AFWall+ (Android Firewall +)

AFWall+ (Android Firewall +)

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***ROOT REQUIRED*** If you don't know what root is, please search for "How to root android" in the Internet.

AFWall+ (Android Firewall +) is a front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall.It allows you to restrict which applications are permitted to access your data networks (2G/3G and/or Wi-Fi and while in roaming). Also you can control traffic within LAN or while connected through VPN.

More info on new permission - android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER

INTERNET permission is only required for LAN functionality (API limitation)

Features added
- Supports 2.2 to 4.4.x
- Import/Export Rules to external storage
- Import DroidWall Rules
- Search Applications
- Filter Applications
- Multiple Profiles with custom names
- Tasker/Locale support
- Select All/None/Invert/Clear applications on each column
- Revamped Rules/Logs Viewer with copy/export to external storage
- Preferences
> Highlight system applications with custom color
> Notify on new installations
> Ability to hide application icons( faster loading )
> Use LockPattern for application protection.
> Show/Hide application ID.
- Roaming Option for 3G/Edge
- VPN Support
- LAN Support
- Tether Support
- IPV6/IPV4 Support
- Device Admin Support ( Protect AFWall+ from uninstall)
- Choose able languages
- Choose able iptables/busybox binary
- Support x86/MIPS/ARM devices.
- New Widget UI - Apply profiles with few clicks
- Blocked packets notification - Displays blocked packets
- Support for wifi only tablets
- Improved Log statistics

Translations & Languages
- German translations by chef@xda & user_99@xda & Gronkdalonka@xda
- French translations by GermainZ@xda & Looki75@xda
- Russian translations by Kirhe@xda & YaroslavKa78
- Spanish translations by spezzino@crowdin
- Dutch translations by DutchWaG@crowdin
- Japanese translation by nnnn@crowdin
- Ukrainian translation by andriykopanytsia@crowdin
- Slovenian translation by bunga bunga@crowdin
- Chinese Simplified translation by tianchaoren@crowdin
- Polish translations by tst,Piotr Kowalski@crowdin
- Swedish translations by CreepyLinguist@crowdin
- Greek Translations by mpqo@crowdin
- Portuguese translations by lemor2008@xda
- Chinese Traditional by shiuan@crowdin
- Chinese Simplified by wuwufei,tianchaoren @ crowdin
- Italian translations by benzo@crowdin
- Romanian tranlations by mysterys3by-facebook@crowdin
- Czech translations by Syk3s
- Hungarian translations
- Turkish translations
- Indonesian translations by mirulumam

BIG THANKS for all the translators.

Please help me to translate to more languages -


- Droidwall Bug fixes ( Continue)
- More languages support
- Integrate with Network Log/ Detailed Log statistics !
- Advance IPtables rules builder
AFWall+ is open source software, you can find the source here :

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Recently changed in this version

[Bug Fixes] Any issues kindly send me email!
Fix rules apply on boot for some devices

Added experimental filter for block notifications.
Error report FC
ip6tables log/toggle issues on most devices
Widget display issue on some devices #265
Better root detection and error display when no root
Fixed FC on experimental Preferences #270
Widget name issues and better icons
Performance improvement for multiple profiles
Reuse of rootshell on new logservice
Widget profile switch issue

Comments and ratings for AFWall+ (Android Firewall +)
  • (70 stars)

    by Soubhagya Grover on 23/04/2014

    Thank god this thing exists!

  • (70 stars)

    by Niet Zo on 23/04/2014

    Must have

  • (70 stars)

    by Afamily Diehl on 22/04/2014

    Glad to have this sort of protection. Has worked great for years

  • (70 stars)

    by Ramy al shareef on 22/04/2014

    I can't live without this in my phone , it's the best app for blocking every single app from using you data plan or wifi +5

  • (70 stars)

    by Anh-Tu Hoang on 18/04/2014

    Just root your device and take control back over your precious data bandwidth. First thing you should do is turn on the log. You'll be amazed to see wich app is trying hard to send out data in the background without your prior notice. ...

  • (70 stars)

    by Pitt Numa on 14/04/2014

    Superb app

  • (70 stars)

    by Adam MacMillan on 05/04/2014

    Since the last few updates of this app, my WIFI has been extremely slow. I haven't modified anything within the app, but now my latency when using the internet on WIFI is extremely high (500-1000ms), and Unified Remote no longer works. Disabled the app