Top 9 Root Apps

I asked on twitter what your favorite root apps are, and here are the results, with their market links.

9. ShootMe (free) – Shake or shout to take a screen shot of your phone. It can use the light sensor on your phone if it’s there, and even record video screencasts on some high-end phones.

8. Screenshot ER 2 ($1.49) – Shake, delay or notification icon capture. Also works on Honeycomb.

7. drocap2 (free) – Shake, delay or notification capture, like ER, only this one is free.

6. Terminal Emulator (free) – Terminal for your phone. Full access to the linux command line, if you know how to use it.

5. AdFree Android (free) – Block adds in the browser and apps with an updated hosts file. Please buy apps to support devs if you’re gonna use this.

4. SetCPU ($1.99) – Control the minimum and maximum frequencies of your phones CPU, as well as which governor controls them.

3. ROM Manager (free) A must have app for anyone who likes to change ROMs regularly. Easily download and flash a new ROM, or backup your current ROM. Buy the Premium version ($5.86) for even more ROMs and features.

2. Root Explorer (~$3.88) – A great file explorer for full access to the entire filesystem on your phone.

1. Titanium Backup (free) – The ultimate backup utility for your phone. Can backup data from any app, plus loads more. The Pro version (~$6.00) adds more great features and supports a great dev.

So there you have it. Top 9 root apps voted for by you. Try ‘em all out. Enjoy!

Comments (16)

  1. 21:39, June 18, 2011Irvysan  / Reply

    I see one app that is missing which every other app relies on : :D

  2. 22:12, June 18, 2011MWisBest  / Reply

    I was thinking the same thing!

  3. 20:15, June 19, 2011rhtrv  / Reply

    i agree, the superuser app by this one scrub names ChainsDD is the most useful root app.

  4. 08:55, October 16, 2011johnny  / Reply

    How can I root a g2 htc from t mobile. Is it rootable?

  5. 17:38, February 6, 2012M.I.R.A  / Reply

    the simplest way: you need to have program called: GingerBreak
    probably works on: android 2.2(froyo), but on 2.3 works surely.
    when you download it, install it and click on ROOT DEVICE
    wait 1-2 minutes, your device will reboot and ba-dum-tsss: you have root!
    surely there is unroot button
    all devices should be rooted!!
    if you have troubles with rooting your device, write me to :)

  6. 18:40, October 10, 2012Matt  / Reply

    I had my phone rooted with gingerbreak but recently had problems with slacker “UNRELATED TO ROOTING” and it was suggested to factory reset my phone, I did. but now my phone is no longer rooted and when i try it ways cannot extract assets? any suggestion, I have tried multiple uninstalling reinstalling, re running the app, resetting the phone. to no avail, it just keeps saying cannot extract assets?

    • 18:41, October 10, 2012Matt  / Reply

      and yes, there is an sd card, and yes usb debuging mode is on

  7. 05:14, October 23, 2012Marco Ramalho  / Reply

    Hi! There are some kind of incompatibility with HTC EVO 3D?
    I installed it but mt phone still not rooted.

  8. 03:32, January 2, 2013becci  / Reply

    T HTML ta

  9. 00:28, April 12, 2013wilian caicedo  / Reply


  10. 03:57, June 1, 2013ilazila99  / Reply

    My samsung galaxy s gt i9000 have a major problem.. My sim card cant read,not root..imei not appear.. Plz help me what the solution..

  11. 18:24, October 9, 2013naser  / Reply


  12. 10:26, February 25, 2014Tin Oo  / Reply

    The best for me.

  13. 10:27, February 25, 2014Tin Oo  / Reply


  14. 10:28, February 25, 2014Tin Oo  / Reply

    Please update me.

  15. 07:07, June 23, 2014nandillo martinez  / Reply


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