Sunday, July 17, 2011

SBAdBlockToggle by Nathulal (FREE) Block All iPhone Ads System Wide!

Probably the most annoying aspect of today's modern world is being engulfed by advertisements pretty much everywhere you turn. A lot of good applications from Apple's App Store don't offer a paid version without ads, instead generating revenue from ads from within the application. While I can understand this logic, I don't agree with it. So I'm going to show you how to globally block (pretty much) all ads in your iPhone, even in Cydia!

Here's how: (Note: SBSettings must be installed before continuing with this tutorial, found in Cydia)

If you don't already have Modyouri's repo in Cydia:

Start up Cydia, choose "Manage" at the bottom and then choose "Sources". Click "Edit" and then "Add". After "http://" add and click "Add Source". Then either choose the new source from the list "" or search for SBAdBlockToggle or click the link at the bottom of this post to install it.

This app self updates a list of ip addresses to block when its started. Once its installed you can visit Cydia or open any of your free apps that have advertisements and they should either be completely gone or just a black bar with no ad and nothing to accidentally click. I'm sorry but I feel it should be a choice to have your device display ads or not. Again, I understand the logic behind it but I've chosen to disable it. I didn't notice much of a decrease in speed with this enabled, in fact Cydia seems to load about twice as fast now while there is no noticeable difference in Safari.

There are no settings to configure with this app. You turn it on or off from SBSettings menu (drag your finger across the top status bar of your iPhone from left to right (default) to bring down SBSettings, if installed correctly)

Hooray, no more ads! Thanks for your hard work Nathulal.

Cydia Store Link (iDevice only):

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