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Root Favorite Apps for the Rooted

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pippin65, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. pippin65

    pippin65 Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2010
    favorite apps for those who are rooted....thanks


  2. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    the '8 great apps' link is spot on.

    I also want to suggest this one: Mobile Defense. What it does is similar to lookout mobile but I find it has better functionality. Its a 2-parter (app and webpage from a computer) so basically you register on the website: http://www.mobiledefense.com. You are able to log into the webpage and do a GPS search on your phone should it become lost/stolen. You will also be able to lock the phone, send it an SMS and initiate a very loud noise for location.

    To install as a normal app, click here. You don't have to be rooted for that.

    BUT!!!!! if you ARE rooted, this is where the magic happens. Use this thread as a tutorial and you will be able to install it as a system app (by flashing the zip, found here).

    What does that mean? It means that it can't be uninstalled and it stays invisible :) So essentially a person who jacks your phone won't even know its there and enabled to locate and bust his butt. I think you'd have to do a full data wipe through recovery to get rid of it, but I'm not sure about it, and your typical thief isn't going to know how the hell to do that. Its likely that they wouldn't think to search for this sort of app to uninstall in the first place, but still it's a VERY nice feature for root users.

    I basically have three ways to find my phone now: Mobile Defense (GPS locater via webpage), Lookout Mobile (GPS locater via webpage + antivirus + data backup) and Where's My Droid (if ringer is on silent and you lose it, you send your phone a text with a custom phrase that turns the ringer on for up to 5 minutes).
  3. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2010
    I do some stuff and get paid for it...that's all t
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    Check the list again...
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  4. tsipa

    tsipa Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Sorry missed it the first time around... still no SetCPU though :(
  5. sonicwind

    sonicwind Active Member

    Jun 3, 2010
    like the sig and the avatar, ha ha. I'd like to see the list of cell phones I've had. It all started with one of those you carry in a bag about the size of a large camcorder bag.

    The first "cool" phone I had was a Treo 300. People used to make fun of me because that was pretty big for a phone back then. But I had real internet (not that WAP crap) and a big color screen, music and video, even tethering. You know, all the stuff the iPhone had that was supposedly revolutionary, only 5 years earlier. (8 years ago!) Look where we are now, HD video, 6mb connection.

    I'm a little surprised you can't just plug in a phone to a monitor and keyboard and use it like a real computer, though. Or can you? I know you can use a bluetooth keyboard. If you plug the Evo into an HDMI monitor does it just show the screen, or does it only output using apps that use like a video output API? Probably. Battery would probably only last a few minutes though. And the screen wouldn't scale in apps, that's the missing thing. Even if the screen was duplicated out, you'd just have a hugely magnified version of phone screen in apps, so not that good.

    And that started a long list of me paying too much for cool phones the day they came out, paying earlier termination fees at least on a yearly basis so I could get the next new phone (or the next network upgrade to internet speed.)

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