Very hard to block porn on Android

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by gogibasket, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. gogibasket

    gogibasket Fapstronaut

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    I struggle few years to find some solutions for blocking porn on Android. I bought Xiaomi redmi note 7 and what ever I try it can be easily bypassed, so I need something to block it from myself. I tried dns override great app but it can be bypass easily downloading any apps that change dns easily, I tried safesearch app but after reboot it won't connect (I set it to startup manually), I tried Spin browser and it's good but only if I use that only browser and not others. From this point I feel there is no way to block it easily cause I always find a way to bypass it. Using dns override +plus blocking settings +blocking playstore and installing from unknown sources in settings also with all other browsers and locking everything with single app makes porn block but on this Xiaomi redmi note 7 I easily enter settings holding any app and from app info enter it and there easily uncheck installing from unknown sources so I can easily download any app. If any of you got any solution please send me message and please don't telling me that I don't need any blocker or app or something like that cause I need to block porn on Android from myself!
     
  2. ultrafabber

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    Don't waste too much time with blocking, it is counter productive in the long run. You need to develop self control and you're not developing any self control by using blockers. If any, your self control "muscle" atrophies further.
     
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  3. voodoochile

    voodoochile Fapstronaut

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    Nothing is fool-proof but I put opendns on my router so all devices in my home are restricted. As for my phone whilst it's on a cellular network - I use an Android app called Detoxify. You can get if to set a secret random pin number so you can't disable it. To get the pin number if uiu ever so want to uninstall, you have to o email support and they only send it after 24 hours.

    The above plus some other measures I've taken specific to my needs have got things going for me, and I plan to never watch p again.
     
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  4. hollyman

    hollyman Fapstronaut

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    from what i experienced, i can say that this is true,

    even if u manage to find a super app to block that content without the "self control" it will be wasted

    u will find a way to uninstall it anyway and relapse with high number streak are devastating tho


    train ur self control i suggest
     
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  5. ultrafabber

    ultrafabber Fapstronaut

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    And there will always be other devices you could browse, no matter how you engineer your own pc/mobile.

    Plus so many other triggers like movies on tv, ads, etc
     
  6. IGY

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    Please respect @gogibasket's request.
     
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  7. ultrafabber

    ultrafabber Fapstronaut

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    Please mind your business.

    Blockers are a bad idea long time, so i am not going to shut up and let a guy shoot his own foot and fail repeatedly doing something that doesn't work.
     
  8. hubbawulf1234

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    It's about internal change more so than external. i've used open DNS and it works good. But if I don't make the internal changes, it's all for naught. But at least it makes my slow down enough to really think about what I'm doing
     
  9. gogibasket

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    Blockers will boost me to start and prevent most of porn sites
     
  10. voodoochile

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    They will mate, absolutely. When a heroin addict is trying to get off herion, he doesn't lay there in bed at night with a bag of herion on his bedside table. Why should a recovering porn addict have a laptop full of porn ready to be viewed at a moment's notice.

    This is the reason so many people have ended up with this addiction. It's omnipresent. This is why gambling is also becoming a huge problem. People can't just avoid casinos and gambling shops, they can gamble 24/7 on their phones. Obesity wasn't a problem until people had access to a never-ending supply of cheap junk food.

    Use every tool you can to get yourself clean. I thoroughly recommend opendns on your router and giving the password to someone for safekeeping.
     
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  11. ultrafabber

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    In the very short term, if one is in a binge, then yes, they may be a good idea. That's why i said that in the long term they are not a good idea. I've used blockers for years. My addiction got worse even if the streaks were increasing.

    Many potential addictive substances or activities are omnipresent yet so many people are not addicted to them. That's because the respective item does not present interest and because the person can resist it. That's the reason i am advocating for a proactive approach to addiction (understanding that it's abnormal to enjoy pmo and using cue exposure to develop resistance), not a passive one like abstinence only.

    Op already tried multiple and sophisticated ways to block porn already.
     
  12. gogibasket

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    It much easier to have it blocked instead watching it whenever possible so blockers are good
     
  13. voodoochile

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    You removed the the thing you were addicted to and your addiction got worse? That seems paradoxical.

    'Not everyone has an addiction' - not sure what you're getting at here. I do agree that one must be proactive in one's approach, but I don't see the issue with having a helping hand along the way. Why must everyone have an endless supply of free hardcore pornography a couple of clicks away? Surely a world without pornography would benefit everyone, including the people who appear in these videos? Why does it even need to be there at all?
     
  14. @gogibasket
    I like your avatar dude ,yes we are internet slaves . this is why I recommend quitting them as much as we can and being engaged with the real world .
    for me I block porn on my pc using dns (208.67.222.123) and (208.67.220.123) . I do not know how to do that on android because I never watch porn on my phone because I do not use it for any thing except calls .
     
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  15. hollyman

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    in reality is not that paradoxical.... @ultrafabber clearly said "in the long run" not the short one, and he also mentioned about the streak were increasing

    this is pure my experience and opinion tho. u see when we use blocker it will help to higher the streak yeah ofc it's feel good you got the benefit etc etc....but the thing's that u u will fight on day 30 - 60++ is rather different from early phase of NOFAP, the level of challenge has increased, u can relapse by the slightest meaning less trigger's...if u do not have or train your "self control" then u will likely to relapse......

    and when u relapse at high number streak like that, the chaser effect will hit u like a freaking tornado and its so hard to get back on the track.... i remember my last relapse and i need almost 3 month just to get back on my feet and face the challenge....for 3 month i binge on porn like a maniac, even more worse than before the streak

    its just like u have been thirsty all the time and when u found an oasis u drink like a maniac!!!, so that the meaning of "You removed the the thing you were addicted to and your addiction got worse?"

    im not forced u to choose my point of view tho......every man responsible for himself

    but if that cycle happen again and you wonder why the blocker always fail..., just remember and re read my post here ok
     
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  16. voodoochile

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    So by this logic, if you were counselling someone dependent on alcohol, you would advise them to take a job in a bar? That way they'll be permanently surrounded by alcohol, and they can really build up their willpower?
     
  17. hollyman

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    go higher on your streak, and u might understand what it means
     
  18. gogibasket

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    I hope someone will give solution and answer on this post I'm looking the way to block porn on Android don't fight each other
     
  19. gogibasket

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    I use K9 Blocker on computer and gave password to my friend but on Android it's easier to bypass it
     
  20. ultrafabber

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    Not really. By just removing it you do not modify it's perceived and known "value" as a reward. To the contrary, you made it feel more rewarding. It's like postponing something you wanted for a long time... when you finally get it it feels even better. Same thing if you want something but can't get it or you have to wait a long time... when you do get it it feels better than if you could've had it instantly.

    That's why through abstinence only you are likely to get more addicted. Relapsing after a long time is a big "reward" for you and you feel amazing. This reinforces the behavior. More so, the reward is random (you don't know when you will relapse) and random rewards are the most potent types of rewards to shape a behavior. So when relapsing on abstinence you get major and random rewards, the most potent combination of rewards.
     

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