AFWall+ (Android Firewall +)

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About this app

***ROOT REQUIRED*** If you don't know what root is, please search for "How to root android" in the Internet.

AFWall+ (Android Firewall +) is a front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall.It allows you to restrict which applications are permitted to access your data networks (2G/3G and/or Wi-Fi and while in roaming). Also you can control traffic within LAN or while connected through VPN.

More info on new permission - android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER

INTERNET permission is only required for LAN functionality (API limitation)

BETA Testing
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- Material inspired Design ( not real material design )
- Supports 5.x to 11.x (for 2.x support use version, for 4.x use 2.9.9)
- Import/Export Rules to external storage with UI
- Search Applications
- Filter Applications
- Profile Management with UI ( multiple Profiles )
- Tasker/Locale support
- Select All/None/Invert/Clear applications on each column
- Revamped Rules/Logs Viewer with copy/export to external storage
- Preferences
> Highlight system applications with custom color
> Notify on new installations
> Ability to hide application icons( faster loading )
> Use LockPattern/Pin for application protection.
> Use system level protection for app (Donate only)
> Show/Hide application ID.
- Roaming Option for 3G/Edge
- VPN Support
- LAN Support
- Tether Support
- IPV6/IPV4 Support
- Tor Support
- Adaptive Icons
_ Notification Channels
- Choose able languages
- Choose able iptables/busybox binary
- Support x86/MIPS/ARM devices.
- New Widget UI - Apply profiles with few clicks
- Blocked packets notification - Displays blocked packets
- Support for wifi only tablets
- Improved Log statistics with UI

Translations & Languages
- German translations by chef@xda & user_99@xda & Gronkdalonka@xda
- French translations by GermainZ@xda & Looki75@xda
- Russian translations by Kirhe@xda & YaroslavKa78
- Spanish translations by spezzino@crowdin
- Dutch translations by DutchWaG@crowdin
- Japanese translation by nnnn@crowdin
- Ukrainian translation by andriykopanytsia@crowdin
- Slovenian translation by bunga bunga@crowdin
- Chinese Simplified translation by tianchaoren@crowdin
- Polish translations by tst,Piotr Kowalski@crowdin
- Swedish translations by CreepyLinguist@crowdin
- Greek Translations by mpqo@crowdin
- Portuguese translations by lemor2008@xda
- Chinese Traditional by shiuan@crowdin
- Chinese Simplified by wuwufei,tianchaoren @ crowdin
- Italian translations by benzo@crowdin
- Romanian tranlations by mysterys3by-facebook@crowdin
- Czech translations by Syk3s
- Hungarian translations
- Turkish translations
- Indonesian translations by mirulumam

BIG THANKS for all the translators and for supporting opensource !

Translations Page -

AFWall+ is open source software, you can find the source here :
Official Support XDA forum - >
Updated on
Aug 28, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

9.17K reviews
A Google user
December 24, 2018
On version 3.0.3, still cannot make persistent notification icon go away. When enabled, persistent notification is a shield, when disabled it is a white ball. Developer says white ball is from Google. That may be, HOWEVER, neither existed in v2.9 and earlier, so persistent notification icon is due to some change within the app between 2.9 and 3.0. Based on other reviews, these changes should be reverted back to how the old version handled things. I'm glad I still have a copy of 2.9.
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December 25, 2018
I removed notification dot in the recent version. But active notification (on going) will stay until I find a workaround.
A Google user
January 3, 2019
AFWall+ is probably one of the most important apps on my phone. I like how I can leave an app's wireless capabilities off by default, essentially sandboxing it before allowing it to access the internet. My primary use case, however, is disabling access to data on my media apps. Without AFWall+, I would have drained all the data on my limited phone plan countless times. Definitely earned my donation, I've saved way more than $5.
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Jordan M
May 5, 2020
Update: please make it stop auto refreshing during games!! It causes constant disconnects. Make it detect game modes. For what it does, great app. But it will randomly reapply settings in the middle of mobile games, which causes 15 second disconnects. Very bad for competitive gaming. No way to "mute" it or have it recognize game mode.. developer failed to respond to emails...
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What's new

* Updated libraries and SDK (33)
* Fixes:
- Chinese language not working
- Added Sinhala language
- libsu memory leak
- Optimizing copying binaries during install
- Log freezing on few devices
- Work profile fix for android 12
* Add support for recent versions of Android.
* Code optimizations.