Whatever it was that tempted you to root your Android device, you’ll need the right apps to take advantage. You’ll find apps to customize the look of your device, tweak the performance, help you to manage files and apps, enable hotspots and secure networking, and a few other things besides. Google doesn’t necessarily recommend that you root, but it’s not frowned upon either, and so you’ll find most of the top apps for rooted Android devices in the Play Store.
Top 10 Apps for Rooted Android Devices
Greenify quickly climbed the list as one of those essential root apps a long time ago. The app checks out your running apps and shows you which ones are running, which ones run, how frequently, and how many times each one wakes up your device. Using this information, you can hibernate apps to prevent them from running in the background and drain your battery. This is the only app that prevents Facebook from waking up your phone 700+ times per day and it’s totally free.
2. ROM Toolbox Pro
If you want to save yourself some time, and potentially some money, then you might opt for this all-in-one package that combines a host of handy root apps. ROM Toolbox Pro covers ROM and app management, scripting and start up, CPU and memory management, and a lot more. You’ll find apps like Build Prop Editor, SetCPU,Terminal Emulator, and Titanium Backup in here. You could spend five times as much buying them all separately.
3. Device Control (Free)
You can tweak all kinds of settings with this app including CPU and GPU frequencies, vibration strength, screen color temperature, voltage control, and kernel specific extras. There’s even an automation feature, app management support, and editors for system configuration files all built-in. As long as you know what you’re doing Device Control is a potentially powerful app.
4. Root Explorer
Root Explorer uses root access to let you browse files on your entire device. For root users, this is an essential task. There are a plethora of activities that require you rummaging through the system parts of your device and Root Explorer helps you do it without being encumbered. It has a clean interface, plenty of features, and is one of those essential tools for all root users.
SuperSU by Chainfire is the de facto Superuser application available. Most root methods have you installing this app anyway so most new root users already have it. It’s a solid app and works great to be that front door to root access on your device. It’s simple to use and frequently updated to support new devices and changes in how root works. Also, it helps that Chainfire is one of the most well-known developers out there with a sterling reputation and a deep knowledge of Android and root access.
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6. Titanium Backup
Titanium Backup is a long time mainstay at the top of many root lists and this one is no different. With this application you can uninstall bloatware (a must have for many people), freeze apps (leaves them installed but prevents them from ever running), and backup your applications and application data. ROM flashers have sworn by this app for years and it may very well be the most popular and oft recommended root app of all time. If you have root, go get it immediately. Root life just isn’t the same without it.
7. ROM Manager
With ROM Manager you can back up your existing ROM, flash new ROMs, and install custom themes or kernels. It features a long list of ROMs which is frequently updated and you can install ROMs to the SD card or OTA (over the air). If you want to unlock features like premium ROMs, update notifications, and automatic backups, then you’ll need to spring for the premium version.
8. System Tuner
You can analyze exactly what is going on with your Android device and make a few tweaks to tune up performance with this free app. System Tuner enables you to tweak CPU settings, kill background processes and apps, backup and restore apps and their settings, tweak cache and memory settings, and a whole lot more. You can dig into exactly how your device is running, but exercise some caution before you start making changes.
9. System App Remover
One of the most annoying parts of getting a new smartphone is removing all the unnecessary system apps from your home page.
System App Remover wants to help you instantly remove those apps from more than just the homepage: it wants to help you safely and quickly uninstall all of those annoying system apps you never use.
10. Root Firewall Pro
Have you been low on your data bandwidth? This app can help you out. With Root Firewall Pro, you can disable Internet for apps you aren't using while selectively enable it for those you are. It even has the options to selectively enable 2g, 3g, 4g, or Wi-Fi networks for apps of your choosing. It also has features like ad blocking and much more.