The financial website
https://wex1.in got it’s domain name deleted but it’s still possible to reach it by adding
220.127.116.11 wex1.in to etc/hosts files on a ᴘᴄ.
So how to access the website without editing
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There are a few options you can go with:
443) to web browser's address bar instead of domain name. But this won't work if web server relies on
hostheader or SNI for virtually hosting multiple websites on same IP address.
hostsfile before making queries to configured upstream DNS server. Virtual Hosts is an open-source app to achieve this.
address=/wex1.in/18.104.22.168to “dnsmasq.conf”. Or on
wex1.in 22.214.171.124to “cloaking-rules.txt”.
hostsfile on proxy server or run a local DNS server on VPN server.
If you don't want to root the device but bootloader is unlocked (or possible to unlock) and a custom recovery is available, mount
/system in recovery and edit
hosts file there. Set proper permissions; ownership, mode and SELinux label.
If you don't want to modify
/system partition (e.g. to not break
dm-verity or OTAs), it's possible to bind mount a custom
hosts file from somewhere on
/data. But that would require some extra effort like defining an
init service, modifying SELinux policy etc.
Make sure not to use Private DNS (on Android 9+) so that DNS queries always go on port
PS: Same methods can be used to block ads without rooting phone.