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Root Explorer Updated – Holo Theme Added, Fixed Jelly Bean and VZW Galaxy S3 Crashes


One of the old standard root applications from the beginning of time, Root Explorer, received its first decent update in some time today. A new Holo-inspired theme is included, along with crash fixes for Jelly Bean devices and the Verizon Galaxy S3. This new update also allows device files to be listed and create shortcuts for files and folders.

Still using Root Explorer or have you found a new root file manager?

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Cheers Scott!

  • fvqu

    This app desperately needs to ditch the Android 1.5 themed icons. Been using OI File Manager for a while now.

  • How does this compare to Astro?

  • Meticode

    Still use it. Wish they’d update the icon to look. Hate that yellow “R” on it.

  • trumpet444

    Since the OG! I use others but this is still my familiar go-to

  • inzandity

    I keep root explorer on just for the unzip and rezip options, but Solid Explorer is my go to.

  • Raven

    Still my go-to file explorer on my phone since my OG Droid, although I now prefer dual pane explorers on my tablets.

  • They had the holo theme already they just added a theme for dialog

  • Sweet! This has always been my go to app for this, for some reason the root explorer in rom toolbox just doesn’t feel right, this has all I need in it

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Though I do wish they’d improve their icon, I find this to be one of the most useful apps on the market. It’s been with me since my OG Droid days! <3

  • I moved to JRummy’s ROM Toolbox Pro. Seems to do as great as Root Explore imo

    • catalyst11

      Also switched to ROM Toolbox Pro.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Root Explorer is still the go-to, however I did pick up ROM Toolbox from the market today. Gonna play with that nifty little piece for a bit and see if it is all that it claims to be.

  • Still my favorite one, not sure I’ve ever experienced a crash with it. Even on this CM10 alpha (Bionic). Hell I even use it on my MotoActv

  • I love root explorer, the original must have. Not sure I’ve ever experienced a crash on it, even on this CM10 alpha (Bionic)

  • JimSlim

    The icon is still horrendous.

    • flosserelli

      That is your biggest complaint about this app? Seriously? You know, you can always change it. Or maybe you should switch to iphone. I hear that has really pretty icons.

  • I’m all about ES File Explorer, so many handy features: many cloud services supported, ftp support, built in text/media viewers, etc.

  • TurdFerguson1

    YES!!! First. 🙂

    • KleenDroid


      • TurdFerguson1

        Isn’t it. Thanks for caring.

  • Still the best. Needs a new icon to comply with the guidelines though.

  • Solid Explorer. It’s just it.

    • This. Seriously, nothing looks better, has as many features, and still runs rock-solid. Oh, and it’s free.

    • Abe Lincoln

      I never thought I’d walk away from Total Commander so easily but Solid Explorer really does hit all the right notes.

  • Greg Morgan

    One of my favorite all time Root apps!