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It would be better if you split your question into three individual questions, but since they are linked to each other, I'll answer them here for you. 1) How are 'recovery' firmwares different from ones just called 'Kernel' or 'ROM'? They refer to different things altogether. Recovery : Recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that ...


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Answering your first and main question: Ad blocking without rooting On non-rooted devices running Android 4.1.2, 4.2.1 and higher, Adblock Plus will filter all WiFi traffic, but it needs to be configured as a proxy server manually. Detailed instructions are provided by Adblock Plus for not experienced users. https://adblockplus.org/android-about Avoid ...


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I have no idea why anybody has not mentioned "Lucky Patcher" yet... Lucky Patcher is an application that can modify applications/APK files present on the phone by patching them. One of the things it can do, for example, is remove ads. It's ad removing mechanism is very powerful and can not only make ads not load, but also remove/shrink the ad boxes so you ...


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A friendlier and less intrusive (as in keeping the stock rom whole) alternative is CF-Auto-Root, which supports this phone too: Enter the aforementioned link Download this phone's ZIP file and extract its contents Use the extracted Odin or get Odin's latest version Enter the phone's download mode (turn the phone off, then press and hold the Home, Volume ...


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I'm not sure what you find dodgy about XDA, but it's not really any different from what manufacturers do when loading/updating phones. An official update could just as easily contain a backdoor, virus, etc and you would install it without a second thought. As long as it's done properly, phones being bricked as a result is not common at all, and is easily ...


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In principle you can root the device yourself and use iptables-based transparent proxying to forward DNS and http queries to proxies that are not running with root privileges. Then you don't have to trust anyone else's software to be installed as root. In practice I don't know if there's any good software setup to run this way on Android. For what it's ...


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Coming to the main issue of blocking ads without rooting... If you have an unlocked bootloader you can then boot a custom recovery (even without flashing it) and then install MoaAB. I use the same approach on three different devices with effective ad blocking. Not sure of the specifics for Samsung S7 Edge though.


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Samsung Galaxy S7 has a stock browser app named - "Internet". It includes ad blocking functionality as well as removing their containers on webpages. For it you will have to install one of the following apps from Play Store Adblock fast Crystal Adblock Plus for Samsung After installing open Internet->More->Settings->Advanced->Block Content (enable the ...


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This solved the problem: Download the latest stable SuperSU, it is the ZIP file that can be downloaded at http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu-stable Restart in TWRP Recovery mode Press Mount Delete the faulty ZIP and copy the right one instead (at the root of the filesystem) Fixed! Now continue with the tutorial normally. Thanks rjt.rockx and ...


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Simply by flashing SuperSU. There's a thread at XDA explaining the steps: download SuperSu save it to your external sdcard enable developer options (settings - about - click mutliple times on the build number) enable OEM unlock in the developer options settings on the device reboot Wileyfox Swift into fastboot mode: with the device powered down, hold the ...


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If Kingo root can't help you root successfully. You can try another tool like iRoot.I once used and found it do no harm to my device.Try as this guide: one click root to root Android phones and tablets



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