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Rooted devices


This article is about AdGuard for Android, a multifunctional ad blocker that protects your device at the system level. To see how it works, download the AdGuard app

Due to security measures of the Android OS, some AdGuard features are only available on rooted devices. Here's the list of them:

  • HTTPS filtering in most apps requires installing a CA certificate into the system store, as most apps do not trust certificates in the user store. Installing a certificate into the system store is only possible on rooted devices
  • The Automatic proxy routing mode requires root access due to Android's restrictions on system-wide traffic filtering
  • The Manual proxy routing mode requires root access on Android 10 and above as it's no longer possible to determine the name of the app associated with a connection filtered by AdGuard