Root What apps do rooted users have?

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  1. BliND123

    BliND123 Well-Known Member
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    Question for you guys that are rooted, what apps do you use?

    Right now I have:

    1. "ES File Explorer" - (this is the only free one I found that could access system files, also tried Root Browser Lite, X-Plore File Manager, ASTRO File Manager/Browser, and some could only rename files, others couldn't move anything. I also have FileExpert (free version) for just regular file management.)
    2. "SuperSU" - (had to install SuperUser first.)
    3. "WiFi Tether for Root Users" - (I tried WiFi Hotspot & USB Tether Lite, Barnacle WiFi Tether, Wireless Tether For Root Users, and Wifi Tethering...some just didn't work and others I wasn't able to connect with laptop.)
    4. "Titanium Backup * root"
    5. "AdAway"
    Anyone maybe get one of the ones I said I couldn't get working to work? Or maybe found another one I didn't mention?
     

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  2. Dark One

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    WifiKill - Allows you to kick people off of a network that you are connected to (not in the market)

    Gemini App Manager - Has a lot of functions but my favorite is autorun, which lets you stop apps from starting on their own

    FasterFix - Makes your GPS connect faster
     
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  3. totalrecarl

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    What is the difference between SuperUser and SuperSu?
     
  4. lunatic59

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    *moved to LG Optimus Elite > Elite - All Things Root*
     
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  5. nalandrone

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    Superuser/Busybox aside (install if you don't have them)...

    Titanium Backup - REQUIRED. The gold standard of backup apps.
    Quickboot
    AdAway
    Battery Calibration
    CPU Tuner
    SD Speed Increase
    Screenshot

    Next is Link2SD, once I figure out how to format my SD card.
     
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  6. BliND123

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    Nothing really, just something newer that some users are moving to. http://androidforums.com/4521822-post546.html Like kwknott said in that post, only reason you have to install SuperUser before SuperSU is because it uses a different binary.
     
  7. disparaissant

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    Superuser
    BusyBox
    Titanium Backup
    AdFree Android
    Root Explorer
    Font Changer (changes the system font. i whipped up a version of Helvetica that has the same character set as Droid Sans and popped it on there and it looks REALLY CLASSY, observe:)
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    and screenshot it, obviously.

    probably will add a tethering app at some point, and maybe check out some of the things y'all are using.

    Does this work? I thought the kernel had to support it?
     
  8. WhisperPntr

    WhisperPntr Well-Known Member
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    Repeating some of the above but starting with non repeats first

    Clock sync with root addon
    Go launcher ex (with weather, charge, and task widgets)
    Skype black
    terminal
    Minutes Checker (not made by Virgin mobile)
    Easy Battery Saver

    repeats from above
    Superuser
    BusyBox
    Titanium Backup
    Root Explorer

    uninstalled
    Mobile Id
    Zone Account
    (looking at much more)
     
  9. sleedeane

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    What is the main purpose of busy box?
    I have it, but don't think I have used it for anything.
     
  10. riggerman1

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    Busy box is not an app that you will use. It actually is used by some root apps and root system commands. Think of it as a toolbox for root functions. It does nothing by itself, but helps other applications function properly.
     
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  11. disparaissant

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    just installed root call blocker pro, since - this being a VM phone - the previous owner of the number apparently owed a lot of money to a lot of different credit agencies who will not stop calling me no matter how many times i tell them that i am not miguel, i can't really be miguel because i'm not even a guy, i haven't known anyone named miguel since high school, and please leave me alone.
     
  12. kwknott

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    I'd have vm change you number if it wouldn't be a burden for you. Under the circumstances they shouldn't charge you.
     
  13. BliND123

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    Warning for others and need some help...turned on "WiFi Tether for Root Users", then tried to turn on 3G and got error 67. I saw someone had to use their MSL but didn't see an explanation on what had to be done to get rid of the error.
     
  14. disparaissant

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    It would be a massive pain, my cell is my main phone, so I'd have to change it EEEEVerywhere. The call blocker app is working wonderfully, though. I'm not too bothered by it any more. Highly recommend it if you need to block creeps and credit agencies.
     
  15. kwknott

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    Really!! I'm using wifi tether for root user with no issue... weird it gave you a error 67.

    To fix an error 67 you have to do an rtn reset. This will erase everything and your phone will be like the first time you took it out if box

    Open phone dialer

    Dial ##rtn#

    It will ask for msl

    Select reset and let phone reset

    After it boots back up you will need to run activation app

    You will keep your root so just reinstall superuser
     
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  16. BliND123

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    No, it was working fine for me too, but I tried to turn on 3G WHILE I was using the hotspot. I think that is what caused it, what is supposed happen with error 67? I just can't turn on 3G anymore. My only choice is to reset huh?

    Well if I have all my information written down (MSL, MDN, MSID, ESN/MEID HEX, ESN/MEID DEC) is there a different way to just input that instead of going through the reactivation?
     
  17. kwknott

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    If you try 3g and keep getting the error 67 you must reset. When you reset it wipes out your phone number and mdn. You must reactivate to reprogram your phone.

    It doesn't wipe esn or meid or any of that good stuff. Reactivation just takes a min and you don't have to call vm or anything

    If you don't wanna run activation app you can dial ##virgin# and select edit and manually put in phone and mdn numbers after reset
     
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  18. BliND123

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    The error was popping up every few minutes actually after that, whether 3G was toggled or not. So did everyone else just never happen to be using 3G at the same time the WiFi/Tether apps were being used? Can't imagine this being random because it was as soon as I thought "Hmmm, bet the hotspot could have a better connection with 3G, *turn on 3G*" then error code 67 instantly.

    Also gonna mention that I am using all free apps at this point so since I don't have Titanium Backup Pro I found "App Quarantine" that will allow me to freeze apps.
     
  19. Andima

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    SuperUser ;-)
    Busybox
    Titanium backup
    Rom tool box
    SD
    SD Mad
     
  20. Rachel A

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    Just the usual suspects for me:

    SU
    BusyBox
    AdBlocker
    Titanium Pro
    Root Explorer
    Open Garden WiFi
     
  21. kaivorth

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    How far can these be overclocked stable? Realistically I'm thinking like 1.5ghz
     
  22. BliND123

    BliND123 Well-Known Member
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    Anyone have a Wifi tether app that works with 3G on (read my post above as to what happened with mine)? If you haven't tested it and are going to check, be prepared to have to reset the phone to get rid of error code 67.
     
  23. Beno3000

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    What were you using Wifi tether for before you turned on 3g? A bridge? Or were you running off 1X speeds?
     
  24. Rachel A

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    Open Garden WiFi seems to work happily for me. I hook my Xoom up regularly to it with no problems. If I'm on WiFi on my phone it automatically turns it off so it connects to 3G then turns the WiFi back on when it's done (although I have no use for that feature myself!)
     
  25. Beno3000

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    What he said...
     

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