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    by: Hank Zhu 1.4K 8.6

    8.6 Users




    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.

    Tags: smarthosts , smarthosts code , smart hosts , not enough memory to open hosts file , adult content hosts file , how to mount explorer v1.1 as r/w , adfree hosts , adfree hosts sources , what is smart hosts

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    Users comments for SmartHosts

    TwinKey TAM

    by TwinKey TAM

    Nov 29, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Hate any system app with ads or such unwanted privileges. You can even charge the user instead of creating suspicious apps.


    by 封旺

    Aug 25, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    use it i can whtch youtube movio

    Maple Cz

    by Maple Cz

    Nov 07, 2015  |  "Awesome"


    tee boon yim

    by tee boon yim

    Dec 23, 2014  |  "Good"

    Update on Mirror site is not working

    Grant Hodges

    by Grant Hodges

    Nov 07, 2014  |  "Poor"

    1.3.86 on xt897c 4.1.2

    Gavin Wong

    by Gavin Wong

    May 30, 2014  |  "OK"

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