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Friday 04th of May 2012
Hey everyone, I want to know what apps you use on your rooted device. I just recently rooted my GSII, and flashed over a stable ICS ROM. I plan on doing an article of the must have apps for rooted devices and the ones that improve the experience.I am currently running Titanium Backups, ROM Manager, KM Launcher, and Screencaster. Let me know if you have better apps to try.
What apps do rooted users have?
Wednesday 20th of June 2012
Question for you guys that are rooted, what apps do you use?Right now I have:"ES File Explorer" - (this is the only free one I found that could access system files, also tried Root Browser Lite, X-Plore File Manager, ASTRO File Manager/Browser, and some could only rename files, others couldn't move anything. I also have FileExpert (free version) for just regular file management.)"SuperSU" - (had to install SuperUser first.)"WiFi Tether for Root Users" - (I tried WiFi Hotspot & USB Tether Lite, Barnacle WiFi Tether, Wireless Tether For Root Users, and Wifi Tethering...some just didn't work and others I wasn't able to connect with laptop.)"Titanium Backup * root""AdAway"Anyone maybe get one of the ones I said I couldn't get working to work? Or maybe found another one I didn't mention?
Idiots guide to installing apps on incompatible devices
Sunday 30th of December 2012
I have started this thread in the Kindle Fire Rooting section, as it is in response to forum viewers as a How do you.. question, but it is relevant to any android device hence the title being fairly non-specific so non Kindle users may find it useful.So you have rooted your Kindle Fire (or Other device) and installed GooglePlay.You look for your favourite app on Google Play, and it tells you it is not compatible with your Kindle.What can you do.Well you have rooted your Kindle. You have SuperUser control. You can do what the hell you like...Whooa... wait a minute you don't want to brick it.("Bricking" is a technical term used by those of us know-it-all nerds with superiority complexes who have soldered additional chips into our children's Playstations, XBoxes etc, flashed the firmware on DVD drives, and run exploits on the PSP and Wii, only to find the resulting device just sits there with a blank screen and various flashing lights... We have created a "Brick")Please be careful.The most obvious way to install on an incompatible device is to simply copy the app's .
Rooted Users & System Apps: What To Do When They Get Updated
Friday 22nd of October 2010
There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding what to do when system apps get updated while using a custom ROM. Recently Google’s Youtube app was updated with a slick new version, but many people on XDA forums & other similar communities are having issues with their rooted devices. They will get notified about an update in the market, but the installation will be unsuccessful. The same goes for the popular Adobe Flash Player. Here is a quick run down of what to do in this scenario.It will require a third party app, typically a file explorer that can access the system partition is required. This can also be done using using the popular Titanium Backup application. Root Explorer & Estrongs File Explorer both have this capability depending on the device configuration. Estrongs takes a little extra config & may only work on CM6 variants. In settings there is an option to enable root explorer & also to mount the /system & /data directories as writable. The Root Explorer app can do this “out of the box” on a rooted device. Browse
Work around/fix for Brighthouse Live TV app [rooted users]
Sunday 29th of July 2012
To all Brighthouse Network subscribers, a work around has been found to get the BHN app to work on our rooted Transformers. (* This may also work for other tablets and other cable providers apps.*) For anybody who's wondering what I'm talking about, Brighthouse Networks blocked access to their Live TV streaming app for rooted users, even if you're signed in and on your home network. Well the people who are TWC subscribers are seeing the same thing with their Live TV streaming app on rooted devices, but were able to find a fix that works for our BHN app also. Follow the link, follow the step by step instructions and give the guys thanks if it works for you. I'm posting this because I see there were a lot of Brighthouse users who were leaving comments in the Play Store, that this app wasn't working on their Transformers. I'm running EOS JellyBean build #55 and can confirm that its working and running great. P.S...You will also have to disable USB Debugging before you can start watching your shows, but you will be prompted on when to do it.
AT&T pushing Android 4.0.4 OTA to HTC One X; rooted users accept with caution
Thursday 02nd of August 2012
Reports are coming in that AT&T has started pushing out an OTA update for the HTC One X today. The update, build number 2.20 that bumps Android to 4.0.4, has only gone out to a few users and it is unclear when it may roll out to the rest. Neither AT&T nor HTC have issued a change log that details what is included in the update. Users are reporting that it includes security fixes that block some root exploits, a setting to remove the menu button “bar” for some apps, and the ability to long press the multi-tasking button for a pop-up menu.//Users who have rooted their One X or who are thinking about doing so may not want to jump on this update just yet. The fixes for the root exploits have the consequence of also closing methods used to gain root access. Since AT&T and HTC do not offer bootloader unlocking on this version of the One X, the update will effectively block root access until the hackers figure out a new way to do so.If you get the update, please post and let us know of any other changes that are included.source: Android Central» See more articles by Je
What apps are worth paying for?
Saturday 18th of February 2012
As this is my 1st Android device, I've pretty much stuck to free/ad supported apps up until now. I have quite a few apps (over 100) and many do the same thing, but have fewer/different features or they are implemented differently. UI also is a factor. Some just look better than others. Just interested in getting input from other Rezound users on which paid apps they think are the best. I would like: 1. App Name/developer2. Comparable free/ad supported3. Function (what's the app do? Utility? Tool? Business use? Game?4. Features you think make it worth $?? (however much you paid) I'm particularly interested in business apps that can work within an Corporate Enterprise, multi-network/domain environment. Things that are really productive and allow you to get "real" work done, while away from the office and your PC. Also would be good to mention if you are unlocked, rooted and/or custom ROM'd Thanks in advance to all who give their opinions.
How can I block ALL calls on a rooted phone without an app?
Thursday 19th of April 2012
I have a rooted phone, I posted this in the general section because I would think this would apply to all android phones.My phone is a motorola bionic, but again, I felt I would have better luck posting this question in the general section.I already know of apps for rooted and non rooted users alike.I would rather freeze some system app or do some tweaking on my own.This is what I want.I do not want any incoming calls.I do not want to be notified or have any knowledge of any missed calls.I do not care if a proposed hack effects the outgoing calls.I do not wish to share my reasoning for such advice other than I dont talk to people on the phone unless I initiate the call. I may share my reasoning this weekend on one of my blogs, it's too lengthy for a forum post. So, how can I do this? I know it's possible. I just don't what system app to freeze.
Titanium Backup ★ root: Keep Your Apps and Settings Safe from Stevey J'
Friday 11th of June 2010
This app is for rooted users only, if you don't know what that is then you don't have it.My Broadband has gone down, so I had to type this, upload the YouTube video and do the screenshots all from my phone so please excuse the odd spelling mistake!Do you want to keep your apps safe from Stevey 'J? (One day, it may happen lol)When you change ROMs, do you want all your apps & settings to be restored?Are you too forgetful to remember to tap 'backup' to do your apps?Then Titanium Backup is for you!First ThoughtsI love having my phone rooted, but it's really annoying having to redownload my apps each time I change ROMs. And then they all disappear from the 'Downloads' tab! Arrrghhh! But then I installed the MoDaCo ROM, which includes this app. It's just mindblowing! I'm going to attempt to cover all the features of the app, because I think the 325 characters it gets on the market doesn't give it justice. Features Backup all your apps and market linksBackup system settings and data'freeze' apps if you want to mod themUninstall appsWipe data of appsScheduled backups1x1 home widgetSend l
Xposed GEL Settings Adds Much Needed Features To The Google Now Launcher For Rooted Users
Friday 14th of February 2014
The impending release of the Google Now Launcher (GNL) presents a bit of a dilemma. The cool Google Now integration isn't possible with third-party launchers, but GNL doesn't have many customization options. If you're rooted, there is at least one way to get around that – the new Xposed GEL Settings, which as you can tell from the name, requires the Xposed Framework. Xposed GEL Settings adds a number of useful features to GNL (remember it used to be known as the Google Experience Launcher). This is still an early release, but here's what it can already do.hide Google search bar / automatically show search bar on Google Nowhide apps from the app drawerresize the home screen gridchange the number of hotseat apps (icons above the navigation bar)hide icon labels on home screen and/or on app drawerapply settings without rebooting your deviceThe developer, who has posted this mod on XDA, plans to add more features as he gets requests. Coming soon are export/import settings, changing the color/size of the icon labels, hiding the page indicator, and more. Keep in mind messing around w