Top 10 Android Apps every root user should have
We know a lot of people root their devices, but only the experienced really know where to go from there. Of course most just use it to back up applications, but there are a plethora of great root apps out there for people to use. Here, we’ll take a look at the 10 best root apps for Android.
1) ROM Toolbox Pro
ROM toolbox is a Swiss army knife for android phones. It combines the features of some of most useful root apps out there like Titanium Backup, ROM Manager, Root Explorer, SetCPU, Meta-Morph, Auto-run Manager, Terminal Emulator, Script Manager, SD Booster, BuildProp Editor, Font Installer, Boot Animation Installer & many more.
Listing all the features of this amazing app is not possible in this short review but highlights are ROM Management, zip flashing, full nandroid backups and restore, App Management (app freeze, permissions, scheduled backups), root explorer, scripting and Terminal emulator, custom fonts and boot animation installer, system and kernel tweaks, RAM manager, build.prop editor, and many more.
2) 3C Toolbox Pro a.k.a. Android Tuner
3C Toolbox Pro (aka Android Tuner) is the most comprehensive must-have toolbox for Android version 2.3 up-to L, running any ROM or kernel. 3C Toolbox Pro combines the features of Battery Monitor Widget, System Tuner, 3C Toggles and more into one easy-to-use giant toolbox to control, monitor and optimize your Android devices.
3C Toolbox Pro combines the features of many top-100 paid apps like Titanium Backup, Greenify, BetterBatteryStats, App2SD, Seeder, ROM Toolbox Pro, SetCPU, System Panel, Root Explorer, Auto-run Manager, Terminal Emulator, Script Editor, SD Booster, BuildProp Editor, etc and many more.
With Android Tuner you can control nearly every aspects of your device. This app packs a ton of features of them are CPU manager, Undervolt/Overclock for supported kernels, App Manager, Network Manager, Task Manager, System monitoring, Battery monitoring, Scripting and Terminal emulator and many more.
Tasker is automation app that lets you do nearly anything you can think of. This app can replace most of utility apps like App Locker, Alarm, Assistant Apps, Auto reply on SMS and calls, Scheduled tasks, etc.
Now the thing about tasker is, its usefulness is only limited by the imagination of user. App has steep learning curve and you’ll find new ways to make use this app as you learn. Visit the online guide http://tasker.dinglisch.net/guides.html to know the basics.
4) Titanium backup
Titanium backup is an ultimate app for application backup and restoring. It provides user and system app backups, scheduled backups, batch backups and restore, custom app list backups, encryption, backup of user settings, phone book, bookmarks, wifi settings, and the list goes on
What makes this app so special is it can backup application apk with app data, user settings for app, market link, app version based backups. Most importantly it provides manual/scheduled cloud storage sync for backups.
5) Xposed Installer
Technically speaking Xposed installer is not an app but a framework. It uses root access to directly access core Android resources and utilize them to run different modules on the device that bring new features to the OS.You can get the customizablility of a custom ROM in your stock ROM using Xposed. It achieves this by using different modules which can be downloaded as per need.
Read : Xposed Framework
The potential here is virtually unlimited, and many developers have already started switching to it for delivering their mods. So, how do you get the framework on your device? It’s as easy as installing an app and tapping a couple of buttons.
Sometimes applications run away with themselves and you’re the one who suffers. Apps can wake up devices, drain battery, and cause all sorts of problems. Greenify fixes that. Greenify help you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, to stop them from lagging your device and leeching the battery, in an unique way! They can do nothing without explicit launch by you or other apps, while still preserving full functionality when running in foreground, similar to iOS apps!
So here is how it works, the app will analyze your applications and tell you which ones are running, were recently run, and how many times they ran. Using this info, you can put apps into hibernate mode where they will only work when you actually use them. This can save you hours of battery life and effectively solves a long time problem of rogue apps keeping your phone awake.
7) Es File Explorer
ES File Explorer is not completely a root app but provides few extra features if root access is available. Those include file permissions, root explorer, app+data backup and in addition it provides tons of not root functions like access files over LAN, FTP, Bluetooth, Internet (box.net, Dropbox & Sugarsync), manage your apps or use it as a task manager. Es File Explorer is one of best file management apps out there.
8) Busy Box
If you are found of Unix/Linux you will love BusyBox. BusyBox is a software application that provides many standard Unix tools, much like the larger (but more capable) GNU Core Utilities, simply put this app brings Linux to your phone. BusyBox is designed to be a small executable for use with the Linux kernel, which makes it ideal for use with embedded devices. Many other root apps require busybox installed on your device.
Superuser is a basic app that literally all root users should have. It serves a very simple, yet very important purpose of being the gateway for apps to gain root.
So here’s what this app, and apps like it do. When you open a root app you get that now iconic screen asking if you want to give the app root access. That is this app in action. With it you either give or deny root permission to other apps. With this one, you can change themes, keep logs, and turn root on or off for both apps and ADB.
If you are annoyed by all those adverts popping on your face while playing a game or using any other app on android, then AdAway is your solution. It is an open source app that allows you to remove ads from android apps.
AdAway was previously available on Google Play but for some particular reason it isn’t now. You can still however download it and use it on your android phone to remove ads from android apps.