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Root Useful apps that require root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidizzle, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Droidizzle

    Droidizzle Well-Known Member
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    I am new to the rooting scene, I can tell you all the apps that are needed for a jailbroken Iphone, but I don't know where to start when it comes to root. Yes I did a "root" search on the market, and I am so ignorant I don't know what the apps are for or capable of. I already know root explorer is a must, other than that I have nothing.
     

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  2. jasonb1985

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    Radio Shack
    Drocap2 for screenshots

    Wifi Tether for wireless tether

    Root explorer for viewing and modifying system files and more
     
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  3. confluence

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    adfree android

    trying it now.
     
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  4. jasonb1985

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    oh shit! totally forgot about this one. downloading now!

    keeps rebooting the phone and seems to not be working.
     
  5. abe01

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    Quickboot, Clearme, wifi tethering, root explorer, overclock widget, better terminal,
     
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  6. zeke88

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    anyone tried titanium backup?
     
  7. Lars

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    Terminal Emulator works in su with the superuser.apk properly installed.
    Overclock widget appears to work properly.
     
  8. Lars

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    This just replaces the hosts file right? Could probably just copy a good hosts file over the empty one with a term program or root exp?

    Not sure I'm going to do this one. Google did a lot of free work on Android and so did the app devs. None of the ads so far are bad. Actually iphone might be worse. Sometimes ads help me find what I'm looking for.
     
  9. b00sted4fun

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    adfree dont work for me, fails on update and then reboots my phone.. i found this but to nervous to try it tbh lol
     
  10. tudmf

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    Titanium backup worked fine
     
  11. ZXMustang

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    Once the phone can be overclocked, SETCPU will need root access to enable the overclock once your higher frequency kernel has been installed.
     
  12. omgitswes

    omgitswes Well-Known Member
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    why is root explorer a must?
     
  13. confluence

    confluence Well-Known Member
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    yea, adfree is tarded on my Dinc, uninstalled it. But I found the following work good:

    Picme (screen capture with pc internet browser)
    Shootme (screen capture by shaking phone, saves .png to sdcard)
    Root Explorer (delete whatever you want, but know what you are doing first)
    lamppu (finally! an app that i can use to turn on my camera LED's and use them as a flashlight!)
    quick boot (reboot or reboot into recovery)
     
  14. xFlawless11x

    xFlawless11x Well-Known Member
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    This is the list I have on AppBrain

    -DroCap2
    -Overclock Widget
    -Root Explorer
    -Rom Manager
    -Root Booter
    -CacheMate
    -Lamppu
    -Titanium Backup
    -SetCPU

    Cheers,
    Flawless
     
  15. elborak

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    Mine, in order of importance to me:

    VPN Connections (a must for me!)
    Lamppu
    Titanium Backup
    AdFree (requires symlinking the hosts file to a writable partition)
    Wireless Tether (I really don't use it)
     
  16. steveman22

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    yes dont get it its not very good
     
  17. steveman22

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    if superuser wont upgrade try superuser update fixer
    also try orbot creates temporary proxy server
    also market unlocker
     
  18. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member
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    Don't think many people will agree with that. Titanium is a must have root app in most people's opinions.
     
  19. mystik1

    mystik1 Well-Known Member
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    I used to use Titanium. Switched to MyBackupPro when it added support for backing up app settings like Titanium has. That was the only reason I was using Titanium instead.
     

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