Root Tools: an Open Source Toolkit for Developers

Root Tools is a new open source project aimed at making life easier for developers of apps that require root. The library already includes about half a dozen methods, including ways to remount, send shell commands, find busybox, and more.

As the project’s Google Code homepage states,

“In the long run the goal of this project will be to make it easier for developers to create rooted apps by creating libraries that will help them do routine things without having to constantly re-write code.”

The project was started by Stericson, who you may know as the man behind MetaMorph, NinjaMorph and the Android version of Busybox. But Root Tools is not intended to be a one man show. Already, the project has commits by two others besides Stericson, and he has made clear that he intends Root Tools to be a community driven project.

If you can contribute to the project, or if you can use the tools in apps you’re developing, head over to the Root Tools project home to check it out.

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4639 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

No Pandora for Hero Users?

Update: A Pandora rep explains that “some developer or unlocked phones will not be able to see the app in the Android market.” We’re hearing that the excellent streaming music

News and Rumors

T-Mobile G1 to Get Donut After All?

Remember those concerns about whether or not the T-Mobile G1 would see any more updates to the OS?  We’ve got a little something that just might make you feel better

News and Rumors

What We Know: HTC One M9 (Hima) rumors and leaks thus far [updated]

Updated: 1/28 at 11:10am Old habits die hard is what they say. Retired leaker Evan Blass has re-emerged with the latest renders of the upcoming HTC One M9, this time being

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply