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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GrenW, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert
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    Finally got round to rooting my N5 yesterday. Used SuperSU and and flashed TWRP recovery.

    Whilst looking through my app drawer I noticed and app called "Quick Boot". Which I'd not installed. Looking through the file details using Solid Explorer it had an install date of 1st August 2008.

    So I'm wondering where it came from. It looks legit and not malicious (just gives the options to reboot to recovery etc) so I'm assuming it was installed when I rooted.

    I also installed Flashify and Franco kernel Updater at the same time. Busybox installer also came with the rooting.

    Any thoughts where it came from?

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Moved to the N5 Root forum, the guys here should be in the best place to assist. :)
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  3. Lettuce

    Lettuce Well-Known Member

    Some root apps/tools often get installed when rooting and flashing SuperSU or a custom ROM. I think it's because they come in very handy, particularly ones like Quick Boot, or they might be required by other apps such as Busybox is needed by Nandroid as far as I know so that might be why it comes pre-loaded with the ROM.

    Quick Boot didn't randomly appear when I rooted but I did go and find it and install it manually.

    When I rooted my SGS2 and put NeatROM on it, it came with 2 or 3 root apps/tools. Sure it's nothing to worry about.
  4. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert
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    Thanks - am not that worried as all looks fine. I know it appeared in between 2 Titanium batch backups (it appear on non-backed up list) so it happened when I was installing other stuff.

    No custom rom as yet so my money is on SuperSU or TWRP. The 'false' installation date suggests it was flashed rather than installed from the play store or another store app.
  5. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    It's actually one of the first apps I install after rooting. Just nice to have an easy control panel for all types of reboots. Definitely legit app. Don't know what installed it for you.
  6. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert
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    Agree its useful - I've usually had those options built into the normal power off menu in the custom roms I've used in the past (AOKP recently)

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