One of the biggest advantages of rooting your Android is that you get to access thousands of exciting new apps and downloads. Today, we’re going to show you 4 more of the best root apps that you can enjoy only after gaining root access to your device:
4) Xposed Framework
Android is a remarkably complex mobile operating system. But most users will never ever look under the hood to see the complexity that lies beneath. That’s why I like the Xposed Framework app, which is more of a software program than an app.
Xposed Framework lets you make extensive modifications to your Android interface and Android features. It’s kind of like creating your very own custom ROM. The best part is that you can make all of these changes without ever altering any system files.
Technically, Xposed is a “Module Repository”: not an app. That means once you’ve downloaded Xposed Framework, you need to download a module to actually change your system.
Gravity Box tends to be the most popular module. With Gravity Box, you can easily edit an astonishing number of Android settings and access all of the following customization features:
-Additional quick settings tiles
-Battery indicator style
-Low battery warning policy
-LED flashing policy
-Volume key cursor control
-Auto brightness levels adjustment
-Lower minimal brightness setting
-Motion control tweaks
-Unlink ringtone and notifications volumes
You don’t need to know any coding or technical knowledge in order to access Xposed Framework. Thanks to modules like Gravity Box, everything is very easy to edit and control.
You can download Exposed Module Repository here: http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer
And download Gravity Box here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2316070
3) Better Battery Stats
Your Android’s battery life is one of the most important parts of the system. Obviously. In spite of that fact, most people don’t understand their Android’s battery life very well.
That’s why an Android developer named Chamonix decided to create a better battery life app called, appropriately, Better Battery Stats.
Better Battery Stats breaks down your Android’s battery life into an insane level of detail. You can learn so much more about your battery life than ever before, including:
-Wakelock statistics (how your phone uses its battery when you’re not actively using it)
-Kernel and partial wakelock statistics
-CPU states and cycles
-Process stats with user and system CPU time
-Data on different modes, including Awake, Deep Sleep, Screen On, Phone On, Wi-Fi On, Wi-Fi Running Ratios, and more
Basically, this app covers everything about how your battery is used. It features a simple interface and is free when you sideload it onto your device. You can also pay a couple bucks to download it form the Google Play Store.
Free sideload app: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809
Paid app on Google Play Store ($2.49) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asksven.betterbatterystats
2) Solid Explorer
There are lots of different file explorer apps on the Google Play Store, and we’ve talked about a bunch of them extensively on One Click Root. Solid Explorer is one that we haven’t mentioned.
While most other file explorers only access the /sdcard/ folder, Solid Explorer takes full advantage of your root access and lets you into the deepest files and folders on your system.
Better yet, the Solid Explorer interface is surprisingly intuitive. It has drag and drop functionality and more than enough settings for both casual and advanced users. It even looks great on tablets.
Download Solid Explorer here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.solidexplorer
1) App Ops X
App permissions are one of the most ridiculous parts about the Android operating system. There’s no reason why a flashlight app, for example, should be accessing your location data. App developers like to steal your information and use that information to display ‘relevant’ advertisements on your phone.
I guess that’s the price we pay for downloading free apps.
But thanks to App Ops X, users can fight back. App Ops is actually an app that enhances an existing Android feature. Google introduced App Ops in Android 4.3, giving users a way to disable Facebook’s ability to access location data, among other things.
App Ops X is the root-access version of App Ops. It makes it easy to see all the permissions you’ve given to various apps. You can tap each app to see which permissions it has, then toggle any of those permissions to revoke them.
Don’t let apps just steal your information. Fight back! Thanks to App Ops X, rooted Android users can.
App Ops X can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colortiger.appopsinstaller
Other popular rooting apps we’ve covered before
I know commenters will swarm on this post and be like “hey man, you didn’t mention INSERT APP HERE. Well, we’ve written plenty of posts about the best apps that require rooting and talked extensively about those apps. Here is a quick list of those apps off the top of my head:
-ClockworkMod Recovery (flashing and recovery tool)
–Greenify (easily save battery life and prevent apps from unnecessarily running in the background)
–Titanium Backup (Android’s best backup app)