Top 5 Root System Tools for Advanced Android Users

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  • 09 Nov 2012
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  • Owning an Android device doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be rooted. Root privileges offer the user extensive access to the most important parts of the system and grants almost unlimited possibilities to modify the OS as you please. Root access goes well with the tools meant to explore the extra privileges, and on the Play Store you will find all sorts of apps to take advantage of the root options. Here are some you shouldn’t miss:

    Titanium Backup

    Not only is it the No. 1 tool for root users but is also one of  the most popular apps for Android of all time. Using Titanium Backup you will be able to backup all your apps, along with core apps and even sync them to your cloud storage service. The tool also provides the means to get rid of manufacturer or network provider bloatware, freeze apps and restore them with one tap, as well as schedule backup/restore actions and many, many more features. On the Store you will find the free version with a limited number of features, as well as the Pro key that you need to purchase.


    Another advanced tool, not as popular as the aforementioned but with the same extensive number of options. The app can uninstall system apps or convert them to user apps, freeze bloatware, cleanup app cache, data and unused files and more. Using this tool you can also manage the list of apps that are set to autostart and search for unknown packagenanme with Google on a single tap. On the Store you will find it available for free and you can donate to support further development.

    ROM Manager

    If you are the type to install custom ROM’s for your device then this app is a must for you. Even if using the stock firmware, ROM Manager should be considered if you are rooted. It combines all the features that Titanium Backup offers and a lot more. Some of the main features include flashing your recovery to the latest, managing ROM’s via a well designed UI, organize and perform backups and restores from within Android, installing ROM’s from SD card or OTA. There is a free version available on the Store and you can purchase the Premium version for a complete set of features.

    Root Explorer (File Manager)

    For accessing core apps, setting permissions and deleting system files Root Explorer is one of the best options available. Features include SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, 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. You can purchase the app from the Play Store.

    Root Call Blocker Pro


    If you want to keep unwanted callers away and have root privileges then this app is the best way to do it. It blocks the numbers you set from calling and can also stop incoming or outgoing SMS messages. The tool can work in hidden mode and provides groups integration, among many other features. One minor detail to consider, the app does not control your voicemail service. If your blocked calls are being sent to voice mail, try another blocking method or use Google Voice. You can download the free Trial version from the Store or purchase the Pro version.

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