Rooting Android comes with hundreds of benefits. However, one of the most popular benefits is being able to access hundreds of new apps.
On a normal Android device, apps have to go through a rigorous certification process before they get listed on Google Play and other Android marketplaces. Certain apps are removed because they compete with apps already offered by the hardware manufacturer, while others are removed because the hardware manufacturer simply doesn’t like them.
To help you get the most out of your rooted Android device, here are the top 10 root apps currently available to users of rooted Android devices:
10) ShootMe – Screenshot app
Android has a lot of advantages over its main competitor, Apple’s iOS. However, unlike iOS, Android doesn’t give users the ability to take screenshots of their phones. Thanks to the ShootMe app available on rooted phones, that problem is a thing of the past. This app allows you to set up a trigger for when the phone should take a screenshot. For example, if you want to take a screenshot every time you shake your phone, you can easily set that up.
9) Titanium Backup – Automatic backup and recovery app
No electronic device is immune to failures. If you’re like most people, you keep some valuable information on your Android device. From phone numbers to pictures and everything in between, losing access to that data could be devastating. That’s why you need Titanium Backup, an app which allows rooted Android users to set automatic backup options. All apps and other data is saved, so if you screw up your phone while trying to install a custom ROM, you can easily restore it with the click of a button.
8) Metamorph – Customize every single aspect of your phone
After rooting an Android phone, one of the first things that many users do is customize their device. Thanks to the Metamorph app, phone customization is as easy as possible. Simply download the app, then browse through a selection of custom themes. If you want, you can even make your own theme. Using Metamorph, you can personalize your lock screen, menus, app screens, and all other aspects of your Android phone.
7) Adfree – Instant advertisement blocking
Sick of seeing advertisements on your phone? Aren’t we all! With the Adfree app, you’ll never have to see another advertisement again. The Adfree app works in a unique way: instead of actively scanning each app and webpage for advertisements (which slows down Android performance), Adfree simply blocks the IP addresses of common advertising agencies. This means that advertisements will refuse to pop up while using apps, browsing the internet, or performing any other types of tasks on your phone.
6) Busybox – Use Linux commands
Busybox might not appeal to the average Android user, but it will certainly appeal to tech geeks and Linux users. Busybox is an app that adds Linux commands to your Android device. To make the app as easy as possible to use, Busybox even lists the commands, making it easy to perform a wide variety of functions that are normally unavailable to users of non-rooted Android devices.
5) Wireless Tether – Wireless hotspot app
Share your Android phone’s data connection with any other wireless device using the Wireless Tether app. This is an ideal way to use your phone data on your laptop while you’re in an area with no internet connection, although tethering can be used for a wide variety of purposes. With the Wireless Tether app, tethering can be performed on any carrier and any Android phone. Since some companies like AT&T charge an additional $20 per month for tethering, this makes the Wireless Tether app an extremely valuable tool.
4) Tasker – Automatic task app
Tasker is a smart app that will automate all sorts of tasks on your phone. For example, you can set a task to run every day at 5pm, or perform plenty of other useful functions. Although Tasker is available from the Google Play store, it won’t have root access on non-rooted Android phones. When you give Tasker root access, expect to see some phenomenal results.
3) SSH Tunnel – Safeguard your internet usage
Instead of letting anyone see what you’re doing on the internet, the SSH Tunnel encrypts your internet connection using an SSH tunnel. When you access a public Wi-Fi network without an app like SSH Tunnel installed, anybody with basic technical skills can see what you’re doing over the internet, which is most definitely a bad thing.
2) SetCPU – Overclock and monitor your processor
The processor is at the heart of your Android phone’s operations. On a normal Android device, the user’s actions won’t affect how the CPU functions. However, thanks to the SetCPU app, that is no longer a problem. SetCPU allows users to customize the CPU to run at different frequencies according to what the user is currently doing. For example, you can instantly reduce the CPU’s clock speed when the screen is turned off, which saves an enormous amount of battery life. Ultimately, SetCPU allows you to save battery power, speed up your Android device, and monitor its temperature.
1) Superuser – The first app to install on a rooted Android device
A rooted Android device won’t be as useful if apps don’t have root access. To fix this problem, make sure you install Superuser soon after rooting your device. This will automatically force apps to ask permission to establish root privileges. Once the app has root privileges, it can perform a wider variety of useful tasks than ever before.
There are so many more apps available to rooted Android users than just the ones listed above! To fully experience the wide range of apps that are available, try out One Click Root for yourself today and start using your rooted Android phone in just minutes!