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Root Explorer Updated, Brings Multiple Tab Navigation and Cloud Storage Support


An update has been pushed out to the aging Root Explorer app, an application that has been a rooter’s best friend since the original DROID days. With root access, the application can open any of your device’s system files, while also allowing for the editing and sharing of files within your device as well. It is a good app that worked exactly the way you needed it to. 

The update brings some major enhancements such as multiple tabs for easy navigation, Google Drive and other cloud storage service support and an overhauled notification system for operations.

What’s New:

  • Multiple tabs.
  • Network (SMB), Google Drive, Box and Dropbox support.
  • Concurrent, background processing of multiple operations with notifications.
  • New action status with progress display and ability to cancel all long-running operations.
  • Action bar and multi-select action mode support.
  • Fully customizable list icons.
  • For details of new permissions requested see the full app description.

Play Link ($3.99)

Cheers Dave and Greggles!

  • Tim242

    I’ve been using Root Explorer since October 2009. It can’t be beat!

  • yup, a life saver of an app, been using it since OG DROID. Nice to see the update, it da creme da la creme

  • BlynkOfAnEye

    Went to update, then realized I got this from through the Amazon Appstore FAOTD way back when. With their track record, I’m guessing I’ll never get the update.

    • Bazar6

      it’s very worth the nominal fee in the Play Store … the devs deserve it.

  • BlynkOfAnEye

    I had tota

  • Jeff Tycz

    Such and underrated app!!

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Finally is right. Speed software has been talking this up for a while so it’s nice to finally see the result. Definitely worth $3.99, better than CM File Manager and Solid Explorer.

  • gregmr

    The best root file manager just got better!

    • It’s a shame that Solid Explorer refuses to implement a manual (and easily accessible) mount/un-mount button like Root Explorer. It won’t be a true competitor in my mind until they do that. I’ve emailed them a lengthy, praise-intensive, polite, explanation of what I would like and why it is necessary. They didn’t really do much. Seems dumb. I guess I’ll be thankful we have Root Explorer.

      EDIT: I should note that Solid Explorer attempts to mount and un-mount automatically, but it just doesn’t do a good enough job and it blocks operations because of it.

    • PhoenixPath

      A tablet UI would be great…

  • Detonation

    So with this update, Root Explorer or Solid Explorer?

    • Captain_Doug

      I love solid explorer.

    • Bigwavedave25

      I was glad to finally see an update here, but I left Root Explorer for Solid Explorer a while ago and have never looked back. SE had more usable functionality, plus for me it was much faster at doing large processes.

      Still a Solid Explorer fan, but I’ll keep RE around for nostalgia 😉

    • Raven

      RE on my phone and SE on my tablet.