AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file and local vpn.







There are two kinds of release:

  • The preview builds: on the bleeding edge of development - for testers or adventurous
  • The stable builds: ready for every day usage - for end users

Preview builds

Requirements: Android 8 Oreo or above

For users with bugs, there may be preview builds available from the XDA development thread and AdAway official website.
It is recommended to try those builds to see if your issue is resolved before creating an issue.
The preview builds may contain bug fixes or new features for new android versions.

Get it on official AdAway website
Get it on XDA forum

Stable builds


  • Android Android 8 Oreo or above

After preview builds have been tested by the more technical or responsive community within the forums, we will then post the stable build to F-Droid.

Get it on official AdAway website
Get it on F-Droid

For devices older than Android 8 Oreo, use the version 4 of AdAway.

Get Host File Sources

See the Wiki, in particular the page HostsSources for an assorted list of sources you can use in AdAway.
Add the ones you like to the AdAway "Hosts sources" section.