How many advantages Android gives us! Phones with the green android operating system offer us an infinite range of possibilities to modify our phone to our liking, but as a good operating system, it is protected against deeper modifications, modifications that we can only perform if we are root users , and That is why today we present the 10 best applications for root users .
If yesterday we told you which were the ten most useful applications of Google Play , today we are going to go one step further, getting a little deeper into the advanced Android world, with some applications that are practically essential when it comes to getting the whole game out of our terminal . Without further delay, let’s get to it!
We can’t talk about root without mentioning the famous Chainfire root permission manager (developer of XDA) known worldwide as SuperSu. SuperSu, recently updated to Material Design , is the best manager for superusers that we can find, and in fact, it is installed by default in almost all - if not all - the custom ROMs that we find in the forums.
Best of SuperSU, and why is this compilation is that it offers us a complete record of all the operations that our applications perform , allowing you to control us all the time what part aand phone are accessing applications and control it. It also allows us to modify the icon and the theme to adapt it to our liking, but not only that, but it allows us to unroot the phone from the application itself . Although it has a paid version, the free version is a wonder and, therefore, SuperSu deserves to be in this top of applications.
The battery, that great enemy of all of us, is that we cannot live without looking every two by three as we go on battery. On many occasions, what happens is that our smartphone does not go into deep sleep because there is an application running in the background, and for that we have Greenify , an application that has been between us for a long time, which basically hibernates the applications so that it does not run in the background.
What Greenify does is put apps to sleep so they don’t work while we’re not using them . For example, Facebook, even if we are not using it, is always running in the background, so, applying Greenify, we will freeze the application and it will not work, although we will lose the notifications. Therefore, Greenify has a paid version that allows us to hibernate the applications but still receive notifications, although the free version works well enough and allows us to save a lot - very much - battery.
This is another little known application that many people use to avoid having to be using ADB commands from the computer. What Flashify offers us is a complete root installation suite that will allow us to flash any file that we have in our terminal , something that will be used, generally, to modify the recovery or update SuperSu , but in a matter of seconds.
As you will know if you are reading this, to install a modified recovery an .img file is necessary to flash it from the computer, but with Flashify we can do it directly from the phone , as well as install .zip folders such as ROMs, updates, modems or kernels , so Flashify deserves to be in this ranking because it saves us infinite time and, in addition, it is free.
Another old well-known application in the advanced Android world: Quick Boot. This application can be used both if we are root users or if we are not, but obviously, having root permissions , we can access more functions. Among the basic functions of Quick Boot we find the possibility of turning off and restarting the phone, but being root , the possibilities increase.
If we grant superuser permissions to Quick Boot, from the same application we can directly access the bootloader or recovery of our device , which saves us having to do the corresponding button combination for our device to access these options on our phone, since Quick Boot does it for us and in a matter of a click and, of course, it ‘s free.
Another application that is present in all the rooted phones in the world is Titanium Backup, an application that has also been with us for a very long time and that has earned its position based on work and good performance. This application is used, above all, by people who spend the day flashing ROMs to try new things, because Titanium Backup creates a backup of our applications and their data .
What does this mean? Well, it means that, when we make the backup of the applications, we will not only recover the applications but, in addition, we will recover the data from them, see our social network accounts, our WhatsApp conversations… Another thing that characterizes a Titanium Backup is the possibility of freezing applications , something similar to what Greenify does but more aggressive, since this function leaves them as if they were not installed. It has two versions, one paid and one free, which is the one that everyone uses and that works frankly well.
The discovery of the year was Xposed Framework , an application developed by Rovo89 that allows us, through its modules , to modify any section that we can imagine of our terminal , from transparency in the notification bar, on and off animations to brightness All this by installing a framework and adding modules .
Xposed Framework has been one of the reasons why many people have not wanted to make the jump from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop, since Xposed Framework is not compatible, at the moment, with the ART virtual machine, but if you are in KitKat And you are looking for a way to modify your phone, do not hesitate to take a look at Xposed Framework because it is, without a doubt, one of the best applications that we can install if we are root users .
In order to be able to modify some internal files of our terminal, replace system applications or modify parameters in some file on the phone, we need, in addition to being a root user , an application that allows us to move between our documents, access system folders and, of course, , modify them to our liking. Faced with this situation comes Root Explorer, a file explorer known worldwide that has endless possibilities.
Among the benefits that Root Explorer offers us is the root file manager , which allows us to access the protected folders of our system , where, for example, the build.prop is located , so that we can modify and add new functions to our device or optimize it. It is a dangerous process, so you have to be careful with what we do, but if we have experience, Root Explorer is practically indispensable on a day-to-day basis.
One of the things that most annoys us smartphone users is the large number of useless applications that companies install on our phones when they sell them to us, applications that, in general terms, are known as bloatware . These “utilities” are not usually used and are dedicated to taking up space in our terminal or spending battery, but being superusers on our phone, we can eliminate them .
For that we have Root Uninstaller , an application that will allow us to uninstall all the applications from our system that we do not want to have installed, such as all those of our telephone company or those of the brand of our telephone. In addition we can do it in batches so that we do not have to go one by one , something quite useful and that works very, very well, taking into account, among other things, that the application can be downloaded completely free of charge on Google Play - although it has a paid version - so check it out without hesitation.
Oh, memory, how many headaches it gives us! And it is that the memory of our phone is something that we always have to be aware of, that our precious gigabytes of storage do not fill us with useless things, to have space in our terminal to install applications. Many times the fault lies with our own phone. No one is perfect, and neither is Android .
On many occasions, our operating system leaves “junk” files in our memory that are useless : logs, debug reports, empty folders ... something that takes up space on our terminal and also slows it down, which is why SD Maid It will help us to delete all those files that we have on our phone and that do not contribute anything with just a few clicks in the easiest way possible. It has two versions, but the free one works very well and has many very useful functions.
To finish this compilation of applications we are going to introduce you to the most useful application in the world if we are in Android KitKat: SDFix. As you know, if we have this version of Android, third-party applications cannot write or modify the microSD card of our phone due to restrictions that Google added. But of course, those restrictions are a code, and if we modify that code, we will get the necessary permissions, and here comes SDFix .
SDFix is a free application that, granting it root permissions , will be able to modify our system, adding the necessary permissions so that third-party applications - such as a file manager - can modify the files located on the SD card at will , something that, without this application, we could only do with the manager that comes installed by default in our terminal. Useful, right?
So far the compilation of the best applications for root users , but as in the previous publication, we have surely left some loose, so do not hesitate to tell us what you think of these applications, which are your favorites and what other applications you use . Until next time!