Curious about Toggle Ads on/off script

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  1. yakitori
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    Just wondering exactly what this feature does. Will toggling it on stop ads altogether, even on stand alone apps? I play wordfeud a lot with my friends, and the ads on it are annoying.

    Im to the point, Id rather just donate to get the no-ad version. lol.

    OR..does anyone know the language of .apk files? Its all diamonds with ? marks etc. I could open in text editor and butcher the ad part of the script in the .apk file to turn it off manually.

    That would be awesome if I knew how to do that.
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    It turns off the ads in apps for me.
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    With ad block enabled your /etc/hosts file will be rewritten. The new contents of the file will redirect what seems like a few thousand known ad servers to 127.0.0.1. Of course this address is the localhost interface on your phone where the program requesting the ad will receive no response.

    You'll likely still see the little spinning arrows where the ad should be but the ad will just never appear.
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    Even better, install AdFree from the market... it does the same thing, but you can get updates to the host file.
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    With Simply Stunning you download OTA updates as needed.
    No need for an app.... ITS BUILT INTO THE ROM.
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    Chevy doesn't update entries to that host file though, unless I am mistaken. With that app you can have more up-to-date ad blocking.
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