Hosts manager application helping developers willing to modify their /etc/hosts (/system/etc/hosts) file easily.
This could be very useful if you need to test your app on a specific server via its IP.
Apps having root access are critical and their sources should be available.
This app is 100% free and the source code is available on GitHub!
* Best Hosts Editor app on the Play Store
* Blazing fast
* Holo theme
* Android 2.2 and above
* Free and Open Source!
* Support symlinks
* No ads
* Compatible IPv6
You can modify Android Hosts a tool to solve a problem you can not access this site.
If you are not normally accessible to some websites and tangled?
If you hated the great firewall?
If you want to test yourself on the phone site procedures,
I am sure you need them Hosts editing tools!
Hosts modification tools main functions:
1 single Adding Host function, one by one, enter the IP and domain name, a single addition.
2 Host list management functions, you can bulk comment deletion.
3 single function to modify Host, Host list, select a Host long press to bring up the modification, annotation, delete function
4 more supports powerful notepad mode, modify the Host file free to add content, you can press one button to clear Hosts empty
5 Host a key update function, a key to automatically download the latest foreign Host binding information easily crossed GFW!
6 Use the help function.
Phones require root before use.
Super easy and standalone hosts editor for Android root users.
Hosts Editor help developers to add, remove or comment out entries in the hosts file (/system/etc/hosts) easily. And the hosts file allows the user to override an IP address of a specific url, and test applications on a specific server via its IP.
The developer is not responsible for any problem caused by editing the host file.
For free file manager from tomitools, please visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tomitools.filemanager
This app will allow you to edit, delete and create entries on the hosts file in your Android phone with root!
The hosts file is a computer file used by an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is one of several system facilities that assists in addressing network nodes in a computer network. It is a common part of an operating system's Internet Protocol (IP) implementation, and serves the function of translating human-friendly hostnames into numeric protocol addresses, called IP addresses, that identify and locate a host in an IP network.
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Some cool features :
* New app design!, it's pleasant to use and beautiful to watch!
* Blazing fast!, this app is fast, almost no wait when loading and saving your host file!
* Search integrated!, no addons, no in-app purchases, the search option it's full featured since the first day!
* Backups!, it allows you make backups, substitute and append new hosts files to your actual hostfile!
* No ads and funky permissions!, We believe that providing clear use of permissions and keeping the privacy of our users its mandatory.
Thanks for downloading!
1. Enable/disable mappings
2. Backup & restore previous map-sets
3. Clean, easy & modern UI
Kindly report in-case you encounter any bugs or leave your-feature requests in comment, I'll do 'em for sure as this is my very first public-use application.
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.
Support Official App v1.8.3 or later.
3rd-party Client, e.g. Seesmic(https://market.android.com/details?id=com.seesmic)
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.
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 (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bigtincan.android.adfree).
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 (https://freehosts.sinaapp.com/android_adfree_hosts). Please download manually and paste it to \"Original hosts\" via built-in hosts editor.
hosts file is maintain by open source project http://code.google.com/p/smarthosts.
For any connectivity problem caused by hosts file, please report to smarthosts project.
USB host is a very powerful feature of recent Android based smartphones and tablets, but on many firmwares (both stock and custom) the feature is somewhat broken.
For example, at launch the Galaxy Nexus told all the apps and the Market that it supported USB host, but USB host did not actually work (this was fixed in the Android 4.0.2 update). This broke several apps.
That is just one example of many. There are even cases where OEMs advertise USB host support, but the device does not support it at all. It appears as if USB host support isn't tested by Google or the OEMs when they push out new firmwares and devices at all.
As we cannot depend on Google or the OEMs to correctly provide information regarding USB host support, and the Android framework will regularly lie about it to both the Market as well as Android apps, this application was created so you can test your device's USB host capabilities for yourself.
If you allow it, the app will also submit your results to my website, so together we can create a complete database of devices and firmwares and their USB host support.
This tool may also come in handy for those porting firmwares.
- Android 2.3.1 or newer
- (Optional) Root
- USB OTG cable (unless your device has a fullsize USB port)
- USB memory stick, or another USB device to test the connection with
The result database is available here:
The discussion thread on XDA-Developers can be found here:
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:
Hope one day we can have a accessible Internet in China.
* 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.
Ability to add/edit hosts entries.
Ability to enable/disable a group of hosts entry.
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.
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.
v1.0.1 Added Backup/Revert function. Now you the app could automatically backup the original hosts file.
v1.0. Initial Launch
the status of any devices(on the Network or Internet) by sending ping request.
- sending ping request to host every second
- option to send direct ping
- scan ip network for active hosts.
- export/Import host list to external storage.
- easy to use
- cute and simple interface
Requires ROOT permissions!
Hint: on some devices the hostname command is not available. Therefore the app will ask you to install busybox.
This app is also available in ROM Toolbox. ROM Toolbox adds a bunch of other features as well. Check it out on the market!
Build properties control how your system runs. You can change your LCD density, decrease your call ring delay, save battery by increasing your wifi scan interval and more.
For common build.prop tweaks slide the screen to the right or click the home icon in the action bar.
To learn more about a build property click on the icon next to the name. If there is no information for the given build property a question mark will be displayed instead of an information symbol.
Remember to keep a backup of your current build.prop. Changing build properties can potentially harm or soft brick your device.
Root and busybox are required for this app to work correctly
Hosts Editor is a way to add, remove or comment out entries in the hosts file and now backup and restore hosts files. The hosts file allows the user to override an IP address of a specific url. It is convenient when wanting to access computers or servers on a network where the internal NAT may not be working.
Because it does edit the hosts file root permission is required.
The Pro version had a few added features, such as editing hosts, better formating when one IP address is mapped to multiple names and a confirmation dialog for deleting entries.
The backup files are stored in XMl format defined as follows:
Hosts Editor is a way to add, remove or comment out entries in the hosts file. The hosts file allows the user to override an IP address of a specific url. It is convenient when wanting to access computers or servers on a network where the internal NAT may not be working.
Because it does edit the hosts file root permission is required.
This is has the same functionality as the Gold version. The Gold version is just a way to donate.
** Searching may be slow **
This is because it needs to make a query against www.metacritic.com and then parse the search result. The search results are retrieved quicker on a faster network (4G LTE is great!). The XML parser speed is improved by a faster processor.
** If app crashes please report it so I can address it. **
Searches can also be initialized by typing in keywords.
Results are returned in an easy to read list with the Metascore, platform and release date showing. Clicking on a result will display even more detail, including the User score, summary, icon and the number of reviews.
Clicking on the product name will open up the review page on Metacritic's site.
Clicking on the User Reviews or Critic Reviews will transfer the user to the reviews section on Metacritic's site.
Metacritic Searcher utilized a third party barcode scanner. It was tested with Barcode Scanner but should also work with Google Goggles.