Have you rooted your Android device? If yes, then you are now the master of the device and can do anything with your phone! Try utilizing the droid to the fullest by installing these cool apps.
The Android market is on a rise ever since it was launched. As per a recent survey by eWeek, Android smartphones amount to 56.1 percent of the total smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2012. These statistics themselves show the magic of the droid platform. And with the latest GUI tools, rooting the devices has become very easy. You don’t need to be a super geek to gain root access to your smartphone. With rooting, you surpass all the lame permissions that you need to take before playing around with the device. But, if rooted, you are the administrator and can make your device act in a manner that you want.
So, you have rooted your device and have gained control over it. Now, all you need are the apps that will help you to make use of your device effectively. Your rooted device will allow you to install only those apps that are meant for such devices. Here’s where we come to your rescue. Download the apps that this Techspirited write-up mentions, and make full use of your Android device.
ROM Toolbox Lite
Developer: JRummy Apps Inc.
With this app, you can manage your ROM, apps, explore root explorer, script emulator, etc. You can take backups of your call log, SMSes, contacts, and accounts. You can perform kernel tweaks to speed up the processor. There’s one feature in this app that allows you to boost the performance of your SD by increasing its speed. Also, the batch copy/paste function is great when you have loads of data.
* You need to download ROM Toolbox Pro to unlock all features.
Titanium Backup ★ root
Developer: Titanium Track
If you like playing around with your apps and data and keep moving it from one location to another, then you surely need to install this app. You can take backup and restore apps, data, and links with this one. This application also works on the data that is present on your SD card and the system apps as well. If this is not good enough, you can set scheduled backups for your apps. Install this app at the earliest so that you don’t lose data in any kind of fiasco.
Nandroid Manager * ROOT
Developer: Thomas Otero (H3R3T1C)
This is one of the best apps that is purely dedicated to manage all the backups that we take. You can view information regarding the Nandroid backup and explore its contents. This app allows you to even flash new recoveries and use Fix Permissions tools. Data, apps, SMS, call log, Wi-Fi data — all this can be restored back to their original position, thanks to this tool.
* This app works only if you have BusyBox installed.
Did you face those annoying times when you had data in your USB drive and couldn’t transfer the same to your phone sans using the computer connection? Well, you can eliminate the computer part from this scenario. Using an OTG cable or adapter, you can connect the USB drive to your phone. Once you mount your USB drive, open it in StickMount and transfer files.
* Nexus 4 doesn’t support this app.
Developer: OpenGarden, Inc.
With this app at your disposal, you can tether your rooted Android with immense ease. You can connect to the Internet using 3G or 4G mobile Internet connection or Wi-Fi using Bluetooth connectivity and share data with your laptop or smartphone. It will allow your device to establish a peer-to-peer connection with other Wi-Fi-capable Windows and Ubuntu devices as well as video game consoles like PS3 and Xbox. Simply put, the WiFi Tethering app turns your device into a router!
With your rooted device, you will be tempted to load it with new ROMs but you need to be careful while doing this, else you will end up ruining your device. Devices can act weirdly if the installation is done properly. The solution for this problem is to install this app. With ROM Manager, you can flash your ROMs and take its backup. You can also install ROMs using the microSD card.
If you are itching to download a lot of stuff on your latest rooted Android device, then this is the app for you. This app allows you to download from your Wi-Fi connection as well as from the mobile Internet connection. But, watch out for the data download cap. The app’s free version allows only 50MB data to be downloaded, and you will need to install its paid version for getting higher data limit.
Screencast Video Recorder
Developer: Media Solutions
This app can record continuous videos, and it outputs the recording to an MPEG-4 file into the gallery. You can set different settings, like the screen’s resolution, frames per second, etc. It also allows to view, play, share, and delete the previously recorded videos. Thus, if you are new to video podcasting, this is the app for you. Go for it guys, and make great videos!
* This app doesn’t work on Galaxy Nexus or Tegra 2/3.
Every time we have to read something on our device, we need to switch to the full screen mode. Install the full!screen app to play games, watch videos, surf the net, and read stuff in full screen without losing the main functions. You can configure buttons from this app to mimic the main functions, like Go Back, Show notifications, Go to home screen, and the like. Whenever you want, you can switch back to the regular screen by simply clicking on a single button.
Greenify *ROOT: Renew my Phone
Developer: Oasis Feng
It is a known fact that once we load our Android devices with a lot of apps, it is bound to get slow. The battery consumption increases, and eventually the device becomes slow in processing. But worry not! Greenify is the app that will help you identify the culprits (bad apps) and will put them into hibernation whenever you are not using them. So, you have the app, but it will not use any of your battery power.
I have mentioned the apps that I liked the most. Feel free to add the ones that you have used and liked. Be careful while installing the apps and rooting your device. Have fun with these apps, and make the most of your droid!