I changed my hosts file using ES Explorater after root to youtube.com

but it still takes to the real website, I tried on chrome browser and the default browser. I found the same problem on many forums but it didn't help me at all. can any one help me?


I had a similar issue.

Check if the content of hosts ends with a line feed. The trailing line feed is required.

  • Should it have a line break or should it not?
    – Firelord
    Aug 7 '17 at 7:17
  • Sorry, @Firelord. I mean it should.
    – Attacktive
    Aug 7 '17 at 8:29

Make sure you turn off Data Saver and any proxies. From the Google Chrome Support Page: "If you're using Data Saver, keep in mind that: ... • Changes you made to your /etc/hosts file won't work."

Source: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392284


On the most Android systems, /system/etc/hosts is used as the hosts file.

You can read how to change the hosts file from a desktop computer here.

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