Confirmed working root apps


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  1. eleazar

    eleazar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Here is a list of confirmed working root apps...

    1. Wireless Tether - Use the Incredible version (Downloads - android-wifi-tether) I have confirmed this working as well as a friend of mine.

    2. Root Explorer - The ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!).

    3. Shootme - Allows you to take screenshots of your device. Just fire up ShootMe and give a good sustained shake or shout to take a screenshot. If present, the light sensor can be used as well.

    4. Titanium Backup - Extremely powerful backup tool for rooted Android phones ! * Backup/restore regular apps + their settings * Backup/restore protected apps + their settings * Backup/restore system settings (incl. Wi-Fi AP list) * Restores the Market links when restoring apps * Zero-click background batch backup * Many batch scenarios (eg: if more than N days since last backup, etc) * Zero-click app un-installer * Zero-click system app un-installer

    5. One Click Lag Fix (working with superuser permissions)

    6. adbWireless - Enable ADB wireless connection to connect to the phone as if connected by USB

    7. Adfree - Removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known hostnames serving ads.

    8. Autokiller - an award winning minfree tweaker, it fine tunes android's inner memory manager to keep your device fast and lowers battery consumption. Users are reporting that the "Optimum" preset is stable and helps with performance/battery life.

    Let me know what is missing from the list and I'll add it. These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
     

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  2. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    I got One Click Lag Fix working with superuser permissions. It also doubled my Quadrant scores.
     
  3. pospower

    pospower Active Member

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    What is a good quadrant score I just got 1945.
     
  4. Spotmark

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    adbWireless and AdFree both work.
     
  5. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    1900-2300 seems about right after running OCLF.

    There is a thread about it here.
     
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    Lodingi Well-Known Member

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    My Quadrant score went from 850 to 2230 after rooting and applying the Lag Fix patch.
     
  7. howdy

    howdy Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys see a real speed increase with the lag fix? I sort of think it may just give you an artificial quadrant score (running the quadrant score from memory). also 1 Gb is a LOT to give up on a 2Gb internal memory phone.
     
  8. Bearly

    Bearly Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, 1 GB is way too much to give up, considering that Apps2SD is not technically "out" yet (right? it's supposed to be a Froyo feature)...
     
  9. eleazar

    eleazar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Apps2SD was originally written to install apps on your SD card using pre 2.2 OS versions. Anyway, it would be great if we can get CM5.0.8 working on the Fascinate. It includes Apps2SD. Although, getting CM6 would be even better because then we'd have Froyo and the built-in feature that does the same thing. :p

    Froyo added the same feature, so that removed the main purpose of Apps2SD on Froyo.
     
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    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    It is my understanding that you aren't really losing that 1GB (or whatever you set) all at once, it is just the set aside partitioned amount for future use.
     
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    selvikin Well-Known Member

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    What about Autokiller? or is that a 2.2 only app?
     
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    Is Root Explorer the only way to delete all the silly bloatware? Are there free alternatives to such a means?
     
  13. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    You can use root access via ADB SHELL to remove the appropriate apk's (that's how I did it anyway).

    CD to the /system/app folder when you've got the # prompt. And rename or move the things you don't want.

    I'd recommend sticking to what others have already safely removed, lest something goes wrong. I also don't recommend actually deleting it, stick to renaming or moving, its a bit safer.

    Personally, I created a folder in /system called app.disabled, and moved everything from /system/app to /system/app.disabled/ that I didn't want.
     
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    MonmouthDroid Well-Known Member

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    The only differences between renaming and deleting are that the apps still take up space on your phone, but you can bring them back easily (rename them to their original name) should you want. If you can rename with no bad effects, you should be able to delete with the same results, because to the phone it is exactly the same thing.
     
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    mackeydesigns Well-Known Member

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    I'm using AutoKiller downloaded from the market with no issues as of right now. Using the preset on "strict". So far so good.

    I'm also using SetCPU on auto detection until some actual working profiles come out.

    I'm waiting to get ROM Manager so I can make a backup of my "stock" ROM, but apparently it hasn't been updated yet for our phone.

    I'm really looking forward to some CM6 and/or some really good working custom ROM's.
     
  16. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

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    I am getting mine tomorrow. Free overnight shipping FTW! I will test Autokiller on it. Works great on my Droid X, and leaves frequently used apps open for convenience. You can really tweak it if you want to go advanced, but the default settings are keeping my phone running fast, while still allowing maximum productivity. Those apps I use all the time aren't closed out so I pick up where I left off. Nice to have a phone fast enough to do this. I imagine after the lag fix, the Fascinate will be just as good.

    Root Explorer is my favorite method so far. Root. Change a directory to /RW. Rename file from .apk to .bak. If after a bit of usage, a few resets, and some new app installs everything is still working fine, you could probably move the .bak files to the SD card in a backup folder of some kind, freeing up more space on your 2GB. Root explorer really is as good as they all say. Worth every penny.

    Although I agree that it shouldn't cost end users money to get rid of stupid bloat and actually make phones work properly ... Although the PC industry is the same way. The bloat actually subsidizes the cost of the device at the sacrifice of device performance and user satisfaction.

    Yep. If you want to be safe, just stick to the current safe list on what you can rename to .bak. And then, like I said above, if stability on your phone is maintained you can use root explorer again to move them to an SD card backup folder.

    That's great that AutoKiller is working well for you so far. It's so much better than the annoying task managers available.
     
  17. Zegapain

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    Well once I purchase Root Explorer what else can it do for me after I remove the boatware? Spending money (as little as it is) just to remove a few things and then never using Root Explorer again kinda seems like a waste to me.



    And where might this "safe list" be kind sir?
     
  18. hanano17

    hanano17 Well-Known Member

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    Try here: Apps that are safe to remove once rooted - Android Forums
     
  19. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

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    Haha. I was going to post this, but he beat me to it!

    And FYI, root explorer has additional uses. You can completely uninstall a pesky app that you put on, decided you don't want, and are having trouble getting rid of. You can also get rid of "junk" files, such as stock ringtones if you don't want them. You can copy some of your own user content onto the phone's internal memory, such as favorite wallpapers or ringers of your own. Those are a few of the uses of root explorer. For the power and functionality it gives you over your rooted android phone, it's worth it. What sucks is that it used to be cheaper, but now that so many are rooting their phone, the developers of Root Explorer have caught on to its popularity and adjusted the price accordingly. :(
     
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    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

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    Is autokiller similar to ATK, if so DON'T USE IT!!
     
  21. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

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    No no no no NO. It's not. If it was, you'd be right, but it's much better, much more transparent, and more effective as well, especially on powerhouse phones like the Droid X and the Fascinate. Phones that truly have the capability to multitask and maximize productivity, but still benefit from something to manage memory and background services/processes/apps.

    Autokiller is excellent. If it's not giving you stability issues on your Fascinate (and most are reporting that it does not), then I recommend it strongly.

    Auto task killers are from the android "stone age" in my opinion. I've had none of the stability and FC issues with AutoKiller that I've had with the task killer apps I've used.

    AutoKiller only truly works if your phone is rooted, though, and you give autokiller superuser permissions.
     
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    Hi guys, I'm on Moto Droid and just got the OTA update to 2.2 a few weeks back, after which I decided to try Droid-Life's super easy how-to and rooted my phone. (How to: Root Android 2.2 for the Motorola DROID | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog)

    So I'm running ClockworkMod. Admittedly I had some weird issues trying to create the nandroid backup (booting into recovery mode didn't work the first few times, it just restarted my phone, but eventually I got it to work after flashing back to SP Recovery and then again to Clockwork).

    So for a time, I was rooted. ShootMe worked for me, and ROM Manager said I was on ClockworkMod. Things were good.

    But since the Flash 10.1 OTA update 2 weeks ago or so, stuff has been weird. I lost the ability to take ShootMe screenshots - it says I don't have root access. No other root-only screengrab tools work for me anymore either. So I tried some other root-only apps like Ad Free. They tell me I need root access. OverClockWidget also doesn't seem to do anything to my processor settings. I searched some forums and tried a different version of Superuser. Nothing works. Clicking "Fix permissions" in ROM Manager gives me an error, and when I select "Reboot into Recovery Mode" in ROM Manager, nothing happens at all. It doesn't even restart. Just nothing.

    So it seems like I lost my root with the Flash update, right? I'm thinking maybe I need to do it all over again, so I tried unrooting through Universal Androot to then re-root. But the Unroot failed. So UA thinks I'm still rooted, and ROM Manager thinks I'm running ClockworkMod, but none of my root-only apps recognize my root.

    Completely stumped. How do I fix this? Can I just root through UA again?
     
  23. shazbonk

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    Does AutoKiller affect battery life negatively in any way? I know there's been a lot of discussion on ATK, etc doing that. I didn't have any stability issues with ATK, so does AutoKiller do anything different/better?
     
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    No it doesnt if anything it helps a tad. My battery life seems to be getting better all the time. Of course Im doing numerous thing to maximize it. So it single out one change decision is both inaccurate and not precise. Autokiller does not kill apps at will or on a time schedule like ATK blindly does. Its a much more efficient approach to memory management
     
  25. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Now going on three or four days without a single lockup running AutoKiller at optimum.

    I confirmed that the wireless tether above works with at least my fascinate. The one I downloaded from the market gave me problems, but the file linked by the OP works perfectly.

    And I'll PM the OP that we can add AutoKiller on "Optimum" to this list. So far, it's been very beneficial to me, and early reports from others seem mostly positive, too.
     

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