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Old July 21st, 2012, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best PC app for managing/editing rooted phone?

I rooted my phone but have not installed a custom ROM. I'm looking for a PC application that can view/manage/edit the files and databases on my phone.

I downloaded Android Commander and it looked very promising. However, it only showed me the first level of folders in the root directory. It didn't read most of the subfolders (e.g., /data). When I searched for a solution, I found that the website and forums were down. I was later told that I probably need a fully rooted phone, which apparently I don't have.

I did like the ability to take screenshots -- must nicer than any of the phone apps I've found so far.

However, after messing with it for a little while, my whole screen froze. After I did a forced shutdown on my PC, it wouldn't reboot. I had to do a system restore to a previous version.

When I tried to run Android Commander again, it was gone. I had restored to the point before I had downloaded it, apparently. When I tried to redownload, Norton Security was telling me it might not be safe. Also, the website and forums were still down.

So, is there anything out there that has a similar functionality (but is "safe"?) Do I need to have a "fully rooted" phone? If I do, how do I get there? Thanks for any suggestions.
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