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What methods can I use to block adult content?

I'm looking for something along the lines of K-9 for my phone. Does such a thing exist? My goal: to have all adult content blocked. I would like to know if this is possible and if it is, how to ...
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Preventing mobile data use for select apps on non-rooted phone?

I have a number of apps that are fairly chatty on the network, and with a limited data connection I would like these apps to not use the 3G connection (WiFi is fine). I know that rooting the phone ...
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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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DroidWall (firewall app) alternative for non-rooted phones

Are there any applications that can restrict specific applications from accessing data/internet for non-rooted ICS phones? DroidWall - Android Firewall provides this functionality but it requires Root ...
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AFwall+: Why does the Kernel need an internet connection all the time?

Since I started using AFWall+ (a firewall based on iptables) on Android, I was wondering why the Linux kernel tries to connect to the internet all the time? Allthough blocking the kernel I didn't ...
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Are there any good firewalls available? [closed]

Does the android platform have any firewall application?
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Block Connection to Specific BSSID's?

I am setting up my friend's network for his kids. I have Tomato firmware running on their Linksys with OpenDNS filtering as well as timed Access Restrictions (ie, no more internet access after ...
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DroidWall and Wireless Tethering

I have a very simple problem: when I run Wifi Tether on my Galaxy S3 the computer won't get the IP address unless I disable DroidWall firewall. DW runs in whitelist mode, but I ran across its menu to ...
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How to use hosts.allow or hosts.deny in Android

Is there a way to use the files hosts.allow and hosts.deny in Android? I've searched over the internet but found nothing. I have to control access of both wifi and mobile networks. And limit the ...
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Internet filterer?

I'm looking for an app that will alert me and ask me whenever an app wants to access an internet connection then prompt me to decide wether to allow it or not. It would also be nice if the application ...
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AFWall+ allow DHCP+DNS services without allow all root?

Picked up AFWall+ today when heard it is the fork of Droidwall (which had been sold off to Avast). Bonus is that AFWall+ has an entry for "(Tethering) - DHCP+DNS services". Problem is that entry ...
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Phone doesn't respond to ping

I'm trying to develop an application that knows when I am home based on my phone being on my wifi network or not. I'm running into a weird issue in that I can only ping the phone if I have recently ...
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How to limit an app's access only to specific networks?

I'm currently using DroidWall to limit apps' access to the Internet - and it's working great. Recently I've started to have the need of allowing certain apps network connectivity, but limited only to ...
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How do I check tcp packets when they were blocked by droidwall?

I'm using cyanogenmod's rom with droidwall activated with whitelist mode, and nothing checked. I've seen some strange ips being called, and droidwall blocking them. I wan to analyse these packets. ...
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Multiplayer Games and Wifi / LAN

So at work, 2 of my colleagues also have android handsets: I have an SGS3 (stock, for now) Colleague #1 also has an SGS3 (stock) Colleague #2 has an SGS2 (rooted and ROMd) We have been trying to ...
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Android application firewall - interactive prompt confirmation for connections

I'm thinking of developing application, or probably extending AFWall+ app What I'm missing on Android is possibility to confirm each connection from each application, simply blocking the application ...
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unable to connect to my nexus 10 with android 4.4 and cyanogenmod with a remote desktop manager

Hello android users and developers. I would like to give a developer temporary access to my tablet so he can help me solve a problem. On the tablet is running android 4.4 + cyanogen mod 11. I have ...
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Blocking 'Android System,Battery Warning,com.media tek,Common Data Service…' from connecting to the Internet

I am using NoRoot Firewall to block Internet access to some apps. It recently notified me that this/these app(s) are attempting to access the Internet: "Android System,BatteryWarning,com.media ...
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How do you trace incoming/outgoing HTTP connections on a rooted Android?

I would like to get a trace of any incoming & outgoing requests over HTTP from my android phone over a period of time (like you can do with Fiddler on a PC) - is there tool apart from WhisperCore ...
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How to limit data usage of individual apps?

There are many apps out there to limit data usage of entire system. Using Firewall, I can block an app from accessing Internet, too. But, I don't want these. I want to limit data usage of individual ...
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How does cLock retrieve the weather information?

I'm running a Cyanogenmod 12.1 nightly with AFWall 2.0.0 installed. AFWall seems to work as expected, except for the Yahoo! Weather service integrated in the cLock widget!? Even if the firewall is ...
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How to set a DroidWall custom script for allowing global access to the LAN via wifi?

I'm trying to follow the second example at http://code.google.com/p/droidwall/wiki/CustomScripts : # Allow all connections to the local network (192.168.0.XXX) on Wi-fi $IPTABLES -A "droidwall-wifi" ...
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Firewall software not working as expected on Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H]

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H] and I installed custom rom from here to get rid of most unwanted applications and having a pure and de-bloated android on my smartphone. After installing this rom ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
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How can I add iptables rules that persist across reboots?

I want to add an iptables rule on my Android phone. I used: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p 6 -d 192.168.66.1 --dport 80 -j DNAT --to 192.168.66.1:808 ...as root. This rule can be checked in adb ...
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AFWall+ is not blocking apps

I've used AFWall+ to block Weather Services Pro from using my data plan, but My Data Manager app still shows it in the top 3 of data plan use. Is there some background process using data that isn't ...
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Can Google services be firewall-filtered (market yes, sync no)?

I recently asked about the availability of calendars with limited sandbox permissions, since I felt that most of them ask for access that is too wide, and hence are not as secure as I'd like. I also ...
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What is an easy method to test whether UDP traffic is blocked?

What is an easy method for an Android device to tell whether a data connection (either WiFi or mobile data alone) has UDP traffic blocked? Many corporate and public access points restrict UDP access, ...
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Terraria Server Hosting Problem

I want to host a game on the same network to play with my friends. I want to use Wi-Fi Direct and Terraria for Android (of course) but when they connect to me I can join their servers but they can't ...
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How to filter IP address in a hotspot/tether

For non rooted phone IP can be filtered/blocked by using a firewall like NoRoot firewall. Every apps in the pthone can be controlled this way. But when mobile data is shared with other devices (like ...
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Ports on the Android PHONE

I often use my Samsung Galaxy Note2 on local WiFi networks which are protected by a firewall, and experience problems with some apps which are most likely caused by strict firewall rules. Is there ...
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Internet connection checking blocked by AFWall+?

I have recently installed Android 6 on my Nexus. I also have AFWall+ for [un]blocking selected application from accessing internet. However, every time I connect to a wifi an exclamation mark will ...
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How can I debug Droidwall blocking every app?

Starting some time ago, I have noticed that when Droidwall (1.5.7) is enabled, no apps can access wifi. Although the app is checked, it doesn't work, until I turn the firewall completely off. This ...
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Are there any “iptables like” firewall for Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any good firewalls available? How can i make my Android more secure with a firewall? Are there any legal/offical ways to do it? Thank you!
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Block 4g when WiFi is available, and limit access to programs

What's the best way to config it? If WiFi is available, 4g remains locked. When WiFi isn't available, use 4g, but only for Watsupp and no video.
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How can I block incoming connections?

I've been looking for a firewall app for Android for a couple hours now and all I could find is apps that only let me block outgoing connections (for specific apps). Is there any way to set which ...
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Does change in iptables requires a running service to be effective?

android 4.2.2 (rooted) Suppose I use one of the rooted firewall apps, say, AFWall+ (v2.1.2), does the service of this app (rootshell) needs to be running all the time for the functions to be ...
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4G function possibly lost (SM-N7505)

After downloading DroidWall on my rooted SM-N7505 (running Android 4.3), I set it to blacklist mode and selected apps who's data and/or Wi-Fi I wanted to restrict. At some point I remember selecting ...
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How to block some URL`s in Android Louncher App without root?

There is a list of sites, but the user should not be able to go in the running, installed application (Launcher). How to implement this feature on phones without root rights ? For example, I ...
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SSHelper Server not reachable

SSHelper SSH server works very nice on my old Samsung S2. But it does not work on a newer device of my son. I installed no firewall on the new device. Is there some restriction which does not allow ...
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Can't access internet from wifi in third partly app

i have hp slate voice tab in which m work in a third party apps what some time ago its stuck me to access internet on wifi but its working fine in sim network internet. how can able to access the ...
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Block mobile internet access except portable hotspot without rooting my phone

I've seen many articles and tried many applications like 'mobiwol' 'droidwall' 'avast antivirus' 'foxfi'. What my problem is that I've a very limited mobile data and I want to use it with my laptop ...
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Allowing SSH connection to Android Devices with Droidwall installed

I've installed SSHDroid and Droidwall on my Android device. I know that SSHDroid won't work if Droidwall is enabled. Is there's anyway to list SSH connection in Droidwall whitelist? So, I can connect ...
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Any No Root Firewalls, from Major Security Vendors?

This question is "only" concerning no root firewalls, which are currently available from Major Security Vendors (such as Symantec, Comodo, Avast, McAfee, etc...) AND which can filter based on DNS/host ...
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Sudden surge in network usage by unknown processes

Phone Details: Model: Nexus 4 (mako) Current ROM: Paranoid Android 4.3-BETA2 Xposed Present? Yes I flashed the new Paranoid Android 4.4- BETA1 today and noticed my phone downloading something. I ...
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VPN client based web browser for Android to cross over all STUN/TURN/ICE/NAT issues and have a freedom of multimedia

Its too hard to first build one apps and then its nightmare to make the network work. Is it not possible in Android Mobile/Tablet and all Chrome browsers default to have VPN Client embedded? So that ...
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How to prevent Internet access in NetGuard, “Allow” checkboxes greyed out

In Android 6, I want to prevent some apps from using the Internet, so I installed NetGuard. Let's say for instance that I want to prevent Sky Map from accessing the Internet. Where should I click? ...