Root Explorer

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    Yo, I just got root explorer, for 4 bucks, and im wondering if its worth it. What is your guys opinion?
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    Depends on if you often need explorer like access to folders and files you wouldn't normally have access to, I guess. I bought it and don't regret it.
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    thanks! it let me theme my swype, and ive herd that it helps change boot animations, but i dont know what else...
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    in a top 5 app thread people said it was a must for root users. its just costly for a app, What else can it do?
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    you can view a whole bunch of files and folders that you can't access or see with astro. you can delete system apps with it to remove bloatware (i just add .bak to the end of the file to turn it into a backup in case i ever needed it for some reason). plus when i used a slayher kernel, i had to add a command to one of the files found in /system by opening a text editor so i could modify it (this was to get compcache to enable upon booting up the phone). It also seems to open up files faster that astro does. There's probably other things you can use root explorer for but those are the things i've done with it.
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    I use it ALL the time. Well worth the money I paid for it.

    P.S. Thanks for the AppWidget tip! VERY nice app.
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    what do you do with yours?
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    I use mine to move over mp3 files to my systems ringtones directory all the time

    Sent from my Droid
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    I basically use it for all of the file management on my phone. Moving apps from the data partition to the system partition, installing apps, editing text files, etc. I had Astro installed as well, but I ended up uninstalling because it was a lot slower, and it was clunkier with other apps.
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    I completely agree. Root Explorer does everything that Astro does when it comes to file management, but it's much quicker, operating almost exactly like your file manager on your computer.
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    text files? like .doc or .docx?

    im fairly certain im keeping it, but keep the info coming! very very useful!
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    Root explorer is my number one paid app for sure. Gotta use it all the time to move files around and kernels and ROM updates and boot animations and editing system files. Absolutely love it and how easy it is to use. Definitely well worth the price. Highly recommended. It is like the benchmark of how file management should be.
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    Sort of off topic but... why do this? All you have to do is store them on the SDcard in this folder:

    \media\audio\ringtones

    and the result is the same.

    Anyway...

    Another great use of root explorer is when you want to do a tweak/hack on a system file, like for example, modify a value in build.prop. RE lets you open this file in a text editor and make changes. Normally, you see instructions for such a hack as a series of ADB commands, but we have the EASY way to do these things.

    Oh and speaking of ringtones... I always use RE to DELETE all the lame built-in ringtones so they don't clutter up my list.
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    becuz i use mabilo ringtones to download the mp3s i want (easy browsing, easy downloading) then move them to the system folder becuz it's about the same amount of steps (without hooking my phone up to my laptop to move over mp3s) and a few other situations that probably haven't crossed my mind but still are relevant to using root explorer thanks for playing kthnxbai.
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    RE can also move things to the SDCard :)
    But if you want to waste valuable internal memory, be my guest,:icon_ banana:
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    i know, it hogs my battery and kills me a little inside each day, kthnxbai
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    I make my own boot animations and can change them at will in about 30 seconds with root explorer, also some of the other things posted here. I wouldn't want to do without it.
    EDIT: Not fancy boot animations, just converted .gifs to .pngs, all of them of very questionable taste. :)
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    IMO Root Explorer is the End All of file management applications, it is the best few dollars I have spent on an app.
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    its awesome if you dont know terminal commands :)
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