I use hosts to block some sites, which works in WIFI connections,

but when I am in LTE mobile network, these sites seems accessible, I thought somehow android ignore the hosts.

I am in Lineages OS 14.1 (android nougat)

anyone knows how to fix this?

  • Any VPN involved maybe? Not sure whether that's really relevant, but it's the first thing coming to mind.
    – Izzy
    Oct 30, 2017 at 17:00
  • This is most likely due to proxy enabled in your APN settings, you can try disabling the setting first and see if the hosts are still blocked. Oct 31, 2017 at 16:49
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    @xavier_fakerat Since that was the correct answer, would you mind posting it as an answer so the questioner can accept it.
    – Dan Hulme
    Nov 1, 2017 at 9:10

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As already suggested by OP, the issue was caused by proxy in APN settings.

Disabling proxy in APN settings (which interferes with host blocking usually by ignoring the hosts file) solved the issue.

  • thanks for your hint, I finally manage how to set up an APN without proxy, and problem solved. Didn't know had a default proxy there.
    – anyone
    Oct 31, 2017 at 19:27

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