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1.1 for Android

The description of 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:

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.

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

Version History:


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
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AutoHosts 1.1 Update

* Refreshed UI
* New hosts source
* Packed with a hosts file so you can use it straight away

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Additional Information

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  • V1.1 2.0 MB APK



    AutoHosts 1.1 (6)

    Update on: 2015-09-06

    Requires Android: Android 2.3.4+ (Gingerbread MR1, API 10)

    Signature: 69f11003f084f0af9a72cbca724d57b423511118 AutoHosts 1.1(6) safe verified

    Screen DPI: 120-640dpi

    Architecture: universal

    File SHA1: 984cdfa9d0c32c59ba8ade4a70677ca30e5cdd58

    File Size: 2.0 MB

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