Tagged: android

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How to Block Ads using Ad Blocker on Android! [Root]

Whether you want to get rid of ads while browsing the web or simply want to skip ads while playing you favorite game on your Android device, there are many simple ways to block ads.

Android is a derivative of Linux, which means it uses hosts file (located in /etc/hosts) to determine IP addresses of hosts.  Now, traditionally, hosts file have been used to block websites you don’t want to visit.  Since ads work through website names and IP addresses, you can effectively remove ads on your Android device by nulling (setting website/IP to point to local address 127.0.0.1) all ad addresses.

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How to Install Android Boot Animations on Samsung Phone using QMG Files!

For those of you who want custom Android boot animations on your Samsung devices such as Galaxy S4, S5, S6, S7, Note 5, etc…etc…, you will need to use QMG files instead of traditional bootanimation.zip and install them manually into /system/media directory.

The good news is that this will work on any Samsung device that has root.  If your Samsung device is rooted, you will be able to enjoy these boot animations.

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How to Fix OnClicksAds Malware on Android! [DNS Changer App]

Recently on my trip to Thailand, I was connected to the WiFi of my mother-in-law’s house in Thailand.   Sometimes in random fashion when browsing the web on my Android smartphone, it would redirect me to OnClickAds.net then to a site telling me I have a virus on my Android.   Of course, as someone who is genuinely into fixing stuff like this, I digged deeper and found a solution.

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How to Use SSH on Android!

If you are a webmaster like myself, you probably eat SSH for breakfast to login to your web server on a daily basis.  Although I use Chrome browser SSH app when I am on my laptop or desktop, there are times when I need immediate access to my servers straight from my Android smartphone.

Now for using SSH, I have used many different apps but the one I ended up using is the JuiceSSH app, available on the Play Store.