Opened on 04/25/2014 at 10:26:27 AM

Closed on 06/11/2014 at 11:36:31 AM

#383 closed defect (rejected)

uninstalling ABP from a rooted Android device blocks non-https browsing

Reported by: philll Assignee:
Priority: P1 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Android Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform:
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Reported user case: Galaxy S GT-I9000 rooted with SlimKat v4.4.2
Affirmed case: Nexus 7 rooted with Android 4.4.2
ABP from dev builds with filtering switched on

How to reproduce

  1. Uninstall ABP from the phone
  2. With any given browser, try to open a non-https page
  3. Open an https page

Observed behaviour

The non-https page cannot be loaded, the https-page loads fine. In a first test with switched off ABP filtering, browsing worked well after uninstalling. Apparently, after having ABP uninstalled in a second test with switched on filtering, a third trial with switched off filtering again does not fix the browsing behaviour again.

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Expected behaviour

Both pages should load.

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comment:1 Changed on 04/25/2014 at 10:34:02 AM by CalebFnord

OP here.

Not sure what I did, but it involved several installs, disabling filtering and uninstalls, which didn't seem to work, and finally a hard reset (press and hold Galaxy S power button) is what did it - browsing is restored to normal. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I didn't methodically debug this.

comment:2 Changed on 06/11/2014 at 11:35:55 AM by rjeschke

This is currently not fixable because we don't have a reliable way to get notified on force-close and uninstall.


  • tell users to disable ABP before uninstalling
  • if they forget to disable the proxy, restarting the phone fixes the issue

comment:3 Changed on 06/11/2014 at 11:36:31 AM by rjeschke

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

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