Best Apps for Rooted Android Phone
Once you’ve bitten the bullet and rooted your phone, why not take advantage of the new apps, you now have access to ? From software that can customize the look of your device, tweak and optimize its hardware, help you to manage the apps installed on it, enable its hidden hotspot and secure networking features there is a long list of applications that you can now utilize.
Google does not really recommend rooting your device but it doesn’t explicitly warn you from doing so either. Rooting a phone is something many people do to access the full potential of your device. Therefore, for those who wish to root their device, check out our guide on how to go about it and then come back here to check out the new apps that you can now play around with.
Sixaxis Controller ($3)
Individuals who love to play on their phones would’ve at some point have come across limitations in the ability to play certain games on their smartphone. There are some genres like first-person shooters that just work better with physical control. Thus, was born this app Sixaxis controller that pairs your Playstation with your phone to let you use it as a proper controller. For games that do not support a physical controller, it will map the controls onto the screen.
This is an app that is used to enhance the graphics on your Android device as long as it has OpenGLES 2.0-compatible GPU and an ARM or x86 processor. Use it to optimize shaders, decompress and resize textures, tweak resolution and rendering, and check the frame rate.
GMD GestureControl ($6)
This is one app made to answer the question – can I do more with gesture controls ? The app has a number of default gesture modes preset along with giving you the ability to craft your own custom gestures.
This app is a toolbox that will let you automate everything on your device – from simple to complex ones. While the device does work without rooting your device, its simply more powerful on a rooted one. This app however, is said to be a little complex for first time users, so you might take some time getting used to it.
As the name suggests, this is an app that uses root permissions to access the passwords of secured hotspot which you have connected to in the past. Nothing sinister going on here however, as it cannot crack passwords for networks that you haven’t connected to in the past.
Viper4Android might not be the best designed app on this list but it certainly is capable. It works as a replacement to your phone’s audio processing software. The installation process of this however, like we said, is a bit cumbersome and its list of supported devices is pretty dynamic.Do check out that list before installing.
Ever had that feeling that your phone’s battery was draining out faster than it should ? Usually it tends to be caused by a rogue app and the only thing you can do, is force stop it. This app however, will let you go beyond that. It will periodically check for apps running in the background and will kill apps as per the way you have it configured.
If you’re one of those people who love to customize their phones endlessly, then we have the app for you. It’s an app that allows you to bundle together an abundance of software — ZIP folders, kernels, recovery images, boot images, etc. — in a queue that can be flashed sequentially. Although high level of customization might cause reboots into recovery mode.
One thing everyone on the internet will agree on, is that in-app ads are annoying. To add fuel to the fire, some apps track you even when you are not actively using the app. In comes your savior that not only blocks apps on browsers but will even let you suppress them inside individual apps.
This app lets a user control multiple aspects of the device including CPU and GPU frequencies, vibration strength, screen color temperature, voltage control, and kernel specific extras.
Probably the first thing you would want to do after you’ve formatted your device, is remove unwanted default applications and there’s an app just for that. Not only it will remove system apps, it also backs up the app so you can test for stability after removing it.
If you feel apps take up too much battery or RAM space while being in the background, Greenify will let you put every app to sleep at the touch of a button. All you need to do is add the apps that you don’t want running in the background to its list and it’ll automatically force stop them once you lock your phone screen.
The author Delwyn Pinto
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