Regex , edit & backup hosts rules [request/suggestion]


  1. Where did you download Blokada from?

  2. Which device do you use? Do you use a custom ROM? Do you know which OS version you are using?
    SM-N975F ** Yes **
    OS INFO:
    Root Existence: Yes
    Android Version: 10 ,
    Launcer: Samsung One UI v2.1
    Build Number: I N F I N I T Y - Q IF 7.0 Final (N975FXXU4CTE9)
    Build Description: d2sxx-user 10 QP1A.190711.020 N975FXXU4CTE9 release-keys

  3. Please explain the issue as detailed as possible.

A. Why regex expressions (e.g * are not supported in hosts rules ?
Try * with
Whitelisting the app didn’t help either it won’t load.

I needed to manually enter 3 hosts from the above regex for it to load (see attached pic) i didn’t write them because there isn’t an option to copy/edit hosts addresses there.

B. Why there isn’t an option to backup your hosts rules (last update I did v4.6.4->v4.7.3 it removed them)

  1. Since when are you facing this issue?

  2. Did you already try to solve the issue somehow? If so: please state what you did.
    Yes, manually entered several domains to the whitelist


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Instead of regex you can use the newly implemented wildcards :slight_smile:

A link would be nice…
I’ll search for it
TNX :wink:

Unluckily I cannot create a link to your local app :stuck_out_tongue:
Adblocker - > Adblocker Settings - > Wildcards - > On

Enable ’ [BETA] Advanced ad blocking rules’ in Ad blocking / Ad blocking Settings. That’s it.
Two things remain:
Will it work with whitelist as well?
Why I cannot edit (I can only copy from the logger) & Why I cannot backup these domains (both white&black lists)?
TIA M8 :+1:

Backup solutions aren’t implemented at this point.
They’ll be added later on. Editing will be considered as well. You can write the domain though.
The functionality is still in a beta phase as you can see.
Wildcards only apply to blocked domains, not to whitelsited domains

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