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Block ads on your iPhone and iPod Touch

Written By Unknown on Monday, September 15, 2008 | 3:18 AM


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Want to make websites load faster on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Don't you find ads on your mobile device annoying? Well, now you won't have to suffer these problems any more! You can block ads on your iPhone and iPod Touch simply by uploading and replacing the hosts file. To do this, you must be running firmware 2.0, 2.1, or any other 2.x firmware.

How to Block ads on your iPhone and iPod Touch

1. Click the below link to download the hosts file:
Download hosts file
2. SSH into your jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch using a client like WinSCP
3. Navigate to /etc/
4. Replace the hosts file with the new hosts file that you downloaded
5. Reboot your iPhone or iPod Touch

This hosts file filtered a lot of ad networks. You won't see ads on any website, and now your mobile browsing should be very quick and painless. Enjoy! :)

Credit for this goes to James from James Is Bored.


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not you
September 15, 2008 at 5:38 AM

Anonymous, you are a moron

September 15, 2008 at 5:50 AM

i agree
give credit where it is due

September 15, 2008 at 6:08 AM

works good

September 15, 2008 at 6:26 AM

Any way we can block the ads on this here quickpwn page? They are freakin' HUGE!

At least the ones in the post itself, damn.

September 15, 2008 at 6:59 AM

he gives credit at the bottom of the post...this guys is not taking credit for it...

September 15, 2008 at 8:13 AM

How do i locate /etc/

September 15, 2008 at 9:38 AM

"How do i locate /etc/"

you might not want to mess with ssh ... better yet, you might want to put down your iphone/ipod touch if you are asking this question...

September 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM

"How do i locate /etc/"

It is in the private folder which is the main folder.

ex. when you log into the /root folder it is /private/var/root

Karl Blessing
September 16, 2008 at 10:31 AM

If you had the Apple Killswitch turned off, make sure to put this line back into the host file. iphone-services.apple.com

September 17, 2008 at 4:02 AM

dows anyone have the stock host file (unmodified). This host file seems to be messing up my categories app.

September 19, 2008 at 3:12 AM

Pottyvick, its not the Hosts file that is messing up the categories app, its the Categories app developer who decided to be an ass and forced his app to shut down when it detects that you are trying to block ads (on his illegal app.)

XD I just deleted the Categories app. It wasn't that groundbreaking anyway and I could EASILY live without it. The fact that pages actually LOAD now is well worth the sacrifice.

January 13, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Use Disk Aid - Free

January 27, 2009 at 2:28 AM

zshare.net is total joke. please don't use them or link to them ever again.

March 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Easiest way to Block all Ads is to just change your DNS server, its legal and takes 2 seconds.

It blocks everything from Youtube ads to web ads to App ads.

link below


and it doesnt affect bandwidth

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