EDIT: Still can't stomach the new material design. Takes quite a bit for me to give a review, been using this app for years now, always installed as system app but now with new look it's just nasty, completely destroyed app. Visual Aesthetics are everything. Thank God I can just uninstall update and get back to the beautiful theme that it once had. Seems like all throughout Play Store dev's have hired two year olds for design/theme Department. Need to bring classic theme back old look was classier, polished look. Now looks like an infant created!
Great app! Shows all your files, easy to use, doesn't have unnecessary clutter. What really gets my 5 star rating is the Search. I tried 5 other file explorers for a rooted device and they either didn't find anything right away (that I knew was there) or it just took forever before it found nothing. This found the files I was looking for and a few more in a few minutes of searching my entire device!
It's almost perfect. The only thing that's missing is FTP support. Please add that for the next update. I feel like that's the only thing Root Explorer is missing. It would be especially helpful now that I have a Homebrew enabled N3DS with the ability to transfer files through ftp.
When I delete files from SD card, they delete but free space does not appear. Unfortunately I cannot confirm if this was an issue before the last version. I had to format the SD card to get my space back. Deletion works without fuss from other programs/computer.
There's one more feature I feel would make this even better. Swipe through pictures when you have one full screened. So I don't have to close and open individual pictures. Other than that, I feel like the creators tried hard to make this the best file explorer or, and they've delivered! A must-have for any Android device!
Root Explorer is always a worthwhile investment despite other free options. I purchased this app about 7 years ago+ still use it today. UI redesign is decent but someone needs to redo this now horrendously outdated icon.
• Two new icon view modes (medium and large). Existing icon mode becomes "Small Icons" mode.
• Fixed problems viewing SQLite databases on Nougat as well as locked database issue.
• Some other minor bug fixes.
• Significantly improved SD card write performance in Android 5.0+
• For dark themes changed popup menu from white to dark grey
• Black theme