Android uBlock Origin with Chrome?

Discussion in 'Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile' started by uninfected1, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    I'm currently using Adguard but like some others here I find it a bit of a battery hog and it also tends to make things pretty sluggish. I'd like to use uBlock Origin but with Chrome, and not have to install Firefox just to use it.

    Is there is any way this can be done, perhaps by downloading it from an unofficial but safe source? Am I right in thinking there was a Chrome app that used to be available from F-droid?
     
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  2. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

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  3. legendcampos

    legendcampos Level 5

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    I use Yandex (chromium) with Avira Browser Safety (Adguard) + Noscript lite (prevents the window from opening alone) + Https. I think good, it supports several extensions
     
  4. Cohen

    Cohen Level 7

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    Chrome doesn't allow extensions with Android but Firefox does. Brave for Android also blocks ads/trackers by default, but Firefox with uBlock Origin is the best choice imo.

    There are Chromium updaters (dev branch) in F-Droid.
     
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  5. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

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    I didn't notice this was in the Android forum... the short answer is no...

    Also do not believe what the battery setting say about Adguard draining your battery. All software being monitored and blocked by adguard will show up in the logs as being adguard using your battery.

    https://kb.adguard.com/en/android/solving-problems/battery
     
  6. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    I'm talking Android, hence the Android tag before the thread title and posting the thread in the Android, ios and Windows 10 Mobile section.
     
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  7. insanity

    insanity Level 4

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    You can't install extensions on Chrome for Android, so the short answer is no. But you can try other apps besides Adguard. I'm using DNS66, it's free and causes only a small battery drain.
     
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  8. oneeye

    oneeye Level 3

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    Hi,

    The closest you will come to using Chrome with any adblocking is Brave browser, based on chromium. It looks and feels just like Chrome on Android, available for all platforms, with built-in blocking and controls. I think you would really like it. Available at Brave.com and playstore. It was developed by one of the founders of Mozzila's Firefox. Another great thing, is Brave let's you choose from a long list of Search engine's.

    Aside from Brave, a global adblocker like Blokada works just like uBlock origin, but covers the whole device. It's free, and can be found at xda developer's website.
     
  9. TerrakionSmash

    TerrakionSmash Level 16

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    What about something like Firefox Focus or similar, they're only a few MBs
     
  10. zzz00m

    zzz00m Level 3

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    uBlock Origin is available in the Chrome webstore here: Chrome Web Store

    I have been using it with Chrome for a long time.
    ;)

    Edit: never mind... just realized that this question was posted in a mobile forum...
     
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