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35+ Best Root Apps for Rooted Android Smartphone

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Android Operating System has evolved so much that it has diminished the importance of rooting android to great extent. But still there are plenty of reasons and benefits to root your smartphone. There are still many restrictions in Android OS which rooting can remove to give extra functionality. But nowadays, it’s hard to find what you can do after rooting as the innovation in Android OS has blurred the line.

So, here we have curated a list of root only apps for rooted android devices and we will keep it updated from time to time.

Top Best Root Apps for Android

Below root apps are helpful in many ways though as we are dealing with rooting here, Try at your own risk.

lucky patcher1) Lucky Patcher

Price – Free

   Download Lucky Patcher

Lucky Patcher is the most popular root app available out there. If you are an android user there is a huge chance that you might have heard of it. Lucky Patcher allows you to remove ads from all apps and games on your device. Lucky Patcher even gives access to all features of games and apps. It does all that in just matter of few seconds.

Also Read: Best Game Hacking Android Apps

Features:

  • Remove Ads: If you are using any app which have loads of ads in it then you can remove ads from any App
  • Convert any app to system app: Move any app to system folder to make it permanent app which can’t be uninstalled through application manager
  • Remove License Verification: If you installed any paid apps for free but can’t use due to license verification issue then Lucky patcher can remove that
  • Backup and restore apps + data
  • Do in-app purchases for free
  • Move apps to SD Card

titanium backup2) Titanium Backup

Price – Free & Paid

 Download Titanium Backup

Titanium Backup is one of the most popular root app and best backup app for android OS. This app is must-try app if you have rooted your device. Backing up data is very important nowadays as we are storing lots of information in our devices and anything can happen to our device leading to losing our data. There are many backup apps including the backup feature included in Android OS Settings itself.

But none of them are as sophisticated as Titanium Backup. On top of that, as this app only works on rooted device, this app gives many advanced features like you can remove bloatware from your device, freeze apps (app remains installed but it just can’t run) and backup your applications and application data.

You can do batch backups as well as schedule backups. Backups will operate without closing any apps (with Pro). You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card. You can browse any app’s data and even query the Market to see detailed information about the app.

This app comes in two version: Free and Paid. Though Free version is more than enough for normal users but if you are a pro android user, then you should really check out its pro version

greenify3) Greenify

Price – Free

   Download Greenify

One of the primary reason to root android is to improve battery life. And for that, Greenify is the best root app. If you are looking to improve your android’s battery life then you must try this app.

This app works in non-rooted android devices too though there are some limitations in that. Greenify shows the list of apps which are running in background and how many times it wakes up your device. From there, you can hibernate any apps to save battery. This helps a lot in preventing android lagging issue. Primarily, this app is a boon for older devices with low ram and low battery life.

You should read our guide on how to improve battery life using Greenify

flashfire4) FlashFire

Price – Free

   Download FlashFire

FlashFire is a must-try root app for rooted android smartphones. It’s actually a utility app which flashes firmware files like OTA updates, Custom ROM in your rooted device.

Do you remember Mobile ODIN by Chainfire? FlashFire is a successor to Mobile ODIN developed by Chainfire only. Thus it is reliable, safe and very helpful and regularly updated. It has been successfully tested with Google Nexus and Samsung Devices though it supports other devices too. It can flash firmware files, zip files while maintaining root and without any need of custom recovery. Thus, you should really check out this app.

flashfire root app

flashify5) Flashify

Price – Free / Paid

   Download Flashify

Flashify is another awesome root app for Android users who like to flash different files.Users most of the time go on to do tedious tasks like flashing zip files, flashing ROM, installing custom recovery again and again. This app makes it easier for you to perform such tasks easily without any hassle.

Flashify can flash many things like Custom Recoveries, kernels, zip files, GAPPS. You can also flash Stock recovery file though you need to buy pro version to use that feature. Users can flash boot and recovery images, create full backups, and sync backups between devices and desktop. Also with free version, you can flash only 3 times a day. But with pro version, there is no limit.

Also Read: Best Music Downloader for Android

tasker6) Tasker

Price – $3.99

   Download Tasker

Do you want to automate anything in your android device? Then tasker is your friend. Tasker is a great root application rather best automation app for android. With this app, you can do pretty much anything with your phone. Though some actions do require root access, most of the basic actions don’t even need root access. There is a deep learning curve with this app so initially, you might find it difficult to use. But once you get the hang of it, it will make your life a lot easier. Do check out this powerful app!

Also Read: Best hacking apps for Android

tasker android

magisk7) Magisk

Price – Free

   Download Magisk

Magisk is relatively new but getting popular rapidly. If you have rooted your android, you won’t enjoy some features like Android Pay, and also some apps don’t run on rooted device due to a feature Google introduced since Android 5.0 – SafetyNet. Even Netflix stopped showing up on Google play store for rooted users.

The matter is, if you modify anything in system partition( rooting process does that), safetynet will trip, which will basically notify that the device has been rooted. But you can use this powerful app called Magisk to hide root. It will give root access without modifying anything in system partition thus you can enjoy all the benefits like Android Pay, Netflix etc and no one will detect that you device has been rooted. On top of that, Magisk also gives some modules to install which is similar to Xposed but it’s still progressing.

8) SuperSU

Price – Free

   Download SuperSU

SuperSU is the most popular and most used root app. If you know about rooting, then you might have seen this app many times. Because, most root methods install this app by default. This is very powerful must have root app which acts as a front door between your device and other root apps. It is great for protection so that other root apps has to ask for permission before getting root access. You’ll have a list of all the apps that that have ever requested root. You can also fully unroot your device, keep logs, and more.

Also read: How to replace kinguser with Supersu


servicely9) Servicely

Price – Free

   Download Servicely

This is an alternative of Greenify app but still very helpful and great root app. It can save battery juice and improve your device’s battery life very efficiently.

Android Battery life sucks because of number of apps running in background. Those apps also awake the device which again uses battery. For example, in night time, when you are sleeping, you device gets awaken by number of background running apps. Servicely can disable those background all the time or for specific period of time. That can help in night time when you are sleeping too.

This app is helpful in restricting bloatware apps from eating your battery.

quick reboot pro10) Quick Reboot Pro

Price – Free

   Download Quick Reboot Pro

Quick Reboot Pro which is now free, is very simple but very helpful app. When you want to flash something in your android device, and you need to reboot in bootloader, or download mode then pressing combination of keys to do that and to remember the combination, every time you need it, becomes pain in the ass. For that, Quick Reboot Pro comes in handy.

This application gives you access to all the advanced reboot options in one single place, you don’t need to type commands in terminal or do anything else. Also it gives shortcut at home screen to reboot in multiple modes. It’s definitely a must-have root app for root tinkerers.

quick reboot pro android

viper4android11) Viper4Android

Price – Free

   Download Viper4Android

Viper4Android is one of the best audio modification root app. With Viper4Android, you can control the audio through speakers, wireless headphones, earphones or any other audio accessories you connect to the device. It has its own audio driver, an equalizer, lots of effects to control how your audio sounds and much more.  Though the installation process is bit complicated, so you should refer XDA too but soon, we will publish tutorial about how to install viper4android. The download given above will lead to XDA page where along with download link, installation instructions are given too.

viper4android androidwakelock detector12) Wakelock Detector

Price – Free

   Download Wakelock Detector

Have you ever experienced that your device’s display doesn’t turn off automatically when it should turn off automatically rather it wakes up suddenly? The reason might be wakelock holding apps.

Wakelock Detector app does exactly what it’s name suggests. It detects those battery hungry, wakelock holding apps which drains your battery a LOT. You might have installed any rogue app or any app might have gone nuts or sometimes Google Play services too drains battery weirdly. In those situations, this app comes in handy.

Wakelock is a service in Android OS which keeps device awake for relevant situations like when you are watching a video. But sometimes any rogue apps containing a bug drains battery by holding wakelock unnecessarily. This app shows list of such apps along with data like cpu usage and wakelock usage statistics. This app is one of the essential app to maintain good battery life.

link2sd13) Link2SD

Price – Free / $2.32

   Download Link2SD

Link2SD is really a life saver app for older devices with low internal storage. Apps are generally installed in internal storage. But if the device has low internal storage then you can’t install many apps or some heavy size apps due to that limitation. This app helps with the situation by moving the app with data from internal storage to SD card. What it does is it creates a link to access app so that Android OS thinks that app and its data is stored in internal storage even though it’s stored in SD card.

This app comes in two versions : Free and Paid. Paid version as usual has some advanced features like  Link internal data of apps to SD card, Link external data and obb folders of apps and games to SD card,  Auto clear cache service etc thus it’s worthy to buy the pro version of app.

 

xposed14) Xposed Framework

Price – Free

   Download Xposed Framework

Xposed is like Cydia for Android. Xposed Framework has stolen the limelight of Custom ROMs. Xposed Framework contains loads of modules which can be installed easily using Xposed installer. Modules bring many advanced functionality which was earlier either impossible or was very difficult to achieve. Modules can tweak theme, UI, tweak performance of the device, button remapping, visual interface changes, ad blocking and much more.

Only issue is that modules are not supported in every Android version. So you need to find which modules support your device / or your android version.

Installing Xposed Framework is bit tricky process but after installing that, installing modules is a breeze and you will addicted to xposed framework. The download link is available on XDA forum only by developer, thus the download link above will redirect you to XDA page where instructions are also given and appropriate download link too. – Official Link

rom toolbox15) ROM Toolbox

Price – Free / 7.49

   Download ROM Toolbox Lite

ROM Toolbox is another must have root app for rooted android device users. We all know how complicated and tedious the manual process for downloading and installing custom ROM is. That’s where ROM Toolbox steals the show.

ROM Toolbox contains lots of features like that includes app manager, a built-in file browser with root, ROM management , font installer and script writer and much more. You can even take Nandroid Backup easily with this tool. It is like a hybrid of multiple apps. You can take backups, schedule backups, freeze apps, task manager, backup apps to dropbox, move apps to SD card,E-mail your apps to friends, clean dalvik cache and much more. You should definitely check out this app.

solid explorer16) Solid Explorer

Price – Paid

   Download Solid Explorer

Solid Explorer is one of the best file explorer with a sleek, modern look and many features which gives some advanced functionality if device is rooted. It can do usual tasks like zip unzip files, file explorer, copy cut paste, FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS clients, Ability to create password protected ZIP and 7ZIP archives, batch rename etc. For rooted devices, with root access, it acts as a true root explorer. You can access root files, modify manually any system files you want and much more.

There are a lot of good file managers with root access. However, this one is clean, it works well, and it’s cheap with no advertising. But this app is not free. You can install for free but it will give 14 days free trial access and after that you need to purchase the app. So better check out the free trial and if you find it worthy then only purchase the app as next app is another alternative to Solid explorer.

17) ES File Explorer

Price – Free

   Download ES File Explorer

This is another great root file explorer and best alternative to Solid Explorer we just talked about. Personally I liked this file explorer the most. Free version might be one reason and easy interface, same advanced features are more reasons to like this app. This app also packs up lots of features like file sharing wirelessly, remote file access, file manager, compress and decompress zip files, built-in players/viewers like audio player, video player, pdf viewer, cloud storage, and much more.

root explorer18) Root explorer

Price – Free

   Download Root Explorer

Root explorer as name suggests is another popular root explorer for rooted android devices. You can access whole android file system including the elusive data folder.

It packs many features like multiple tabs, cloud storage support with providers like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box , Network support. It contains SQlite Database viewer which was used to crack local database based games like temple run, subway surfer etc. Other usual features include create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract rar archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files (via email, bluetooth etc), image thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer, change file owner/group, create symbolic link, “Open With” facility, MD5, create shortcuts etc.

You can even prevent device from sleeping if you want to perform any long operations. This app is quite similar to other root explorers we discussed so it’s just a matter of preference which one you should use.

root explorer for android

nandroid manager19) Nandroid manager

Price – Free/ Paid

   Download Nandroid Manager

Nandroid Manager is one of the few root apps you should always use when you are frequently dealing with rooting, flashing files etc. Nandroid Manager as name suggests, manages nandroid backups etc. and also can restore data from your nandroid backups. Apart from that, You can backup and restore apps with its data with single click.

Nandroid Manager currently supports nandroid backups created by TWRP and Clockworkmod (v5.xx and v6.xx) based recoveries! This app requires your device to be rooted (Duh!!) and also requires BUSYBOX to be installed. This app has two versions: Free and paid.

nandroid manager for android

dumpster20) Dumpster

Price – Free

   Download Dumpster

Have you ever deleted any file and then regretted deleted that? Me too 🙁

Windows has great feature of recycle bin thus you can restore any deleted file. But android doesn’t provide that. But if you rooted your device, then you don’t have to worry about that. Dumpster is a recycle bin for rooted Android Smartphones. Once you’ve installed the app, it will automatically backup and save all of your newly deleted data, allowing you to easily undelete pictures and videos and other documents, and instantly restore them to your phone.

You can also recover deleted app and its data! Dumpster also backs up deleted app with data.Thus you can’t delete any file permanently. When you delete anything, it goes to dumpster. You need to open the app to delete it permanently.

It also gives premium cloud storage services. If you opt for their cloud storage, your delete file won’t be stored locally rather it will stored on their cloud. Thus you can save phone storage too and also prevent losing any accidently deleted data.

gl tools21) GL Tools

Price – Free

   Download GL Tools

GLTools is a custom OpenGLES driver, that is compatible with any known OpenGLES 2.0-compatible GPU + ARM or x86 processor. If you are a gamer and loves to play heavy games but heavy games lags on your device then this app is boon for you. GL Tools renders the graphics at slower bit rate at which your CPU can handle thus games runs nicely without any lagging.

Apart from that, you can change resolution and rendering bitness in any app,measure gained performance with a nice onscreen FPS counter , optimize gfx and much more. Overall, it can boost game performance by large margin thus it is very much popular among android gamers.

terminal emulator22) Terminal Emulator

Price – Free

   Download Terminal Emulator

If you know how to use linux terminal then this app can help you. This app is pretty straightforward. It is a linux terminal inside Android os. You can execute any commands using this terminal thus you can perform some admin level functions easily.

It depends on your linux knowledge what you can do with it. But as your device is rooted, it has root access thus possibilities is endless.

Features:

  • Full Linux Terminal Emulation
  • Multiple Windows
  • Launcher Shortcuts
  • Free with no ads

device control23) Device Control

Price – Free

   Download Device Control

We just talked about manipulating Graphics rendering using GL Tools. With Device Control app, you can manipulate pretty much anything related to android hardware like CPU frequencies, GPU frequencies, vibration strength, Screen color temperature, LCD power, Voltage Control, Fast Charge and more

It also offers some advanced features like  intelli-plug and intelli-thermal by faux, msm dcvs toggle, mpdecision toggle, power scheduling, power efficient workqueues but it’s better not to touch those things if you have no idea about those things.

But in nutshell, this app is worth a try.

sdfix24) SDFix

Price – Free

   Download SDFix

One of the problematic restrictions Android Kitkat brought was giving apps limited ability to store data on SD card. If you are a kitkat user, you might have encountered that suddenly sd card gets locked. Due to this restriction, you can’t even copy or move any files in SD card using any file explorer.

In such situations, SDFix can help you. This app restores the ability to write on sd card by modifying a configuration file. As this app is for very specific issue, there is no need to install this app if you are not a kitkat user or your device doesn’t have this issue. You can even uninstall after fixing the issue. But still this app is very helpful thus worth listing.

system app remover25) System App remover

Price – Free

   Download System App Remover

Almost every smartphone manufacturer loads bloatware in their smartphones. Normally you can’t uninstall those apps. This is very frustrating issue. But after rooting your device, there are several solutions and several apps which can remove bloatware from your device.

System App remover also does the same. It can remove any bloatware from device easily. It also gives you suggestion which bloatware can be removed. It filters out apps that may cause unstable after uninstalled thus it is very safe to use.

It also includes other features like user app uninstaller, move app to sdcard, move app to phone, apk on sdcard scan/install/delete and rooting guide help.

better battery stats26) Better Battery Stats

Price – Free

   Download BetterBatteryStats

Battery Drain is very big issue among android users. Thus it would be awesome if you could get detailed battery usage data or stats. Right?

Better Battery stats is such awesome root app which let you analyze the behavior of your phone, find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep and measure the effect of corrective actions.

You can also get data like the time the device were using internet data or wifi. Also you can see the percentage of remaining battery. Thus this app comes in handy for saving as well as improving battery life.

better battery stats for android

busybox27) Busybox

Price – Free

   Download Busybox

Busybox is the number one utility root app for android. Busybox provides many standard Unix tools, much like the larger (but more capable) GNU Core Utilities. BusyBox is designed to be a small executable for use with the Linux kernel, which makes it ideal for use with embedded devices. Busybox Installer includes a “scripter” to manage and run your scripts. Through Busybox, you can install and run linux/unix scripts/commands inside the Android and perform heavy tweaks to your device.

busybox for android

kernel auditor28) Kernel auditor

Price – Free

   Download Kernel Auditor

Kernel Auditor is very technical yet useful root app. Kernel Auditor manages many kernel parameters. There are many options to configure but it depends on your CPU which one is relevant and useful. So use it cautiously. This app lets you tweak and monitor things like:

  • CPU (Frequency, Governor)
  • I/O Scheduler
  • Kernel Samepage Merging
  • Low Memory Killer (Minfree settings)
  • Virtual Memory
  • Flash/Backup
  • Build prop Editor
  • Recovery (Flash, Wipe)
  • Init.d editor
  • Saving Profiles

gmd auto hide soft keys29) GMD Auto Hide Soft Keys

Price – Free / Paid

   Download app

Does your device contain those backspace keys as soft-keys?

Often those soft-keys becomes annoying specially when gaming or playing videos or watching movies etc. But thanks to GMD Auto Hide Soft Keys which automatically hides those soft keys when not needed.You can get back those soft keys by hitting the spot which you determined in the settings.

It can spoof soft keys to make android think that you still have those soft keys and display Menu button in applications actions bar. You can also adjust trigger size and position. It also allows integration with Tasker and Gesture control. It comes with two version – Free and Pro. In pro version, you can change trigger color and transparency, and you can disable trigger too.

disk digger30) Disk Digger

Price – Free

   Download Disk Digger

Have you deleted your favourite selfie by mistake??

Don’t worry, Disk Digger is here for rescue.

Disk Digger is an amazing recovery tool for android which can recover lost data like images, videos, docs, and many more types of data.

A preview window allows users to take a look at recovered media, and those files can be sent to an email account, uploaded to an FTP server or sent to local storage. The lite version allows only photo recoveries, while the pro version can recover more file types.

disk digger for android

adaway31) Adaway

Price – Free

   Download Adaway

AdAway is an amazing ad blocking root app for blocking ads in your browser to speed up the web page loading time. AdAway is an open source/free ad blocker for Android devices using the host’s files. Generally, hosts file contains a list of mappings between IP addresses and hostnames. When an ad blocker app requests an ad, that request is directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing. So, you can’t get any ads on your browser. So, you can work easily without getting any diversion.

 

boot animations32) Boot Animations

Price – Free

   Download Boot Animations

Boot animation is loading animation which plays when you reboot/restart your device. You might have gotten bored with same android booting animation. This app helps in customizing boot animations.

You can choose from hundreds of custom load animations to install to your rooted device. You can install boot animations from even SD card. With this app, you can convert any gif to boot animation. It also gives you high quality boot animation preview. You can modify the boot animation like background color, custom dimensions, bit rate etc.

NOTE: SAMSUNG DEVICES ARE NOT YET COMPATIBLE WITH THIS APP

smart booster33) Smart booster

Price – Free

   Download Smart Booster

Smart Booster is one of the best optimization tool for rooted android devices. Earlier known as Smart Ram booster, this app can boost ram by clearing RAM, clean cache using one click, efficiently scan and clean junk created by million apps and also can optimize battery life by hibernating useless apps, disabling auto-start apps.

Thus this app will boost overall performance of your rooted device. You must try this app.

gmd gesturecontrol lite34) GMD Gesturecontrol lite

Price – Free

   Download app

GMD Gesturecontrol lite is very simple yet effective root app for android. It can add additional gestures in your smartphone. It can add multiple custom actions like  Start application, Previous Application, Next application, Home, Kill current application, Back, Forward, Recent application list, Recent application dialog, Menu etc to any gesture. It can use upto 4 finger gestures.

datasync35) Datasync

Price – Free

   Download Datasync

Datasync is one of the unique root app yet very helpful in some situations. Datasync lets you share application data with other Android devices. So basically, if you want to create clone of any app in other device along with app data, this app will do that for you.

It offers some features like automatic device discovery, cloud integration, clean theme, background sync support and much more

Conclusion

Woah! This is really long article! Thanks for reading this amazing list of root apps for android devices. I hope these apps will help you in various ways possible. I will keep adding interesting root apps time to time. Meanwhile stay tuned. Share with your Friends. Comment your feedback and do comment if you have any interesting root app in your mind.

ADIOS 😉

Parth

I am a web developer and a tech blogger. I love to share information about latest tech trends as well as programming knowledge. Currently living in Canada, I want to master web development and then pour my knowledge to my fellow readers.

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