March 24, 2012 By Muz Khan
If you are new to Android phones you may not know much about rooting, if you know about the jailbreak then it is easy for you to understand rooting. Rooting an android device is process of getting access to the root of the device similar to jailbreaking an iPhone, iPod or iPad. After rooting an Android phone you can get access to the root drive and you can install most useful Android apps which you are unable to access without jailbreak or root and also you can install custom versions of the Android operating system. Also this has to be noted that rooting an Android phone and installing a custom ROM are two different processes i.e custom ROMs offer lot of features not available direct from the manufacturer.
I am mentioning below some of the important apps you must install after rooting your Android phone.
SuperUser is first mandatory app that must be installed immediately after you root your phone. Normally it is installed by your rooting software but if not you should install SuperUser. Superuser app grants and manages Superuser rights for your phone, with Superuser installed, if any app needs root privilege to run it will ask permission and an information pop-up window will display with the option to grant the app privileges. Superuser can be downloaded from Here.
AdFree is another app for rooted phones that removes most ads in the browser and other apps. Most of the free apps are containing ads because developers need funds for updates and developments. AdFree stops ads by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file. If you have problems with this app, or you know of additional host names not being filtered, please comment in xda-developers.com forum so it can be fixed! You can download AdFree by clicking Here.
SSH Tunnel provides secure connection to the internet by providing SSH tunneling for the entire system or individual apps. One of the purpose of SSH app is to allow users in China to bypass “the Great Firewall” but it can be used by anyone to ensure private browsing. You can download SSH Tunnel by Clicking Here