on my phone, i have
- an adblocker in my browser
- a system wide ad blocker that works by routing requests to ad domains to local host
- another system wide ad blocker that works by intercepting app's internal calls to recognised ad APIs and returns nothing
- a modified version of youtube with ads removed
i still see ads
beginning to think that smartphones aren't so great
@andre at the end of the day nothing's stopping app devs from just distributing the ad images with their app over google play and displaying them without network connectivity
@lynnesbian they're everywhere.
@andre who would have thought that it'd be so hard to avoid ads on an operating system developed by a company that makes the vast majority of its revenue through ads
if you can still make a phone call without getting ads, i count that as a win.
@lynnesbian i saw an ad in vscode yday from an extension wanting me to buy the pro version
@lynnesbian what are the middle two? that block ad request traffic and intercept API calls?
@abbenm adaway and minminguard
@lynnesbian thankk you!
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@lynnesbian oh!! what apps do you use?? I only have like AdAway and uBlock, (also NewPipe but detail), I've been annoyed by those ads in Instagram for ages now (I get an ad for the army -every- day, what de fuck)
@eater adaway and minminguard are the system wide ones i use
@lynnesbian ah I don't have Xposed (not really,, planning to either cuz it's annoying), thanks tho~
@eater xposed is really good but i can't recommend it because of how google intentionally disables google pay if you use it
also nintendo apps will all mysteeeriously crash on devices with xposed but i'm sure it's just a coincidence
@lynnesbian I run LineageOS microg, has all the googly bits removed (and replaced with fake googly bits, so,, most things work. except nintendo games and google pay I expect)
microg is p cool, because you don't have to have a google account either to use your phone (which I don't)
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