Need an ad blocker for GrapheneOS

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and apparently it’s more secure to use Vandium instead of Brave browser on GrapheneOS. The problem with this is that Vanadium doesn’t have an ad blocker. So I’m going to either have to go with the supposedly less secure Brave browser, or else find an ad blocker. I’m interested in any recommendations or thoughts. Is there a DNS based ad blocker solution that might be better than switching to Brave? I see various options in the F-Droid app store for DNS ad blockers but would like to get a recommendation on which ones are best.

I like Netguard, enable settings, advanced, manage system apps, filtering and blocking hosts.

Go to settings backup - put a hosts url (say from: GitHub - StevenBlack/hosts: 🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories. ) and press to download it.


Extra fun, block internet access to apps you don’t want to :wink:


I have read that Vanadium was sharing patches with Bromite…which include ad blocking.
So are you sure to need ad blocker when using Vanadium ? (just a question, never tried or experienced…).

Vanadium doesn’t have an adblocker (except for the useless one Chromium has).
Both projects have incompatible licenses so majority of patches cannot be shared either.

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Did your reading include GrapheneOS’ extensive FAQ covering this topic?

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Try TrackerControl on F-droid. It is awesome

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Wow, not sure how I missed this in the GrapheneOS FAQ which I’ve read parts of already recently. Thank you so much. Based on the information there, I came to the decision to configure AdGuard’s DNS-over-TLS server in the Private DNS option within GrapheneOS. Ad blocking seems to be working so far.

Quad9’s DNS-over-TLS server also looks interesting, but it seems more focused on general malware rather than ad blocking.

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