[Ten apps series] Ten apps for your ROOTED Android

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crazyboy_beggar

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Superuser
Grant and manage Superuser rights for your phone. This app requires that you already have root, or a custom recovery image to work. Note: App and binary will have different versions. The app is updated more often than the binary is. Install fixed for CM6 Stable If install fails, check http://bit.ly/su2xx for a solution
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.noshufou.android.su

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SetCPU for Root Users
SetCPU changes the CPU settings (capable of overclock and underclock) on a rooted Motorola Droid, Nexus One, G1, Magic, or one of many other devices to improve performance or save battery. Have an Evo/Incredible/Desire/Slide with a stock kernel? Press Menu > Disable Perflock. Galaxy S devices: use conservative scaling.
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.mhuang.overclocking

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Root Explorer (File Manager)
Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!). SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create/extract zips, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, email, thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer.
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer

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Apk Uploader for root
Easily backup and restore your apps using your personal FTP server directly from your phone. Requires a rooted phone with busybox. Works with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Fixed Background Transfer not correctly killing itself.
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.rubengm.apkupload

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Titanium Backup ★ root
EXTREMELY powerful tool. Backup ALL apps, Market links, remove bloatware & MORE!
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup

6.
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CacheMate for Root Users Free
★ ROOT ACCESS, BUSYBOX REQUIRED ★ The Original and Best. A free version of CacheMate. ☆ Clear cache from ALL apps with one click! ☆ Auto-Clear ☆ PowerClear ☆ Clear some Data - BETA ☆ Clear cache from SD card - BETA ☆ Cache select Free version has limitations. See Help for details. Email for help. I can't answer comments.
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.aac.cachemate.demo

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Remote Wipe for root users
Remotely wipe by SMS message all your data (factory reset) and all files saved on the SD card. Useful if you lose your device and have sensitive info on it. When configuring answer "Always allow" to the Superuser req, or a wipe request will ask for permission again. *IF YOU WANT TO TRY IT MAKE A BACKUP FIRST (OF SD TOO)*
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=org.ajeje.remotewipe

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Terminal Emulator
This is the Term app written by Google. This application allows you to pull up the Linux command line on your phone. The source can be found in the Android git tree. Please see source.android.com for more information.
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.android.term

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Barnacle Wifi Tether
Turn your phone into a Wireless Ad-hoc HotSpot Share your 3G with Windows, Mac/iPod/iPad, Linux, Xbox Requires **ROOT** access Barnacle is unlimited, free and open source. If you like it, please donate using the donation version. See website for supported hardware. Set "Skip wpa_supplicant" as needed (Droid 2.2).
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=net.szym.barnacle

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DroidWall (Root Required)
A firewall for Android. This is for users that don't have an unlimited data plan. It allows unrestricted WiFi access, however it blocks all access over the cellular network unless you add the application to the whitelist. See website for changelog.
http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.googlecode.droidwall
 
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h1k1j

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how to knw whether my phone is rooted or not? wht is root? how to root?

Samsung galaxy 3 (i5801)
android 2.1 (eclair)
 

khaytsus

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Kinda obvious if you're rooted..

SetCPU for Root Users

No thanks, I'll let the system do this for me.

CacheCleaner
Quick Boot

Both meh.. Seriously?


ConnectBot.

Barnacle Wifi Tether
Hello, Froyo.
 

BrooklynAvi

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I must humbly protest your choice of Cache Cleaner over CacheMate. The free version of CacheMate cleans more cache and has more options than any other cache cleaning app, guaranteed. The paid version, of course, provides additional features but anyone who tries both free apps would be hard-pressed to draw a different conclusion. CacheMate cleans more cache, cleans data, SD card cache, can schedule automatic cache cleaning and has a one touch widget (paid only). That's pretty hard to beat for free.

Oh, and considering that Titanium Backup is one of the most important apps for root (or otherwise in my opinion), this list is extremely incomplete without it. The inclusion of APK Uploader over Titanium is almost laughable (not meant to be mean here). Another favorite of mine, and probably of use only to those who like to do some serious tinkering, is SQLite Editor. Even if one is not a seasoned hacker, SQLite Editor can be very beneficial as it allows editing of SQLite databases. Very cool and from the makers of Root Explorer (with tight intergtation between the two which makes this app even better).
 
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crazyboy_beggar

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I must humbly protest your choice of Cache Cleaner over CacheMate. The free version of CacheMate cleans more cache and has more options than any other cache cleaning app, guaranteed. The paid version, of course, provides additional features but anyone who tries both free apps would be hard-pressed to draw a different conclusion. CacheMate cleans more cache, cleans data, SD card cache, can schedule automatic cache cleaning and has a one touch widget (paid only). That's pretty hard to beat for free.

Oh, and considering that Titanium Backup is one of the most important apps for root (or otherwise in my opinion), this list is extremely incomplete without it. The inclusion of APK Uploader over Titanium is almost laughable (not meant to be mean here). Another favorite of mine, and probably of use only to those who like to do some serious tinkering, is SQLite Editor. Even if one is not a seasoned hacker, SQLite Editor can be very beneficial as it allows editing of SQLite databases. Very cool and from the makers of Root Explorer (with tight intergtation between the two which makes this app even better).

Thanks for the advise! I have added them in the list.
 
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E Strongs File Explorer

E Strongs File Explorer is way better than root explorer, just go to options and you can read the root and system files, and mount it as writable to delete and add apks to the system folder.
 

KCRic

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E Strongs File Explorer is way better than root explorer, just go to options and you can read the root and system files, and mount it as writable to delete and add apks to the system folder.

Root Explorer can do that too, that's what the "Mount R/W" is for. SU File explorer is great too but it's paid only. Those two don't require you to go to 'options' to mount as R/W or read the root/system files. Not to mention no all phones can write to the system while it's booted so that's not something some of us are concerned about when getting a file explorer. Functionality and ease of use, that's the important stuff.
 

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    1.
    com.noshufou.android.su_icon.png
    Superuser
    Grant and manage Superuser rights for your phone. This app requires that you already have root, or a custom recovery image to work. Note: App and binary will have different versions. The app is updated more often than the binary is. Install fixed for CM6 Stable If install fails, check http://bit.ly/su2xx for a solution
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.noshufou.android.su

    2.
    com.mhuang.overclocking_icon.png
    SetCPU for Root Users
    SetCPU changes the CPU settings (capable of overclock and underclock) on a rooted Motorola Droid, Nexus One, G1, Magic, or one of many other devices to improve performance or save battery. Have an Evo/Incredible/Desire/Slide with a stock kernel? Press Menu > Disable Perflock. Galaxy S devices: use conservative scaling.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.mhuang.overclocking

    3.
    com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer_icon.png
    Root Explorer (File Manager)
    Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!). SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create/extract zips, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, email, thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer

    4.
    com.rubengm.apkupload_icon.png
    Apk Uploader for root
    Easily backup and restore your apps using your personal FTP server directly from your phone. Requires a rooted phone with busybox. Works with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Fixed Background Transfer not correctly killing itself.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.rubengm.apkupload

    5.
    com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup_icon.png
    Titanium Backup ★ root
    EXTREMELY powerful tool. Backup ALL apps, Market links, remove bloatware & MORE!
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup

    6.
    com.aac.cachemate.demo_icon.png
    CacheMate for Root Users Free
    ★ ROOT ACCESS, BUSYBOX REQUIRED ★ The Original and Best. A free version of CacheMate. ☆ Clear cache from ALL apps with one click! ☆ Auto-Clear ☆ PowerClear ☆ Clear some Data - BETA ☆ Clear cache from SD card - BETA ☆ Cache select Free version has limitations. See Help for details. Email for help. I can't answer comments.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.aac.cachemate.demo

    7.
    org.ajeje.remotewipe_icon.png
    Remote Wipe for root users
    Remotely wipe by SMS message all your data (factory reset) and all files saved on the SD card. Useful if you lose your device and have sensitive info on it. When configuring answer "Always allow" to the Superuser req, or a wipe request will ask for permission again. *IF YOU WANT TO TRY IT MAKE A BACKUP FIRST (OF SD TOO)*
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=org.ajeje.remotewipe

    8.
    com.android.term_icon.png
    Terminal Emulator
    This is the Term app written by Google. This application allows you to pull up the Linux command line on your phone. The source can be found in the Android git tree. Please see source.android.com for more information.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.android.term

    9.
    net.szym.barnacle_icon.png
    Barnacle Wifi Tether
    Turn your phone into a Wireless Ad-hoc HotSpot Share your 3G with Windows, Mac/iPod/iPad, Linux, Xbox Requires **ROOT** access Barnacle is unlimited, free and open source. If you like it, please donate using the donation version. See website for supported hardware. Set "Skip wpa_supplicant" as needed (Droid 2.2).
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=net.szym.barnacle

    10.
    com.googlecode.droidwall_icon.png
    DroidWall (Root Required)
    A firewall for Android. This is for users that don't have an unlimited data plan. It allows unrestricted WiFi access, however it blocks all access over the cellular network unless you add the application to the whitelist. See website for changelog.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.googlecode.droidwall
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    1.
    com.noshufou.android.su_icon.png
    Superuser
    Grant and manage Superuser rights for your phone. This app requires that you already have root, or a custom recovery image to work. Note: App and binary will have different versions. The app is updated more often than the binary is. Install fixed for CM6 Stable If install fails, check http://bit.ly/su2xx for a solution
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.noshufou.android.su

    Agreed.

    2.
    com.mhuang.overclocking_icon.png
    SetCPU for Root Users
    SetCPU changes the CPU settings (capable of overclock and underclock) on a rooted Motorola Droid, Nexus One, G1, Magic, or one of many other devices to improve performance or save battery. Have an Evo/Incredible/Desire/Slide with a stock kernel? Press Menu > Disable Perflock. Galaxy S devices: use conservative scaling.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.mhuang.overclocking

    Agreed.

    5.
    com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup_icon.png
    Titanium Backup ★ root
    EXTREMELY powerful tool. Backup ALL apps, Market links, remove bloatware & MORE!
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup

    Agreed,...I use the donate version.

    6.
    com.aac.cachemate.demo_icon.png
    CacheMate for Root Users Free
    ★ ROOT ACCESS, BUSYBOX REQUIRED ★ The Original and Best. A free version of CacheMate. ☆ Clear cache from ALL apps with one click! ☆ Auto-Clear ☆ PowerClear ☆ Clear some Data - BETA ☆ Clear cache from SD card - BETA ☆ Cache select Free version has limitations. See Help for details. Email for help. I can't answer comments.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.aac.cachemate.demo

    Agreed, yet I would highly recommend the premium(paid) version:

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    8.
    com.android.term_icon.png
    Terminal Emulator
    This is the Term app written by Google. This application allows you to pull up the Linux command line on your phone. The source can be found in the Android git tree. Please see source.android.com for more information.
    http://www.appwant.com/?packageName=com.android.term

    Agreed.

    Others not included in the original list:

    1. AdFree Android

    removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known hostnames serving ads.

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    2. AutoKiller Memory Optimizer

    Autokiller is an award winner mimfree tweaker, it fine tunes android's inner memory manager to keep your device fast and lowers battery consumption. Also includes a manual process/service manager.

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    3. ClockSync

    Clocksync synchronizes device system clock with atomic time from Internet via NTP. Useful if provider doesn't support NITZ

    -automatic Synchronization
    -configurable NTP/SNTP server
    -haptic feedback
    -tap values on the screen or use menu

    See http://bit.ly/clocksync for details

    http://amip.org.ru/ds/dl.php?f=/files/ClockSync.apk

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    4. drocap2 for Root Users

    Tap start button and shake the device or wait for timer to capture screen image. You can also make a capture trigger from Notification bar. This works well with "superuser whitelist'" environment.

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    5. ROM Manager/ROM Manager(Premium)

    Manage your ROM's via a handy UI. Organize and preform backups and restores from within Android! Install your favorite ROMs over the air.

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    6. WidgetLocker Lockscreen (Requires Root to override Androids 5 second Rule)

    Again while the WidgetLocker Lockscreen app in general does not require Root there is a feature available that does require Root; if you want to utilize it...Overriding Android's Five second rule

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    7. LEDs Hack (ROOT ONLY)

    This App will let you disable the trackball, top and bottom LEDs. This will help if you use your phone as a night clock (or using your phone at night in Night Mode rendering effect).

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    SD Card Speed Booster - Easily change the default cache size and increase your SD card read speed by a significant amount! This app will allow you to change the value on the fly without any need to reboot.

    As a free alternative i can recommend SD-Booster with similar functionality. Also, SD Maid might be helpful in cleaning your system.
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    How could you include Barnacle instead of "Wireless Tether for Root Users"? That's a miss, IMO.
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    I have just one question... I have rooted my HTC Magic 2.2.1 few minutes ago and i was wondering if SetCPU is worth buying to get more performance... I suposse yes because all the opinions are very favorable but i just prefer to confirm it... (I just hate wasting money and later regret it)...

    Thanks a lot.

    Totally worth it. But you could find the donate version on these forums.

    Sent from my HTC Desire using XDA App