefox and uBlock Origin on mobile web
This is the browser you want:
Firefox for Android lets you install extensions and customize more things.
In my opinion, I would mostly rank security first and then comes privacy.
I would suggest the stable version of firefox.
It usually ticks all the boxes.
The code quality would have passed through alpha, beta app already. Alot of developers work on it constantly. It is not a one man show. Critical security issues are always pushed whenever necessary as updates.
Then for convenience: I would specifically suggest installing ublock origin (opensource adblocker)
You can choose opt out of data collection manually by unchecking the ticked boxes in Settings/Privacy settings.
Personally, I would just leave it at that. Maybe changes google search engine to duckduckgo.
Additional suggestion is to install Brave.
Some websites behave weird when you use firefox or block their ads. This is because appoximately 95 % users use chromium based browsers. This makes developers develop the websites specifically designed to work on chromium based browsers more smooth.
Personally not a fan of brave ads, I suggest you disable simply just disable them in settings menu.
With that said, there are some great privacy threads out there at r/privacy r/degoogle thread. That usually focus on Privacy more than security.
At the end of the day, its your call. Do not ruin your browser feel and experience. Perfect one does not simply exist.
For more information regarding privacy and privach only read this:
You are currently paying for this free service: https://adguard-dns.io/en/public-dns.html
That aside, DNS blocking doesn't work as well as you make it out to be. Here's how to block ads properly, everywhere.
> I get companies spewing ads at me everywhere
You don't need to suffer with seeing unnecessary ads. Firefox with Ublock Origin works a treat and I don't see ads anywhere. Even on Android. Even (especially!) on Youtube.
Download Firefox for Windows
Download Ublock Origin for Desktop
Download Firefox for Android
Download Ublock Origin for Android
For everyone else:
Go to settings->Add-Ons and then select uBlock Origin.
I'm on Android so from the Google Play Store.
^(Solutions incompatible with YouTube were strike through but they work in other places)
~~Reddit for Android~~
Firefox supports many extensions, including ad-blocking. Vivaldi and Brave's desktop browsers have built-in ad-blocking and are chromium-based, so you can install Chrome extensions just as you would on Chrome.
> ULPT: Give them your money
Yeah, no. Here's how to block ads, in general.
It can be cured in two simple steps!
Dave Ramsey TL;DR:
His basic theory is very sound for someone with a spending problem. (formerly that was me) He refuses to update his hard numbers to keep up with inflation, but that's pretty minor. My big grips are his use of religion, how he run his business like a cult (he fired an employee for cheating for example. (cheating is bad, but none of someone's boss's business)), and the extras he tries to get customers to buy into. I can't remember which budget app he makes money from, but one of them that charges a subscription fee. There's a course only offered in the US, but after watching a pirated version it's just the book repeated. And his investment advice is objectively terrible.
But, his "baby steps" 0-7 are good.
If you have an android based phone I recommend Adaway for ad blocking. The dev has been developing the app for years and does an excellent job of maintaining it. It's super simple and very effective.
If you have an Apple I recommend NextDNS. I think that will work, I don't use Apple products so I'm not 100% sure. I use NextDNS on my home network so I know it works well, I'm just not 100% sure it'll play well with Apple.
Also, Firefox with uBlock Origin on my phone for in browser ads.
If you have an android streaming box I'd recommend Smart Tube Next for YouTube.
And I recommend NewPipe for YouTube on Android phones.
Or NewPipe with sponcer block.
Stop using ad blockers. Advertisement shits in your head.
That said, here's how to block ads:
Use a uBlock Origin -compatible browser like Firefox and you'll never have this problem again.
Dude you don't need to root your android to use ublock origin. Its a addon.
Install Firefox Browser for android and then install the ublock origin addon.
It's as simple as that.
PS: if you don't want to use Firefox you can install it on Chrome too, get the addon from it's official website.
If your on android you can use Firefox and use uBlock Origin.
You'll need to download this file which is the same as the i dont care about cookies extension uses
Then Go to uBlock Origins settings, then go to My Filters and click the arrow down button at the top, then you need to find the file you downloaded earlier. Then it should add itself to the list of filters for the uBlock Origin extension
You should use an adblocker for those websites. Here are some browsers that support adblockers: Firefox, Vivaldi, S browser
>watched a about
Watched a what? Link?
Also, you could just test it and see. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Why is the best Android browser from Mozilla still a 'beta test' version after all this time https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta&gl=US ?
I image that the mobile browser is the most important asset they have, yet it is still marked as a test version so nobody will use it. I have not found a single bug yet, it seems great... just release it! Arrgghh.... now they have added 'Firefox Focus', I have no idea what is going on, best article I could find was https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/07/03/mozilla-simplifies-its-firefox-lineup-on-android/ but it is out of date now.
I still think Firefox is the best browser, but I wish Mozilla would just stop the nonsense and sort things out a bit more.
uBlock Origin is a browser plugin, not an app. You can use it on desktop with Firefox, Chrome, Edge and pretty much any other Chromium-based browser. On mobile it works with Firefox for Android.
There are apps for system-wide ad blocking on Android and browser ad blocking on iOS, but I don't know which ones are good.
Seconding Firefox + Ublock Origin, but there are also apps that can block all ads on your phone including outside of your browser. AdAway is free, open source, and my favorite, it's android-only though. I think there are ios apps that work the same, but they aren't free.
Use firefox mobile instead of chrome. you can get adblock extensions.
Use Firefox, Brave or Bromite on mobile. You can install Ublock Origin on Firefox to block ads, and Brave and Bromite come with adblock by default. All three are Free and Open Source Software too.
There you go. No ads.
Try this one : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Then just enable uBlock Origin in the add-ons settings
I use Firefox on Android because it allows browser extensions (add-ons) like Ublock Origin. Firefox on Android also has DarkReader, which is nice if you prefer web pages rendered in dark mode without breaking them.
Chrome based browsers on Android tend to not allow extensions or addons.
I use Firefox on Android because it allows browser extensions (add-ons) like Ublock Origin. Firefox on Android also has DarkReader, which is nice if you refer web pages rendered in dark mode without breaking them.
All the Chrome based browsers on Android tend to have extensions and addons disabled but this is not the case for Mozilla Firefox. I mainly use Firefox on Android because with all the tracking scripts and ads websites load faster while being more responsive.
Firefox with uBlock Origin addon installed.
+1, Firefox is also available as non nightly in the play store and supports some add ons like uBlock origin.
Use [Bromite](bromite.org), Firefox or Brave
For Windows (step by step):
Install mozilla Firefox (or Chrome): https://mozilla-firefox.en.uptodown.com/windows
Inside the program look for addons and search for ublock and add the extension to your browser.
Install mozilla firefox then go inside the app and find the 3 dots right corner , touch on addons and add ublock.
Open any website with it and you will never see a single ad
For your browser:
For your Android phone:
Install firefox and install uBlock origin
Network wide blocking:
Joo, toi kannattaa tehdä. Heti sen jälkeen kannattaa käydä laittamassa tää asetus kuntoon.
On Android I use umatrix on Kiwi Browser and Firefox Mobile and it works well. Be aware that uMatrix development has stopped and it has an unpatched vulnerability.
If you're not familiar with it, Kiwi is chromium based but supports extensions. Browsers with proper extension support are unfortunately somewhat rare on Android.
There's no all-in-one solution that's perfect, but you can get pretty damn close with a few select extremely high quality apps and extensions.
On mobile, use Firefox and install uBlock Origin
You can use YouTube's website ad-free with Firefox for Android & uBlock Origin. You can also use a modified YouTube app, Vanced, to get rid of ads.
Get a decent browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US&gl=US
Add uBlock Origin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/ublock-origin/
If you'd prefer a dedicated app for YouTube there's NewPipe: https://newpipe.net/
Or YouTube Vanced: https://vancedapp.com/
If you've got an iPhone then you should get an upgrade.
Firefox for Android (you can use ublock as an add-on on Firefox for Android)
Youtube & Youtube Music without ads:
Bypass Paywall Clean:
CURRENTLY NO CHROME/EDGE ALTERNATIVE
Unlike android, you can't use addons with Firefox for iOS.
EASY MODE: You can use Wipr to block ads within safari and apps that use safari. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wipr/id1030595027
HARD MODE: (3 WAYS) TIER3: -go to nextdns.io -create a free account -select all ads blocklist in the privacy menu -install app on ipad to block ads on all apps
TIER2: Same as TIER3, but you change the DNS server to NEXTDNS on your router, to block all ads networkwide.
TIER1: Use a Raspberri Pi and install PiHole to block all ads networkwide.
Also, unlike android, you can't sideload apps like YouTube Vanced https://vancedapp.com/ to have youtube premium + youtube music without ads. So your only option is to jailbreak it.
Tried that, but Google Play store lists the version I have (87.0.0-rc.1) as being the latest.
This is going to have the most recent release: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Bah c'est pas ce que je comprends en lisant des choses ça et là:
Eux disent que c'est pas activé par défaut
>You can also submit data to the Mozilla Location Service by installing the Firefox for Android browser app, and going to Settings: Privacy: Data Choices and enabling the option for contributing data to Mozilla Location Service.
Mais je sais d'expérience que Firefox vient avec un énorme paquet de télémétrie activé par défaut. Quand t'ouvres Firefox après Wireshark tu t'attends à du vide alors que ça clignote comme pas possible, bien plus qu'avec Vivaldi (qui même s'ils prétendent ne pas communiquer, font quand même parfois des requêtes à Google à l'ouverture du navigateur)
L'avantage de Mozilla c'est que la télémétrie se désactive pas trop trop mal, et il y a des initiatives genre Librefox qui tente de simplifier les choses.
Mais sur Android évidemment c'est moins présent et en général la moindre application échange des données en masse
They were 3.9 and now they jumped back to 4.1
Firefox is pretty fast. It lets you download an adblocker and other extensions: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Never going back to chrome with ads ever again 😷😷
Firefox Browser: fast, private & safe web browser – Apps on Google Play
Thank me later
Windows bezahlt (alles mit eingeschränkten kostenlosen Versionen):
That isn't what I am seeing: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&showAllReviews=true
You know how? By using this.
Ahem YouTube Vanced at Mozilla Firefox for Android with Ublock Origin ahem
Firefox Browser if you don't mind having a small list of pre-approved extensions to pick from (including uBlock Origin), Firefox Nightly if you want to install any AMO addons using this guide.
I use stable release from Play Store.
I gave up on adblock so now I use ff this one (beta) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta along with https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/ I dont know what ads are. sorry google. no ads on youtube either when I watch them thru ff with ublock
Install Firefox. You can install uBlock in Firefox.
Fennec F-Droid, Firefox or Firefox Nightly
What privacy badger do
Reddit and Youtube ads are possible to block too. And that's not the only adblock solution.
There's ad blockers that use VPN feature, like Blokada, and DNS66. They don't actually use VPN connection.
Then there's browsers which can block ads, like Bromite and Firefox with uBlock Origin addon.
Youtube and Reddit ads can be blocked by using different clients
For Youtube, YT vanced or Newpipe.
For Reddit, there are lot of alternative clients. Just pick the one you like.
I think i should just copy this, a lot of times i have commented about Android ad blocking lol
I just use the standard one as I believe it's got the full feature set
Meanwhile,you can use the new firefox stable with ublock origin and dark reader. Or you can also use Samsung Internet with native dark mode and ad blockers from the playstore.
Add this to it
Check this link [https://openuserjs.org/about/Userscript-Beginners-HOWTO] as it has detailed instructions.
As a personal preference, I'd say:
On desktop, but you already use Chrome and don't want to switch?
Replace step 2 with https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/violentmonkey/jinjaccalgkegednnccohejagnlnfdag
On mobile (android)?
On mobile (iOS)?
It sucks, iOS doesn't allow this.
Im using this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
It should be around the corner:
And there's an RC (Release candidate) as well on here: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/releases/tag/v79.0.0
From my previous comment:
>They said they'd be releasing it in the first half of 2020, it's already over I know. ;)
>A Mozilla employee also confirmed that it is set to happen in Q2 of 2020, which is over, I know that too! ;)
>In the world of software releases plans don't always go as planned. Just wait a little bit more.
>But if I have to guess, it might happen any time now, just wait for a little bit more.
>...and this is the version that will get updated to the new codebase
For clarification "Fennec" is the internal code-name for current Firefox for Android.
They said they'd be releasing it in the first half of 2020, it's already over I know. ;)
A Mozilla employee also confirmed that it is set to happen in Q2 of 2020, which is over, I know that too! ;)
In the world of software releases plans don't always go as planned. Just wait a little bit more.
But if I have to guess, it might happen any time now, just wait for a little bit more.
...and this is the version that will get updated to the new codebase
Technically any major VPN will work in conjunction with Tor but honestly, it's rarely beneficial. This article does a great job of explaining why. Even tor has a page on their site recommending against it.
However, if you would still like to use a vpn with tor, then Nord and Express VPN are great options.
When it comes top something quick with adblock, firefox is my go to. The mobile version does allow extensions. My (as well as most peoples) adblock would be uBlock Origin.
If there's any other features that these wouldn't cover, feel free to reply and let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Mozilla has been developing a new browser for Android based on GeckoView and Android Components which is meant to be faster than the current Firefox for Android (codenamed Fennec)
Note: The current in-developement browser's codename is Fenix. And is already available to download with Firefox Beta and Firefox Nightly
PC version already has had a big speed boost with Firefox Quantum update.
This update is something that is meant to happen on Android since they're developing it for Android.
Let me know if this clears the confusion.
Firefox for Android has supported installing add-ons from a long time ago. It's been years... Though I'm not sure but it might have supported add-ons since its launch on the Play Store. But I can confirm that, I'm using Firefox on Android since the year 2013/2014 and it did support Add-ons at that time and it also supported changing about:config settings too, IIRC.
>Does it mean that I can literally setup my Firefox on android exactly like I use it on PC?
No, there're some add-on APIs that aren't supported. So you may not be able to install all the Add-ons and even if you did they might not work on mobile since they're designed for desktop Firefox.
BUT, You need to know that Mozilla is developing a new browser called Firefox Preview based on GeckoView and Android Components for Android and its internal code-name is Fenix. And it is set to replace the current release version of Firefox for Android in the second half of 2020 (it's over, I know, but in the world of software releases these things happen, they might have delayed it for some time). You can try the new version Firefox Beta now if you want. It's really faster than the previous Firefox for Android version. But the new version is adding support for add-on gradually with "Recommended Extensions" and eventually extending the support for other Add-ons as well.
And if you are confused about the different versions of Firefox available on the Play Store, you can refer this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/guj4wa/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox , This is for android . and looking for windows PC .
No I'm using this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Bromite or Firefox
I'm on mobile, too. Here's the link : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2TVM2L/
You can use ClearURLs on Firefox to help you.
Can you try this with the old Firefox for Android build and tell if it's the same case there as well?
Mozilla's been changing the names around so it can be confusing.
This is the release channel, using the legacy version and is currently in maintenance (v68.9): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
This is the beta channel, which uses the new version and got renamed a while back but should be reverted after a while: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta
The one called Firefox Preview will be phased out at a later date, and from what I can tell seems to be pretty much on par with the beta version in terms of progress.
Then there's the two nightly versions which are bleeding edge and both seem to be pretty much the same, testing new features for the new version but could also be unstable.
Get this one:
It's the stable version.
I don't think so. That could change, of course, and I hope it does!
I'm still on the stable traditional Firefox for Android (Codename: Fennec), which it works well on.
I'm sticking with this version of Firefox for as long as it's supported. When they are all in agreement over at Mozilla that Firefox Preview (Codename: Fenix) has reached feature parity and is ready to replace what I am using, "upgrade" all of us to it so that this Firefox I'm using simply becomes the other thing they've been making available under various names, and discontinues support for Fennec in favor of Fenix, I'll go along with that and hope it's as good or better than the hype and all of the ways I like to work and that the extensions I like to use are there and that all the changes are for the better. I'm looking forward to the full dark mode, at least. :)
I just know betas and previews and such are not my thing unless they are really desperate for testers or for some unknown reason the top people on the project really really need my personal opinion. :)
I'm sort of like the opposite of the personality profile for a beta tester. I like all my features and options and extensions implemented and available- and I have a low tolerance for bugs. :)
I know some folks prefer to use Fenix because there are some things they hated about Fennec that it fixes or does things differently than and that's cool- someone's got to test the new thing. :)
But Fennec is the main version right now and the one with the most user choice simply because it's a mature piece of software with options and extension support all fully implemented. Fenix is I'm told useable as a basic browser (and, like Fennec, supports UBlock Origin, among other things), but is not yet at feature parity with Fennec.
This is what I recommend to people:
Of course, if they don't like it, I'd say "Go give the other one and try!". :)
There's a worry in the back of my head that Fenix will be more like Chrome than Fennec and offer me less control to do what I want as a user than Fennec does. However, that worry may prove unfounded because Fenix is still a work in progress and even the developers may not know for sure exactly what it will be down to the last byte of code yet. I just know that if I used it today, stuff would be missing. Betas are like that, though. :). That's the nature of the beast. Can't blame a tree for being a tree.
I just hope it's really ready when it's ready and that there won't be anything missing and it'll just be new stuff I like added to the old stuff I like by the time it is what I am forced to use. And it may be.
I get the sense that there may be some healthy internal disagreement at Mozilla about what Fenix needs to be ready, when it will be ready, and on some elements of what it is that Fenix should be in its "final" form (I.e. When it entirely replaces Fennec). I'm just guessing, but it would make sense and explain what has been a kind of odd prerollout in some respects.
[Yes definitely why not! I wrote the guide with the intention to help others and reduce some confusion around the different versions available on the Play Store but it seems not many are searching it or finding it easily I think so it'll be really helpful if it just becomes th part of the Wiki. I revised the guide I wrote slightly and used it with the existing information in the Wiki and fused them and have come up with a leaner version of the guide I wrote. Please read it and correct any grammatical mistakes in it and verify the links in it and add further information or remove unneeded info. And let me know if I can help you in this any further. You can use any part of the guide I wrote previously if you need. Thanks!]
On Android, you have more options, depending on your needs:
Currently Mozilla is in the process developing a new browser called Firefox Preview based on GeckoView and Android Components and its internal code name is Fenix and it will replace the current Firefox for Android in Spring 2020.
<strong>Firefox for Android</strong>: Internally code named as Fennec. This is the current version of Firefox on Android. It is a full featured web browser with the Gecko engine (like on Firefox desktop), with support for add-ons to extend the browser in many ways. Fennec feature development has ended in favor of Firefox Preview (see below), but will continue to receive updates until sometime in 2020. Once Firefox Preview is ready, Firefox app will be updated to start using it.
You should use this version if you want more customization or support for more extensions.
It is also available on F-Droid if you don't want to use Google Play but keep in mind that you will not be able to update it from the Play Store as it uses different APK signature and it also contains some differences which aim to remove any proprietary bits found in the official Mozilla builds. You'll have to use F-Droid to update to the future versions of the browser.
<strong>Firefox Beta</strong>: Internally known code named as Fenix. It has transitioned to use the new GeckoView and Android Components. This is the next version of Firefox on Android. It is a full featured web browser with the Gecko engine, built to be faster and more Android-native (using GeckoView and Android Components). This browser is in beta, so report any feedback or issues you have.
If you would rather download an APK, you can do that too directly from GitHub Releases. Keep in mind that manually installed APKs do not auto-update but you can update to the future versions through the Play Store as well since the both the APKs are signed using the same signature. You can also set it to auto-update through Play Store as well if you want.
You should use this version if you don't need much customization or want to use uBlock Origin, Dark Reader, HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, Privacy Badger or Search by Image extensions. Better customization support for more extensions are coming in the future.
Firefox Nightly for Developers: It has transitioned to the new GeckoView and Android Components.
This is the Nightly version of Firefox Preview (Fenix), released almost every day. Meant for developers and users who want to try latest and unstable features.
If you would rather download an APK, you can do that too directly from Firefox CI service. Keep in mind that manually installed APKs from CI do not auto-update and can be unstable but you can update to the future versions through the Play Store as well since the both the APKs are signed using the same signature.
You can also set it to auto-update through Play Store as well if you want.
<strong>Firefox Focus</strong>: This is based on GeckoView but was using system WebView before transitioning to it.
It blocks trackers by default and doesn't save history, passwords and cookies. It also doesn't have Firefox Sync support. Unlike in iOS, it offers tabbed browsing. Since it doesn't save your history, it is a good browser if you want to do some online shopping or if you want to watch some videos you wouldn't want anyone else to know about.
<strong>Firefox Klar</strong>: This is just another variant of Firefox Focus, it is basically Firefox Focus but with user activity tracking disabled by default. Available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Firefox Focus/Firefox Klar both are currently in maintenance mode as Mozilla is focusing on developing the new Firefox for Android browser based on GeckoView and Android Components.
<strong>Firefox Lite</strong>: It was called Firefox Rocket before being rebranded as Firefox Lite, this is neither based on GeckoView nor on Gecko engine, it uses system WebView. It is meant to be used to save data, phone storage and for faster browsing in limited data environments and congested networks. Firefox Lite is available in China, Indonesia, India, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
<strong>Firefox Preview</strong> and <strong>Firefox Preview Nightly for Developers</strong>: Temporary apps, used during development of Firefox Preview (Fenix). Since April 2020, they are the same as Firefox Beta and Firefox Nightly respectively
You should not use them, use Firefox Beta or Firefox Nightly for Developers instead. Firefox Preview and Firefox Preview Nightly for Developers will be eventually removed from Play Store.
• Firefox Beta and Firefox Preview have the same codebase with the difference being that the about:config preference being enabled in the Firefox Beta version.
• Firefox Nightly for Developers and Firefox Preview Nightly for Developers have the same codebase.
Cause I just get the error message in the screen shot here: Dex error https://imgur.com/gallery/WuSRp3E
Firefox developers did say they'd remove the redundant Firefox versions. This all mess is caused because Mozilla is developing a new browser based on GeckoView.
There were 3 version before:
Firefox for Android
Firefox Nightly for Developers
All three based on the old Gecko rendering engine.
Now there are a MANY version:
Firefox Preview Nightly for Developers
All of them are based on GeckoView except Firefox for Android.
• Now in-between all these there's Firefox lite which neither based on GeckoView or Gecko engine, it uses system WebView. It is meant to be used to save mobile data when browsing.
Version which are transitioning from old "Gecko" engine to the new "GeckoView" engine:
Firefox for Android: It is still on old Gecko engine, hasn't yet transitioned to the new GeckoView yet but will be when Mozilla decides.
Firefox Beta: It has transitioned to the new GeckoView.
Firefox Nightly for Developers: It has transitioned to the new GeckoView.
Version which will be phased out:
Firefox Preview Nightly for Developers
These are based on GeckoView. I think they were just meant for testing the new GeckoView implementation.
What you should use:
P.S. This is just what think based on what I'm able understand.
Works today https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta&hl=en_US
From r/AdFreeInternet's wiki
If you are using a chromium based browser that is not chrome, I recommend going into extension settings and making it so that you can download extensions from the chrome web store. This will make it much easier to install many extensions not available on the Opera or Edge web stores. If an extension is not available on the firefox web store, you can often download it from the github, and install it manually.
Adblocking on Android is quite a bit different than adblocking on browser. On browser, you can simply install some browser extensions, and you are set to go. However on Android, removing ads it a bit more unconventional. In this list I will list some different types of adblockers. Also, all these apps will either be from F-Droid, or the developers website/discord.
I highly recommend you install F-Droid as it is useful for much more than just Ad-free apps.
These adblockers block ads in most apps. This includes ads in those crappy games you find on the playstore. It also makes ads in the browser not load, but the icon where they would be still takes up space on the page.
Blokoda - What I use, blocks ads in most apps and games - F-Droid
DNS66 - Didn't work for me, but I have heard it works for some people - F-Droid
Firefox + Ublock Orgin extension
Bromite or use the F-Droid Repository
You were saying?
Firefox - Web browser. Allows desktop extensions, such as uBlock Origin, so internet ads aren't really a thing. Also allows sending pages from device to device; start an article on your phone, but then get home, takes 3 taps and that page is open on your laptop. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Google Keep - Best note app I know of. Access via desktop browser, phone, or home assistant (just tell your house "Hey Google, add peanut butter to the shopping list", or "Add Frozen II to the Movies list"). Allows images (albeit only 1/note), recordings (with voice-to-text), checklists, scribbled images, reminders, etc. I probably use this more than any other app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep
Firefox Lockwise - Allows me to use passwords saved on Friefox (desktop or mobile browser) inside apps. Great for when you are setting up a new device & don't want to have to re-enter 4 million passwords. Uses fingerprint sensor. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mozilla.lockbox
Nova Launcher - Really great customization options for your home screen, apps behavior, etc. Free version is good, one-time-payment Pro version adds a lot of extra utility. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Mint - Track, sort, & organize your money. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mint
Libby - Free access to digital books & audio books from your local library's collection. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.overdrive.mobile.android.libby
9gag - When you want to kill a little time on an amusing content-scroller. When you get tired of the ads, you can do a 1-time purchase to disable them. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninegag.android.app
Rif is fun for Reddit - a Reddit browser. Minimal ads. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andrewshu.android.reddit
Google Voice - A free phone number & app from Google. Allows you to access your phone for texting & calls from mobile or desktop. Voice-to-text voicemail. Free. The one communications app Google has NEVER broken in over a decade. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.googlevoice
Signal - For secure communications. Can also be used as your default SMS app. Has desktop version. Only downside is it doesn't sync conversations from device to device, only contacts. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms
Facebook Messenger - Yes, Facebook. Ick. But some people are only on it and will not move to Signal. Plus those chat-heads are spectacular. If they continue to remove functionality at the rate they have been lately, this one will be a goner. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.orca
Okay, if you're using Firefox for Android then you need to know that Mozilla is developing a new browser based on GeckoView that is faster than the current version. You can read more about it here and download the new browser here, which is still in beta, there's currently limited Extensions support and it already supports some Extensions and the content blocker uBlock Origin is already available and it also includes bottom toolbar bar (tab icon and three-dot menu that you are asking and the address bar is also at the bottom though you can change it if you want).
Welcome to the party.
Firefox supports add-ons.
There's also the new Firefox, still in preview, but it supports only a few add-ons for now, like uBlock Origin.
Next, Blokada from F-Droid will help you block ads device-wide. It's not perfect, but it's the best we've got.
I don't have Android and was curious to see a comparison. Convenient linkies for the lazy:
Not sure if this helps yourself and /u/reaperofsquirrels but there are plenty of browsers such as Firefox you can install that let you use extensions such as ad-blockers. I personally use the default Samsung browser on my Galaxy because it has this feature.
For YouTube I use NewPipe instead of the official app.
For system-wide ad-blocking, without rooting your device, you could try Blokada.
This is just what works for me, I'm sure plenty of others have far more suggestions that do the job!
I presume you are using an Android phone. Some considerations: https://grapheneos.org/usage#web-browsing. While some comments only applies to Graphene OS, Bromite is a very secure option and has uBlock Origin easy mode built in. https://www.bromite.org/
Other side benefit if you sideloaded an OS, you can just rely on F-Droid’s updates rather than going to the Aurora Store, MicroG, or APK Pure for updates.
Using a different version of Firefox (other than https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox) will give you a unique fingerprint. This includes ESR, Developer, and Nightly builds. Bromite is built to look just like Chrome, but without Google tracking.
Not that you asked, but here's how I block ads on Android.
App store links
Skini Firefox i dodaj ublock origin, preko opcija same ekstenzije dodaj index u blokirane.
Skini Samsung internet, u njegovim opcijama ima za dodavanje nekoliko adblockera pa kad odabereš neki, u opcijama jednog od njih dodaj index. Adguard i Unicorn imaju najbolje ocjene.
Based on my previous comment on the subject, with added more apps since i installed some more
This is what i have installed that is opensource, sorted by alphabet, most links are f-droid, but those that arent on f-droid, have the source code link next to them.
Anyone who is confused by all this should probably be using Firefox for Android (The regular one, not one with any of the other words in the name). It's stable, it's full-featured, it's the core product offering, and there are lots of add-ons available for it.
When the new stuff they're working on has feature parity (i.e. All the same features one is used to and more- except apparently full add-on support [Though UBlock Origin will be available at that time, at least]. I think they should wait to do that upgrade until the add-on support is ready, personally, but that's not my call. I'm just a regular guy on the Internet. :) ), everyone using the current Firefox for Android (the regular one) will be upgraded to that.
Most of this other stuff is essentially for users who want to help test the newest stuff (Which is important, no doubt about it- they're doing a service to the rest of us who are sticking with the regular version and will one day be upgraded) and see how it's going, or who for whatever reason actually don't like using the current Firefox and want to see what the next version has to offer (Or who just strongly prefer the next version and want to use it now even without the features it's going to get later.). There's one other thing that is just basically a browser with no "memory", essentially a dedicated private browsing browser instead of people clicking a private browsing button on their regular browser- so not strictly necessary (But obviously some people use and like it, so more power to them.), you can just enable private browsing on regular Firefox (or any other variant) instead if you want (Which is what I do when I am looking to browse privately). I may be missing another variant or two, but that's what they are- variants.
Just using the regular Firefox with no extra words in the name is basically what's intended for a user who can't sort this stuff out. That's what I'm doing and I *can* sort this stuff out. I just like stuff that's as stable as possible with all the features, options, and add-ons I can get with that. I see some cool stuff is on the way with this other thing, and when the regular Firefox is upgraded to it, I'll of course be using it along with everyone else and explore the stuff I've been reading so much about on the sub-reddit at that juncture. :) I am looking forward to trying it out when it is ready. I may have to consider whether or not I can stay behind longer by disabling updates or looking into a fork if add-on support isn't where it needs to be for me yet when they change it over (They are only guaranteeing Ad-Block Plus, which is the most important one IMO, but not the only one that I care about), but ultimately I don't think I have a better option than upgrading when they say it's time (I need to keep getting security patches, and I don't like the alternative Android browsers I've seen at this time).
TL;DR: Use this one- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US
And thus, suggestion time! :D
Switch to the Firefox Browser on Android, as it supports extensions.
Grab the uBlock Origin extension
Set up the filter list as explained in our FAQs page under the "Blocking Advertisements!" section.
You're set to watch without ads while having working players as long as you use the FireFox application.
You could also use the AdGuard mobile application.
Follow it's setup guide, no you don't need premium no matter how much they ask.
When possible, open it's settings tab and go to "User Filters"
Click the plus button to the top right to add a new rule, then copy & paste the CONTENTS of this page into there and apply. Then you'll be set to watch using the default browser if you want.
Both suggestions have been tested by me previously, if you experience issues getting them to work then feel free to let me know.
Mobile Firefox does the job.
Can someone explain the difference between all the Firefox versions available on the Play Store?
Firefox for Android Beta:
Firefox Nightly for Developers:
Firefox Preview Nightly for Developers:
Personally I've had persistent performance issues with the original Firefox Android version about since Mozilla ceased active development months ago. Something as simple as DuckDuckGo searches may take 30 seconds especially with many other tabs open and occasionally don't seemingly complete at all, switching already loaded tabs may lead to a blank page (or show content from the tab you're switching from). I have OnePlus One with LineageOS 16 (Android 9).
I know that some have always complained that "Firefox is so much slower than Chrome on Android", in the past I couldn't have cared less due to proprietary parts and lack of addon support in the Google Chrome browser. But Firefox eventually become incredibly frustrating to use for me, as noted above.
the addons I've had installed (this is not a recommendation list, only for troubleshooting):
Only ClearURLs has been installed somewhat recently.
Personally I've had persistent performance issues with the original Firefox Android version about since Mozilla ceased active development months ago. Something as simple as DuckDuckGo searches may take 30 seconds especially with many other tabs open and occasionally don't seemingly complete at all, switching already loaded tabs may lead to a blank page (or show content from the tab you're switching from).
Use Firefox.. You can add add-ons like an ad blocker or a dark mode thing
And who said Adblock only exists for computers?
Firefox allows you to install extensions.
If you prefer Chrome, Kiwi Browser is based on it, and allows you to install extensions too.
Samsung Browser even has a built-in AdBlocker
This is what i have installed that is opensource, most links are f-droid, but those that arent, have the source code link next to them.
Para instalar apps que Google banea de Play Store (como bloqueadores de anuncios por ejemplo): F-Droid (es como una Play Store alternativa).
Para bloquear anuncios en el navegador y casi todas las app: Blokada (que la podés bajar de F-Droid).
Para navegar por internet: Firefox
Para bloquear anuncios en Firefox: uBlock Origin (a Firefox de Android también se le pueden instalar extensiones).
Para YouTube: NewPipe (te recomiendo que lo bajes de F-Droid también así se te mantiene actualizado).
Find and Download AdGuard on the app store, the non-pro version works fine.
Navigate to the User-Filters tab.
Copy and paste the RAW TEXT from Here into the user filters.
After that's done, make sure everything is turned on & also ensure you enable "EasyList" under the Filters section.
Download the Firefox APK off the play store.
Install uBlock Origin THROUGH the Firefox application.
Follow the standard practice with uBlock Origin to import a filter list. More info can be found at the bottom of here.
Import this filter list https://gitlab.com/Sorrow-San/9anime-adblock-filters/raw/master/9Anime%20filter%20list by copy & pasting the actual URL and applying.
Edit: I'd post screenshots of doing it on an android device- buuut I don't have one. :c Sorry, you'll have to figure this out a little on your own. But it should be pretty simple since the layout is supposed to be the same as it is on PC.
Yes! You'll need Firefox though.
J'ajouterais que pour Android, utiliser Firefox permet d'ajouter des extensions, dont uBlock Origin (en fait toutes les extensions devraient marcher sur la version Android). Donc pour le blocage de pubs sur Android, le plus simple à mon avis est simplement d'utiliser Firefox plutôt que Chrome.
Ca ne concerne que le navigateur et pas les autres applications. Pour certaines applications, il existe des alternatives qui ne contiennent pas de pubs, notamment pour Reddit: perso j'utilise RedReader, sans pubs et libre, mais d'autres existent.
Et ça un un rapport un peu indirect, mais il existe F-Droid comme alternative au Google Play Store, et qui ne propose que des applications libres et open source, donc à priori sans pubs.
Try: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox & https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin
If your Chromebook has the Google Play Store:
Firefox + uBlock Origin
Try using Firefox with the User-Agent Switcher extension set to a desktop browser.
and get uBlock There will be no ads on pornhub.
Well, iPhones aren't really bad phones. Sometimes they have better exclusive apps, sometimes it's more polished, other times Google has apps that Apple doesn't. Such as ApolloTV, YouTube Vanced for example, or add-on support for Firefox. Personally I think with the sheer amount of Play Store, f-droid and third party apps, eventually some do stick and more than make up for the sad state the Play Store app is in. Then there's the issue of having to use iPhone when you sync to desktop.
But I will say, if you are to switch, wait until 2020 models, there are some rumblings in Apple. Seems that they actually want to push innovation further, rather than just small under the hood improvements.
The thing is with Android apps, most of the time, you can find something better or more suited to you.
Try Firefox or Firefox Focus.
Firefox with uBlock Origin and Dark Mode add-ons.
Download firefox - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_GB
Once it's installed, using Firefox install uBlock Origin (ad blocker) - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/?src=search
Also using Firefox, download Video Background Play Fix - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-background-play-fix/
Now you can play Youtube videos using Firefox without ads, and they'll continue to play in the background so you don't need to keep the window open.
You can try running Firefox for Android and install the open source uBlock Origin instead of running Brave.
You can install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US - I will try to investigate why it breaks on some Android Chromes
Mind try using Firefox? You can install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US
I think this has to do with low device memory and Chrome being a little harsh on rams! Please let me know if it is still a problem. I will try to investigate why it breaks on some Android Chromes
Install Firefox for Android and the ublock origin extension to block all youtube ads.
You can also install the following extensions:
Video Speed Controller allows speeding up / slowing down videos
SoundFixer to increase volume.
Video Background Play Fix to ensure sound in background when browser is minimized.
Bromite and Firefox. Both are good.
Brave is a web browser attempting to monetize a failed business model from the dot com bubble bust: Pay to Surf. Brave will soon have ads across their browsers that are built on tracking you. From their official website.
Better to use Firefox for Android+UBlock Origin on Android. Or install root+adaway and disable ads completely.
here you go :-)
> Do I need to be dling the regular firefox and adding things?
Really up to you. Focus is a dedicated privacy browser. It has no support for history, for example, and that's an intentional feature.
The regular Firefox for Android is a full-blown web browser, with a mobile interface but similar features to desktop Firefox, including built-in privacy features and support for some privacy add-ons. (You can optionally sync bookmarks and history with using Firefox Sync, in which case Mozilla's servers only receive your data in encrypted form.)
> it seems good but was disappointed youtube still had ads.
You can install uBlock Origin on Firefox for Android.
I would also recommend NewPipe for watching YouTube, but that's a little bit difficult for some people since it's not on the Play Store!
Tampermonkey and scripts meant for it work properly on Mobile Firefox.
However, the interfaces for most scripts are not designed for mobile in any way whatsoever, and the poor optimization of some scripts will really stand out on mobile CPUs, which are drastically slower than even power-saving netbooks are.
If you're willing to deal with the fact that everything will run slowly and with an unintuitive interface, the option is there, though.
Make sure to close your tabs when you're done with them. They run in the background, and I guarantee most have ads. These kinds of pop ups come from malicious advertisements. It's just a scam trying to get you to install some scummy phone "booster".
If you really want to avoid this, you can use Mozilla Firefox with uBlock Origin for Firefox. I will say that Firefox on Android is noticeably slower than Chrome, but the lack of advertisements should compensate for that. Firefox is also getting much better with every update.
You can use Firefox for this. Just install this addon.
For Android, you can install Firefox and install uBlock Origin (for blocking popups I would recommend installing poper blocker).
For iOS, you can install AdGuard if you have a compatible device (basically any device that can install IOS 11). Installing this might not remove the popups though.
Firefox mobile browser has a desktop mode.
It has the same rendering core as the desktop browser and supports the same extensions.
Does it work on Firefox?
Firefox Quantum + uBlock Origin
Download Firefox and then install this addon and you can have youtube play in the background.
Let me help you with that.
If you are on mobile, use Firefox.
Now, visit https://ww3.gogoanime.io/.
Pe ăsta poți să îi pui uBlock fără root
Sau, dacă mai ai încredere în ăștia...
Link for the Lazy:
Don't know about the best. But, I use,
( I also use some add-ons mentioned in this video )
I also like Brave & Samsung Browser-It's awesome !
::::: Some other useful apps for better web browsing experience :::::::
(Both app supports android 6.0+ text menu feature , So, It can do their job without leaving browser app.)
T2S - text to speech - to read some of the text or small paragraph.
Look up - dictionary to tranalate words.
:::: Pocket : Read it later :::::::
I use 'Pocket' for saving links. I don't log in my google account in any browser. So, I use pocket for bookmarks. It can extract texts from web page & listen it as audio , You don't have to rely on browser sync. You can save links from any browser on android just using a share button. Check this video for more details. (it's one year old) , but I started using pocket after watching this video & I am very happy with it. (I am using free version)
Edit : Added links.
I do not have a Moto Z Play, so unsure of full extent of embeddedness of the bloat.
1) Usually Settings -> Apps -> $App (Uninstall/Disable). I believe (unsure) ADB might expand which apps can be disabled. Android - Standalone System tools
2) Adaway alternative:
Play store - Firefox + uBlock Origin
3) Beyond my knowledge, but hazarding a guess. A quick search leads me to believe that you can a custom recovery (i.e. TWRP) on it without root XDA - Moto Z Play TWRP, and based on XDA - XPosed for Lollipop/Marshmallow, you can flash the XPosed core. I'm not certain if functionality requires root.
How do you find this info? I was also trying to find out if Android apps require Google Play services, but I can't see it on the Google Play page.
firefox plus µBlock Origin works great
Don't use Facebook.
At best open a LinkedIn profile for work so they can see something on you with some info.
Use a outlook account with your name as your professional account so these people can also Skype you.
For everything else:
Somehow I'm still able to use Messenger through facebook.com when using regular ol' Firefox on android, bypassing the message that OP gets. I have uBlock Origin and (EFF) Privacy Badger installed (since Firefox on Android allows extensions just like the desktop) but I'm not sure if they're whats causing it.
If you're interested in blocking ads in the browser, Firefox can do that for you with this add-on. I wouldn't recommend rooting until you've gotten comfortable with the phone as-is, have created a backup, and have a good reason to root it. This article may help.
Download Firefox for Android
Or the beta version if you prefer
And install ublock origin as a normal firefox add on
Then change my filters/3rd party filters/whitelists to whatever you want.
Firefox med uBlock Origin
If you're willing to switch browsers for most of your browsing: Play Store - Firefox + uBlock Origin
Exactly as expected
Android DNS Blocking:
In iOS, they are called content blockers and need to be enabled via settings or something.
You do know you can install uBlock Origin as an Add-On for Firefox on Android, right? It's really not any different from the desktop uBlock Origin versions (for Chrome / Firefox).
Though I don't know about Reek/Anti-Adblock...no Greasemonkey on Android so far as I can discern.
There are many imperfect non-root Ad-blocking solutions and no perfect ones due to Android limitations - AdAway is pretty much the best you can get for Android. Without root, some compromises have to be made. Here are the decent open source solutions I'm aware of:
Adblock Plus: Only works for Wi-fi, so no blocked ads on mobile data. Wouldn't recommend if you use a lot of mobile data.
DNS66: Basically is as good as AdAway and has minimal performance and battery impact, but requires VPN service to be constantly running (and you can't use actual VPN while it's running of course). This is what I personally use. Some apps it's impossible to block ads this way without root though, most notably the official Youtube apps' ads cannot be bypassed. But you could use NewPipe app, Lightning Browser or Firefox for Android with Ublock Origin extension to view Youtube. It also doesn't block ads on your computer if you are tethering the connection (AdAway does).
Oh, and stay away from those closed source ad-blocking VPN solutions from Play Store, god only knows what those apps actually are up-to. I wouldn't personally risk it at least, because DNS66 is very decent app for the job.
Firefox is likely to have that feature easily accessible.
No problem! Though while I'm here, two recommendations you might be interested in
First one is an app called NewPipe. It is an open source app that lets you download videos or songs from YouTube, as well as playing them in the background.
The other is Firefox. Recently it got a feature that will let you control videos playing in the background. On top of that, you can put unlock origin or other ad blockers on and avoid ads
YouTube red has good features, but there's ways to get pretty much the same thing but for free :)
What adblocking browser? This thread is about firefox, not some adblock browser.
These are all you need.
Here are some options:
You can't unless you root your device and install AdAway.
Your best option, assuming you don't want/know how to root your phone, is to switch to Firefox for Android. It's pretty good on Android if you have a new-ish device with some power.
<strong>Firefox Browser fast & private</strong> - Free - Rating: 83/100 - Search for 'google spotlight stories' on the <strong>Play Store</strong>. ------. ^Source ^Code ^| ^Feedback/Bug ^report.
Install Firefox + the uBlock plugin, and be prepared to be amazed at how much faster browsing becomes ;)
No root required.
So many of these apps are starting to offer a crippled experience (looking at you, CNN app).
But Chrome is a huge security/privacy risk, since you can't block those risky ads, and it leaks so much data, so I use FireFox with uBlock Origin to do my browsing now.
Bonus points for the ad removal speeding up browsing big time.
I use firefox plus adblock browser, surf and watch youtube with zero ads.
Install firefox first, then adblock browser.
I don't know how exactly they are capable of charging your number (maybe the ad redirects you to their site which pulls your number), but I suggest you start using an adblocker.
There are a few options for adblocking.
Firefox with the uBlock Origin plugin
Adblock Plus (non-root and root usability for system-wide adblocking)
AdAway (root only system-wide adblocking)
If all you want to do is block ads in your browser, there are better solutions. For example, you could use Firefox plus uBlock Origin (or Adblock Plus if you want.) If you go the Firefox route, also get HTTPS Everywhere and set privacy.trackingprotection.enabled to true in about:config.
Another method is using Flynx, which has an ad blocker, HTTPS Everywhere, and tracking protection all enabled by default.
Or, you could use Adblock Browser, the official successor to the old discontinued Adblock Plus app.
If you really want automate the old Adblock Plus app for some reason, you can easily do so with AutoInput.
I hope that this helped you out.
Edit: I meant Link Bubble, not Flynx. Flynx only has adblocking, as far as I'm aware. Link Bubble has all 3.
Firefox for Android has extensions/add-ons - one of them is Adblock Plus. Works pretty well - only for web browsing, of course.
Firefox also lets you listen to youtube while the screen is off or while it is running in the background. I think not many people realize this feature of Firefox for android.
EDIT: If it doesn't work for youtubes mobile site, you might need to click "display desktop version" on youtube or install Phony add-on from firefox add-ons page and select the firefox desktop client to view youtube desktop page.
I haven't done any proper tests or benchmarks but the latest WebVR Chromium for Android build seems best.
Mobile WebVR performance is generally still an issue though, this would be a great topic for a blog post, with a stress-test benchmark example and test results across browsers.
To be clear, the current options are:
The latest "ChromePublic Cardboard" build, with WebVR enabled via a chrome://flags option.
Firefox Nightly for Android, also with WebVR enabled via an about:config flag.
The latest stable versions of Firefox for Android or Chrome for Android with support via the webvr-polyfill.
You can if you use Firefox.
Have you tried installing an Android browser?
Install Firefox. Install uBlock Origin. Vwala.
Adblock Plus is also available, but is notably heavier on memory and CPU while uBlock uses the same blocklists and actually saves memory.
Like to add a few more thing you find useful it took me several years to get everything right on my End to make android my favorite home.
I like Firefox way more then chrome and it let you have extensions and Adblook Plus is great on Mobile. Ads on mobile are horrible!!!
The Stock keyboard is fine but looks but ugly might wanna consider Fleksy with extension like Hotkeys and Full 5th Row # Pad and it free if you get it from Samsung Galaxy Gift apps. Google Keyboard is also good...
For a launcher ( your home screen) I love Action Launcher 3 Or try out Yahoo Aviate Launcher if you like something a little different. OR maybe C Launcher if you want something IOS Like
Also Yahoo Weather is the best free weather App so check that out..
The peel remote app is looks better then the stock one.
Icon packs are also pretty cool I use Hexacon but feel free to find your own.
Hello SMS is my favorite Sms client but Google Messenger is alright too or maybe Textra , anything but the stock one!!!
IF by IFTTT is also a very handy tool to have, I mainly use it to set my phone to vibrate or Loud based on time. But I use it for other things like letting me know if it going to rain tomorrow..
Outlook is also my favorite email client it looks and feels the best, it also has great support for Gmail and others !!! Might as well install Office,OneDrive,Onenote while your there. Great for Photobackups, Note taking and viewing work crap... There great way better then stock!!!
Android Device Manager is a must have tool if your used to find my iphone kind of things. Just google Find my Phone to find your lost phone works great.
Pushbullet if your a desktop power user. Needless to say I use this app every day....
There a Control Panel App too if you used to that kind of thing from IOS
Timely is Google Own Alarm Better looking then stock!!!
There also a TI 83 Calualtor if you tend to alot of math on your phone
Google Wallet if you want Apple Pay like nfc wallet
There alot more but i feeling kinda lazy... Feel free to ask and questions you have while your here!!!! Hoped this helped..
Give it a try. The new version is great and constantly improving!
Here's the link, if you wanna check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox
Try beta with only uBlockOrigin https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta&hl=en_US
>Try Ad block browser.
How about no? Install regular ol' Firefox, then uBlock Origin like you would on a desktop. I also suggest the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Privacy Badger.
Adblock Plus, woot woot! Also works on Android, you can install it in Firefox. YouTube's mobile site is basically a clone of the app, so you won't miss much except the ads.
Firefox is on playstore. Let me get that for ya.
This thread is not respresentive of the general community. Firefox has a higher review score than Chrome in the Google Play Store.
You can use adblock addon in Firefox. Or use Manga reader app like MangaDLR, Manga Rock, Zing Box etc. The free version has ads, but they don't interfere with viewing pages.
I'll say it again: You are all a buncha scrubs, using the lame "official" app. But, I guess that's a given, when "shitposts" and copypasta are your top priorities in life.
Again, there's a difference between stifling competition and integrating your own products. There's nothing stopping me from downloading and installing Firefox or Bing or Alexa or Cortana or DuckDuckGo or literally any other piece of software available on or off the app store via apk on my phone right now. I can even write my own application if literally nobody in the world has made the application I want.