An adblock list for rooted Xiaomi smartphones (and more)

2018/05/27

Categories: General Tags: xiaomi pi-hole adblock adaway

3 months ago I decided to install and use pi-hole on my Odroid C1+. Using rooted Xiaomi smartphones for years now (my latest is a Mi Max2 tablet), I decided to keep an eye on xiaomi urls that pi-hole blocked from my device and create a hosts file for Adaway so I have the same rules enabled when not using wifi at home. Who wants device manufacturers to spy anyway?

This is how and why the following list was created:

https://thepenguin.eu/download/tp-adblock.txt

Although my initial thought was to keep this list focused on xiaomi urls (I have also included plenty of xiaomi urls found online), I expanded it so that it includes various adiitonal urls that my phone kept communicating with.

The list above can be used both an Adaway and pi-hile host source.

Feel free to fork the following repo:

https://github.com/archphile/pihole_stuff

modify the tp-adblock.txt file and send me your suggestions back so that I include them on the list!