1. Allow installation
In order to install AdClear, navigate to Settings -> Security and set the “Unknown sources” slider bar to ON
2. Download/Install AdClear
Download the installer from the link below, and tap on the download notification to install AdClear.3. Turn AdClear on
Once installed, open the AdClear app. Follow the on-boarding instructions to turn AdClear on and enjoy an ad-free experience in apps and browsers!
AdClear is non-root, but it works on rooted phones just the same. AdClear creates a VPN on your device to filter out ad traffic before it reaches you on the web or in apps. The SSL certificate gets in the way of encrypted ads and filters them in the same way. This means the ad blocker can run in the background while you browse in whatever browser or app you want to use.
SEVEN Networks actually has a pretty storied history on the mobile market–just in the background. We became pioneers in mobile messaging by inventing push-notified e-mail in the early ’00s. We sold this feature to carriers and companies like Blackberry to put on their phones. In the same vein, we deployed e-mail to more than 600 devices in a time when OS platforms varied from phone to phone. As Android and iOS became the two primary platforms, we switched gears. While we still got work, we wanted to do something different. We created Open Channel, which reduced network traffic by making phones only app sync when there’s new information available. We sold this technology to multiple carriers and even released a version on the Play store (you don’t want to download it).
Recently, we’ve obviously taken sight of the developing market for ad blockers, and we realized we have some unique tools to bring to the table. Open Channel’s fantastic resources gave us the ability to block encrypted ads and a huge data pool with which to build AdClear. We released AdClear on December 30, and we’ve been updating and upgrading it ever since.