12 awesome apps for root Android users

Root apps
Android modifications come in a variety of forms. Some are merely cosmetic – think replacing your stock app iconstrying out a different system font, or switching to a third-party lock screen, to give a few examples. Others tinker with Android's inner workings to enable advanced features, such as the ability to remove bloatware or to modify app permissions. Then there's rooting – the process of obtaining administrator privileges over the operating system. While having root access doesn't do much on its own, it has long become the most popular Android hack as it paves the way for a plethora of awesome modifications to be executed. 

What modifications, you ask? Well, just flip through the slideshow below to get a better idea. We've collected some of the most useful and fun Android apps for root users – utilities that let you truly take control of your Android smartphone or tablet. But beware – using some root apps can be tricky, if not dangerous. There's always the risk of something not turning out as expected, so make sure you back-up your important data before applying any modifications. With that out of the way, here are the apps we've picked for you.

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