Root What is the ultimate root app?

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  1. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Member
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    when rooting after rooting or long after rooting.... what is the one ultimate app to have or the one must have over all of apps when i say ultimate all the one which does it all kinda thing
     

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  2. exclamation_mark

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    You mean like Superuser to be able to use the root apps? Or just a cool app that can only be used after rooting?
     
  3. cookie_monster

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    after rooting!!!
     
  4. ScorpDX

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    I think the ultimate app is going to be defined by your own definition. I like one thing, you like another, the next person likes something else all together...

    Look around and try different things out. There's plenty of these what do I do after rooting? and what are good root apps? threads available for browsing.
     
  5. maxnicks

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    It has to be ROM Manager.
     
  6. cookie_monster

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    ok i think i didnt give enough info to my question.... what is your ultimate or must have root app
     
  7. Brent Pierce

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  8. Painkillaz

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    +1
     
  9. pinoy724

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    Rom Manager
    Titanium Backup
    SetCPU
    Adfree
    Wifi Tether
    Root Explorer
    Cache Mate
    Autokiller
     
  10. The most important app for any root user is, without a doubt, Titanium Backup Pro. The free version is okay, but the Pro version is where it is at. You don't use it frequently, but it saves a lot of time and energy.

    My favorite app is probably AdFree, though. No more ads, even on free apps. This includes web browsing too!
     
  11. cookie_monster

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    i love ADfree
     
  12. cabbie

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    i have never gotten adfree working on my phone
     
  13. Brian Rubin

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    Where is this AdFree program folks? I can't seem to find it in the market, just a buncha apps that are "adfree".
     
  14. cookie_monster

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  16. v01rider

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    my reasoning for rooting was to have access to install custom roms and kernels. the other apps are just a bonus.
     
  17. Brian Rubin

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    K, I'm still learning about root, but how do ROM's differentiate from Kernel's?
     
  18. Brent Pierce

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    From what I understand: The kernel is what allows interaction between the hardware and the software, the rom. You need a good kernel and a good rom to cooperate well with each other.
    And the rom is like the software user interface.

    Think of a tree. The soil that makes the foundation is the kernel. The tree is the ROM, with all the customizable features (shapes of leaves, smell, wood, color, etc). Without the right soil for the right tree, the tree will fall and/or die.

    So, basically....I have no clue. ;)
     
  19. With a ROM, you can boot your phone up and immediately know what has changed (i.e. lockscreens, fonts, icons, HotSpot works, etc.) With a kernel, you won't really know what has changed until you have used your phone for a while. With a kernel, at the end of the day, you can tell than it seemed to run smoother (or choppier) and that the battery lasted longer (or less). About the only immediate impact a kernel may make is smoother transitions and the ability to overclock via SetCPU.

    I would strongly encourage you to use the included kernel on every ROM you flash for a couple of days. Get familiar with how the phone behaves, then flash a kernel for a couple of days. Doing so will help make the effects of a kernel more noticeable.
     
  20. Brian Rubin

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    Good advice guys. Not sure if I plan to try different ROM's, but it's all good to know regardless. Thanks!
     
  21. andygu3

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    Some kernels may break gps also
     
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