One of the reasons why people love Android is, it’s flexibility for customization. Themes, Launchers, Icon Packs, Widget, etc. There are hundreds of thousands of apps available on Google Play Store just to change the way Android looks. But there comes a time when you are done customizing to your heart’s content. You need more. That’s where Root comes into the picture.
Root access is sort of an ‘Administrator’ account in Microsoft Windows and it gives the user total control over the Android OS. Not only the user can change the way it looks, but they can also change the way it feels and works too!
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List of 50 Best Apps for Rooted Android Devices
If you have rooted your device and are looking for some nice Root apps to take control of your Android device, here’s a list of 50 best apps for rooted Android devices:
1. Root Checker:
Helps you to check if root privilege is properly working on your Android phone. Please note that this app does not let you root your phone!
SuperSU allows for advanced management of Superuser access rights for all the apps on your device that need root.
3. Titanium Backup:
Greenify helps to improve performance and battery life of your smartphone by hibernating the apps that are not in use, but, are running in the background.
6. System App Remover:
Helps you to easily uninstall the system apps that comes pre-installed on your device.
7. Root Booster:
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Root Booster lets you manage free RAM, change CPU settings and clean the system files at root level among the many other things that it offers.
8. ROEHSOFT RAM Expander:
Have you ever heard of SWAP MEMORY or SWAP RAM? It is when your actual RAM runs out, you can configure a part of your internal phone memory to act as a secondary RAM memory. This app helps you do just that.
Helps you to automate various things in your Android devices. For example, mute your phone automatically when a specific contact calls.
10. Terminal Emulator for Android
The app is exactly what its name says. Lets you run terminal commands on your Android device.
11. Device Control [root]:
Device Control is an app to control several features of your device as well as some nice extra features like a Tasker, App Manager, Editors, Entropy Generator, Wireless Filemanager and more.
12. Disk Digger:
Helps you to recover your deleted photos from any Android device.
13. Kernel Auditor (ROOT):
Let’s you tweak your Android device’s kernel settings.
14. Root Explorer:
Let’s you access/modify the entire Android file system.
15. Hack App Data:
Helps you to view the data (which is normally unreadable) which the apps save on your device.
16. Wakelock Detector:
Wakelock Detector helps you to detect battery draining apps in your Android phone by checking wakelock usage history.
Lets you to flash zip and image files onto your Android device without having to reboot into recovery.
18. Quick Reboot:
this app helps you to easily reboot your device into the recovery and bootloader modes. No need to remember shortcuts!
19. Adblock Plus:
A complete system level ad-block solution for Android. Read more about it and download from here: Adblock Plus
20. Xposed Framework:
The father of all Android customizations! A framework which lets you customize your Android to your heart’s content. Download and installation differ from device to device (out of this article’s scope). Read more about it here.
The Recycle bin for Android devices. ‘Nuff said!
22. Better Battery Stats:
Helps you take complete control of your Android device’s battery information.
23. Boot Animations:
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All in one tool to download/install boot animation on your rooted Android device.
24. Rec. (Screen Recorder):
Rec. is a beautiful screen recording app, providing untethered, flexible and fully configurable screen recording capabilities for your Android device.
Let’s you to take complete control of all the services that are running in the background (hint: it’s a lot more than you’d imagine) of your Android device.
26. 3C Toolbox:
3C Toolbox combines many great apps into one giant toolbox with a modern and easy-to-use interface. Instead of downloading multiple apps, you can download this which has all the functionality under one roof!
27. Root Call Blocker:
The most powerful call blocker on Android. Has many features like whitelist/blacklist contacts, auto reject calls with a custom text for a specific contact, etc.
28. BuildProp Editor:
Helps you to easily edit your build.prop or any other properties file on your Android device. Comes with an intelligent code editor with syntax highlighting for multiple languages.
29. Servers Ultimate:
Servers Ultimate turn your old AndroidpPhone into a tiny, multipurpose server. Read more about it and download it here:
30. KSWEB: Server + PHP + MySQL:
A complete suite for web developers on Android platform! It has a web server, a PHP programming language, a database MySQL and msmtp for Sendmail support.
GLTools is a graphic optimizer tool for rooted Android phones. Something similar to that of Chainfire 3D.
The Ultimate Audio Effects customization for rooted Android devices. The downloads/installation for this hugely varies from device to device. Do check this one out (hint: Google) if you are an audiophile and have a rooted Android phone.
33. [root] LiveBoot:
LiveBoot is a boot animation that shows you logcat and dmesg outputs on-screen as they happen. Looks kinda cool, if you ask me!
Ahe application which helps you to move applications to your SD card. Latest versions of Android does not require this app. If you are running older Android version, this is a must have (over 50 million downloads so far!)
35. Set DNS:
SetDNS is the easiest way to force your rooted phone to use custom nameservers on WiFi for all devices AND 3G/mobile networks on rooted devices.
36. Nandroid Manager:
Nandroid Manager is the ultimate tool for managing all of your nandroid (means: complete backup of your Android, including Apps and their data) backups! With Nandroid Manager you can restore data from your nandroid backups such as apps+data, text messages, call logs, and much more!
Helps to enable full-screen mode on rooted Android tablets by hiding the system bars and providing an easy alternate way to achieve those functionalities.
38. GMD GestureControl:
Helps you to assign a particular shortcut/task/activity to a particular gesture on Android system level.
39. WiFi Password Viewer (ROOT):
Helps you to view your saved wifi passwords. Read our review here.
40. ES File Explorer:
A powerful full featured file manager for rooted devices.
41. Xposed GEL Settings [ROOT]:
Let’s you to completely customize every aspect of Google Launcher. Needs Xposed framework to run.
Simple tool to install Busybox on your rooted Android device with a single click.
Helps you share the application data on one device to another device.
44. TWRP Manager:
This app helps you to Install, Backup, Restore, and Wipe your device all using TWRP recovery.
45. Trickster MOD Kernel Settings:
Trickster MOD app is a tweaking tool to change various settings included in your kernel and other mods to your phone.
Fonster helps you to change fonts on your rooted Android device on a system level.
47. Settings Extended:
Settings Extended puts your favorite settings or application shortcuts to the notification area and lets you access them quickly.
48. OTA Updates [ROOT][CUSTOM ROM]:
Provides an easy way to download and install OTA updates of your custom ROM (if your ROM developer uses/supports this App).
49. Button Savior (Root):
If your phone does not have on screen keys for navigation and your hardware keys are not working anymore (or if you just don’t want to overuse the hardware keys), this is the app you want. Provides all the hardware key functionalities through software.
50. Cheat Droid:
Let’s you seamlessly view and edit game data on your rooted Android device.