The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are remarkable smartphones but they can be made even better by rooting them. This article is about the best apps for rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge because simply rooting your phone is never enough, you need some kick ass apps to make full use of that level of access.
It’s been almost a year since Samsung announced and launched their previous flagship smartphones. By this time, the warranty of your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge would have expired or nearing its end. So this is the perfect time to root your device and gain access to some incredible new features.
Now that the pressure of keeping the warranty intact is off, you are free to do whatever you want with the smartphones. This article will not be addressing the rooting aspect of the smartphones but will simply offer you 10 great apps that will work amazingly on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. If you’re looking for methods on rooting the smartphones, I recommend that you check out the how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 and how to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge guide.
NOTE: The 10 best apps for rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are not in any particular order due to the different nature of the apps. I highly recommend that you go through the whole list and install the ones that you like.
- Free & $5.993
Titanium Backup ★ root
Titanium Backup is a remarkable app that provides you with features that the other smartphone will ever offer. One of the biggest reasons to install this app is data security. You don’t want to mess around with your smartphone without securing your data sufficiently and this is exactly what this app allows you to do.
The app is able to capture everything on your device and make a backup so that when you want to restore, it is readily available. Sure, a lot of manufacturers have come up with their own ways of backing up common data files but they’re not going to save actual app data for you. For example, if a game you’re playing doesn’t support cloud storage saves, you will be forced to start again once you factory reset your smartphone.
With Titanium Backup, you can quickly and easily make a backup of said game and restore it once you get your smartphone running again. But that’s not all; this app has a lot more to offer than simple backups. You’ll be able to freeze apps, disable them and even make APK of apps. We recently wrote an article exploring the Titanium Backup, for more details take a look at that as well.Show Downloads
If you rooted your device then you’ve opened it up completely to third-party apps. While your smartphone may not be able to stop them from accessing certain things, this nifty app will be your safeguard. SuperSU is an incredible super user management tool that not only keeps an eye out for you but also makes it easier to manage access to your device. Basically, whenever an app wants access to certain features of your device, a
Basically, whenever an app wants access to certain features of your device, a pop-up will be shown to grant or deny that access. For example, if you’re using Facebook, it will want to access to almost everything from camera to storage but you know what it’s for so you’ll grant it the permission.
But for some reason, if your calculator wants to access your contacts, you can easily deny that. Per app notification system is great but can be a hindrance if you simply want to use your device; however you only need to configure it once.Show Downloads
- Free & $1.903
System app remover (ROOT)
Samsung really likes to put their own apps on the smartphones they make. In a way, they are convenient; but if you are not fond of using them, there is no way to actually delete them. They run in the background, they use up all the internal storage and the best you can do is simply disable them and hope for the best. Thankfully now that you have a rooted device, you will be able to install system app remover and it do exactly what its name says.
By installing this great app you will be easily able to delete apps that are no longer necessary for your day-to-day usage. The app even goes as far as to declare certain apps to be safe for deletion, saving you the headache of the deleting an important app. I have actually used this app on my smartphones before, two of them were Samsung made. It has worked flawlessly for me and I’m pretty sure it will for you as well.Show Downloads
- Free & $2.353
You might be thinking, what is this app doing on the list for phones that do not even have a microSD card slot . Well if you want to play larger video games and that standard 32 GB of internal storage is coming between your way, you can use a OTG adapter with a microSD card slot and install apps on it. I know it’s not the perfect way to enjoy large video games but hey we have to do something about that 32 GB only storage.
Link2SD is not a perfect app and it doesn’t always work with every app. So install it only if you can manage to face disappointment from time to time. I’ve used this app for a long while and it has worked great for me but for the love of God it hasn’t worked for my friend that well. Maybe it’s because I used Samsung smartphones or maybe because I use a class 10 microSD card.
The apps worked particularly well on my Samsung Galaxy Note III so I’m sure that it will work well on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The process is quite simple; the app detects other installed apps and games and simply allows you to move the bulk of the data to the SD card or a USB. That’s all there is to the app, it saves you a lot of internal storage if you use it right.Show Downloads
Samsung has really improved their power saving modes and implemented them equally well on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. However, the power saving on ultra-power saving modes are all automatic and give very little in terms of freedom. If you want to practically control how your device uses that battery juice, Greenify is a great app especially if you have rooted smartphones.
There are a lot of apps that are running behind the scenes and you really don’t need them. For example, if you’re not going to use those fitness features it is kind of odd to let the process run in the background all the time draining battery. This app basically allows you to hibernate or disable those processes and as a result, you’ll get a better battery performance.Show Downloads
DiskDigger photo recovery
As the name implies, DiskDigger is a data recovery app that works pretty well considering it’s calling back the data from the dead. The app can work on non-rooted smartphones but it will only do a limited scan which is not enough to yield good results. However, if you have rooted your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, you will be able to recover most of your deleted files.
A point to be noted here is that this app is not going to perform miracles. So don’t expect it to get that one photo back from the first day you got your smartphone. Storage on smartphones gets reused again and again and there is a high chance that your photos and videos are gone. But if you have accidentally deleted a swath of files recently, there is a great chance you will be able to recover them all.Show Downloads
This is a great app that can help you in saving a lot of power on your device. Even though Samsung has packed a respectable battery inside both the standard Galaxy S6 and the stylized Galaxy S6 Edge, it is still not enough to last you a full day of extreme usage. Therefore, you will either have to use the built-in power saving modes or rely on apps like this one to guide you towards the apps that constantly drain the battery.
Sure, the standard Android built-in battery stats are okay for normal usage but if you require deep analysis of your battery, then this is the app you should get. I highly recommend that you get this app regardless of whether you are going to use it regularly or not because it will come in handy from time to time.Show Downloads
ES File Explorer File Manager
By now I have written about this one app more times than I would like to think but it is such an amazing app that just I can’t leave it out of an important list. ES File Explorer comes bundled with so many features that allow you to do various tasks that it is impossible to contain all of them in this brief introduction. I highly recommend that you check out the article which explains why it is worth to purchase the ES file Explorer Pro, it has a lot of detail about the app.
Long story short, this is not just a beautifully designed app Explorer for Android but also one of the best application manager’s as well as video streamers around. It is a versatile app that will help you a lot on your Android journey. If you have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 then it is a must have app for the smartphone.Show Downloads
You know there are a lot of pesky task running in the background draining your battery constantly? This app aims to stop that chaos. All you need to do is specify certain tasks that are not essential for your day-to-day usage and the rest will be taken care of by the app.
You can even specify when the app will check the smartphone for an unruly task running in the background and shut them down immediately. It is an app that requires minimal input from you so you won’t have to launch it again and again. Even though the interface can use a little bit of uplift and be slightly welcoming, the app does its job really well.Show Downloads
Device Control [root]
Device Control is an extremely powerful app and can be very useful in the right hands. However, I have to warn you that it is a potentially dangerous app that can harm your device physically if you’re not careful. Only use this app if you are extremely sure what you are doing and have held the knowledge of how your smartphone is supposed to work.
This app allows you control over CPU and GPU frequencies. You will also be able to access details about Kernel specific extras with this app. The app will also be able to monitor your CPU and battery temperature as well as the state of the processor.Show Downloads
These were a few great apps for rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. I really hope that these apps will make the smartphones better and efficient in delivering what you want. These are really powerful devices and the app will help you polish the experience to your own liking. If you’re interested in personalizing the Samsung Galaxy S6 and customizing the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, be sure to check out the relevant articles as well.
If you have any questions about the app on the list or the smartphones themselves, feel free to ask them in the comments below.