Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Block ads on your iPod Touch/iPhone


Want to make websites load faster on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Don't you find ads on your mobile device annoying? Well, now you won't have to suffer these problems any more! You can block ads on your iPhone and iPod Touch simply by uploading and replacing the hosts file. To do this, you must be running firmware 2.0, 2.1, or any other 2.x firmware.

1. Click the below link to download the hosts file:
Download hosts file
2. SSH into your jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch using a client like WinSCP
3. Navigate to /etc/
4. Replace the hosts file with the new hosts file that you downloaded
5. Reboot your iPhone or iPod Touch

This hosts file filtered a lot of ad networks. You won't see ads on any website, and now your mobile browsing should be very quick and painless. Enjoy! :)

Credit for this goes to James from James Is Bored.
I'd also like to point out that this is ideal for blocking other sites that you dont want, or for parents that want to block individual sites for their teen. Its easy to add sites, just visit http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm for a quick tutorial.

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