"Headuck Call Blocker" is a call blocking app for protecting users from spam calls and other unwanted phone calls in Hong Kong, using the HKJunkCall database, and optionally other criteria e.g. ☆invalid IDD☆(blocks foreign spammers and deceptive calls), no caller ID or not in contacts, and custom lists, and identifies callers from public institutions / some commercial organisations from the caller ID.
This Development Channel is for release of experimental versions for testing purposes. Your feedback and views are welcome.
► ☆Made in Hong Kong☆
► ☆Never spams you for promotion or rating☆
► ☆No ads and other tracking and analytics software☆, saves data and protects privacy
► Display of information on callers for blocked calls, including a summary of recent calls from the caller, industry / serious level for spam calls, to aid decision on whether to pick up the call
► Block foreign '+' prefixed invalid IDD calls, ☆normal IDD not affected☆
► Automatic update of HKJunkCall database, allow setting of update time / restrict update to Wifi only. No restrictions on manual updates.
► Support Android 2.2 - 7.0
► Fullest choice of spam call blocking actions, including ☆pick up and hang up☆ (prevent call forwarding / activating mailbox), which is applicable up to Android 5.0 and above, and root options
► Custom blacklist and whitelist (import from vCard and old app), and specify allowed junk call numbers / names, e.g. specify that spam caller with a certain name should not be blocked
► Report spam calls to update the database of HKJunkCall.com, auto report of blocked calls
► Auto inclusion of reported calls to temp junk list and starts blocking immediately
► Auto prompt for reporting spam calls after conversation with near-junk numbers (or unknown numbers as set by user)
► Organization list to alert on the Caller ID of Government / public / commercial organizations
► Outgoing call protection to defend against Wangiri (one-ring) scam
► ☆Support dual-SIM☆ in call blocking / records（Experimental）
► Small memory footprint. Unused memory is quickly released when user quits the app.
For users of Android 5 or above:
Due to the design of Android 5.0 and above, users need to grant the permissions to Headuck Call blocker manually after installation, as follows-
For Android 5.0 or above: Under App Settings ＞ Filtering actions > Set Notification access, please grant notification access to the app for the normal function of "Pick and hang up" filtering method, and for stopping vibration during filtering.
For Android 6.0 or above: Under App Settings > Filtering actions > Draw over other apps, please grant permission to HeaDuck for the App to display pop-up window during call correctly.
IMPORTANT: Please note -
In some models, you need to manually grant this App auto-start and phone tapping permissions, before it can function normally.
If you use task killers (whether as part of the system, such as Samsung or most Mainland phone models, or another App such as CleaX MXster), this App should be exempted from "optimization" for its proper functioning. Huawei phones will probably not work due to aggressive killing of background jobs.
After installing the App, please start and enable blocking for proper functioning.