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SmartHost Android could help you check and fetch latest hosts file to walk around network blocking by GFW in China.

- Auto check latest hosts file update.
- Select hosts entries that you just needed.
- Easily switch to your original hosts file or clean hosts file.

✭Cannot save hosts?
If you cannot save hosts,(/etc/hosts is not changed after saving), please use Root Explorer or ES Explorer to mount /system folder to read/write state.

✭About Facebook
Support Official App v1.8.3 or later.
3rd-party Client, e.g. Seesmic(

✭About Twitter
Support Apps that support SSL connection. For example Plume, Seesmic.
Currently Twitter is not able to be visited by modifying hosts file. Please consider other way to get around GFW, e.g. goAgent.

✭About Youtube
Can open web pages and App, but cannot watch video.
How to use Adfree

SmartHosts could live with other hosts modifier Apps, like Adfree Android (
1. Download and apply other Apps to modify hosts.
2. Start SmartHosts and it will detected and save your hosts file to "Original hosts" file.
3. Click "Check Update" or "Apply SmartHosts" button.
4. In "Select hosts sections" screen, make sure "Original hosts" is checked.
5. Click save and the "Original hosts" will be merged automatically.
If your hosts file size is too big, SmartHosts might crash because not enough memory. We have provided an slim version of ad free hosts ( Please download manually and paste it to \"Original hosts\" via built-in hosts editor.

hosts file is maintain by open source project

For any connectivity problem caused by hosts file, please report to smarthosts project.

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Recently changed in this version

- Replace dead mirror site
- Fix no response on starting app for ICS.
- Fix no response on starting app for some devices.
- Update help docs.
- Using shell to read/write system file, improve compatility.
- Support viewing/editing hosts file
- Live with other hosts modifier Apps (Adfree)
- Optimize UI.
- Fix a few bugs.
- Support Android 2.3 and below.
- Fix a permission problem for MIUI
- Reduce Permission Request times
- Add a feedback button.

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Comments and ratings for SmartHosts
  • (70 stars)

    by Gavin Wong on 30/05/2014

    My Gtalk has no respond when smart host is running on background.

  • (70 stars)

    by Bran Stark on 26/04/2014


  • (70 stars)

    by Tom Reventon on 13/03/2014

    If you are a Chinese. Download! Google serve works well! Love it!

  • (70 stars)

    by Alessio Bonfiglio on 04/03/2014

  • (70 stars)

    by Yu Jason on 03/01/2014


  • (70 stars)

    by Meripet Polat on 02/01/2014

    It doent work

  • (70 stars)

    by James Wong on 19/09/2013

    twitter not working lol

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