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Root Explorer

by Speed Software
Rated: All Ages

Price: $3.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • ACCESS_SUPERUSER
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.0.1
  • • Android N compatibility
  • • Fixed crash when authorizing SD card in Marshmallow

Product Details



Product Features

  • Multiple tabs.
  • Network (SMB), Google Drive, Box and Dropbox support.
  • Concurrent, background processing of multiple operations with notifications.
  • Action bar and multi-select action mode support.
  • Fully customizable list icons.

Product Description

Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!).

Features include multiple tabs, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and network (SMB) support, SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract rar archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files (via email, bluetooth etc), image thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer, change file owner/group, create symbolic link, "Open With" facility, MD5, create shortcuts.

Technical Details

Size: 3.1MB
Version: 4.0.1
Developed By: Speed Software
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • ACCESS_SUPERUSER
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read from external storage
  • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
  • Write to external storage
  • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
  • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

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I am old fashioned, or so most will say, but I remember when I used to make a purchase, it was MINE.
Let me explain:
When a person bought something, it was theirs, to do with as they pleased. After all we paid for it, we paid any and all taxes, paid for the upkeep, paid for any necessary repairs, etc. So when, did it become acceptable for a merchant to sell something and tell us how we are to use it. What we have access to or not, literally control how we use our purchases.

That is the reason I purchased Root Explorer. After rooting my phone, I wanted a product that would give me no nonsense access to every file on my phone. I wanted to be able to decide which file or directory to keep, or delete. Root Explorer does exactly that, gives me full control of my phone, The way it was, The way it used to be! Thank you for a great piece of software
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I use this on my Kindle to get around Amazon's stupid restrictions. It works really great and has allowed me to access the Google Play Store and actually get some good apps (unlike Amazon's... yikes).
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This may not be the best UI file manager, but when I try other tools I always come back. I've used it forever across different devices and several versions of Android OS. It always worked well, and had the fleibility to do whatever I needed. If you are not rooted and need an SD card browser, there are probably better options out there, but for accessing system data this is a must.
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If you understand the DOS operating system, or you at least understand the File Explorer System on your operating system, then you will love the extra access that this gives you to the Kindle file system.

I used this Root Explorer because I wanted to find files on the Kindle that I knew were there, but were not accessible with the Kindle's built in system.

This did the trick.

BUT BE CAREFUL ... don't delete files discriminately. I only used it to copy a file back to my main computer. If I want to delete files, I do that with Kindle's operating system, not with anyone else's products. This is just safer.
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A pretty nice app overall, but I docked it one star because it doesn't show directory sizes. You can long-press on a directory, choose Properties and it'll calculate the size, but that's a hassle and frankly this is a basic feature that anyone would expect to find.
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Awesome app, A must have for any root user.. I did email them to make sure that this app was getting updated along with the google play edition and they replied quickly with yes it is.. thanks again y'all, now to remove es file explorer lol
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So the Kindle HD Fire is awesome, but Amazon really tries to restrict your access to Google native market. Rather then find sites with potential malware on these modified .apk files to install. So I rooted my Kindle HD Fire, in which I was installing the latest Google Play Market onto my Kindle.

This lovely application helped remove the Read Only permission on the System App folder required to install the market services; this application is worth the $3.99. Just for the ability to truly alter your file system.
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So once upon a time (okay, last December), I got the XCOM Complete Pack on Steam. I wasn't impressed... the versions they had were DosBox, not even properly configured. They were infuriatingly slow and had a fair amount of audio cut-outs that got annoying fast. So, I manned up and got the OpenXcom mod pack.

I set it up, I enjoyed it a bit... then I learned that OpenXcom had an experimental Android port. I immediately plugged in my Kindle HDX, downloaded the mod, and realized I couldn't put the files where they needed to be.

The fix? I threw the files into downloads, then used Root Explorer to move everything to places normally blocked off, ran the APK, and played through the enhanced and modified version of Xcom UFO Defense from start to finish.

This app served every purpose flawlessly, it has a sleek design, and it helps for mucking about with things not directly curated by Amazon. While you still need to root your device to reach some areas, my HDX is still pure and this file explorer was the only tool necessary to get my task done.
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