Favorite Root Applcations


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  1. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    What are your favorite applications for the Motorola Droid that require root access? Please include a brief description of the app and how to get it. I will update the OP with the apps that you post. Thanks! :D
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    List of Applications:

    Titanium Backup- Backs up everything - can't live with out it. It's available for free on the market. To unlock all features, donate $3.99 within the app.
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    Root Explorer- Makes exploring files on your phone easy. It's available for UK
     

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    Titanium Backup (backs up everything, can't live with out it) it is available on the market.

    RootExplorer (makes exploring files on your phone easy) it is available on the market.

    RomManager (makes flashing new roms a breeze) it is available on the market.
     
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    These along with Setcpu allows overclocking
    Terminal Emulator (Doesnt require root but wont do much without it) Gives you terminal access similar to ABD
    and Metamorph - Applys themes

    Edit sorry forgot description
     
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    All of the above and above plus

    LEDs Hack (turns off soft button lights when docked) available in Market
     
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    Which Terminal Emulator do you guys prefer? There's three or four in the market.
     
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    I use the one by Jack Palevich
     
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    I use the Emulator that comes with Cyanogen not sure which one that is...
     
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    should probably add the price too. most of the "root only" apps aren't free. cachemate is $1, but a demo is available.
     
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    Added prices and QR codes to all apps in OP.
     
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    Drocap2 - Easy way to take screenshots of your phone and has a bunch of options.
     
  13. GirLuvsDroid

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    Don't forget WiFi Tether (enables tethering via WiFi and Bluetooth, to allow you to get an internet connection for your PC or other device that allows ad hoc connection, using your Droid's 3G mobile connection) and Temp Monitor (monitors CPU and battery temps -- a must-have for overclockers).
     
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    For those running Cachemate, what's the benefit of running cachemate (what problem does it solve), how do you use it, and any potential down-sides?
     
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    GScript Lite - I can set regularly used scripts up as homescreen shortcuts (reboot, shut down, kill ads, reboot into recovery, flash different recovery just to name a few). It has made my life easier for repetitive scripting tasks.
     
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    AutoKiller - Helps keep RAM free without manually FCing applications.

    From what I can understand, it is nothing like the task killers. It uses Android's built-in memory management, just modifies the thresholds (hence, requires root) so it can be more or less aggressive with how it kicks processes out of the foreground. I put it to Optimal and like it a lot.

    AutoKiller for Android - Tools
     
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    I forgot one that I use constantly! It's called Reboot Control Widget. It's a 1x1 widget that I have on my home screen. When you tap it, it brings up the following options: 1) Reboot Handset, 2) Recovery Console (works for either SPRecovery or Clockwork Mod Recovery), 3) Power Down, 4) Boot Loader, or 5) Wipe Handset.

    It works better for me than having a reboot option on the power button.
     
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    It empties out the cache from all the apps you select, either at a touch of a button by you, or on an automated schedule. It also clears data from apps you select (although the dev notes that this function is experimental). The dev notes that, although data is usually recreated by an app, some data is unecessary and unwanted and builds up over time, taking up precious internal storage on your device.

    The app is highly customizable and lets you opt out of clearing cache or data from apps that you don't want cleared. It freed up about 15MB of internal memory storage when I ran it today, with no loss of any functionality that I could ascertain.

    Some care should be taken in reviewing the Help pages and going through the settings options so you don't clear stuff that shouldn't be cleared.
     
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    Thanks...
     
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    No one has mentioned "Quick Boot." Another good app to provide one click reboots, recovery and bootloader from your homescreen. Free and runs great...
     
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    I actually tried Quick Boot first, before I paid the couple of bucks for Reboot Control. Quick Boot does what it says it does, but it takes way too long (30 seconds or more before it acts after you select the option), at least for me, to do it. Reboot Control acts instantaneously, or within a couple of seconds at most.
     
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    I will definitely give it a second look.
     
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    Yep, the description even says it may take up to 30 seconds to react.
     
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    Just timed Quick Boot and Boot Control and the lag was identical. I do see that Boot Control has added a few options since I last tried it (it now has Power Down) and it only takes up one icon space on my homescreen (real estate is valuable) so it will stay ;)
     

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