1. SirAlpha's Avatar
    I am using SPIN browser and its suite of apps to block adult content.

    Unfortunately Cameleon browser uses an app overlay and bypasses all app blockers I can find. Can anyone suggest a way to permanently block this without rooting the phone?

    EDIT

    Not sure if I was clear but Cameleon browser also bypasses SPIN browser.

    I am asking how to block Cameleon WITHOUT rooting the phone
    09-20-2019 10:20 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Dumb question. Why not stick with SPIN? Chameleon would need to be rewritten to do what you want. Rooting doesn't modify apps.
    09-20-2019 10:29 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I am using SPIN browser and its suite of apps to block adult content.

    Unfortunately Cameleon browser uses an app overlay and bypasses all app blockers I can find. Can anyone suggest a way to permanently block this without routing the phone?
    You blocking adult content for a child ?
    09-20-2019 10:33 AM
  4. SirAlpha's Avatar
    Dumb response

    I clearly said Cameleon browser bypasses SPIN. SPIN cannot block it because it just overlays SPIN browser.

    There are blocking apps that could do more but they require rooting rhe phone. Im trying to find a different way.
    09-20-2019 10:40 AM
  5. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    I clearly asked why you don't stick with SPIN? Is Chameleon a pre-installed browser on your phone? Or is there a specific reason to use it as your personal choice that another browser can't satisfy? BTW What device and Android version are you running?
    09-20-2019 10:59 AM
  6. SirAlpha's Avatar
    You blocking adult content for a child ?
    For another adult (older teen)
    09-20-2019 11:03 AM
  7. SirAlpha's Avatar
    I clearly asked why you don't stick with SPIN? Is Chameleon a pre-installed browser on your phone? Or is there a specific reason to use it as your personal choice that another browser can't satisfy? BTW What device and Android version are you running?
    The question seemed rhetorical

    I am blocking adult content hence using SPIN but the person easily installs Cameleon browser that bypasses SPIN. Its not a preference for me and its not preinstalled, I want it blocked. Im on a Samsung A50 with Android Pie (9).
    09-20-2019 11:10 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    For another adult (older teen)
    Gotcha, I'm sure any way to block that , but they can always download another browser.
    09-20-2019 11:31 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Also want to say welcome to the forums !

    I'll see if these 2 team members know of anything to help @B. Diddy @Rukbat
    09-20-2019 11:37 AM
  10. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    I cant believe it took all that to understand the problem. Check this out https://useboomerang.com/2018/07/25/...android-phone/
    Is this helpful?
    09-20-2019 12:08 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I cant believe it took all that to understand the problem. Check this out https://useboomerang.com/2018/07/25/...android-phone/
    Is this helpful?
    Good tip , I think OP meant on a web browser
    09-20-2019 12:10 PM
  12. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Th OP doesn't want adult content on the device and SPIN works fine for this. The problem is other browsers can be installed. You need control over the phone to do that as per the link. Correct me if I'm wrong but that was my understanding.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-20-2019 12:14 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Let's get a better understanding from OP?
    09-20-2019 12:16 PM
  14. SirAlpha's Avatar
    Gotcha, I'm sure any way to block that , but they can always download another browser.
    No because SPIN blocks all other browsers, its very good. But this browser works using app overlay and I cant block it
    09-20-2019 12:20 PM
  15. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    The question seemed rhetorical

    I am blocking adult content hence using SPIN but the person easily installs Cameleon browser that bypasses SPIN. Its not a preference for me and its not preinstalled, I want it blocked. Im on a Samsung A50 with Android Pie (9).
    Nothing rhetorical, just trying to get an understanding of the situation as small bits of information make it difficult to offer a solution.
    09-20-2019 12:21 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    No because SPIN blocks all other browsers, its very good. But this browser works using app overlay and I cant block it
    Ok gotcha..so let's see if other team members can help out , I'm not familiar it .
    09-20-2019 12:25 PM
  17. Javier P's Avatar
    What about setting a password for the Play Store so no new apps can be installed without entering it?
    09-20-2019 12:34 PM
  18. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Kids are more tech savvy than you realise. Play Store doesn't have a monopoly when it comes to apps
    09-20-2019 12:48 PM
  19. Javier P's Avatar
    Kids are more tech savvy than you realise. Play Store doesn't have a monopoly when it comes to apps
    I know
    Galactic Zoo likes this.
    09-20-2019 12:50 PM
  20. Rukbat's Avatar
    About the only way to totally block installation would be kid's mode or a kiosk app, either one passworded with a strong, unguessable password.

    Or accept the fact that older teens will look at porn, phone or no phone. Block it on the phone and he'll find another way.
    09-20-2019 01:52 PM

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