Among people who love file managers, there's no doubt that Solid Explorer is a favorite. It's full-featured, intuitive, and powerful. Adding to its already-impressive feature set, it was just updated to version 1.3.8 in the Play Store, bringing along a slew of enhancements that are sure to please the Solid fans among us:

-status bar
-special bit flags for file permissions(root only)
-fixed freezes when transferring over ftp
-fixed a bug causing the files to be deleted instead of moved
-quick config popup under jump action
-ability to stream media from Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and ZIP files
-fixed some issues related to media streaming
-manual toggle for system remount (root only)
-stability improvements
-minor bug fixes

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The update is live in the Store now - if you already have Solid installed, you can go ahead and pull it down. Otherwise, hit the widget to give it a shot.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Solid Explorer is cool, but I prefer the simplicity of Root Explorer. The icon is terrible though.

  • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

    I use both Solid Explorer & File Expert. First both looked same. But File Expert differentiated a lot by adding tabs & filtering stuff.. check out both!

    • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

      File Expert also differentiated by removing features and making them paid-only...

      • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

        I'm talking about the UI.. Everyone should support devs by paying

        • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

          Oh you think so? Even when the dev removed features although they claimed that their app would be "FREE FOREVER"? And that the removal of features occurred only after many of their loyal users voted them to a win in an app competition?

          No thanks. I'd much rather pay for Solid.

    • BigMixxx

      +1 on file expert

      • John

        They used to be the best until they made a shady move by removing features a while back.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    I find Root Explorer just all around more simple. I guess mainly because its geared towards root users, so it includes easy access to things like mounting the folder R/W and stuff, whereas in Solid you have to dig a bit. Still though, Solid is pretty fantastic.

    • Nahor Ruhtam

      Rohan? SolidExplorer AUTOMAGICALLY mounts the system partition when needed. Damn, dude... Maybe you should really stick with Root Amateur Explorer...

      • JMonkeYJ

        Your reply has useful information, but why do you have to include the rude last sentence?

      • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

        When I tried out the very first beta of this, it did not. Stop trying to act all high and mighty, because I haven't used it since then. A simple "actually, it does this by default now" could have sufficed.

        And P.S. I'm not an Amateur. I'm a developer, who has currently 4 ROMs for my device, along with a kernel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dariusz.ro Dariusz Rogóż

    best file manager ever :D

  • Nahor Ruhtam

    Take that ugly and unusable Total Commander ;)))

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

      I don't know about unusable - I have both installed and in the same folder, and I keep firing up TC instead of Solid Explorer for some reason.

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    Best file exploler

  • dudu

    i prefer root explorer. its trustable, simple and it just works.

    • tlogank

      When people say that, I automatically assume they've just never tried Solid Explorer.

  • thartist

    Permissions?? Finally??