AutoHosts

AutoHosts


AutoHosts is an hosts file changer. It exploits the hosts file to help you bypass or penetrate the Great Fire Wall (GFW) censorship in mainland China. Please carefully read the NOTE below before using it.

This app is not perfectly polished, if you have any complaints, please directly contact me.

Here I must express my special gratitude to Bert Cotton, who helped me to remove the dependencies of busybox as well as UI tweak and async tasking.

AutoHosts is an OpenSource app on GitHub, you can check its source code at:
https://github.com/ss1271/AutoHosts

Hope one day we can have a accessible Internet in China.

NOTE:
* You may need to REBOOT your phone to apply the changes of hosts file.
* The DNS settings may become invalid after each reboot, if this is the case, please fix DNS settings after every reboot.

Future Works:
Ability to add/edit hosts entries.
Ability to enable/disable a group of hosts entry.

Version History:

Sep.30.2014
v1.1

Jan.7.2012
v1.0.3
Added "Revert to Blank" and "Add hosts Entry" feature. The former will allow you to revert your hosts file to a blank one with one touch, the latter enables the function of add entry into the hosts file.

Dec.5.2011
v1.0.2 Added Fix DNS function. Hit menu to enjoy. This function will automatically set your DNS, no matter you are on 3G or WiFi, to Google DNS and OpenDNS.

Nov.10.2011
v1.0.1 Added Backup/Revert function. Now you the app could automatically backup the original hosts file.

Nov.09.2011
v1.0. Initial Launch

Recent changes:
Sep.30.2014
v1.1
* Refreshed UI
* New hosts source
* Packed with a hosts file so you can use it straight away
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Free
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3.8
User ratings
38
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
0
File size
1996 kb
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About AutoHosts
AutoHosts is an hosts file changer. It exploits the hosts file to help you bypass or penetrate the Great Fire Wall (GFW) censorship in mainland China. Please carefully read the NOTE below before using it.

This app is not perfectly polished, if you have any complaints, please directly contact me.

Here I must express my special gratitude to Bert Cotton, who helped me to remove the dependencies of busybox as well as UI tweak and async tasking.

AutoHosts is an OpenSource app on GitHub, you can check its source code at:
https://github.com/ss1271/AutoHosts

Hope one day we can have a accessible Internet in China.

NOTE:
* You may need to REBOOT your phone to apply the changes of hosts file.
* The DNS settings may become invalid after each reboot, if this is the case, please fix DNS settings after every reboot.

Future Works:
Ability to add/edit hosts entries.
Ability to enable/disable a group of hosts entry.

Version History:

Sep.30.2014
v1.1

Jan.7.2012
v1.0.3
Added "Revert to Blank" and "Add hosts Entry" feature. The former will allow you to revert your hosts file to a blank one with one touch, the latter enables the function of add entry into the hosts file.

Dec.5.2011
v1.0.2 Added Fix DNS function. Hit menu to enjoy. This function will automatically set your DNS, no matter you are on 3G or WiFi, to Google DNS and OpenDNS.

Nov.10.2011
v1.0.1 Added Backup/Revert function. Now you the app could automatically backup the original hosts file.

Nov.09.2011
v1.0. Initial Launch

Recent changes:
Sep.30.2014
v1.1
* Refreshed UI
* New hosts source
* Packed with a hosts file so you can use it straight away

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 15, 2013
From China (got it to work once, can't get it to work again) I'm in Northeast China and this works exceptionally well. Thank you soooooo much.
A Google User
Feb 11, 2012
Installed 2 times Never work
A Google User
Feb 11, 2012
Installed 2 times Never work
Jackie
Feb 11, 2012
Installed 2 times Never work
Jackie
Feb 11, 2012
Installed 2 times Never work