File managers are seriously dead-boring in Android. There is nothing supposed to be exciting. All you need is a good file manager which can do all required tasks when you need it.
With around 18000 reviews, half a million downloads, and staggering 4.8-star average, Root Explorer is the utility tool for everything. Though it is not a good entertainer, it is still an app which you love to have on your tablet or phone. Though it costs $4, yet there are few of the important reasons why you should buy it.
Why You Should Not Use My Computer to Manage Data?
When you plug your Android device to PC, it mounts as local USB device. This way, you can manage data on SD card and user-facing folders on your PC. You can use a desktop file manager conveniently to move things around. But the red flag is its limited accessibility.
Even worse, several Android ROMs only allow you to mount your device as an MTP device. They showcase your phone as a media player to your PC. You can still move files but not so easily. Finally, when you are away from your computer, you may do something with the files of your phone. Messing with the system files of your phone when you are away from the PC seems to be a bad idea. But it can be possible with Root Explorer.
How Root Explorer Works?
First of all, you will need to download Root explorer apk and then install it on your android.When you launch the app, it will first ask for “Root Access.” As the name suggests, Root Explorer is designed for users who have rooted their device. You can easily root your device. Explorer is the other part of the tool which works as a file browser and starts up at the root of the file system, for example, /etc and /dev folders. It is not your data directory or SD card. It is the very root of the file system of your phone, and you shouldn’t do anything with it a lot.
Root Explorer mounts it strategically as read only (Mounted as R/O). If you are sure that you want to do it around with root directory, you can easily gain write access with one tap – Mount R/W. You will get a complete menu when you hold and tap a folder or file. This is the main part of the app. First, few features may seem common, but things get complex when you scroll down.
You can tar or zip the folder just from inside the Root Explorer that is good for backing the things up manually. You can share the folder in Root Explorer once you made it in single file. It should obviously not to be your backup strategy. If you have any precious data, we would recommend Titanium Backup.
The Root Explorer has an XML file of configuration files from Titanium Backup. You can archive a lot and love the Zip/Tap preferences. You can specify the folder where Zip files are stored automatically. Root Explorer is a very handy tool and it has a lot more than a default file manager on Android.