Skip to main content

20 Must-Have Apps for Rooted Android Devices

When Android was introduced it lacked customization benefits. But these days, by rooting Android device to a new level we have tons of options to enhance usability and performance.

Once you have rooted your smartphone, you can easily jump a level above by adopting some of the add-ons that can run on the rooted Android device only.

There are loads of apps for rooted Android devices in the Google Play Store. However, to make it east, I have compiled a list of the 20 must-have apps for your rooted Android devices.

Scroll down to learn more!


If you really want to save your battery backup, then you must download and install Greenify. It shows the apps running in the background and how many times it wakes up the device. Overall, you can save ROM and increase the performance fluidity of the Android phone.



Developer: Oasis Feng

Price: Free

ROM Toolbox Pro

Save 85% by getting ROM Toolbox instead of spending $30 or more on other apps. ROM Toolbox combines “Titanium Backup,” “ROM Manager,” “Root Explorer” and much more into the all-in-one app. This app includes file manager with root access, a font installer, a scriptwriter, and ROM management.



Developer: Maple media

Price: Paid


Using this app, one can easily batch backups to restore apps and their data. Moreover, 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. This app could come really handy for you to ensure that you have a fallback option if things go wrong and automatically sync data between your phone and computer.



Developer: Christian Gollner

Price: Free

Titanium Backup

As the name defines the primary purpose of this tool is to backup all your apps, your data and your device settings. You can automate this backup and can save the required files to your SD card. So finally, if you plan on flashing a lot of ROMs, then this app is beneficial. For power users, the Pro version is well worth the outlay as there are no restrictions on your backups and schedules, and you can sync directly to cloud services like “Google Drive” and “Dropbox.”



Developer: Titanium Track

Price: Free


If you want to automate tasks on your phone Tasker is your best solution. It is more of an automation app which you can always disconnect from the home screen when you are at home; turn on silent mode while working etc. It also makes use of numerous APIs offered by Google making it a more powerful tool.



Developer: Dinglisch

Price: Paid

Root Uninstaller

This app serves both the rooted and non-rooted devices. You can easily remove unwanted applications (bloat) on your device or just the regular apps. Undoubtedly, Root Uninstaller is the fastest and simplest tool that can help you uninstall any app or packages. The main features supported by this tool are sorting, backup APK and disable value-added services.



Developer: VuDan Thanh

Price: Free

Sixaxis Controller

It provides an ultimate experience for gamers. It allows you to play games on your device the way they were meant to be played and supports analog sticks and triggers. One of the most remarkable features is keyboard emulation, which is to map all the buttons to almost any key available in Android.



Developer: Dancing Pixels Studio

Price: Paid

GL Tools

It is the topmost app among all the root apps for Android devices. With GT tools, you can render the graphics at a lower bit rate so that your CPU can withhold the same and due to this tweak you can enjoy high-end games without any kind of lags. So, if you are a true game lover in your Android phones, install GL Tools.



Developer: n0n3m4-experimental

Price: Paid


If you are eager to know about the tasks performed while your android device is booting up, you are recommended to use LiveBoot. You are opting to see a scrolling text log of all the booting tasks and self-check your phone performed by LiveBoot. You can change the text color and content of the messages.



Developer: Chain Fire

Price: Free


There are apps that run in the background without your knowledge. But Servicely lets you suppress them. The app will check at a specified interval of time to see which unwanted services are running in the background and depending on its configured, kill them automatically or notify you of their behavior. It is one of the best apps to extend battery life instead of using an external battery life.



Developer: Francisco Franco

Price: Free

System App Remover

The first thing to get rid of bloatware is to root the device. This app takes charge to rename them, move them, and re-organize them at once. It filters out all apps that may cause instability after uninstallation, so you can use it safely.



Developer: Jumobile

Price: Free

Device Control

This is an app to control several features on your devices such as vibration strength, screen color temperature, voltage control, and CPU -GPU frequencies. So far it has proven to be a powerful app with complete app management support and editors for built-in system configuration files.



Developer: Alexander Martinz

Price: Free


It allows you to use your Wifi connection to sync app data with other Android devices. Now, while playing a game if you wish to switch from phone to tablet and want to start from the same stage, this app can make it happen for you. You can even spend few bucks to get it sync using NFC (Near-Field Communication) or Bluetooth.



Developer: Quint Stoffers

Price: Free

Quick Reboot

This application gives you access to all the advanced reboot options in one single place, you don't need to type commands in terminal or do anything else. Quick Reboot adds a menu from which you can quickly power cycle your handset. It allows different reboot modes such as normal reboot, fast reboot, reboot to recovery.



Developer: Antaresone

Price: Free

3C Toolbox

3C Toolbox combines many great apps into one giant toolbox with a modern and easy-to-use interface. It is one of the most recommended apps with multiple features including CPU control, Wifi Access Priority and Auto Backups.



Developer: 3C Tools

Price: Free

Nandroid Manager

As the name already defines, it is used to manage Nandroid backups. With Nandroid Manager you can restore data from your Nandroid such as apps, data, text messages, call logs, and much more. Using a couple of clicks the Nandroid Manager helps you to recover and restore data o your current device. After a successful backup, one can even extract files from the Nandroid Manager.


Developer: Thomas Otero (H3R3T1C)

Price: Free


In Android KitKat version, there is no facility to change the configuration in the file. But using SDFix restores the ability to modify the configuration file. All the rooted devices do not need to go for this app, but only specified for the devices that have user-installed microSD card.



Developer: Next App, Inc

Price: Free


Dumpster can restore all your data even after deleting all your necessary files like images, videos, and music. It basically acts as the Recycle Bin for your Android device in which every deleted file of your phone will be present. It comes almost free but the cloud storage is premium. It avails auto clean option and performs an effortless backup in Android.



Developer: Baloota Productivity

Price: Free

Smart Booster

It has a small widget to adaptively boost RAM from anywhere. It comes with Advance Application Manager to optimize your device hibernate, disable and auto-startups. There is a quick SD card cleaner that can scan and clean efficiently millions of apps. The RAM booster auto-boots in 4 levels Aggressive, Strong, Medium and Gentle.



Developer: Ant Tek Mobile

Price: Free


Set DNS is the easiest way to force your rooted phone to use custom nameservers on Wifi for all devices and 3G/mobile networks on rooted devices. It works for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks and name servers. Set DNS also checks if your browsing goes via a proxy service that overrides your DNS settings. When there is a change in network settings, then it will try to access a URK directly using the IP address to check if any proxy service is intercepting using its own nameservers information.


Developer: H12 Enterprise

Price: Free

Wrapping Up

The above list comprises of 20 free and paid apps. Before spending money prefer a lite and a free version. Feel free to try any of these and do mention your experience in the comment section below.

Hope you might find it useful.

Good luck!

This article was contributed by Anil Parmar, co-founder of Glorywebs that aims to help clients with custom android app development services, web development, digital marketing, mobile apps development, themes & WordPress plugins development and more. Find him on Twitter @abparmar99 & say Hi!


Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.

Diagram 101: Different Types of Diagrams and When To Use Them

Diagrams are a great way to visualize information and convey meaning. The problem is that there’s too many different types of diagrams, so it can be hard to know which ones you should use in any given situation. To help you out, we’ve created this diagram that lays out the 7 most common types of diagrams and when they’re best used: