AdBlocker for Safari & other browsers

Author: Yllier  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak

AdBlocker is an easy to use and powerful tool, similar to extensions for your desktop browser. It blocks ads in Safari and other apps which are using browser-like views (UIWebViews).

If an app is using UIWebViews to display content (other browsers like Skyfire, browser in a twitter client,…) AdBlocker will block ads from being loaded and tries to optimize the space.

AdBlock will reduce your data usage and often speed up loading of pages; extremely useful if you have a limited cellular data plan – it will save you money!

BlockLists are being downloaded from the net. No need to create huge configurationsfiles yourself. It’s using list like provided by easylist.

AdBlocker is very fast, regex-based tool and can handle lists with thousands of entries without noticable slowing down the apps. Lists for 17 languages are build in, but you can easily add custom lists. Just google ‘adblock lists’ to find urls.

This is a true AdBlock equivalent to extension for desktop browsers, it uses huge lists that can single out specific parts of a domain, or only folders from a domain or even just a single image and therefor is superior to adblocking methods based only on hostnames.

AdBlocker can be purchased in the CydiaStore for only US$ 1.99.

AdBlocker is designed to block ads in webcontent like websites and not advertisement in ad-supported apps.


BigBoss Authors: Mark Bruce & Kory Lee

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13 Responses to “AdBlocker for Safari & other browsers”

  1. Jason Says:

    Does anyone remember when the whole concept of homebrew was free? And the kicker is even if someone writes another program that does this and wants to make it free it will be rejected. My kudos always go to BigBoss.

  2. The6uest Says:

    This should have been built into your Firewall app, but it’s still pretty nice. It doesn’t let me select ‘Other Apps’ though.. Every time I touch ‘Select’, the settings app crashes. Is there something I have that would cause it to crash?

  3. Bubba Says:

    Mentions that it should speed things up, but all the sites I’ve tested, the loading of pages appears to be slower.

  4. SquareWheel Says:

    I’ll just continue using my hosts file.

  5. laffingMan Says:

    is this compatible with ios 4.x.x ?

  6. semifinal Says:

    I use opera a lot on my 2g over edge,
    but it seems not to work with it, tried it.

    Works with safari, but pages load as slow as before.

  7. The6uest Says:

    You still have a 2G?? Wow, I didn’t think any of those were still around.

    It states that it is compatible with 4.x.

  8. thevmax Says:

    Imagine this…
    An AD for a paid program that …
    stops ADs

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I have it on 4.0 and 4.2.1 and it works just dandy

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t think your hosts file is anywhere near as good as a regex based off EasyList.

  11. laffingMan Says:

    lol… it is if you use the iphone. desktop… no.

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  13. Soon Says:

    What do I need to download so no virus or bugs can get in on my iphone

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