Top 5 Root Apps for Android smartphones

Have you recently rooted your Android smartphone? Do you want to try some root-only apps on it? Then, read this article to find out the best apps for rooted smartphones.

Once you have rooted your Android smartphone, you can run almost any root-only app on your smartphone. These apps contains some more advanced features which are not available in normal apps. You can enjoy these apps only when your device is rooted. So if you want to root your device, then read articles under this section - Rooting Android Smartphones .


SetCPU Android main menu

You may have heard of PC's CPU overclocking for gaining the full potential of its processing power. Well, with a tiny app called SetCPU, you can overclock the processor of your smartphone too, at the expense of its battery life. Moreover, you can also underclock the processor to obtain few more minutes of battery backup. When you open the app, you see 2 options; "Maximum" and "Minimum" to scale the clock speed. In the paid version, you can also make different profiles for different tasks. For example; for a processing power hungry game, you can set a profile with fully overclocked CPU. Now, whenever you will open the game, SetCPU will automatically switch to the profile, you have set for that particular game. Similarly, when your game is off, you can set a profile with fully underclocked CPU to give less resources to the background apps and hence save some battery power.

The latest version of the app is available on Google Play Store for $1.99 while the version 2.2 and earlier are available for free on the XDA-Developers forum.

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Disk Digger Pro Android main menu

Disk Digger is a file recovery app for Android and it works only on rooted smartphones. Currently, the app is in beta stage, hence, you can recover only .JPG, .PNG and .MP4 files. It is compatible with Android v2.2 Froyo and latter versions. The recovery process is very simple, just open the app, grant root access, select the directory i.e, SD card or internal memory and tap "Scan Device" button. Once the scan gets completed, choose the files which you want to recover from the list of recoverable files and save them either locally or upload them to a working FTP server. You can also mail them to a particular email address.

You can download the Disk Digger app from Play Store for free or purchase the PRO version for US $2.99 with few more features.

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ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer Android main menu

Most of us are aware of the fact that ES File Explorer is one of the most popular File Managing app for Android smartphones. But aside from being a simple file manager, it has lots of features that come at cost of rooting your device. Once you grant it root access, it can uninstall system apps, delete unnecessary bloatware, edit system files (e.g., host files), can make .APK file of installed app/games. Other than that, it can make an FTP server for file transfer between devices and can stream videos to any Chromecast supported device etc. It has even more features than these, you just need to give it a try and figure them out.

The ES File Explore is available on Play Store for free. You can download it from the link below.

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Titanium Backup

Titanium Backup Pro Android main menu

This is one of the most useful utility app for Android smartphones. With this app, you can Backup and Restore the apps you have installed in your smartphone. And if you have root access, then, you can backup/restore the system apps as well. The most useful feature of Titanium Backup is that, it can also backup the "data" folder of the games. You can also schedule automatic backups e.g., every Sunday. In PRO version, you can Freeze an app which you neither want to use nor want to uninstall, so that, it won't run itself in the background. And if you want to use the frozen app, you can Defrost it at any time via the TB app. Moreover, you can automatically sync the backed up apps to your DropBox account.

Titanium Backup is available in both; paid and free versions. The price of PRO version is US
$5.99 and you can buy it from Play Store.

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Greenify Android main menu

Greenify is a very nice battery saving app for Android smartphones. Unlike other battery saver apps that kill the background processes, it automatically hibernates the apps when they are closed. The "Hibernating" is similar to the "Freeze" feature of Titanium Backup. But in Greenify, it works automatically, therefore, you do not need to Freeze and Defrost the apps manually.

You can download Greenify app from Play Store for free or you can also buy the paid version for US $2.99.

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So, these were some good root apps for Android smartphones. You can share your opinions and queries in the comment section below.

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Author: aatral_arasu16 Nov 2015 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

Where Titanium backup and Es file explorer comes the first and the Es file explorer works on both rooted and unrooted devices.

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