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10 Apps for Rooted Android Phones


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Root Explorer
Exciting? No. Useful? Definitely. Root Explorer is your all-purpose file mover and shaker. Without it, copying, pasting and other routine activities is a much harder chore.
Exciting? No. Useful? Definitely. Root Explorer is your all-purpose file mover and shaker. Without it, copying, pasting and other routine activities is a much harder chore.
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Factory settings lock down a smartphone's file system. Entire folders are totally inaccessible to you, meaning there's no way for you to alter or move all sorts of files. By rooting your phone, you have the access -- now you just need an app to make sense of it all. That's where Root Explorer comes in handy.

With Root Explorer, you have a user-friendly graphical interface with which you'll navigate the nether regions of your phone's file system. You can copy, paste and delete single or multiple files at a whim, or extract and create compressed files when you need to. Root Explorer allows you to send files via e-mail or Bluetooth, search for files, create bookmarks and more. It's everything that you'll need to manage files neatly and quickly.


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