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If connect your android phone to an interrupting proxy or install something like the NoRoot Firewall (not affiliated), You'll notice that all your google applications (and even some system apps) continuously communicate with the mysterious 1e100.net domain name.
You have no idea how bad the software is on that brand.
One of my co-worker actually bought a Doodgee phone before. It was cheap, and worked okey. One day he got an OTA updated, which pushed Malware to the phone. That malware did what i never saw before:
Pushed fullscreen ads randomly on the screen, while you were using the phone. Stuff like, you are writing a message, and while you are typing an ad popped up, full screen, like an image that is actually a link. It took me days to solve the issue, mainly because i couldn't find a working root method. Solution was: NoRoot Firewall Basically i blocked everything that shouldn't have any internet access.
So don't be silly, you are on /r/android, i expect you to know well that a good hardware is NOTHING without a good software. Other then a few brands(1+, OPPO), every chinese OS is bad, and i include Mi as well.
Mostly yes. The apps are designed to have the space filled with something, so you will have a gap.
As for the delay, I have never seen one, but then I use NoRoot Firewall to block games from having any sort of internet access.
And if you're on Android and your phone didn't come with it, you can achieve this with NoRoot Firewall. As long as you don't turn it off or connect to a VPN / data saving App / Adblocker, it works wonders. Also works for those apps and games that only download and show ads when they are connected to the Internet, but don't really have cloud save or any valid reason to connect other than ads! No root needed.
dude check out this app: NoRoot Firewall
It does what you want, it lets you choose on an app-by-app basis, which ones get cellullar/wifi access.
It even has a "history log" with all the requests that apps made so you can see what is happening behind the scenes.
it acts as kind of a loopback vpn, and it works GREAT. I've been using it for more than a year now, really good stuff.
That would be "NoRoot Firewall". https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_US
I don't use any reddit app but check the app permissions. Any antenna (wi-fi isn't bad, gps sucks your battery dry, bluetooth while not used too.
I block most apps with another app called "NoRoot Firewall" by 'Grey Shirts' for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_US (not sure about apple). Basically it's a VPN that gives you control of whether an app can have free rein with an internet connection (allow/deny) Keeps ads from popping up on many game apps that really don't need to access my internet, contacts/phone/location etc.
Ganyan din phone ng nanay ko dati! lage nagdodownload at nagiinstall ng apps without notice! the solution I found was to install a firewall app, disabled the internet connection for everything except for Fb and Youtube. It worked but we'll never gonna buy a phone from cherry again.
Do I have a tip for you! I too was getting tired of tons of ads from these games. So for now, i use an app called NoRoot Firewall, and it lets me filter out which apps get access to the internet. I'm assuming there are tons of other ways to do this, but im no expert, and we all start somewhere.
You can use Chrooma Keyboard along with the application - NoRoot Firewall and completely deny the keyboard any internet access so that it cannot send any data anywhere and cannot do any kind of shady stuff.
NoRoot Firewall - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
You need this. Open app & go to last tab. Allow apps that you want & block those social apps.
Start the service before playing game. Stop it after playing game.
Just look at the app No Root Firewall . You get to control what apps can have Internet at any given time.
The closest app you will find on the App Store is a battery manager and maybe a WiFi scanner. It's ridiculous.
They do allow them, they just don't use the words "ad blocker" or they get auto-removed. Here is one, with instructions on how to use it to block ads.
Give NoRoot Firewall a try. Only programs you trust get out.
Edit: You can use Pending to view what wants out and where.
For my android phone I use NoRoot Firewall, by GreyShirts. It's basically a VPN, and have no idea about it other than it 'just works'. You will need to white-list or deny privileges to apps with this 'app'.
I use Adguard, so I can do it through that app, but if you use a firewall app or something do manage app data use, you should be able to do the same. Our Note phones don't have a firewall built-in, but some brands do.
You should be able to get this app working: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_CA
u/DutchOfBurdock is the guru, not me. My expertise is wide, not deep.
This looks useful:
but it's a shame about:
NoRoot Firewall may not work on LTE because it NoRoot Firewall currently doesn't support IPv6. I'm working on the fix.
Mukhang Android gamit mo. Have you tried using NRFW?
You’ll have fine controls on which app connects using data or wifi. You can also create rules.
I personally wouldn't suggest NoRoot Firewall as it has not been updated since 2014 Nov 30, and it isn't open source. NetGuard is a better option.
I will presume you haven't rooted your phone, so there's this one that I like a lot. It's very easy to use and doesn't need a rooted phone.
EDIT: Be careful, once you install it, every app will be unable to connect to whatever. You will have to "allow" them in the firewall's settings first.
It's not add supported either. It's completely free.
I have no idea if there's an iphone equivalent because fuck Apple.
>Seems like no matter what you do you can't escape their tracking stuff permanently.
Try the free app No Root Firewall - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_US
It lightly F'ks with all apps that want to call home or elsewhere (if you do not want them too). Basically it pretends it is a VPN firewall. And works!
You can set it for each individual app (one menu for all with nice click boxes) to always allow, never allow, allow only if you are on WIFI, allow only if you are on cell, or always ask. And the apps have no choice. Turn if off temporarily if you want use an app that absolutely requires web access or needs to feed you advertisements (or just OK that app).
Lock down permission and Google tracking as much as you feel comfortable, then use FireFox (vs Crhome) on your phone and then put a bunch of anti-tracking stuff on top of FireFox (starting with UBlock)... Well I think Google does not like me much.
***if you try No Root Firewall, you will be SHOCKED how many apps call out to the internet when they are not being used and how freaking often the do it. You may also discover "hidden" apps on your phone from the carrier trying to do same.
Check all permissions from your settings -Apps
Install norootfirewall from the Play store:
It will enable you to check all outbound connections prior to the connection being established for all apps
I blocked the hosts i wrote in my post above with a local firewall app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en) but let the login call with the jwt running.
This seems to work.
If your device is rooted, use a firewall. Otherwise, use a firewall which doesn't require root such as NoRoot Firewall. The downside of the latter is that you won't also be able to use a VPN.
You could try something like No Root Firewall. I assume the ads are using data to load—when the app requests data access to load the ad, NRF will log that request and tell you what app made it.
I used this when i kept accidentally forgetting that my wifi was off and i was watching YouTube. Its not the simplest user interface but works well. It did exactly what you're after though when it was set up and working.
The issue i had though was i kept wanting YouTube occasionally on mobile data and always forgot to re enable the app after, though there's probably some permission thing you could do if you really looked into it.
Use an app like NoRoot Firewall. Block port 80 traffic for ingress. This blocks the map overlay and most portal images.
Not perfect solution, but works.
It's pretty easy to figure it out had you bothered to read the description of NoRoot Firewall.
IT DOES NOT STATE ANYWHERE on the app description page on Google Play THAT IT BLOCKS ADS.
Yes, they say that on XDA. No. It is not an advertised featured on the Play store itself. That's why the app hasn't been pulled... yet.
Adblock Plus and Adaway BOTH DIRECTLY STATE THEIR PURPOSE in the app name itself. Blocking ads. That's why they're no longer on the Play store.
Might give noroot firewall a try, Block the app.
I've had to use it to block the Uber spam I was getting. I also use it to block ads from games.
Price: A cup of coffee to keep programmer awake.
Edit: this has start om boot but it won't work, you will have to start it yourself. I've had to do this with the multiple phones I've had it on.
Yep part of the package that was in your plan. I use a program called "No Root Firewall" to block their outside access.
Just asking for a cup of coffee for it's use.
Most phones create a second interface to tether from. A trick I find works is using NoRoot Firewall - this can block phone and phone apps from talking online, but on my Pixel 5, Samsung S20 and Sony XZP, still lets BT, USB and WiFi tether access.
No Root Firewall, it acts as a VPN client and can block outgoing network traffic per app. It works great on my Huawei Android 10 device.
NoRoot Firewall or NetGuard - no-root firewall?
Looks like they both do the same. I couldn't see the score for NetGuard but NoRoot has 3.9 stars. They both have the same amount of downloads tho. NetGuard was more recently updated. But looks like both can do what I need.
You guys have anything good or bad to say about each other, should O definitely avoid one?
Use Root Free Firewall
I use this to block ads, it doesn't auto start - you will need to check its status every time you reboot.
I use the normal Firefox. I have Firefox focus on the cell phone, but don't have a need for that type of privacy. I use a Firewall to prevent... well, mostly to block ads to a game I play.
yo uso este firewall hace años y anda genial. Te moris cuando ves los miles de accesos bloqueados intentando comerte los datos.
You can use Ublock Origin in firefox browser...
But for apps I recomend you a firewall:
Creating rules for individual apps little time consuming but the end resuld is great.
Download NoRoot Firewall and block facebook that way, then you'll never feed them your info again.
Some times it wonn't auto start so you have to start it after restarting your Android.
You need to install a Firewall (android link). and block that application.
Facebook doesn't require you to use it, it collects your data just the same.
This problem is why one would use Noroot Firewall
Blocks the heck out of the ads integrated into the games and why I use it.
Might check out NoRoot Firewall You like it you send em a gratuity or not. Find out your washers IP address and Noroot will only allow it to communicate on that IP, block the rest.
no root firewall
On my Note 9 I used a program called NoRoot Firewall. It was excellent, and free. Turn it on and it tells you about all the Samsung bloatware phoning home. But it doesn't work on my Fold 2. It works using a local VPN, and there are others that works similarly. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Until I read the replies I was going to give it a try, as it was for the Android.
What I use now is NoRoot Firewall it's blocking all of facebook with just a single line. It's also free to use.
You would need to monitor your traffic and look out for it.
An alternative is to not allow it to access the internet at all. I use NoRootFirewall on my phone for that.
I use NoRoot Firewall and block facebook and instagram. Takes care of the ads for the games as well. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_US&gl=US
This app on the play store u can block internet access to all apps u don't want to use during your dumb phone phase & still keep WI-FI access to emergency apps & apps like maps etc.
Hope it helps.
Try a no root firewall app. And just setup a simple domain filter.
> Ilman nettiä kuunteleminen ei onnistu, ellei aukaise äppiä ennenkuin menee lentokonetilaan
Asenna palomuuri. Sano ohjelman nettiinpääsylle ei.
Ilman rootteja esim
Peruuttamisen tekeminen hankalaksi vaikuttaa perinteiseltä roach motel-dark patternilta, vähentää sen käyttöä.
We'll probably have to wait until OneUI 3.0.
Check out this app.
I think it's exactly what you need.
Best of luck and stop putting yourself down. I wouldn't have known English wasn't your first language if you hadn't have said.
There's an app called “NoRoot Firewall” (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall) that lets you choose which apps get internet. You can also differentiate between WiFi and Mobiledata. I'm using it for some time now and really like it.
I use Noroot Firewall Link Besides keeping ads from showing up on games. It blocks facebook for me using the Global Filters. One day I need to send em something, they released a darn fine program for free.
Mainosblokkerin lisäksi palomuuri*; lähtökohtaisesti estetään kaikki ja sallitaan vain ne mitä tarvitsee. Tiedän, liian iso vaiva taviskäyttäjälle, aivan kuten noscript/umatrix käyttö tietokoneen selaimella, mutta keinoja rajoittaa keruuta on olemassa. VPN-palvelu voi myös olla joillekin hyvä tapa tähän.
Other browsers, like Firefox, but not the Preview, have extensions, eg. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/android/addon/impulse-blocker/
Since Chrome doesn't support extensions on Android, you'd need to use some other app to restrict it, like maybe https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Try using noRoot Firewall to control internet access for the services. It is not "true" firewall, it just uses a VPN trick to connect apps to "fake internet". That works for some apps, but not for all of them.
If it doesn't work for the services, you might have to root your phone to use real firewall.
Android firewall apps is similar to what you are describing
You can control which apps get internet connection
Noroot firewall is a good one
NoRoot Firewall or NetGuard
9 Best Firewall Apps for Android to Disable Internet for certain Apps
tengo esta desde el primer smartphone Cortafuegos sin root
Me permite bloquear publicidades en las aplicaciones que no necesitan de internet para funcionar o que se conectan en 2do plano, tambien puedo seleccionar bloquear algunas publicidades en las aplicaciones que necesitan estar conectadas a internet. Funciona apenas inicia el sistema y no consume bateria ni ram
for people that just want a super quick way, download this, and block MSA. Then if you want, the rest of the nonsense on the phones. I had ads. I no longer do.
install this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_US
and block any app that makes any requests unless you specifically want to allow it. some of the app names are misleadingly official sounding.
>How can you tell if it's phoning home?
This works with Android phones and doesn't require root:
A mobile phone firewall might help with this -- it takes a bit of configuration, but really gives you a view into what your apps are doing.
Here's one (notashill -- just providing an option): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
>What firewall software do you use? That sounds really neat, and I'd like to set up something like that for myself.
NoRoot Firewall on non rooted devices, not sure I can fully recommend it because its missing IPv6 support and hasn't been updated in some time (November 30, 2014). It still works very well for the usage I outlined on non-rooted phones, my main handset is from 2018. Give it a go. For rooted phones there are options the Play Store and/or F-Droid.
>This makes sense since FB owns whatsapp
Yes, technically its sound, but is it sound from a data privacy and security perspective? For example under EU law if I asked WhatApp to delete an account, are they able to say "yes we'll erase everything from FBCDN and their backups too!" ... I think they never planned for this and cannot do it, certainly not without significant development cost to develop proper privacy tools.
>The comments pretty well cover it.
No, they don't. I want a response from PIA, not the peanut gallery who for whatever reason thinks half-assed security is fine.
> Their app is just a wrapper around that open source software.
Yep, so wrap a more advanced killswitch that allows some apps to pass through and others to not pass through as check-marked by the user. It's basically just a more advanced killswitch (which they've already wrapped around the software).
It's not rocket-science and won't require root. Hence, this. — If Grey Shirt can do it, PIA could do it and vastly improve the quality of their app's privacy function which is the entire point of utilizing PIA in the first place.
Otherwise, PIA is making their customers (who want privacy) to make a choice between having privacy with their ISP or privacy with apps - or ditching perfectly functional devices to spend more money on a device that can run Oreo to compensate. Not to mention Google at any point could remove that functionality in updates. Not a good choice.
>Either upgrade to a device with Oreo
Not everyone can afford to do that and PIA shouldn't force that situation.
>don't use apps you don't trust...
That would be pretty much every app that exists. Apps get hacked and Apps get quietly bought out and implement privacy-invading connections unbeknownst to the user. Not realistic.
It will give PIA a competitive edge and add a lot more value to their service/app. I also know that people would be willing to pay extra for it as an add-on. Although, they'll get ROI just by making their app and service more attractive and garnering more customers who'll jump ship from apps that don't implement this common-sense privacy protection feature.
NoRoot Firewall is my personal favorite. It use the VPN as an application firewall. Each time one of your apps tries to connect, you get a notification and you can such to either allow the whole app or specific domain names or IPs (wilcard are supported ex. *.domain.com or 123.4.5.*). Also, as the name suggest, no root required.
Some devices do support it, you can check by going in the app settings > data usage.
If there is no such option, you could use a firewall app
How to use a firewall: https://youtu.be/CS52nCL1ALI
Noroot firewall...I had my phone download a full HD movie once without knowing so I looked into it. With noroot, you can tell it to block any data if you're not on Wi-Fi for whatever apps you specify. I rarely go below about 95% of available data now
I don't know of an easy way. But I do have a couple of suggestions.
First, turn on developer mode and look at the running processes. Details
Second, download NoRoot Firewall
This is going to give you a deluge of information, but the firewall will show you all incoming and outgoing connections. All of them. But if you sift through you can _probably_ find connections to/from advertisers and block them. The processes may lead you to the specific problem, whic*h m*ay be something you can fix by deleting an app.
This is all great if you're really into DIY troubleshooting. I'm not, so I'd just do a factory reset. I back up my launcher settings and keep all data either on my SD card or in the cloud somewhere so starting over from scratch usually isn't a big deal. If you go that route, just in case I wouldn't restore from Android's backups. Start over fresh, set everything back up manually, re-download the apps you want and skip the ones you don't much use or are suspect. As much of a clean slate as possible.
So you think it was strange that a brand new phone would want to connect to the internet, For all you know that phone has been sitting in it's box for 6 month's.
I guess you like trolling or you just have no idea what it means for a device to check for updates or even an upgrade to the firmware or even sync your data once you sing in.
Looking at your graph I thought that the solid blue crap was Apple and then you switched to Android and your DNS requests went way down.
I honestly think your a troll trying to stir up both camp fanboys Apple and Google.
If you don't like the requests from your android phone I would suggest " NoRoot Firewall " from the playstore.
On my Virgin Mobile branded Moto E4 (Nougat): Facebook, FB Messenger, FB Instagram & FB WhatsApp all come pre-loaded. My workaround without rooting is disabling/force stopping those apps. Also installed "No Root Firewall" by "Grey Shirts" which allows me to 'allow' or 'deny' any app internet connection.
>Depends. File explorer requests exactly the same permission as Chrome does.
On Android? You're exactly right, my point was just that less advanced users would be more protected. Most of them don't need a file manager anyway, and the built-in ones won't ask.
> Mitigations usually require root access.
I've actually found it has been getting better, and if you want to compare notes I would be happy to do so.
> It is hard to install proper good firewall without root
There are firewalls you can use, they just act as a fake VPN. Unfortunately, you can't mix and match a real VPN with a firewall on Android using this method.
>and even harder to do so with permission manager.
I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about here, but there are some permissions you can set using ADB on your computer, even without rooting your phone. There are some advanced permission manager apps on the play store that take advantage of this. Just an interesting tidbit.
> They don’t have the staff or talent to create a firewall.
They had better find the talent because leaving Android apps wide open isn't tenable. Educated people who value their security and privacy online are going to jump on the first competitor that closes this vital hole and cancel PIA stat.
> I think you’d have a much easier time convincing a firewall developer to include connecting via the OpenVNP standard as an option.
That's something PIA needs to look into ASAP if they're smart. They should talk with the developer of NoRoot Firewall about integration, for example.
No reason for PIA to re-invent the wheel when the talent they need is right there.
All things google removed
Download no root firewall and watch every single connection your android makes (and block what you dont like)
Any way to prevent certain apps from running when I do not have a Wifi connection? I can restrict background data usage, but I want to choose certain apps to restrict any data usage altogether.
EDIT: Found a firewall that doesn't require root permissions. Works perfectly for me. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Check replies if you want a firewall that needs root permissions.
Ah, well for that you can use uBlock with browsers--Firefox supports it on phones--and if you need more blocking you can either use a fancy router or use the built-in firewall on your PC and a VPN firewall on an Android phone, like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
If it's an Apple or Windows phone then you're stuck with doing it on the router or getting a VPN proxy.
Well, depending on how big a cache the thing has, you would think that something like NoRoot Firewall could help - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en
Works well (I am just a user of same). A user can decide what installed apps have access to the internet via Wifi, cell data or both (and which do not). As EVERY app that needs internet access has to go through it (it pretends to be a VPN), you can set it so either each app wanting access at any time has to ask, or put for each app a default "yes" or "no". Also detects and blocks secret apps (like AT&T "spyware" that they have made virtually impossible to delete without Root access or non-regular methods). For apps where internet access is not essential, it also stops all advertisements (no way the app can download/display same).
Main issue: The cache the spyware may use, if not delete-able. If the M-fkers set it to have a mega size or unlimited cache, the cache of things the program wants to call home to momma with can grow and grow over time. To take up a bunch of room on your phone or, should you drop your guard for a second (like disable the firewall for a few seconds to test something out, or possibly even when re-booting the phone if the spyware is super fast), stuff will get out. Also, as NoRoot pretends to the phone to be a VPN, you may have to turn it off to use a real VPN on your phone (probably more of an issue in China or company-phone-use).
Turn off location permission & Block internet access for this app. MiUi has this feature to block internet access from individual app. If you don't have this feature inbuilt. You can use firewall app.
2)Turn it on and ban BC from accesing the internet.
4)switch to time settings and do -2 days.
5)switch to BC.
6)switch to settings and turn automatic time.
7)your energy should be full and gamatoto ready.
It's somewhat better than u/Awkingkong suggested because you don't have to restart BC
Edit:It's similar to u/bluegie method, but you don't need to be fast, because of firewall
I attended two of the most recent anomalies and everyone was suggesting using this app to increase performance. I highly doubt using something like this is against the TOS since it does not directly interfere with the functionality of the game and it does not put one player at an unfair advantage. I'm certain that blocking the image servers in any way is totally fine.
Für Android kann ich FirewallOhneRoot für ungerootete Geräte empfehlen.
Das schützt weniger vor Angreifern von außen, als vor eigenen Programmen, die unnötig persönliche Daten verbeiten. Wie bei den meisten User-Firewalls ist die Wartung anfangs etwas nervig, da man jedem Programm die Erlaubnis zum Kommunizieren bei erster Benutzung gestatten muss. Das Interface ist allerdings sehr einfach und intuitiv.
NoROOT Firewall On GooglePlay
Set it to allow all connection's through the firewall, And then open the Access Log for inspection !
They're harder to find than they used to be :(
Here's a picture of the king of results to expect ! ScreenShot-1.48
That's a very interesting app with Tasker integration. Looks like it requires root though.
There's another app named "No Root Firewall" but doesn't look like that one has Tasker integration.
I haven't used it but, this looks promising: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en. I don't use any security stuff on Android though. I might make a post in /r/Android about this too, since most of these tweaks do common stuff.
By installing NoRoot Firewall, you can control which apps can have internet access, and which apps can't. This stops the apps getting the ads served.
It also reduces data usage for people with a crappy plan.
Have you tried using an Android Firewall NO ROOT needed, you can blacklist/whitelist apps from accessing your mobile/wifi connections
I've been using NoRoot Firewall to do this. it controls internet and wifi usage on a per app bases.
I use NoRoot Firewall: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
it's been working great so far, and I've had it for more than a year. I can recommend
noroot firewall is good for this and it helps control data usage.
I'm pretty sure NoRoot Firewall is able to do this for you..
I never tried it "for real" but if you do not have resources on your hands, you can try NoRoot Firewall with shows up the URL list that those applications are trying to connect with. It was this way that I discovered Opera had telemetry/backdoor with Amazon. You could also try Tracker Control on F-Droid, or even ClassyShark3xodus.
Also, I recommend you to start migrating to open source applications, and avoid anything that have a bad Terms of Service.
this app does the same
An app called NoRoot Firewall, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Could sureley recommend it.
Maybe a firewall?
NoRoot Firewall is the one I use. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_US
NoRoot Firewall for Android
You could use No root Firewall
No Root Firewall, been using it for a couple of months now and it lets you white/blacklist any app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Install NoRoot Firewall and block everything accessing the internet that doesn't need to.
Here you go Noroot firewall
I use NoRoot Firewall
Stop that crap before it starts.
Agreed, no root firewall works well. But the local VPN setup can be annoying. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
NoRoot Firewall along with NextDNS.
I use NoRoot Firewall and I block port 80 overall.
For android I use NoRoot Firewall.
Its quite easy to use but the only one I've tried
Very useful app.
DL link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
My solution required:
Download Android Auto 7.0
Block Google Play/Google services with No Root firewall:
Install Android Auto 7.0 apk and also block it with No Root firewall as well after. Seems to work but seems like there should be a better solution.
Try using NoRoot Firewall to monitor and limit which apps or system apps use data.
Use NoRoot Firewall block that nasty bing.
Bit I've used netguard too but still same
Install No Root Firewall.
I find https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall does a great job at preventing all this crap from phoning home.
I use NoRootFirewall
Can you install this (or something like it) and tell us if it contacts Taobao, QQ and the Beijing IP?
Check out: NoRoot Firewall, NetGuard, RethinkDNS, and TrackerControl.
Disclaimer: One of the developers of RethinkDNS.
Te recomendaria usar un firewall asi los haces durar lo mas posible. Yo este que es sencillísimo
You shouldn't need to do this but No Root Firewall will/can block facebook and the rest.
NoRoot firewall allows you to restrict apps from using wifi.
I use a hosts file that blocks Facebook and instagram on the PC, and Noroot firewall on the phone. Firewall link
You could also use NoRoot Firewall on other phones (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall)
No Root Firewall if you want to restrict WiFi/Data access for individual apps.
No Root Firewall will fix this, just don't allow it WiFi access.
NoRoot Firewall - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Look on NTL live score board web site. Or use (android) norootfirewall to analyse your apps causing glitch.
for non-rooted devices NoRoot Firewall
its the first thing i put on my device
I use NoRoot Firewall it is excellent for blocking, seriously amazing a programs activity on phone.
A bit outdated but works (NoRoot Firewall)
Something like AdGuard, NetGuard, No-Root Firewall, etc can restrict other apps' data access if your phone doesn't offer that feature natively.
You can screen mirror without Wi-Fi, but you'll need a Miracast/Wi-Fi direct dongle or capable PC (plus an HDMI to connect to a monitor/TV). Screen casting will require Wi-Fi. From a quick look online, I think your phone supports mirroring, but I'd double check before buying anything.
Get a firewall which allows you to block/allow apps.
No Root Firewall by Grey Shirts https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
No Root Firewall isn't perfect but has similar functionality.
Edit: Warning: Google Play store link.
Not a package disabler, but I use No Root Firewall to block access to Internet in apps. link
Use something like NoRoot Firewall. It'll have you request or deny permission every time an app wants to use data. That should allow you to pinpoint which app is responsible when it tries to display an ad.
You could also check services. Do you have unknown sources enabled? Did you get the phone from a reputable source (to rule out preloaded garbage)?
Or use something like this app to selectively block access to the internet for certain apps.
I actually did find a great alternative. Does exactly what I need it to do. Thank you for the help.
It's the one with the icon of a brick wall + fire.
That sounds like a great idea... till the time someone comes up with a FOSS swype keyboard.
My phone's not rooted yet so I don't think I'll be able to use AFWall+.
My options are :
No root firewall
LostNet NoRoot Firewall
NetGuard - no-root firewall
I'm veering towards LostNet at the moment... any suggestions?
Disable Internet/Wi-Fi before hacking or Use NoRoot Firewall
just download No Root Firewall from the play store and activate it. It eliminates the need for all the timing bs
If you have access to their phones install NoRoot Firewall.
App has individual app level net access option.
This does the trick for me
Yes, I have been using whatsapp as my main communication app for the past 2 years (at least) and yes, I always have data on. I have a rather large data contract so for me data is not an issue.
Still, whatsapp itself doesn't use much data. Text uses very little data, photo's, audio and video are compressed.
As to your other question:
If you would like to restrict which apps will use data there are 2 ways:
a. The in-built way: Restrict background data. This way will restrict data usage to the apps you have open. Unfortunately, it takes a bit of time to set up, but it should save you quite a bit of data. It probably won't stop all other data if that is what you are looking for.
b. The app way: most apps that allow you to limit data require rooting. If your phone is rooted, you 'll have plenty of options. If, like mine, it isn't, you still have at least one option that I know of: no root firewalls. I have personally used only this one so I can't tell you if it's the best but I can tell you it works. Basically, this app allows you to choose which apps can use data.
Personally, I only used it when going to another country with high roaming charges (i.e. in Canada it was 16 euro per MB!!!). It allowed me to use whatspp just fine while using no other data.
There are similar options inbuilt in to iOS but, this being AndroidQuestions, I won't go into that...
This one works without root, it's quite nice.
There is also a NoRoot Firewall that creates a VPN server on your local device.
Without Root: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall
Noroot Firewall - acts as a firewall in a non-rooted device.
I've found NoRoot Firewall more than sufficient. Keeps my data off facebook as well.
NoRoot Firewall gives you control over apps ability to access the internet. While not perfect, it is still being worked on and improved by the devs, Grey Shirts... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en
I do exactly this on Android 7. I use an app called NoRoot Firewall which sets up a VPN. I've been really happy with it.
There's an app similar to this no root needed
Simply block the firewall itself.
Download no root firewall and watch every single connection your android makes