So you managed to root your Android device? Good going! Now what?

We’ve compiled the best Apps for your newly rooted Android device to get you started.

Titanium Backup

The first App I always install on my newly rooted device to recover from any failures or to easily restore my Apps and settings after flashing a custom ROM. Titanium Backup can backup everything from message and call logs to Apps and the data stored within them. Backup and restore is as easy as a single click.

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Many Apps allow you to take a screenshots of your Android device that require root access, but this one never fails to complete the task. If taking screenshots isn’t built into the ROM you’re running, then you’ll find many root screenshot Apps to do the job.

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Xposed Framework

Customise your rooted Android device with different modules without the need on flashing specific custom ROMs. This installer opens the gateway to modules to be downloaded for many different purposes. You can grab the Xposed Framework installer here.


Flash your boot.img, recovery.img and zip files right away using Flashify without the need to boot into recovery. You can even do full nandroid backups when using a supported recovery.

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The hub of root access – grant and manage superuser root access on a per app basis. Other Superuser apps do exist.

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SetCPU is a tool for changing the CPU settings on a rooted Android phone or tablet. SetCPU works with a great variety of Android devices and ROMs, including the HTC One series, Samsung Galaxy series, and Nexus devices. SetCPU allows you to set up powerful profiles to change your settings under certain conditions, such as what app is running, when the phone is asleep or charging, when the battery level drops below a certain point, when the phone’s temperature is too high, or during certain times of day.

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Whilst root access is not specifically required for Tasker to function, some of the tasks that the App can perform require root access and is a lot more powerful with elevated privileges.

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SSH Tunnel

Keep your traffic private by tunnelling it through a secure SSH tunnel.

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Root Browser

Root Browser is the ultimate file manager for rooted users. Explore all of Android’s file systems and take control of your Android device.

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Seen an App that we’ve missed out which you think is essential for root users? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. My number one reason to root: AdAway. Using a smartphone or web browser without an ad blocker is torture. Science has proven that overexposure to advertising is bad for your health.

    My second number one reason to root: Xprivacy. I decide which data your app can read, not you. If I don’t want your app to spy on my location or grab my phone number and email, your app will tell phone home that I’m chillin on the south pole and that my email address is [email protected].

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