Opened on 12/13/2014 at 09:49:53 PM

Closed on 11/10/2017 at 11:15:18 AM

#1695 closed defect (rejected)

ABP for Firefox for Android not blocking any ads

Reported by: darkblue Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Android
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



OS: Android 4.0.4 (non-rooted)
Browser: Firefox 34.0 for Android
installed ABP: 2.6.6
Filter list: Easylist

How to reproduce

  1. Install Firefox 34.0 for Android and the ABP 2.6.6 addon
  2. Check in ABP settings, there's no subscription selected by default: the "Filter Subscriptions" is set to empty. Therefore, choose "EasyList".
  3. Visit any page that contains ads.

Observed behaviour

The ads are not blocked in any page.
(I've also tried disabling+reenabling ABP
or even uninstalling+reinstalling ABP & then setting manually "EasyList" once more)

Expected behaviour

The ads should be blocked.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed on 12/13/2014 at 11:37:32 PM by mapx

  • Component changed from Unknown to Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox

comment:2 Changed on 12/15/2014 at 03:20:25 PM by philll

Maybe just a delay in loading the filter list. Works fine for me.

comment:3 Changed on 12/16/2014 at 05:44:41 PM by artgravity

OS: Android 4.4.2
Installed ABP: 2.6.6
Browser: Firefox 34.0 for Android
Filter: Easylist

I have been been having similar issues. ABP isn't blocking ads and it is maddening.

Viewing the ABP per-site disable/enable entry on the Firefox menu suggests to me that the problem may lie there. It showed an option to enable on a site I was viewing (that I had not previously disabled) and it is keeping that site listed when I go to a new site.

comment:4 Changed on 12/17/2014 at 02:54:12 PM by darkblue

I believe that, what's missing from ABP for Firefox for Android is:

  • to display the currently downloaded+active filter list (incl.the last download date), and
  • a button to force-download/update the chosen filter list.

Currently it only offers a dropdown list (to choose a filter subscription from),
but you can't tell if it's downloaded+active or not.

PS. Here is a screenshot of ABP options:

Last edited on 12/17/2014 at 03:00:33 PM by darkblue

comment:5 Changed on 06/30/2015 at 09:33:59 AM by philll

  • Platform changed from Android to Adblock Browser for Android

See #2673

comment:6 Changed on 07/15/2015 at 01:06:05 PM by rjeschke

  • Platform changed from Adblock Browser for Android to Android
  • Tester set to Unknown

comment:7 Changed on 11/10/2017 at 11:15:18 AM by trev

  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

Mass-closing all bugs in Adblock Plus for Firefox module, the codebase of Adblock Plus 3.0 belongs into Platform and User-Interface modules. Old bugs are unlikely to still apply.

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