Necessities for Root Users

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Finally rooted your phone? These apps are all must-have apps to fully take advantage of your new root privileges. Any paid apps are worth the price, and more, but don't take my word for it: try the free version first.

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  • Titanium Backup ★ root Titanium Backup ★ root

    Titanium Backup ★ root

    Titanium Track

    357532 ratings

    The absolute essential app for all root users. Sure, there are other apps that do similar things, but Titanium Backup (TiBu) does it best. Backup your apps, system settings (WiFi connections, sound settings, etc), contacts...if it's on your phone,...

  • SuperSU SuperSU

    SuperSU

    Chainfire

    451158 ratings

    Currently the best Superuser app on the market. If you pay for the full version, you will get things like OTA Survival (attempts to keep root through an OTA update).

  • GSam Battery Monitor Pro GSam Battery Monitor Pro

    GSam Battery Monitor Pro

    GSam Labs

    6107 ratings

    The best battery monitor app I've found. If you're on 4.4, you will need to install a free module to use this app.

  • Tasker Tasker

    Tasker

    Crafty Apps EU

    39970 ratings

    Automate everything on your phone; think Motorola's SmartActions...on crack. This has become the Android community's baby, as you can automate literally anything you can think of on your phone. When I say anything, that means any task you perform...

  • Memory Locker Memory Locker

    Memory Locker

    Juwe11

    1008 ratings

    If you have an app that you use frequently, and it always is slow to start up, you need this app. It basically tells Android's process manager "keep a part of this app running so that when we need to open it, it doesn't take forever." It doesn't...

  • Greenify Greenify

    Greenify

    Oasis Feng

    228786 ratings

    My phone praises the creator of this app every day since I found it. This app does essentially the opposite of memory locker...if you have a stubborn app that continues running in the background, this app will ensure the app goes to sleep. In...

  • ROM Toolbox Pro ROM Toolbox Pro

    ROM Toolbox Pro

    JRummy Apps Inc.

    25519 ratings

    The ultimate root app. I put the pro version here because you won't get a feel for the usefulness of this app without it. There are so many great things to write about ROM Toolbox...I don't even know where to begin. You can do things like clocking...

  • File Explorer (Root Add-On) File Explorer (Root Add-On)

    File Explorer (Root Add-On)

    NextApp, Inc.

    12261 ratings

    I've written a few reviews for my favorite file explorer, FX File Explorer, and this free module will turn FX into a full-featured root explorer. Browse /system/ with full root privileges to do things like edit your build.prop, move files into/out...

  • App Permission Manager App Permission Manager

    App Permission Manager

    INFOLIFE LLC

    623 ratings

    This app works off Android's built-in App Ops (disabled in 4.2.2; if you are root, search in Google "re-enable app ops android 4.2" for a root-only method of getting app ops back). The app will show you which apps request certain permissions, and...