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Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

Ok, I’ve Rooted, So Now What?

Aside from allowing the installation of popular ROMs developed by the Android community, rooting your phone also comes with the benefit of being able to install apps that require root permissions.

Finding such apps can be a hassle, so we’ve done some of the leg work for you and come up with a detailed rundown of our top 8 root-only applications.

TitaniumBackup Titanium Backup

Cost: FREE (Full Version: $3.99)

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup

The thought of losing all the apps on your Android device likely evokes a slight sinking sensation in your gut.

Fortunately for root users, Titanium Backup provides a 2-click peace of mind solution, should such a tragedy befall you. Titanium Backup is a powerful (you guessed it) backup utility which stores your apps, app data, and system data on your SD card for safekeeping.

The application can be configured to run its tasks on a schedule, and the $3.99 donate version allows you to set up multiple schedules for the various combinations of backups it is capable of performing.

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In addition to the aforementioned capabilities, Titanium Backup can painlessly remove any application from your phone, including system-installed apps (such as the pesky Amazon MP3 Store, Sprint NASCAR, NFL, and other garbage).

Be forewarned: Titanium Backup’s app removal capabilities can break the OS if you happen to remove an item in your app list that is necessary for critical system functions, in which case you'd need to reboot into recovery and restore from a backup or flash a new ROM.

app-nptD.cs ROM Manager

Cost: FREE (Full Version: $3.99)

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager.license

If you’ve ever thought about loading a custom ROM or kernel onto your phone, ROM Manager will make the experience a lot more user friendly. While it does require a little experience to use, it’s a lot easier than using recovery boot to do it yourself.

ROM Manager allows you to flash almost any ZIP to your phone, whether it be a kernel, ROM, app package, or radio image. ROM Manager does this through Koushik Dutta's ClockworkMod Recovery (Koush, coincidentally, is also the author of ROM Manager). Once a ROM or other flashable ZIP file is selected, ROM manager will automatically reboot your phone and flash it through ClockworkMod Recovery.

We have a full tutorial on backing up and restoring your phone using ROM Manager here: [Complete Guide] How To Fully Back Up And Restore Your Android Phone Using Nandroid Backup

Another complete tutorial showing how to use ROM Manager to install a custom ROM is here: [Complete Guide] How To Flash A Custom ROM To Your Android Phone With ROM Manager + Full Backup & Restore

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One of ROM Manager’s best features is its ability to initiate nandroid backups. Using Clockwork Recovery (which must be installed to use the app, and can be done, as shown above, from inside ROM Manager), you can create full system images for easy restoration.

If you mess up your OS, load into Clockwork Recovery, choose restore, find your backup, and voila! Your phone is back to the exact state it was in before you ruined it.

ROM Manager has other features, including support for installing and updating certain big name ROMs (such as Cyanogen), the ability to download and install ZIP files via QR codes, a permissions repair utility, SD card partitioning, and the option to flash alternative recovery images.

ROM Manager is probably the most feature-packed application on this list, and is definitely worth four dollars for the premium version.

app-zmxE.cs ShootMe

Cost: FREE

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bw.picme.local

No, this is not an app which unlocks your phone’s ability to mortally wound you, nor is it yet another annoying soundboard. ShootMe is a screenshot app that allows you to take a screenshot of your Android device with a simple shake, without the need for a computer.

While of varying usefulness to different people, ShootMe is far and away the most convenient screenshot app available for Android that I've used. The catch, of course, is the requirement of root permissions to run it.

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Frankly, I find it useful when I want to shamelessly brag to my iPhone-using friends about how awesome my Nexus One and Android are.

icon Juice Defender: Ultimate Juice

Cost: €2.79

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.latedroid.ultimatejuice.root

Juice Defender is a battery conservation app. It uses various triggers, rules, and timers to control how often your device utilizes 3G/EDGE APN's (data connections) as well as WiFi. These data connections are the number one drainers of battery life when your phone is idle, so Juice Defender allows you to decide when, where, and how often you want them to be active.

Ultimate Juice (the paid version of Juice Defender) must be installed over an existing copy of Juice Defender, and unlocks a few additional capabilities for users with root permissions.

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Ultimate Juice provides some extra goodies for root users, particularly the ability to disable all 3G/EDGE (APN) connections on your device during selected scenarios. This includes pesky background mobile data services like Twitter or Facebook, potentially saving a lot of battery life while your phone is idle. The ability to adjust CPU clock speeds on the fly to conserve battery is another feature of Juice which requires root permissions, and is as customizable as any of the app’s many functions.

For a list of Ultimate Juice features that require root, its developers have provided this handy table in their FAQ.

app-Fiq.cs Root Explorer

Cost: £1.90

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer

Root Explorer is an application for exploring your phone’s directories, much like Astro File Manager, but with one advantage: it can delve into the deepest, darkest corners of Android through the use of root permissions. This includes the elusive “/data” directory, where treasures such as the dalvik cache and application settings reside.

For developers and tinkerers, its usefulness is self-explanatory. For the average user, it certainly is a solid file explorer with a likeable interface, though I’d hesitate to call it as feature-rich as Astro.

One more unique feature of Root Explorer is the ability to modify permissions settings on files or folders. The usefulness of permissions modification is probably limited to developers for the purposes of debugging and testing; then again, Root Explorer probably wasn’t written with the average user in mind.

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Edit by Artem: the "dontpanic" folder in the /data directory is simply hilarious.

13936 Quick Boot

Cost: FREE

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.siriusapplications.quickboot

Quick Boot is arguably the simplest application on this list. However, I find it to be one of the most useful. Quick Boot does 3 things, and 3 things only: it allows you to reboot, recovery boot, or bootloader boot with a single tap. The real usefulness of QuickBoot is in the ability to make home screen widgets for these functions, so they’re always at your fingertips (pun intended).

As has been pointed out to me, these features can all be had separately in other apps. CyanogenMod has the reboot function built into the power/end-button menu, and ROM Manager sports a recovery boot button as part of its menu options. But, neither of these have home screen shortcuts to the aforementioned functions.

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Quick Boot may seem a trivial app, but I regularly use the reboot button, and find it to be the easiest way to access reboot, bootloader, and recovery boot functions.

logo Wireless Tether

Cost: FREE

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=android.tether

This is the de-facto app when it comes to wireless tethering - it is free, open source, and actively maintained by its developer Harald Mue.

You can download the app from the market (the first QR code) or from the official google code page (the second QR code). The latter contains experimental releases, which I have so far found stable and more feature-rich than the latest stable versions (specifically, 2.0.5pre2 brings support for WPA2 and infrastructure mode to the EVO 4G).

Wireless Tether remains the best way to utilize your Android device as a WiFi or Bluetooth (PAN) hotspot, and can be installed on nearly any Android device, including those running older versions of the Android OS.

Wireless Tether boasts customization that FroYo’s tether can’t quite match for sheer geekery. The ability to change your wireless LAN’s network block (ie, 192.168.2 vs 10.10.1), enable access control (choose which clients may use your network by MAC address), and alter your broadcasting channel are all features which FroYo’s tethering app currently lacks.

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Wireless Tether isn’t perfect; it doesn’t support USB tethering, and certain features (like some higher frequency broadcast channels or alternative encryption schemes) are limited by the hardware of older Android devices.

83122 Shark For Root

Cost: FREE

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lv.n3o.shark

This app was previously known as Andro Shark over at the XDA forums, and was in closed beta for some time until it recently reappeared as Shark For Root on the Android Market.

What does it do? It’s essentially a stripped down version of WireShark for your Android phone. It’s a particularly geeky app to have, but for developers or those of us obsessed with monitoring where our traffic is going, it’s a godsend.

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Shark monitors all network activity on your device (presumably from all interfaces) and outputs a .pcap file. Unfortunately there is no live feed of the log being generated, and currently no app which can read a .pcap file is available on Android. But, this is still a beta and those features may eventually materialize.

What About You?

Do you have a root app that you feel is bar-none the best reason to root your Android device? Drop us a comment; we’d love to hear about root apps that make you feel like a real superuser ninja.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • shaneaus

    Adfree: market://search?q=pname:com.bigtincan.android.adfree

    Blocks data access to a list of sites that store ads. Speeds up browsing experience as the ads aren't downloaded along with the site and even blocks many ads from displaying in many of the ad supported apps!

    Love it!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      These are exactly the reasons why this app wasn't included in the list.

      We appreciate the devs that rely solely on the ad revenue stream to continue developing and offering apps for free.

      We also run a free site and spend a considerable amount of time (I personally spend all my free time here) writing articles and making the site the best it can be.

      I could keep going but it suffices to say that Adfree and the likes go against our principles.

      • aeleth

        I would have much greater respect for Androidpolice as an objective and trustworthy source of news - if the app were included in the list, along with your commentary.

        Omitting the app from your list, and pretending it doesn't exist doesn't sit well with me.

        Perhaps tomorrow there is a different app that you don't agree with, and decide to omit that from your reporting as well...

        Can you see how this undermines your site's credibility?

        • ChuckR

          Aeleth, just because you feel it is a valuable app does not mean everyone has to. He didn't pretend it didn't exist, it just didn't make his list of what he believes are the best apps. If I ask you what your favorite ice cream is and you say chocolate but mine is vanilla, does that mean you can't credibly assess what your favorite flavor is? No, we just happen to have different opinions. If he believes that an app that hurts developers is not a useful app, that is his prerogative.

          As for an "objective and trustworthy source of news", you may have this site confused with the Times or AP. This article is under the Tips section of an android fan site, what level of journalistic ethics or integrity are you looking for? Give the guy a break, he's doing the best he can and the rest of us appreciate his efforts.

      • http://doubtersrant.blogspot.com Abrahim Sheikh

        Precisely the reason why I never installed that adfree app. If someone is giving me an app for free and earning revenue from ads...why then be so unethical? It is shamelessness. Google should pull that app off the market. What good will one do by denying the other his right?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/07/13/8-great-apps-every-rooted-android-user-should-know-about/ Robert

          Disagree.
          You are being hypocritical in suggesting that while we have the right to decide how our devices are used (i.e. Rooting, etc.), it shouldn’t extend to whether or not we can block certain ad sites from invading our devices. The fact is, I will never click through one of these ads and therefore, no less money will be generated for the developer by my blocking the ad from appearing in the first place. I believe it is purely my right to use this app if I want to just like it is my right to use free tethering apps.
          However, I can understand if AndroidPolice doesn’t want to promote an app that could adversely affect their revenue stream or that of developers they support just like I wouldn’t expect Sprint to promote rooting phones and using free tethering apps. But get off your high horse. Everybody here is cheating someone of something.

      • Niclas

        I understand your point of view. However, I discovered that my phone got a bit "slow" so I started to check into what might cause the problem. And with Android System Info I discovered that these adverts boost CPU from 20% to about 60-65%. So if it comes down to CPU or Adverts, the choice is simple :)
        I can not under stand why displaying an advert would eat that much CPU, but until it doesn't I'll go with AdFree. Because it stoped the CPU from hit the roof.
        Don't take me wrong. I don't mind those Adverts, I understand why they are there, but not on these terms.

  • cdholland87

    No CacheMate?! It's a must have that has been left off of your list.

    • http://www.aaandroid.com/ Android App Critic

      From CacheMate Dev: Thanks, I agree. I believe that this is a must have app :-). Sorry but I believe I'd feel this way even if it wasn't my app. It's literally one of my most used app and that has nothing to do with who created it. When my device builds up 40MB of cache a day (at a minimum if I'm lucky) on a device with less than 200MB of internal storage before data and apps, I think a CacheMate is necessary. While it may be "less" necessary on a device with more internal storage, junk is junk and needs an easy way to be cleared, especially for those with hundreds of apps. Oh, and at even 40MB a day, it adds up to over a GB a month of junk. No device has too much internal storage.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      If someone can explain to me why a Linux based OS that handles cache from within the kernel needs user intervention to clear that said cache when the user thinks it's necessary rather than when it knows it is the right time to, I'm willing to listen and even post the arguments promoting CacheMate.

      If, however, users just like to see a higher number of free memory and thinks it's magic and this cache thingymajig is garbage, then we need to do something to educate the common man.

      Unless someone can educate me first.

      • http://www.aaandroid.com/ Android App Critic

        From CacheMate Dev: I agree with you 100%. CacheMate is not the necessity that users believe it is. Linux does clear the cache for you. Eventually. There are a few reasons to use CacheMate (particularly CacheMate since no other cache cleaning app does it [yet]). One, it actually clears more cache than linux does. Don't believe me? Use your device for day. Then, manually add cache to your device (this can be done via script that fills up any cache directory on data). Wait for linux to clear the cache and then run CacheMate. It will still clear cache (and it's my secret how). Two, CacheMate can clear certain data from the device. This was/is extremely tedious to accomplish and linux does not handle this. Three, CacheMate clears cache from the SD card. While you can go and do this yourself, CacheMate does it for you. I have spent a lot of time digging through all the directories on the SD card and little by little, the list has grown. So, this is a list of at least three reasons. Oh, and for good measure, putting a smile on someone's face when they see their internal memory reclaimed is always a good thing. There's nothing wrong with making someone smile. Good enough?

        • Michael

          You just blew mah mind... after installing cachemate, my memory boosted.... thanks bro

        • Malleable Reality

          I agree with Michael. Mind =/> blown. After downloadingcachemate and using you can't say it doesn't boost the overall performance of the phone. THANKS APP CRITIC!

  • Jay

    cachemate is my favorite root app! It is more than a must have, it should be part of the os! Love it!

  • http://elitecore.com Dhaval Yoganandi

    amazing review. Like it. thanks.

  • Steve

    Can you compare Wireless Tether to Barnacle Wifi Tether?

    • David Ruddock

      They're fairly similar, actually. Though I believe Wireless Tether has been around longer. I don't want to spread rumors, but I have heard from one or two people that Barnacle does drop clients more often than Wireless Tether (though this could be coincidence).

    • Glen

      Barnacle Wifi Tether did not work at all on my rooted Droid Incredible...

      • chris

        Me too. I heard b is faster

  • joshua

    wired-tether

    Basically the same app as wireless-tether

    Plug your phone into the usb port on your PC and bingo! - internet. This has the advantage of charging the phone at the same time as being online. wireless tether is nice but drains the battery quickly.

    • David Ruddock

      Yeah, Wireless Tether is certainly a battery killer (though for obvious reasons!), when you have a USB cable, wired tether is definitely the way to go!

    • http://fieldeffect.info transistor1

      I agree... wireless tether is awesome; and Internet feels snappier when on wire as opposed to wireless, IMHO.
      Readers should be aware, however, that wired tether requires kernel support too; not just a rooted phone. Most custom ROMs already have it built in, but some stock ROMs (i.e. Droid Incredible) don't. So if it doesn't work for you, your kernel probably doesn't have support compiled for it.

  • http://snapspeedcomputer.com Devin Rhode

    You guys rock!

    I don't have to make a profile to post, and you cover more topics than I have been finding in Google, but all in one place!

    Keep up the good scouring!

  • Metha.bkk

    This is very informative. Thanks all.

  • kingbee

    I have been hearing about this app on various forums. It allows you to overclock your phone and make it run faster than it was intended I believe. Does anyone know what the app is or how I can get it?

    • Bryon13

      There are a few apps that will allow you to overclock, such as SetCPU, however, you have to have a kernel that will allow you to overclock. Most of the notable roms out utilize one of the many kernels that allow you to overclock.

      • Henry

        That is true, it depends on your phone as well. For example, the stock kernel in the LG Ally doesn't allow for overclocking, but it will allow for underclocking. I downloaded the overclock widget from the market for my gf (I paid only for my phone for SetCPU, don't want to make my girlfriend pay), and it only automatically sensed up to the normal freq of the processor.

        On the other hand, Android 2.2 Stock Kernel for Moto Droid 1 (FRG22D update ver)will allow for overclocking up to 800MHz (according to the autodetect on SetCPU)

        • DragonWeezel

          So on a Droid 2, you CAN oc by DL'ing D2/DX overclocker. IDK how it works, but using D2/DX to set the CPU clock and then reading the speeds from SetCPU I got a 1300 clock on my D2 w/ NO ROM / Kernal Modifications!

          And, moreover, if you don't like D2/DX, once you change it, you can use SetCPU to manage profiles, etc..

    • Nissan

      I had it easy with my defy, there is an app called milestone overclock which can boost me up to 1200MhZ. No custom rom/ kernel mod.

  • Darron

    There is an app that reads shark's pcap file. although not clear text it interprets it to text. It's called shark reader.

  • Henry

    I have used both Barnacle and Wifi Tether. For some odd rason, Barnacle doesn't seem to generate a good enough ad-hoc network for my laptop to see it, yet on my Moto Droid 1 with rooted FRG22D, Wireless Tether works flawlessly.

    I set up my gf's phone (she has an LG Ally Andro 2.1 that I rooted with UniversalAndroot.apk) with Barnacle Wifi Tether just so that its easy as hell for her to use. Barnacle works for her.

    Btw, You didn't include SetCPU. I've installed SetCPU on my Droid, and I've noticed a bit snappier usage. I would love to have that Snapdragon Processor, but until the Droid Pro comes out (been following Engadget) I'm going to wait. SetCPU overclocks when I use it and underclocks when I don't. Its set to overlock to 800 Mhz (I've heard others have overclocked higher, but 800 was the most stable highest overclock I've heard).

    • Glen

      I have a rooted Droid incredible, and setcpu did nothing. In fact, my phone seems to run at the same frequency stock as it does with any other kernel, rom, etc.

  • Gary

    RFRSH -Refresh for Android at the market place makes you able to schedule reboots and run apps on a schedule.

  • Phil4

    Check Refine Efficiency: http://refineandroid.doodlekit.com/
    This utility has several functions rooted user can use often.

    Fast, Simple utility:
    - cache cleaner (root and non root(individually)), no sd card cache support;
    - market history cleaner;
    - task killer;
    - start up manager;
    - strong scheduling features.
    Also browser history cleaner.

  • Jarell

    Hearing about the over clocking i have an epic 4g wit auto set its at 1000 is that the norm for my chip? If so how much higher can I go?

  • James

    Can someone please tell me wear I can go to get the app for my HTC evo one step root email me soon very soon please

  • Declan

    htc evo comes with 998 mhz stock with 245 as lowest speed. though it is the fastest processor out now

    • Greg

      LOL

      The Evo hasn't had the fastest processor for quite awhile.

  • Poor

    This list is an exact match to my own!

    Those are quite simply must have!

  • Sly3575

    QuickClock Advanced is a must have for overclocking/underclocking. It detects what settings your specific chip can safely handle and what the lowest energy drain you can stabley set. Use in conjunction with Set CPU and you're good to go

  • lasmith

    What about tasker?

    http://tasker.dinglisch.net/

    • DragonWeezel

      Tasker does not Require Root. I've been using it since I got my D2, and I have to say, it allways amazes people when I tell them I sit in my car, turn the key, and poof, the dock app comes up after slacker dials in my last station, all while adjusting the brightness, and turning off wifi (So I don't pick up wifi w/ proxies, breaking slacker connections)

  • Scott

    I just have to say I completely agree with Artem Russakovskii about apps like add blocker. I've been into "hacking" (or whatever you want to call it) for years and years.. all the way back to creating midi files for ringtones before mp3s existed..I'm not a developer just like most of the people that root there phones now..Everything I've learned is from people who have taken the time to either help me or write step by step tutorials (again because I'm not a dev) If it wasn't for people like the ones that make this site and the devs, rooting phone's wouldn't be anywhere near what it is today and we all owe everything to them! I'm not a dev but I still appreciate all the hard work they do and I donate or buy an app even if I can get it free if anything just to try to give something back... It's just amazing how entitled some people believe they are! Like people who refuse to buy app's or donate and especially the ones who try to sell "will root your phone for $30 bucks" when all they did is read a "how-to" guide..Anyway just wanted to say thanks to the devs and article writers and hopefully I'll at least make up for one idiot! If all you have to do is deal with tiny adds here and there to support the people who make all this possible it's the LEAST you can do! Anyway that's my rant!

    • DragonWeezel

      /agree

  • Martin

    Font Changer is good if you're tired of Android's font.

  • http://waterdev.com/rftp jaara

    Root FTP Server: http://waterdev.com/rftp
    Utility to access files on your android phone from PC via WiFi or USB with root privileges. You can copy, move, change or delete anything in the whole filesystem.

  • Andy

    I rooted my phone and now I can't add any contacts....what am I missing and how do I fix it?

    • sp

      Does rooting phone erase any currently installed apps? Is his contact Issue a common problem? I have htc hero.

      • http://www.xda-developers.com/ Atrixx

        Theres this amazing thing called google im sure you have heard of it. give it a whirl

        • DaddyDroid

          Hey fucktard...maybe that is how he got here...that's how I got here...the shit has to land somewhere...might as well be with your smart ass....geeesh...

  • jon

    Samba sets your phone up as an smb server. I use it every day to transfer music and pictures to and from the phone.

    • Ellis Dee

      *n00b alert*

      whats an smb server?

  • Friend

    Link2SD - If your have limited internal storage on your phone then this is the route to go.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.buak.Link2SD

    • http://www.facebook.com/tugboat0278 Tim Gainey

      yes like this app very much some of the other one would not even force my app over to sd card but Link2SD did it fine.

  • Stoker Bones

    Personally, I like SuperManager. Locks apps; root file explorer; app manager; backup apps.

    Allows you to cut, copy, paste, move, delete, email, text and compress files. This is the first app I download after I root a phone.

    I have heard people say it is a little hard to get used to or that it is more than what they need. I love this app because it has EVERYTHING all in one app. once you get used to it, you will end up using all the tools it comes with.

    This list is awesome. I have most of them on my phone. I did a Google search for "best rooted apps" and found this site. I would not have know about "Quick Boot". I gave it a shot and love this new app.

    Thanks for all the hard work the DEVs do for the community. I will gladly take an app with Ads if it helps to support the Dev and keeps the apps FREE.

  • Stoker Bones

    LogMeIn is another app I use frequently. It allows you to remote control your PC.

  • brainfarth

    Hackers keyboard is pretty cool

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nothing to do with root though.

  • LaGeek

    For all the discussions about Adfree, I agree and disagree. There are different options.
    The filter can include only the major publishers. I dont mind small un-obtrusive ads at all. But the ones which blow up in your face and/or give you a small "x" to remove them, not for me. I would rather have a paid version of the app that I can buy to support the developer. I think if there was a filter where some apps can show ads while others cannot and the apps which do do ads do them unobtrusively(like the small ads in Rom manager, for example), MOST, if not all, people wouldn't mind using it.
    Instead of being completely pro or completely against, lets find a way to make everyone(well most) happy. Give the devs their due, and get what users want at the same time.
    Full disclosure: Right now, I do have adfree, because some apps/sites are obnoxious when it comes to ads. I would fully support a version like the one I described above, that doesn't eat into my data plan, and gives credit to the devs and keeps their ads, while kicking out other obnoxious ads/apps. Who decides what apps? Lets crowdsource it, let the community decide.
    My 0.02.

  • Mark

    This was a fantastic article and super informative for a newly rooted android user. Thanks.

  • Kelso

    Pretty Awesome dudes! Mad Thanks!

    Props to those to put the time into making this AWESOME!!! DUDE!

  • redbonez

    Personally DroidWall is the most important app/reason for rooting my phone. Having full control over what apps are tracking and sending information back on what I do with my phone is what makes Android > than iPhone in my book.

    • Honu

      Did you try LBE Privacy Guard.. good companion for DroidWall...

  • http://arenijadroid.blogspot.com Kira

    Hi are you on a Google Adsense? Can you give tips for my blog to get an approval?

  • Honu

    Well .. i think that "LBE Privacy Guard" could be in your list... very good app, works good, not intrusive.

  • IDtheTarget

    I don't have a problem with publishers wanting to offer free ad-supported apps, or at least I didn't until the bad guys started using ads as the vehicle for spreading malware.

    When possible I purchase an app. If the developer doesn't offer a paid, ad-free version and it's an app I need for some reason, I'll download the ad-supported version but ensure I have ad-free and Droid Wall set up. Not for convenience, but for safety.

  • faiz ahamed khan

    how to root andriod 2.3.4 google nexus one

  • PJ

    Why not use Black Mart so you can install adfree apps for free...

    • Paul Henning

      Because it's full of viri and malware.

    • David Thrower

      Ok there is a root app named seaway it will take all your ads away for free

  • Nicholas of Android.

    Some root app and phone tips:
    **********APPS*********
    -wireless tether(drains battery life but if you simply watch the temp. on your phone your battery should be fine. The hotter your phone is the faster your battery drains.)*There is a temp. display option in setting of app.
    -4shared(Easy access to free apps,music,vid,ect. Requires account. Make sure to go into your phones settings an check unknown sources.)*.apk files are application files.
    -Snappzmarket 2.0(Installous for android.)*A cracked market were all apps are free.::* download from ********snappzmarket.com*********
    -ROM Manager(Helps keep up with your ROMS.)
    -Juice Defender: Ultimate(Improves battery by at least 50%.)
    ********* Preferred ROMS**********
    -cyanogenmod(latest version for your phone.)
    Review: Runs very quick, not many fc's. This ROM comes with a bundle of apps.(ROM man,dps settings,terminal emu. ect.)
    This ROM also comes in with a built in governor which you can make your phone run faster and longer. or speed up the web *setCPU* This governor can be found in settings on your phone.
    This ROM is very custom.
    *******************************That's all for the moment,hope you like these apps.:]

    Experience:Rooted over 20+ Phones from hero's to evo's. Jailbroken 45+ ipods. i am a phone geek lol but i enjoy it. I can help with anything from android to pc to ipod to tablet but no macs! lol.
    *******************************Thank you if anyone needs help reply back your question or you can send me a an email.

    email: Autigerz123@hotmail.com

    thasnks,
    Nicholas of Android

  • shane

    Cm7 best rom ever fast and non sense makes it able to connection to wiimote and ps3 remote for some awesome gaming

  • http://www.felipe1982.com/blog felipe1982

    Root Explorer is not free. ES File Manager can explore root folders (with ROOT permissions), is free, and has other very good features. Check it out. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&feature=search_result

    • bambirae

      ES though has horrible glitches that deletes files at will

  • http://www.your-download.com/ ken

    i love Root Uninstaller.
    You can remove every system app on your phone ore freeze it for safety.
    you can remove/freeze system apps like a manually downloaded app.

  • Breezy

    nice real nice..

  • James

    For a root virgin, this was an amazing read, meaning the article and the comments section. I had a bit of hacking experience as I dug pretty far into my Wii, replacing nearly all of the original IOS's, but this Android stuff is actually way more advanced. To all the n00bs looking for a quick fix, KEEP READING!

  • jose

    i have an " LG marquee " and im trying to make it look better how can i do this ?

    • Aatire80

      go to play store and search LCD resolution and install the first app after increasing the debsity your phone will be like galaxy note

  • maer90

    My favorites is: LBE Privacy Guard, Juice defender Ultimate, SetCPU, Smart Lock Lite, OS Monitor, SPB Wireless Monitor, Titanium Backup, Android Asssistant.........

  • Aatire80

    LCD resolution root is also gr8 makes your low resloution phone come to life plz add it

  • net

    Wonderful article! I'm newly rooted and looking for some great applications this article helped a lot! One of my favorite rooted apps is actually a widget but not just any widjet this widjet does a huge list of functionality!Its reviews are excellant, I love it it does so much I can't list it all but its called ELIXIR
    Take a look at what it does its impressive. I personally like the function to change your cell signal and lock on to that signal! I was receiving edge on my 4 g device and I was so angry but now I have. H! Which is high-speed4G. No more switching back and forth to crappy and snail slow edge. Try loading a web page with edge, I was double angry because my device is a HTC 4 g sensation. Now with this little widjet its all good! As I said earlier it does about 25 things this is only one of those things.Check it out
    I think you will love it too, most people do! Thanks for letting me share. :)

  • mr.Jim

    Shoot me didn't work for my galaxy victory lte rooted says it wasn't compatible do you guys know something similar

  • Stephen Krish

    Is there any custom rom available for lenovo a390? I didn't get any rom fort this phone from cynogenmod team. http://appinstall.blogspot.com/

  • Ali hassan waris

    This is not working

  • Ali hassan waris

    Only money 💵 waste

  • Ali hassan waris

    Give me my money back

  • ol

    Jó kul