If you’ve taken the plunge and decided to root your phone, you’ve got a treat: a whole new world of tweaks, tweaks, and custom ROMs awaits. Once you are rooted, you can install any wide array of root apps for Android. These apps use root privileges to do the heavy lifting. Here are our picks for the best root apps for Android.
Top 10 best root apps for Android
Best for easy flashing: Flashify
Flashing manually can be a lot of work. What if there was an app doing all the work? With Flashify, you can sit back and let the app flash automatically for you. This is an app for those who like to have a lot of customization and don’t want to spend endless hours doing it.
With Flashify, you can flash your boot.img, recovery.img, and zip files with ease. If you want to save them to your local or cloud storage, the app will sync them automatically. You get automatic cloud sync between device backups and your desktop. The app also allows you to restore kernel and recovery using SD card.
The application is free but you should know that you can only do three free flashes per day. If you have a lot of flashes to do, you may want to consider purchasing a few more. If you want to spread them out so you don’t have to pay, you can add them to your queue and they can be flashed the next day.
Best Super User App: SuperSU
If you are rooted, you need SuperSU. The two go hand in hand and while you can avoid SuperSU, there’s no reason you want to. This is by far the best root helper, as many rootable kernels allow you to install SuperSU by default.
Essentially, Super SU manages the apps you grant superuser permissions to, but there are plenty of other cool things to check out as well.
Best app to remove bloatware: System App Remover
The second thing any rooted Android user should do is delete those preinstalled system apps – also known as bloatware – that come with most new phones and waste precious internal storage and system resources.
Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to reclaim the memory they are taking up but you can remove them to stop your battery and processor draining. System App Remover is a great tool for this.
Best Backup App: Titanium Backup
Backups are an essential part of any rooted phone owner directory. And the backup solutions aren’t much better than Titanium Backup, especially once you are rooted. Before you start exploring system mods, ROMs, and other tweaks, it’s always a good idea to take a full backup before proceeding, in case things don’t work anymore. Titanium takes the trouble to make and manage backups.
Best app for battery optimization: Greenify
Greenify is pretty fantastic even without root, but with root privileges it really makes sense. Greenify is an application-hibernation tool. Essentially, it lets you control when apps are awake (and consuming system resources) and when to put them to bed. The latest update even includes a “Shallow Hibernation” engine for Android Marshmallow.
Best app for system automation: Tasker
Tasker is the Lord of the Rings of root apps. It’s big, it’s complex, and a little intimidating, but if you can fully commit to it, you’ll get your full refund. Tasker is a comprehensive system automation app that can automate everything you do on a regular basis with your Android phone, from setting up scheduled activities to automating tasks in apps.
Best application to recover lost files: DiskDigger
We are big fans of the recover lost SMS , photos, files, and data, and once you are rooted there are even more solutions to the problem. If you have accidentally deleted photos , files or anything else from your phone, DiskDigger can instantly recover it without wasting a second (which is important in these situations).
Best app for managing custom ROMs: ROM Manager
If you are rooted and want to start exploring the wonderful world of custom ROMs and kernels, ROM Manager is a must have root app. It’s actually the one app that rules them all, helping you manage recoveries, ROMs, and kernels – basically anything a rooted tweaker might need to keep track of.
There is also a premium version with even more advanced features.
Best app for screen recording: Rec
Screen recording may not be useful for the vast majority of Android owners, but for some it is essential. If you’re a gamer, bug-catcher, or general go-to-guy for all of your friends with Android issues, then being able to record a recording is a real bonus. And Rec is the best root app for that.
Watch your descriptive language skills disappear when you say everything with recorded actions rather than words.
Best app to manage internal storage: SD Maid
Internal storage is always a problem, especially for those of us who have a rather obsessive relationship with new apps and changes. With root access, SD Maid takes control of ghost files or folders left after deleting data.
It also comes with a file browser, search tool, and app management options to help you free up every inch of internal storage without losing a KB.
What is your favorite root app? What’s the best thing about having a root? Let us know in the comments.