After the recent changes, we noticed that there was some confusion between the two apps. That’s why we decided to drop the Blokada Libre name and go back to naming Blokada variants 5 & 6 along with some minor updates to Blokada 5.
The purpose of this article is to clarify and display the main differences between Blokada 5 and Blokada 6, and to avoid the mix-up between the two apps.
Find the main differences between the Blokada 5 and 6:
|Comparison||Blokada 5||Blokada 6|
|Is it paid?||No||Yes|
|Where can I install it?||Blokada’s main website||Google Play Store & Apple App Store|
|OS requires||Android 5 and above||Android 9 and above|
|How does it work?||It uses a local VPN method||It connects your device to the cloud server|
|Is it going to be updated?||Yes||Yes and will come with new advanced features|
|Does it work with VPN (Blokada Plus)?||Yes||Yes|
|Ability to whitelist apps||Yes||No(due to the technical limitations)|
To sum it up, the Blokada variants will be streamlined in the following way:
- Blokada 6, on Google Play and App Store, requires a subscription, higher OS requirements, new advanced features
- Blokada 5, on blokada.org, no subscription required, lower OS requirements, no new advanced features but still gets updated.
Blokada 5 updates:
Blokada v22Q3B came with fixes to the QuickSettings toggle, strange date formatting in the Settings tab, and misreporting connectivity problem while there is none, and many more…
Blokada v22Q3D came with new fixes to “search” misbehavior in the Activity Screen, and a new fix to “Networks screen” perms onboarding flow (user will need to manually grant location in system settings for the networks feature o work properly. Use “always allow” instead of “allow when using the app”), we also added some minor bugfixes from beta testing.
The usual notes:
You can perform a test of your adblocking configuration by visiting this link:
Don’t forget to check the changelog for info about the latest releases.
Keep the feedback coming, and enjoy using Blokada!
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