If for the first time you’ve just rooted your Android Device and other than installing custom ROMs, flashing kernels etc, now you’re wondering that what exactly you should be doing with your smartphone then to unfold the wonders of Android, keep reading.
By using different root apps, you can pretty much tweak with everything on your Android device. We’re going to list up some of the top root apps here in this post.
Majority of following apps will only run on Rooted devices.
1: Rom Manager
Managing and installing different ROMs is usually a hard job. Plenty of effort is needed in keeping track of ROMs, backing up and restoring ROMs.
ROM Manager is what you’ll require to make these tasks simple. To install from, ROM manager will get you variety of ROMs and also help in managing them, it can restore and backup your device, let you install ROMs from SD card and over the air as well. Clockwork Mod recovery also can be installed by it.
2: LMT launcher
To all of your apps and soft keys, LMT Launcher provides you quick access. An intuitive Pie menu is brought by it which from a desired particular area can be accessed.
With various indicators, LMT Launcher also displays status of your device. Changing colors, shortcuts and key placement is possible as anything as Launcher is highly customizable. You’ll have to check your phone’s compatibility before you install the launcher because the device compatibility is limited. On XDA devices, it is available.
3: ROM Toolbox Pro
For root users, this is all-in-one solution. You can manage your applications, download ROMs directly within the app, install root apps, install different recoveries and even with a built-in root enabled file browser, it comes.
For default android navigation bar, this app is a replacement. It allows you more area on screen to play with by hiding the navigation bar and replacing the whole strip with two corner soft keys.
On both phone and tablets, this app works but on phones it would also hide the status bar, therefore it is recommended to use on tablets.
5: Titanium backup
For backing up nearly everything on your device, this app is your one stop. You can back up entire app drawer or individual apps and even to cloud storage, you can backup those apps. It can keep multiple backups of data, applications and texts.
Your unrooted device can even have backup and you may restore the whole device the way it was working before it was unrooted, when you root your device.
To grant access to the particular root app, launching a root app requires a middle guy (access controller). This middle guy job is done by Superuser. It handles its job pretty well and is a nice app. About different apps that were given access, it also provides logs.
7: Font installer
With Font installer, you can change your phone’s default font and replace them with your desired one. To choose from, it comes with bundle of fonts. Your device can even more customize with its help. The device is going to reboot and the font would be applied automatically after selecting your desired font.
Greenify will help solve your problem, if you have a device with many apps installed and most of them are running background leeching battery and slowing down the device, as this app is very easy to use and is very light.
The Greenify merely puts those apps to sleep while not disabling their function entirely and thus not freezes the app completely.
9: Chainfire 3D
If you want to play tegra games or you’re restricted to play new games because they require new versions of android, then by simply installing chainfire 3D, you can run all those games as it runs between graphic driver and your game and make sure that with the game, your device is compatible.
As this app is probably the main reason for many geeks out there to root their devices, so this device is what makes rooting your device the real deal.
You can either overlock or underlock your CPU speed with this app. By underlocking CPU speed, you wouldn’t be able to play games at good amount of frame rate but you can save lots of battery and even cool down your device.
While overlocking will eat more battery and could even heat up your device but you can increase CPU speed to get better performance while playing intense graphical games.
In this app, you can also set profiles to choose from. In certain conditions, app can also automatically change CPU e.g, it can be set to some lower frequency in sleeping mode to keep the device cool and to save battery as well.
NoBloat delete those apps which come pre-installed and can’t be deleted. You can save storage on your device and memory making your device last more by deleting such unwanted pre-installed apps because these apps consume your battery life as they run in the background.
To find and kill a particular IP/MAC from your network, this app allows you this while the application is running. It means that on someone else’s device, you can turn WiFi on/off without even touching it and thus letting you to be the in charge of your internet connection.
This app is for geeks and experts who want the advanced and most complete professional network toolkit on their phones. dSploit performs network security assessments on a mobile device and is an Android network analysis and penetration application.
14: WiFi Pass Recovery & Backup
For those WiFi spots that you’ve already connected to in the past, this app can be used to view, backup or restore passwords. If you’ve forgot password of any WiFi network, then by using this app, you can get it back. But this app won’t crack unknown networks.
To use internet more securely, Orbot is a proxy app that ensures. Providing a proxy server only, the application can also run on a non-rooted device.
Also you can control the proxy-nature of internet connectivity for selected (or all) apps on rooted devices. You can work anonymously with this app.
16: Market helper
You can download applications that may not be listed as compatible with your device with Market helper as it creates fake information about your device and country.
17: Fastcharge / Force AC toggle
Your phone will charge the battery very slowly if it is connected to computer because currently most smartphones when connected to computer, charge at lower rate. The reason is that the device thinks that you could harm your device and using a cheap charger.
You can toggle power drain port from 500mah to 1000mah or greater by using this app and thus letting you charge your device faster.
AdAway enables you to block ads for Android using the hosts file. These ads consume screen area and may result into pop-up every time accidentally touch them.
19: Root explorer
In the market, root explorer is probably the best file explorer. It lets you perform pretty much anything with system files and digs out deep system files.
20: Undelete for Root Users
By using Undelete for Root Users, you can recover those files that you’ve accidentally deleted from your internal storage or from an SD card.
It will be impossible to recover the data as Undelete can also completely wipe data off your device.
21: LCD Density for Root
Your screen resolution can be changed by this app. Increasing screen resolution makes things smaller but also lets you view more stuff on screen.
22: Screencast Video Recorder
For those who want to make video tutorial or to review apps, this app is basically for them. To make longer videos you would need to buy the app, while free versions only lets you make 20 seconds video.
23: GMD Gesture Control
To carry out different tasks on your device, GMD lets you assign different gestures. Gestures like pinching in 4 fingers to navigate back to the home or swiping 4 fingers across the screen takes you back to the previous app etc.
With more ease on tablets as they have bigger screens, it’s a nice app to navigate.