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[APP][2.0+] MiXplorer v5.3.8 Released (fully-featured file manager)

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Hello everyone!
My name is Hootan. I work on XDA in my free time and this file explorer is my favorite Android project!

MiXplorer (Mix of Explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and fully-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface.
This app has no ads, is and will always remain completely free.
It supports Android 2.0+ (SDK 5)
I hope you enjoy it.

The best way indeed is to explore yourself. But here's a brief list of essential features:
  • Easily themable with customization option which lets you select any color you like.
  • Unlimited Tabbed browsing and Dual panel in landscape mode and Drag and Drop between panels also supported.
  • Easily create Tasks to multitask Copy, Move, ... operations.
  • Different various View Modes and Sorting Options for each folder separately!
  • Customizable bookmarks drawer with essential file types already categorized.
  • Advanced search functions.
  • Export/Import all preferences and bookmarks and customized skins.
  • Opening zip files even in network storage as fast as possible.
  • All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app. Choose from 19 providers:, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, Kuaipan, Kanbox, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, Google Drive, Copy, Meo, OneDrive, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk.
    + clouds which support webdav like (, OwnCloud, 4Shared,, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
  • Root access for all advanced operations.
  • User and System app management with data backup ability for rooted devices.
  • EncFS volumes supported for all storages.
  • File encryption and decryption using Aescrypt file format.
  • FTP/HTTP Server built in.
  • MP3 Tag Editor.
  • Built-in Image Viewer (it supports GIF animation).
  • Built-in Media Player.
  • Powerful Text Editor.
  • SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH supported as well.
  • And many more awesome features for you to explore!

If you have any ideas, suggestions or you found a bug/mistake, feel free and let me know.


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Here you'll find MiXplorer apk files and Skins!

Get MiXplorer v5.3.8
• The package name is changed. You should remove the previous version.
• Version 4.x plugins are not compatible anymore!

v5.x Skins Gallery

Skins v4.x

MiX-Skin (Install & Apply)

User Contributed v4.x
MIUI v6 DarkMIUI v6 LightHolo Dark-BlueHolo Dark-RedHolo KitKatHolo LightMIUI V5Orginal Light-Blue


Clearly BlueClearly GreenClearly RedClearly HoloBlueClearly PinkClearly White

Light BlackLight Green

Batman BeyondBlack-Blue SeeThru & Default SeeThruBlack-Orange & Black Orange SeeThru
Black-Green & Black-Green SeeThruSpiderman

@Thebear j koss
Blue Waffle ClearBlue Waffle Black

Other Versions

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If you want to help to translate to your language, send me an email to

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  • Fixed login to Google Drive.

  • Added USB OTG again as an Add-on, for non-rooted nexus phones. "Experimental" FAT32 (read/write), NTFS (read)
  • Fixed resolving IP from hostname for sending magic packet.

  • Fixed modifying zip or apk files.
  • Fixed drag-swipe to an unloaded tab page.
  • Fixed /System folder capacity info.
  • Fixed sending magic packet when samba connection failed.
  • And Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Changed the app package name and signature. You should uninstall the previous versions.
  • Added icons to clouds list.
  • Moved Skins to Themes in the settings page.
  • Added a new property to SMB advanced settings for magic packet.
  • Fixed User/System Apps naming issue.
  • Fixed saving texts in SMB.
  • Replaced full Image metadata with Exif and I will make an Add-on for it later.
  • Removed USB otg alternative for Nexus phones and will be added again as an Addon.
  • Added a new Addon for signing apk, zip and jar files.
  • Fixed Refresh Mediastore in "Modify Settings".
  • Fixed datetime in Baidu cloud.
  • Fixed and changed Profile option. Enable Profile in "More settings", then you will have options in Exit dialog.
  • And some other tiny fixes and changes.

  • Fixed deleting folders on Samba.

  • Added pCloud.
  • Fixed filename encoding issue in clouds.
  • Added USB OTG for non-rooted Nexus phones or ....
  • Fixed some thousands bugs

  • Improved List and grid views.
  • Added Extra large view mode.
  • Added Music player.
  • Added compress and extract 7zip files.
  • Improved Samba transfer speed.
  • Added some new settings.
  • Fixed some bugs and a lot of tiny changes.
  • Working on writing on Lollipop External SD card.
  • Working on Image viewer ...
  • Working on recycle bin...

  • Added Baidu cloud back, I still don't know why some users cannot use it.
  • Added Yandex Cloud.
  • Added HiDrive Cloud.
  • Fixed decoding filenames in Text editor (when you have some of chars like % in the filename).
  • Added Custom icon preview for folders.
  • Fixed Mega cloud login issue.
  • Added creating shortcut from launcher.
  • Fixed translating plurals.
  • Fixed circular progress bar issues.
  • Fixed creating folder on KitKat.
  • Improved to cache EncFS key until you clear it.
  • Fixed filenames with uppercase extension.
  • Added "Profile" option to the settings page and "Access by Admin/Everyone" option to overflow menu.
  • Added collapse/expand bars by scrolling files list.
  • Working on extracting 7z archives ...
  • Working on Image viewer ...
  • Fixed some tiny bugs, UI problems and ....

  • Added Filter mode option to the main menu.
  • Fixed mp3 tag editor issue on saving.
  • Fixed Backup apk files in User and System app categories.
  • Moved overflow button to Action bar when it's in bottom mode.
  • Added option to disable swiping to right in first and to left in last tab.
  • Added Tab bar and related menu options moved to it.
  • Added some new options in tab menu.
  • Improved to select an installed language addon after we perform a clean install of app.
  • Added Share option to main menu of Text Editor.
  • Fixed to encode uris for sending files.
  • Improved to let you attach multiple files (Press Check button in top-left in action mode) when using app as a file picker. (If it's supported by the related app)
  • Improved to select one of color schemes after you import a skin package and to update UI automatically.
  • Fixed hiding soft keys in some of devices with old Android versions.
  • Added an option to change Text Editor font, in Custom Skin settings.
  • Fixed updating Media-store and Removed related option from settings.
  • Improved to find last visible item after refreshing the list.
  • Added auto thumb creator for custom skins.
  • Added Toggle View Mode in Text editor.
  • Improved to update lists automatically after changing or adding files in other apps.
  • Fixed extracting thumbnails from mp3 files. (It still has problem with some of files!)
  • Added Batch delete option for local directories.
  • Added "Select all" option to the main menu.
  • Added a separated option for customized skins in the settings page.
  • Fixed adding files, folders into a zip file.
  • Fixed WebDav bug related to providers which doesn't return creationdate property of the file.
  • Added clickable link on View mode of Text Editor.
  • Added "Clipboard" to Share options dialog.
  • Added some new options in Rename dialog.
  • Added more info about apk package in Open With... dialog, even for packages with newer sdk levels.
  • Fixed downloading some of files from Google Drive.
  • Fixed wrong syntax colors while scrolling in Text editor.
  • Added Image metadata.
  • Fixed a bug on changing and saving a text file for multiple times.
  • Added creating empty pdf, odt, docx, ods, xlsx and pptx files.
  • Added an option to hide folder icon preview in Detailed List view mode.
  • Fixed executing shell in text editor.
  • Added auto-detect encoding for Text editor.
  • Removed Baidu cloud.
  • And lots of bug fixes and tiny changes.

  • Fixed wrong offset in system files modified time.
  • Fixed wrong modified time in categories in latest builds.
  • Added Split action bar option in settings page.
  • Fixed status bar overlapping issue after changing Language or Skin.
  • Changed to display drawer over action bar and related buttons moved into drawer.
  • Fixed UI glitch on selecting items.
  • Changed app label in home screen for testing.

  • Added an option to settings to show the folder path in the main bar.
  • Fixed some little bugs.

  • Fixed loading new saved skins.
  • Fixed Go-to problem in Text editor for huge text files.
  • Fixed hidden Python syntax highlighting.
  • Fixed Opening drawer while holding items to transfer between folders.
  • Fixed bug in extracting splitted zip files.
  • Fixed Transparent theme problems while starting app. (not sure, waiting for feedback ....)
  • Changed a sensitive code related to transferring Encrypted files between Networks/Clouds/Local.

  • Fixed loading skins.
  • Fixed system files modified time

  • Optimized UI and some icons quality.

v5.0.0-B201410141: ~ v5.0.20-B201412312:
  • Changed Package name to "".
  • Added MP3 Tag Editor.
  • Moved History inside left drawer.
  • Fixed to keep urls arrangement in History list.
  • Added Skin customization.
  • Added dual panel in landscape mode.
  • Improved to encrypt password and tokens secret in database.
  • Added Paste-to option for share option list.
  • Fixed to not create zip64 for small zip file.
  • Added Next/Previous buttons in the Properties dialog when you choose multiple files.
  • Fixed and Optimized streaming feature.
  • Made a new powerful Text Editor.
  • Improved SFTP client.
  • Optimized UI.
  • Fixed writing restriction in Kitkat.
  • Fixed share from Clouds.
  • Removed auto-update, please follow to get update notification.
  • Removed Kill the app option, you can long-press Back button.
  • And fixed other thousands bugs, I guess!

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Credits & Copyrights

All credits belong to @HootanParsa , the translators and the users who are actively involved on this thread!

4.x. 5.x versions:

External Libraries:
Apache HttpComponents 4.3.3
Apache commons-compress

3.x versions:

App Icon Created by @PhysX for this app.
Some icons + Category Bar from MIUI File Manager (will be removed completely in the upcoming verions)
Folder Icons Found the folder icon on the web and modified it as applicable into various colours.

2.3.7.x versions:

The versions belonging to this series are based on the ported file explorer from the MIUI gingerbread ROM (miuiandroid_Defy-2.1.13 (Android v2.3.7) – 2012/1/16) to all 2.2+ android devices.

'Ported' basically means that:
- I decompiled the app and studied the structure.
- Then I extracted the theme resources, created a new project and tried to recreate the MIUI file manager in my own way.
- I reworked all the classes for the browse tab. FTP tab was easy because it's open source. Furthermore, I wrote a complex code for category tab which works on all kind of custom ROMs with different content provider.

I'd like to point out that the version initially published ( was written by me and I'm the only one who has it's sources. Hence, there is no relation between these series versions and MIUI file manager sources (ICS-Based) on Github. And it's not open-source.
All the apk files shared on XDA and other places with this package name "" belong to me.
I would, however, like to give credit to MIUI company for theme resources and also to their elegant design.

Languages Past Collaboraters

Arabic - Mr.ziad
Chinese Simplified - lovejaychou2005
Croatian - Domcek
Czech - bckp, clone.x
Dutch, Flemish - labsin
Estonian - Mairo
French - bolsderac, dadaz007, Draky50110, Matx13
German - CaliburManiac, coxtor, Erik194, Felix_0501, Mardon, Schokonuss, Philip Kramwinkel
Hebrew - elyashiv1994
Hindi - paarkhi
Hungarian - rollrk4h, RootRulez
Indonesian - shad23, shoutokuyaki
Italian - Alex.Raz, Clem29, dimpemekug,fedett92, glider010,ludoo
Korean - phone_user
Kurdish -GorranKurd
Modern Greek - nomedor
Persian - mr.hami
Polish - DrizztDWX, mario44
Portuguese - rtfpessoa, SnowPluralism, softwork_brasil
Portuguese Brazilian - danilocps87, herbertsilver, romuleta, softwork_brasil
Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan - costygsm2, ygorigor
Russian - GREY58, iron86, wmaster4g
Serbian - crullick
Slovak - bckp
Spanish - Hopler, LeoPosas, superpulosu
Swedish - meares
Turkish - Fatih Firinci, sbdemir
Vietnamese - HeavenAngle, hoangnguyen

I don't really have any idea when MIUI company started to use "Mi" (as the prefix) in some of their projects. I assume some months after my first project. I have been using this prefix for some years now and it's derived from "MiProjects", which is my brand.
The conflict that has arised is quite vague but I do apologise for any misunderstandings I might have caused.

* (v4.x, v3.x, v2.x) All of the developers have free license to add this app in their custom ROM as default.
Please put the app in '/data' folder not '/system', to let users update it in the future.
* (v4.x) Modifying APK not permitted because of security reasons.

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Hi. Very good idea. The only thing i was missing was root explorer. I didn't test the app, but will as soon as possible. If nobody has an idea, than keep solving bugs^^. I hope you continue the work
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Keep up the good work. I added root stuff to it ages ago in miui-au (but pretty poorly) as it was the only reason I needed another file manager. Well other than I do use zip/unzip, which is great to see you've added.

---------- Post added at 03:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:23 PM ----------

Originally Posted by marhensa

not working on CM7..

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I had to push to system, wouldn't install the normal way. Perhaps it needs resigning?
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I have given it a try since root exploring you have added, but I couldnt gain the root access.

All I can see is Browse, SDCard and FTp tabs, but how do I access the system partition of the files? Am I missing something here?
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okay, i thought that link is for everything what is claimed in the post, anyway, will be waiting for your upload.

please include search if can be done easily.

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