Root Explorer Apk

Root Explorer Apk

Latest version 4.4.2
19 Feb 2021

This is an original APK file, it's safe to download and free of any virus.

Older Versions

Apk Infos

Rating4.3/5, based on 32,579 votes
Size‎4.5 MB
Requires AndroidAndroid 2.3+ (Gingerbread)
Author's NotesThe ultimate file manager for rooted devices. The original and still the best.

About Root Explorer APK

Root Explorer APK Download for Android
Root Explorer APK Download for Android


Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!).

Features include multiple tabs, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and network (SMB) support, SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract rar archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files (via email, bluetooth etc), image thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer, change file owner/group, create symbolic link, "Open With" facility, MD5, create shortcuts.

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Although 22,000+ five star ratings will tell you that most people are very satisfied customers. Make sure you read as many comments as possible to get a good idea of what most people think of the app.

We still respect the old 24 hour refund policy. So if you're not happy with the app just email us within 24 hours and you can have a refund. We'll need to know the order number, which you can find on the emails sent to you by Google when you downloaded.

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New permissions:

Full network access - Required for network and cloud access. No information is passed to us over the internet.

Add or remove accounts - Used by the Google Drive SDK to add a new account if desired. No changes are made to existing accounts and no details accessed apart from the account name.

Find accounts on the device - Used to list available accounts for logging into Google Drive.

Prevent from sleeping - Used to stop the device sleeping during long operations so they are not interrupted.

Latest updates

What's new in version 4.4.2

• Allow access to Android/data and Android/obb in Android 11.
• Fix problem authorizing USB drives in Android 11 on some Samsung devices.

How to install Root Explorer APK on Android phone or tablet?

Download Root Explorer APK file from ApkClean, then follow these steps:

Update Phone Settings

  • Go to your phone Settings page
  • Tap Security or Applications (varies with device)
  • Check the Unknown Sources box
  • Confirm with OK

Go to Downloads

  • Open Downloads on your device by going to My Files or Files
  • Tap the APK file you downloaded (com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer-v4.4.2.apk)
  • Tap Install when prompted, the APK file you downloaded will be installed on your device.

Older Versions

4.4.2 (1)4.5 MB

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User's Reivew

5 ★One of the better file managers, I'm sure some free versions have some similar features however you can view and edit just about any file with this. Moving and renaming is hastle free. Much simpler than using native apps.
5 ★best Please change icon, everything is good.
4 ★ive had this app for years. it's always been good software. this loses a star because as far as I can tell once you initiate a transfer and minimize the progress screen there's no way to get it back even by tapping on the notification that there's a background operation in progress. so you never get to see how far along the transfer is.
5 ★This was my first purchased application, since Android cupcake or something like that- and is the first app I install on any device after rooting or flashing ROM. Sure, there are many file explorers out there, some much fancier which I also use, but when need to manipulate root folders, change permissions etc. there is none better than this reliable app!
5 ★This is probably the very best file-manager program out there. I can't think of a feature I wanted that it didn't have, including nearly all of Unix' cp, mv, find, chmod, tar, ln -s, and so on. Even if your device isn't rooted, it's useful in the parts of the filesystem you can get to (including sdcard and mounted USB sticks). Good medicine!
3 ★Not detecting sd card
5 ★Began usng some 5-7 years ago & am finally branching out to fulfill a few lacks this one is riddled with. 1st: Searching is slowest i've ever seen. It's worthless, unless large amounts of your time are unimportant. 2nd: It has no media categories separate from general file manager functional capacity=No docs,audio,or video. 3rd: Just doesn't have many of the convenient, innovative newer features you'll find in newer file managers. Its still top notch though, in user interface. i'm addicted
5 ★One of the first app I've ever installed, recommend by XDA on my 1st Android phone, the Galaxy SII, so MANY years ago. It's proven to be one of my core apps I ALWAYS install. Very reliable & useful. I still use it on my newest phone, the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren. It mostly works, but a few issues exists, but will withhold judgement as I'm still learning this phone & Android 10. I'm slowly knocking off those issues one by one. For now, it remains 5 stars.
5 ★Used app for years own the pro version or what ever dev calls the paid version. Last update broke everything. I used it o scan my archives with out having to extract. now have to extract whole archives. Wouldn't have made them so big if I new his app was going to fail me. changed review do to really fast personal response by developers and was promised problem should be addressed next update. crossing fingers.
5 ★Awesome file manager. Very stable and well performing. For the future, I would like to have more setttings/options for archive management. Also, what I really miss is transfer speed indication (for example when copying to NAS etc., competition has this). Keep up the good work!
5 ★I've been using Root Explorer since the beginning, from file sharing, to unzipping, to copy/pasting files, to edit txt files, to open as test, to modify system files and set back correct permission, to sort files from most recent... there's nothing you cannot do Root Explorer on your device.
4 ★5 stars if the text editor have "font option" like size, color, highlight on every extension file text like html, css, etc., line number. :v and why the proccess of "extracting" and "moving" one big file or small files (thousand files) take longer time than other apps? . also add option to search (without subfolder)