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I recently updated my windows to the Fall Creators' Update, and with it MS has disabled SMBv1 (following WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks).
Most file managers such as Solid Explorer, ES File Explorer et cetera can now not access Windows SMB shares since these app use (now obsolete) SMBv1. I've tried almost all file managers on the Play Store following this, and I've only found ONE that uses SMB v2 to access Windows shares: File Explorer by Nextapp Inc.
Just a heads-up, so you don't waste time trying to fix it thinking there's something wrong with updated windows.
FX file manager. Everything is available for free, you only need to purchase it if you need some additional functionality like cloud integration. And unlike solid the color schemes, themes are free.
linkme: FX File manager
FX File Explorer is the best. It's also got a root add-on, and is completely free with no ads. The pro key just provides extra features like cloud and network storage mounting, Bluetooth file browsing, and file browsing over WiFi.
Amaze and FX File Explorer. I like Amaze since it's open source. If you don't care about the open source aspect, then FX is probably the best out there. I've tried Solid Explorer, and I like it a lot, but apart from encryption, I find FX better in every other way.
FX Explorer is a brilliant alternative. It has a pristine UI, in-app "multi-window" support, and is free. I couldn't ask for a better file explorer.
Edit:Play Store Link
i've always used FX File Explorer, myself. Bought the Plus and Root addons for it. It's one of the first things I install on any new device or ROM change.
I still prefer FX File Explorer. Great replacement for the classic root explorer and has a nice material theme and some additional features (over root explorer, solid explorer likely has these as well) I need like browsing SMB shares.
Since the birth of the Samsung moment, I've used every file Explorer app that you can think of and I finally settled with FX Explorer. Best looking and most functional imo.
File system as in your file manager? If so try "File explorer" [link] or "Solid explorer" [link]
Both offer what I think you're looking for. They require the paid versions after the trial is done though.
Edit: Supplied wrong link for file explorer, fixed.
He literally just said he doesn't want to use Solid Explorer? I use the free version of FX. It does what I need it to, no complaints. Also has a free Root add-on. [link]
Edit: I uninstalled Solid Explorer a few weeks ago for the same reason. I get that they're using it to validate a license, but I'm not giving full Phone permissions just for that.
I've always been a fan of FX for File Exploring on Android. Bought the Plus license and Root module awhile back, and it has been tremendously versatile and useful over the years.
FX File Explorer
Probably the best file manager on Android, been using it for years. Switched from Solid explorer back during its Holo days to this, never looked back.
FX is a similar replacement on the Play Store -- it has some addons if you want FTP or other networking stuff: [link]
If you just want to browse local files on your device, here's an open source alternative called Amaze (on F-Droid): [link]
I use FX File Explorer. Idk if it's the best, but it does everything I could ever need and it's easy to transfer files from all my other devices.
> FX File Explorer 5 features a Material Design UI and new ways to transfer your files between devices and computers.
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FX File Explorer can archive files to Zip, Tar, GZip, BZip2, and 7-Zip.
I don't know if it could be considered the 2nd best, but I have been using it for half a year and find it to be a capable file manager.
For anyone interested in a replacement, I've been using FX File Explorer recently. Very modern UI and has tons of very powerful features. Tabbed browsing, side-by-side view, network filesystems, etc.
I'll second QuickPic; I just discovered it last night. It's better than the Photos app because it supports folders and is really fast. (I think it does aggressive caching.) It also supports Moments without requiring Google+ sync. It's similar to the Motorola Gallery, though maybe not for many good reasons. I like the square thumbnails better, and appreciate that it leaves my notification bar alone. Another neat feature is the option to ignore the rotation lock mode.
Things I don't like about it:
Now, if only I could post app reviews without Google+.
For what it's worth, for my file explorer, I'm using FX File Explorer; it seems fine, although some of the advanced features people keep mentioning from ES File Explorer aren't present (Network/cloud features are part of FX Plus, though, which I don't have). If you care, FX is material design, and looks pretty good (this was a factor for me; the screenshots of ES looked rather ugly/cumbersome).
I switched from ES Explorer to FX Explorer which is very nice, also heard good things about Solid Explorer, you can try both and choose whichever you like the most.
I've been quite happy with FX File Explorer. Add FX+ ($2.99) for network filesystem support. Since the last file explorer debacle, they seem to have started advertising no ads/no tracking/made in USA in their app description.
Ok. Lockscreen, a bit more complecated IMO. First of all go to [link], open it with Widget Locker and choose 'Install only', then unpack all files so you have a folder (all on phone, if you need App that can do it use [link] for example). Than launch Widget Locker and clear the screen. In top-right corner there is a small white button, that's settings, open it. Go to Look & Feel/Layout and resize by pulling those 2 arrows so those rectangles take whole screen, then uncheck Automatically determine grid size and change it to 6 rows x 5 columns, press save. Go to Look & Feel/Background Tint and set it to whatever you like (I use 3). Go to Advanced and 'Enable' Widget Overlap.
Go back so you see Wallpaper and white settings button again. Hold long anywhere, choose Widget -> Zooper Widget 5x1 resize it to full screen again, press back button (it hides, swipe a bit from bottom), click on widget now, choose sdcard, nms lock, go back. Lockscreen should look right now, but we are missing slider for unlock. Resize Zooper Widget from top a bit and move it to top of the screen. Long press under Zooper Widget and choose Add Slider (or something like this, I don't remember). Save it in top left corner. Reposition it to bottom of the screen then long press on it and choose edit. Pick Invisible Tabs from first menu. Now slide the unlock button, go to Icon, choose Files and find the unpacked folder, in it search for android-left-normal and use it. Press the middle button and choose disable, slide right button and choose disable. Confirm in top left corner. Resize Zooper Widget to full screen. Everything should be done now ;)
If you still have physical access to your Sony phone, FX can copy its APK so you can pass it onto other devices, like your Samsung. No root required.
There are better file management apps than FX, this is what I'm using to transplant the Xperia Japanese Keyboard from X1 to X1III. The latter doesn't have it preinstalled.
I use FX File Explorer, with it you can set up a temporary WebDAV that anyone with the link and password can access and get whatever from your device.
If both devices have FX, they can also transfer with "FX Connect".
FX File Exporer with privacy - Very underrated explorer and file manager. Its an excellent app with a really cool looks and design. Give it a try. I would recommend purchasing as well.
Firstly I'd use
It has a cleaning wizard that shows you duplicate files and big files.
Shows which apps are using up a lot of space
play around with the view, full size/cache only etc
To sum up what everyone posted here....
I use FX File Explorer and like it a lot. Used Solid Explorer before, but can't get it to recognize the license I bought years ago, so I just don't use it anymore.
I wanted to buy an app last week on the Google Play Store. It was R33. I tried the trial first, liked it and yesterday it was R28. So I bought the app and a doughnut.
If you download a file explorer, like FX File Explorer, and go to directory:
you can find all of the user-installed apps on your Android device. If you find the folder for the app, go into the folder and you will find a "base.apk." This is the app and you can long-press on it to share it to Google Drive, email, or what have you. I can further assist if my instructions need more clarification. Just comment below.
Guys I think I've found a solution. The issue I had with file search in FX is fixed now. Apparently you have to make sure you have "Search within files" ticked for it to return all results.
And yes, it does show thumbnails and lets you play videos using the video player of your choice.
I uninstalled ES File Explorer after i read this: [link]
As a replacement I started using this file explorer instead: [link]
I have been using FX File explorer for years now, and to be honest I can't really see why it is not known more. Check it out (here)[[link]].
What I do is just open up my file manager(I use FX). Once you are there, locate the .zw file that you have downloaded and move it to the Zopper Widget Templates folder. You can find the templates folder in Main Storage>Zooper Widget>Templates.
After that just create a zooper widget and you will get the option to pick a widget from the ones you have installed, click on SD Card. Once you're in there, you will see the widget that you have downloaded. And that's it! :D
Download Fx File manager
Browse to /system/customize/resource
The file name is HTC_Sense5_Boot.mp3
Copy it to your internal storage or SD Card
FX File Explorer with the FX Plus add-on which adds FTP,SFTP, SMB, & WebDAV
Instalate un explorador de archivos, navegá a la carpeta /WhatsApp/Databases, y borrá todos los archivos. Si querés dejar uno por si acaso, dejá el que no tiene fecha (msgstore.db.crypt14) que es el más reciente. WA no borra las copias, acumula y acumula hasta que te llena la memoria, así que seguramente ahí tenés una gran parte de esos 60gb. Eso y los videos que hayas recibido, podés verlos en Ajustes/Almacenamiento/Administrar y ahí está todo.
Más que seguro, sólo whatsapp ocupa una gran parte de todo eso y después de hacer lo anterior no vas a tener más problemas por un buen tiempo.
I quit Solid Explorer when it failed to edit flags.xml file of gboard inside root directory. I'd better suggest FX file explorer or MiXplorer if you're looking for something free.
I was able to workaround #1 by install fx file explorer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx&hl=en_US&gl=US), granting it Storage permission and using it to open files in Manual import mode. Also further found that I have no idea what files the Wizard is actually looking at - thinking it might be in the android partition somewhere.
Are you on Android? depending on the phone default file manager might not always be that good. Try Fx File Explorer and see if you have better luck with that: [link]
I really like FX Explorer. I use sftp to access files on various linux boxen.
Try Amaze if you want something free and open source. If open source isn't a big deal, my next favorite is FX. FX allows you to do on-device file browsing/management, including root, for free. You have to pay if you want to be able to use certain features like the in-app gallery/music player/video player or connect to cloud services or computers over the network.
I sadly have only the /sdcard/Android/data/com.android.vending folder (empty). I installed FX File Explorer which indexes all files and it can't find anything for luckypatcher/lucky patcher.
Really liking FX nice clean interface and easy to use with a remote. It’s a couple bucks for the full version but worth it IMO.
The intrusive ads are the reason why most people jumped ship from ES File Explorer a while ago. Personally I use FX File Explorer as an alternative, Solid Explorer is a pretty solid choice, too.
I recently switched from FX Pro to MiXplorer. Can't really fault either. I personally feel the UI of MiXplorer is more user friendly than FX. In terms of features both suited my needs.
FX does have the pie charts you mentioned, not on the starting screen however.
If I wasn't using SE myself I'd use FX File Explorer, it is very good and the free version is also great (it just lacks some more advanced features which you may not need). However I have no idea if it supports foreign symbols though.
I'd recommend using FX File Explorer, if OP is on android.
It's free, and free from any ad/bloatware. There is a optional IAP, but you do not need to buy it as it is for themes and root access.
You will just need to export it as a .zip (archive) and share it to your preferred cloud storage service
After trying 6 or so file managers, I've settled on this one:
Full archive support (zip, rar, 7zip compress, decompress), great text editor and viewer, and built in media player
Make sure to use the "Grid" layout (3dot menu; display as; grid)
Alternatively you can save the screenshot to Google Drive\DropBox or if you have a file browser, for example FX File Explorer, you can save the screenshot to a specific folder in the directory.
You can do it following this steps:
If you're looking for a new file manager, I like FX File Explorer. The free version has no ads, and the paid add-on FX Plus, ~~which I haven't bought~~, adds support for network filesystems (SMB/FTP/Dropbox/etc.) and some other stuff.
Edit: I just bought FX Plus, since it's $1 off because of the ES debacle. But if you don't need network file support, I've used the free version for over a year with no complaints. Now I'm just waiting for the next sale on Moon+ Pro.
FX file explorer (free) with the paid plus upgrade supports FTP and even SFTP with private key authentication. It's IMHO the best file explorer with a very good interface.
I paid for the classic and now I have to pay again? Because the developer felt like creating a material version? What's to keep him/her from creating a new version for me to pay for again? Besides, FX File Explorer is better.
Edit: Just tested, and the classic license is still accepted, which is awesome. I feel it should be renamed to prevent confusion.
I've been using Solid Explorer for two years, but it had lots of problems with SMB shares, kept renaming my shares and mixing the locations up. I switched to FX, a great alternative.
Many file managers can do this. My current setup is to put the files I want to transfer into a shared folder on my PC or laptop (I have a folder specifically for this) then I navigate to it using FX File Explorer, and copy the file to my device's local storage. No Internet required. That said, the Network capabilities require the Plus addon for FX. I don't remember how much it costs, but it was pretty cheap. Coincidentally, FX is also a really awesome file explorer all on its own. I also use it to download and manage my cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
[x] Good looking.
[x] Many Features.
Its a clean app with ios like design, has its own text editor, image viewer, music player, app manager, .zip and .rar (and probably many more) extractor and creator, has good support and lots more.
Give it a try, it works for me. :)
File Explorer is pretty cool too and is a full fledged and awesome file browser with that feature built in, on top of FTP, SMB network share support, cloud storage options, multi-window browsing, root browsing if your device is rooted and more.
>Also is in the app data, which is impossible to access
Give up so quickly, do you?
mcpedl suggests using FX File Explorer to access and copy/paste files from internal storage.
You could get about any file manager that supports SFTP or SMB and manage it that way. Like FX.
For SMB you'd have to use a VPN tho. SFTP would be more feasible to be exposed to the web as it's run via SSH.
⚠️ If you expose SSH to the web tho make sure to:
- Disable authentication via password
- Use Key-based authentication
unRAID 6.10 will offer you to set those SSH settings via the WebUI, so it might be a good idea to wait a litte.
Alternatively you can also use Nextcloud and map your disks as "External Storage" to the interface. Not quite as "native" as using something like SFTP tho.
You do not need root to delete the folder, but Android no longer comes with a built-in file browser. You'll need to download one from the app store first. I highly recommend FX File Explorer--lots of the alternatives are sketchy, but this one is a shining beacon of light in a world of darkness.
None of the ones I've tried will let you see inside the /data/app folder except for FX File Explorer, which doesn't need root and can be downloaded here:
Solid Explorer did work until Android 11, but even though you can see the root storage and all the folders, it won't show anything inside them.
Ok so here's what I do in order to save the icon packs that I've created using Icon Pack Studio. You'll need to use a file manager app (I like FX files) and an app called ThemeX. I'll put the links for each at the bottom. Once I've downloaded the icon pack that I want to save I'll open up ThemeX, locate the icon pack I want and then save it. Then I go into my file manager and look for "THEMEX", after I've found the file that I just saved I'll rename it. It's very important that you rename that file before you try to download the next icon pack, because they'll just keep copying right over the last one each time instead of making a new file folder with every new download. So once I've downloaded, saved using ThemeX and renamed the files I'm now ready to transfer my icon packs to a safe place (like Drive, Dropbox a computer, etc). At this point you'll be ready to complete your phones reset safely without losing anything. Hopefully this helps you out. It's been the only way I could figure out how to save all my work.
You can download an app like FX which will then give you the option of "Save File" or "Save As" from the share screen. With that option, you will be able to save the file wherever you'd like.
I'm sure there are other apps out there which will give you the same funcitonality, but this is the one I use.
You should download KLWP pro and also you will need a launcher like Nova Launcher. Once you download the .KLWP file you will either need to upen KLWP and search your downloads to find it or what I do is use FX file explorer to move the file to the Kustom/wallpaper folder on your phone and that way it will just show it in KLWP under "load preset".
Your photos are usually stored in the DCIM folder on your phone. With a file manager, create a folder with a dot at the front. This makes the folder hidden. For example, name the folder .hidden. Then in the DCIM folder, find the photos you want to hide, select all of them, and move them to the hidden folder. Make sure you have "Show hidden folders" enabled in your file manager, so you can see your hidden folder. After the photos are moved to this folder, they shouldn't be seen by apps like your gallery anymore.
If you need a File Manager to do this, you can get FX File Explorer from the Play Store, which is free.
I've been using the Pro version of FX File Explorer for years. Invaluable Android app which among other useful stuff has a pretty well made and reliable Web Access feature that enables sharing with any device on the local network via a web browser.
I use FX File Explorer for all my json editing needs, also when transfering files from a to b. Can also open 7zip files. Free version is more than enough, doesn't have adds and works fine.
Ich kann immer wieder nur Synology empfehlen. Haben eine kinderleichte Oberfläche, kann Let's Encrypt, IP Kameras aufzeichnen, Google Drive Sync, Microsoft, Hetzner Sync usw. Wenn du willst mach ich ein paar Screenshots.
Von FTP rate ich btw ab.
Ich habe mir diese App hier gekauft: [link]
Damit geht dann auch direkt SMB, oder man verwendet die Synology App.
Have you tried using Send Files To TV and then using a file manager to move the file to the proper folder? I prefer FX File Explorer myself.
There are several apps that support direct copies via usb connection. You'll need a USB-C to USB-A adapter. I've used this: [link]
Know that Android 10 and 11 have new file permissions issues, though.
It may be simpler in the long run to set up something like Resilio Sync and have a server, like an RPi, at home next to your router, plugged into your external drive. Everything's automatic after that.
You just need to change the name of each file that you've exported to your device. Then when you upload a new one, it will no longer continue to update the previous file. I use a file manager app called FX File Explorer to help with locating, renaming and organizing the files/folders in my phones storage.
MiXplorer has much more functionality, FX File Explorer is very similar in handling.
ES is suspected to have spy ware, see my link above. They banned the developer.
Ok so here's what I do in order to save the icon packs that I've created using Icon Pack Studio. You'll need to use a file manager app (I like FX files) and an app called ThemeX. I'll put the links for each at the bottom.
Once I've downloaded the icon pack that I want to save I'll open up ThemeX, locate the icon pack I want and then save it. Then I go into my file manager and look for "THEMEX", after I've found the file that I just saved I'll rename it. It's very important that you rename that file before you try to download the next icon pack, because they'll just keep copying right over the last one each time instead of making a new file folder with every new download. So once I've downloaded, saved using ThemeX and renamed the files I'm now ready to transfer my icon packs to a safe place (like Drive, Dropbox a computer, etc). At this point you'll be ready to complete your phones reset safely without losing anything. Hopefully this helps you out. It's been the only way I could figure out how to save all my work.
This is what I use. Can access SMB shares and even make shortcuts to folders on your home screen. I can't remember if network shares is in the free or pro version as I paid for the pro version ages ago. But for $3 I would still recommend it.
It seems to be just an MTP and Android thing, honestly. I've never had one be particularly fast with USB file transfer, Sony or not. Personally, I use FX File Explorer, the plus version has a little web server you can use for file management. There's also Amaze, which is free/open source and has an FTP server included. It's a little finicky to change which folder is shared, though. I used to use ES File Explorer, back in the version 4 days, but they were bought by a shady developer, and the newer versions were awful in many ways.
FX Explorer is the file explorer I'm currently using. The only one that works the same on my phone and my AndroidTV.
ES File Exporer or Solid Explorer didn't work as intended on AndroidTV as they should.
I came across this one. Hopefully it'll help you!
LG V50-G8 Debloating Guide
1. Install USB 4.4.2 drivers tool.lime.gdms.lge.com/dn/downloader.dev?fileKey=UW00120120425
2. Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging and connect the phone to PC by original USB-C 3.1 cable
3. Download FX File Explorer app from Play Store [link]
4. Open FX File Explorer go to Apps, then All Apps. Under each app you will see it's name. Beware it's case sensitive! Example: com.facebook.system
5. Download ADB Binaries [link]
6. Extract ADB Binaries zip and open a Power Shell or CMD prompt from the inside folder (SHIFT + right mouse)
7. Type cmd and hit ENTER
8. Type adb devices and hit ENTER. In your phone will appear an message to allow access. Allow it and select remember this computer.
9. Type adb shell and hit ENTER
10. With this command you will uninstall every app (until next factory reset) pm uninstall -k --user 0 nameofapp (example: pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system)
Important: I recommend do not install lg apps because you'll loose functionality like call recording.
Just uninstall ALL Carrier apps from KT, SKT, U+ and any Google, Facebook app you want like sheets, docs etc.
There are some LG apps that can be uninstalled, more than 15 like white theme, lg keyboard etc
You can play uninstalling LG apps if you don't care about Call Recording function. If functionality is lost, you must factory reset the phone and start debloating all over again.
Delete the game, then download that APK and install it with a file manager.
For example use FX Explorer: [link] browse to where the APK was downloaded, click on it and you should be able to install it.
If you don't have a good file explorer app on your phone then install one like FX File Explorer [link]
Use your file explorer app to browse to Main Storage > /citra-emu/sdmc/Nintendo 3DS/00000000000000000000000000000000/00000000000000000000000000000000/title/
This is where cia gets installed for games, as well as save data. Cia is used for installing dlc and updates. If you delete the folders inside the /title/ directory you should undo what your brother did. You should back up your save data first because otherwise it will also be deleted. Your save data for Ultra Moon should be located in \citra-emu\sdmc\Nintendo 3DS\00000000000000000000000000000000\00000000000000000000000000000000\title\00040000\001b5100\data\00000001\
FX has an active xda thread for support and the add-on is no longer required:
> *** THIS ADD ON IS NO LONGER REQUIRED WITH MODERN VERSIONS OF FX FILE EXPLORER ***
> (You can now enable root access directly within FX, there is no need to install this add-on. This add-on remains available only for users of old versions and very old devices. Download the latest FX here: [link] )
Yeah, I copied the APK from my 2017 Shield to my 2019 Pro - works fine for all the Jackbox Party Pack games. I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx&hl=en_US to do it (enable "Apps" functionality, then "Save APK" to a USB stick, and use that to shuttle the APKs to the new Shield).
Recommendation There are a handful of file explorer apps that get posted often, but I don't see this one mentioned much. I'm a big fan of FX file explorer. It looks nice and is highly customizable, and it's got a lot of cool features. You can toggle a web interface to transfer files between computer and device which is really convenient for things like transferring to my Android TV, and you can also add all your cloud storages (Dropbox, drive, etc) to one place. There is a paid option that is not subscription that adds some of these features but I've been paid for a long time so I don't remember which one's are only under the paid option.
Request does anyone have a file encryption app they can recommend? A secret folder/vault type thing that works across all apps? I'm willing to pay for one but not willing to do a subscription model. I tried GalleryVault but the app kept spamming me about purchasing their pro before I even got a chance to try the app and it turned me off from using it all together.
>What am I doing wrong
Make sure that:
>What am I doing wrong or is there a way to see the file address
Use file manager. If standard or already installed one can't display absolute paths for some reason, use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx.
Ok, don't have another NIC handy for the client but tried this with an Android SFTP client (FX File Explorer) with one of the same files I've been trying to transfer that keeps failing. Odd pauses during upload but file transfer completes successfully... Points to a client rather than a server issue...
It is very odd, I would try to see if there's an app that is taking an insane amount of space. You could also try a file manager such as FX and see what is taking up so much space, as it has an option to show large files under Cleaning Tools.
Let me know how it goes.
FX File Explorer and some other file managers give you the option to extract the APK files. There are even dedicated apps for this purpose, but having the feature as a part of a full-fledged file manager app should be enough.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm not sure that there's enough demand for images section, but I'll think about it.
You can already download gifs by tapping the share button and selecting 'save as' with a file explorer app such as FX File Explorer.
Did you give permission for the computer to access the phone's memory? It pops up a dialog or shows a notification when you connect it. Alternatively, there are a few different file browser apps that let you access your phone's memory through FTP or a web browser. My personal favorite is FX File Explorer, but you need the $2.99 plus addon.
Change the variable of Action 1 to 'Download/BackupAppList.txt' for example. Then run the task and choose backup. Next, navigate to your Download folder with a file explorer app like FX File Explorer. The txt file should be there in which you see your app list.
To restore, just run the task again. Make sure the first variable is still the same and the txt file is still in your download folder. Then it should work without problems.
If your phone doesn't have a file manager, I would suggest FX personally. It allows you to look at and work with your files and folders in just about the same way you can on a computer. It's very possible that you may just not need a file manager at all on your phone, but if you do, this is the one I suggest.
They make a "Plus add-on" for it too that costs money. I don't remember how much it is off the top of my head, sadly, but it isn't fully necessary to get. It adds the ability to connect to online storage (Google Drive, FTP, Dropbox, etc.) from within the app and more options when dealing with audio, video, and image files, among other things.
I use this app
It adds a 'save as' option to the share screen.
also, whatsapp still saves pictures for me doesn't matter what you put 'off'.
Well it makes sense, because otherwise you wouldn't be able to see the pictures sent to you in conversations.
fx is just the file explorer app i used. you may also need to install its root add-on in order to delete /data/magisk + /data/magisk.img. this is what worked for me... other file managers may also work similarly
also, yea, you have connect it to a pc with drivers + adb installed and issue those commands
>Perhaps there's a setting somewhere on Magisk Manager app?
Nope, I've looked absolutely everywhere. I did however have someone reply to me elsewhere about File Explorer with the root addon being able to mount /system as RW, and it does work for some reason (apparently Root Explorer also works but it's not free).
I'd really like to figure out what's causing this issue though, because it's kind of annoying and I don't like File Explorer.
I can with root explorer. It costs money though. I think it needs su but a lot of the apps look for it in the usual place which is not where magisk puts it. It's why I can't use Solid Explorer if I'm modding system.
I found this one for someone else today: [link]
It works just have to download the root add-on and give it a go.
I use an app called FX File Explorer. It has a 'cleaning tools' feature that will show you what folders are holding the most data. That might help.
On the PC:
Connect your mobile device to the PC via USB.
Pick your device from the available drives:
Go to Internal storage → Games → com.mojang → minecraftWorlds
Copy saved worlds and paste somewhere on the PC or to a cloud storage.
If for some reason you will lose your worlds, you can always access the backup folder and paste the games back to your mobile device.
Warning! Please do not remove any files from your device.
It is possible that you will not be able to access this file on your PC. If that happens - please try different method.
On your mobile device:
To access the files on your mobile device you will need an application from Play Store.
I recommend using FX File Explorer, since it is free and no bloatware. The optional $1.99 IAP is for some extra features. But you do not need to purchase it to backup your MCPE worlds
Access folders: Storage → SDcard → games → com.mojang → minecraftWorlds.
Pick the worlds you wish to copy and paste them to a different location (preferably not in the games folder). Some of the file managers have an option to copy your files to cloud service (ex.google drive, onedrive, dropbox, etc) but you can also do it manually, so you can always backup your worlds easily.
To save it to a cloud storage provider, you first need to long press your copied world save folder> archive> start. It will then zip it up for you and then you can upload the file to your favorite cloud storage system
Source: [link] with edits from my personal knowledge
You can do a quick test inside KLWP, as long as that app currently has a notification in the notification bar. Put the kode: $ni(n, pkg)$ into a Text object, then start replacing n with numbers, starting with 0 and counting up. 0 will display the package name of the first app with a notification, 5 will display the package name of the sixth app, etc.
You can also find an app's package name by going into the file system of your phone using a file browser app like FX File Explorer and navigating to the folder/Android/Data, where all your apps live, listed by package name. Hope this helps!
I moved to "File Explorer" / "FX" a long time ago - its nearly perfect. Worth getting the Root addon (free) and the Plus addon (paid) for networking/media and cloud functions.
I use FX, it's free, has many features, no ads and works perfectly on the small screen.
It also has a built-in image viewer, audio player and text editor.
Important: You need a very low DPI to finish the setup (and uncheck "Start FX Plus trial" if you don't want that). When starting it for the first time, use something like 100 or 120.
EDIT I used twrpnew.img from the drive folder; it seems to work so far!! (Now shows 1840mb instead of 0mb). Creating a backup, will flash SU and report back :)
FX File Explorer, add that one to your list.
FX File Explorer is great.
Switched from ES to FX File Explorer a year ago. Would recommend you give it a try.
FX File Explorer: the best there is by far
FX File Explorer is what I use as a replacement for ES, and I love it. For me, it's a lot better than ES was.
That reminds me of another app's review from the same dev (here's the Imgur screenshot), FX File Explorer, funnily enough even the free version doesn't have any ads let alone the paid version. Looks like the reviewer have some other adware app installed in their phone that's showing them ads all over the phone.
Also try FX Explorer
It's amazing, and where I went after es died
If anyone is wondering, this is Fx File Explorer. It's amazing and beautiful.
It even has a Web Access mode so you can do file operations from your computer.
I'm a big fan of FX File Explorer
My favorite app is FX
FX File Explorer features a Material Design UI and new ways to transfer your files between devices and computers:
Why not FX Explorer?
I use FX File Explorer; there is a FX Root addon (free) if you have a rooted device and a FX Plus addon ($2.99) if you want more features, including network storage.
I do not recommend Nextcloud / Owncloud. I set up NextCloud and it was very buggy. I appreciate what they are trying to do, the execution just isn't there.
Here is how I solved the problems you described:
Wiki: I use zim which is actually a very fancy text file browser. Official Site. I connect to my server with SSHFS then use zim to browse my notebooks. My phone can connect with SSHFS but there is no android zim client, so I just browse using a text editor.
Password Manager: I strongly recommend KeePass, but I personally just access text files held on my server. I am counting on key based authentication to protect my store, and I am hoping that my phone's keyboard and clipboard stay secure. KeePass is much more secure.
Photo Backup: I have a massive photo archive on my server, which I access with SSHFS.
ToDo / Habit Trackers: I have a plain text file (.txt) bullet journal which covers both of these needs. I keep it synced to all of my devices with syncthing.
Diary: I do not keep a diary, but if I did, it would be plain text files accessed using SSH or synced with syncthing.
Android apps worth plugging:
FX File Explorer Proprietary, non-free, but it has all of the features I want, including SSHFS and SMB protocol access and a decent built-in text editor.
Markor Free, open-source, and the development is active. I've actually submitted bugs and seen them fixed. This app is a decent markdown editor, but I typically just use text mode.
If you set up SSH or SSHFS, you MUST use key based authentication!
Since the Baidu weirdness, I've found FX to be a very worthy replacement.
There ya go.
FX File Explorer.
This is so much better. The paid version supports local network and FTP transfers.
We ARE gonna talk about you using ES File Explorer though... It's got Bloatware now. (It used to be great)
You need to be using FX, Solid, or Amaze.
I use FX. No ads and it's pretty intuitive and has all the features I need.
FX File Explorer
Here are the steps I followed:
Download Pure Nexus Rom, PN GAPPS, unsu, and supersu 2.67.
Do a backup in TWRP of your current setup just in case
then go to "wipe"-->"Advanced Wipe"--> select everything except internal storage and swipe to wipe. DO NOT WIPE INTERNAL STORAGE
Now go to install and flash Pure Nexus, PN GAPPS, and unsu.zip
After that is done flashing, don't reboot but instead go back to the main window in TWRP and go to "Advanced"--> "Terminal Command"
Reboot system and go through the initial setup process
now boot back into twrp and flash supersu 2.67 and then reboot
Now download a root file manager. I use FX File Explorer and the root add-on so these instruction will work with any file manager, but will be worded toward FX.
Open the file manager and go to "System (root)"--> "su" folder --> and long press on the "bin" folder to bring up a menu and hit "security" in the bottom left. From there uncheck the "Global" option under "read" so it should say 0751 in the bottom left instead of 0755. Hit "ok" and then delete the folder "xbin" in the "su" folder.
Reboot and now Android Pay should Work!
Okay good sir, here's what I've done to spice up my Moto 360. First Download Fx File Explorer as well as Watchmaker.
After that, head on over here to download a large collection of watches. Warning:Large File
Once you got all this stuff together, unzip the .zip file using FX file explorer app. Then head on over to the Watchmaker app and click the little arrow icon at the top right corner which will prompt up your files, find the folder "ZIP Format" within your downloads folder and click on any of the files which will be imported as a watchface for your device!
Can heartily recommend FX File Explorer:, the nicest-looking manager I've been able to find. Feature rich and regularly updated.
Or FX File Explorer.
I've become a big fan of fx file explorer.
FX File Explorer. Fully functional file explorer. Just fantastic
I use FX File Explorer on my Shield and navigation works really well with the remote.
FX File Explorer
Bought that a while ago. Paid version has support for ftp, smb and cloud-services.
Dunno if it's compatible with O, but I moved to fx file explorer after es started with the adware stuff. Been working just fine for me.
I use FX File Explorer: [link]
Just checked and it does indeed have the "select between" functionality. It's a pretty great app!
FX Explorer has been my favorite.
If we're talking about the same FX ( [link] ) then it does have OTG on my Galaxy S6, i use it sometimes to move big files from my PC to my phone.
I like the "FX" File Explorer quite a bit.
After using ES for a long time but concerned with potential spyware concerns, I've switched to FX and love it.
Edit: yes, ES sends personal info to Baidu.. Steer clear.
I like FX. I read you like simplicity, so there you go.
FX File Manager [link]
FX Explorer works well
FX File Explorer can do this aswell
FX File Explorer can do those things.
I gotta agree. In my opinion it's by far the best and nicest looking.
Yeah, please don't use ES File Explorer. Use alternatives like FX File explorer (It's better anyways).
I use FX file explorer.. it has done everything I have needed and then some..
I personally use FX file explorer because then I can select it on the sidebar to select files directly.
Recently switched to FX file explorer and haven’t regretted it yet. Also works really well with a remote.
It's a feature in the Plus addon for FX File explorer. Been my default file manager for yeeears.
File Explorer (FX)
Feature-rich yet coherent, with an appealing user interface.
FX Explorer: [link]
FX File Explorer is rather feature filled and doesn't piss Reddit off (AFAIK).
I like using FX File Explorer.
I love FX File Explorer, it has a great ope with option, among many many other features [link]
FX file explorer
and the paid addon for network shares, etc [link]
Solid Explorer File Manager
FX File Explorer うちはこれに慣れてしまった
In my device it shows them all. Try FX file explorer, it too has recent files option
FX also has the same problem, honest looking dev but prefer close-source...
What about fx file explorer??
X-plore File manager
I use all three simultaneously. No ads. In-app purchases don't limit your daily workflow at all.
MiX is also a very versatile file explorer but that's not on Google play store.
Use Fx File Manager and pay for the addons. It's worth it.
i'll give it a shot but nothing compares to FX.
If I read what you said correctly, you wan't to use your SD card to move files over there and have less in your internal storage of your phone?
If so, then I'd suggest you use FX File Explorer, MK Explorer or even better, Sandisk Memory Zone. (All ad-free)
The reason why you can't see any files in the folders is because they are hidden, tinkering with them could cause you to lose your app data/preferences, causing apps to misbehave. When you move an app to SD card there are still parts of the app that are stored internally.
Yes. FX File Explorer is great.
Hi, I use FX File Exprorer, it's really great! It has many cool features and also root access.
I use FX file explorer, with the $2 addon you can mount smb, ftp and direct file transfer Link
I've been really happy using FX [link]
here are my notes for removing the navbar crash-free on my pixel. no need to disable Assistant.
-> options Menu -> filesystems -> /vendor (all the way down) -> root tools -> allow remount
-> I agree/OK -> root tools -> mount read-write -> root tools -> open (as root)
-> options Menu -> filesystems -> /vendor (all the way down) -> root tools -> allow remount
-> I agree/OK -> root tools -> mount read-write -> root tools -> open (as root)
it has to be done after every OTA
I recommend using FX
FX File Explorer:
These are the steps I followed thanks to /u/wilder782
Download Pure Nexus Rom, PN GAPPS, unsu, and supersu 2.67.
I would put the card in the tablet, install FX file explorer and look for the files on the card.
Your files should still be there.
FX has been pretty good to me.
FX File Explorer: [link]
I highly suggest "FX File Explorer": [link]
I've been since this using this one:
Still the best for me. I have yet to try the default one of the G4.
FX ([link]) is great. I use it almost every day and it has everything I need.
We'll do engines first then because everyone loves overpowered engines.
Note: This is a very long post (I do apologise for that)
First you're gonna need a file explorer app. My personal preference is this:
2: After you that go into your main storage using a file explorer and go into the folder 'Android'.
3: Once in there you should have a folder called 'Data', if there is a folder called 'OBB' ignore it.
4: In data there will be list of most if not all of your apps. Search for 'Com.jundroo.simpleplanes. This is where sp files are kept.
5: When in 'Com.jundroo.simpleplanes' you should see 'Cache' and 'Files'. Go into 'Files'
6: You should now see 3 folders (there will be 4 folders if you have any sub-assemblies) and 4 XML files. Ignore everything other than 'AircraftDesings' and 'SubAssemblies'.
7: (This part is easier) If you save a jet engine as a Sub-assembly click into the 'SubAssemblies' folder and look for the part you just saved. (The parts won't be named like they are in game. They will be all sorts of numbers and letters, I advise sorting this into date order in the file explorer to make things easier for you)
8: Once you have found the engine(s) you want to mod click onto that and you should be in that parts files. The code should look like this:
9: When you're in you will see code which may look all confusing but it's not. You will see different titles for that part. I did the small jet as an example:
This is a chunk of code for that engine which I have broken down for you to understand more easily.
DesignerPart name="J50 Your Mum" category="Sub Assemblies"
<InputController.State activationGroup="0" invert="false" min="0" max="1" input="Throttle" />
10: Where it says <InputController.State activationGroup="0" invert="false" min="0" max="1" input="Throttle" /> the bit you want to change is 'Max="1" in the line 'ActivationGroup="0" That is the overall power of the engine. Change that to whatever you like. I changed mine to 200 so in total the entire code should look like mine as follows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<DesignerPart name="J50 Your Mum" category="Sub Assemblies" icon="GroupIconSubAssembly" description="">
<Part id="79" partType="Engine-Jet-1" position="0,0,0" rotation="0,0,0" drag="0,0,0,0,0,0" materials="0,3,5">
<InputController.State activationGroup="0" invert="false" min="0" max="200" input="Throttle" />
Once that is done save the file, restart SimplePlanes and put the jet you saved in Sub-assemblies on a plane and there you go. Engine modding done.
The engine's after burner should look something like this after being modded:
If you managed to make it this far then good on you because I couldn't make this post any shorter. (Sorry about that)
I use FX File Explorer and it has a built-in junk cleaner that I run every so often to clear away this sort of thing.
FX File Explorer :
yeah that's the one: [link]
Yes, with a file manager like FX Files.
FX File Manager is another.
I'm using FX File Explorer and it has everything you need. Although there hasn't been an update since July 2019, I think it's worth a shot.
Try with Fx File Explorer
> This Pack stills under Development so please, Note that there will be some bugs on it. If you found one bug, please, contact me.
FX File Manager Download Link: [link]
FX Papirus Theme Download Link:
FX Faenza Theme Download Link:
I use FX plus.
This is free version, can buy plus with in-app purchases
I use FX File Explorer. It's simple and works great. You can transfer files and stream video/audio from your PC to your Android.
Unless I'm missing something, this applies while rooted as well. In my own experience, on my rooted Pixel 2 the FX browser fails to mount read/write, saying that "root is read-only". Similarly, apps that rely on being rooted to this what I want simply can't perform their operations.
FX File Manager is my go to:
fX file explorer
FX File Explorer is amazing. You can explore images and vids in zip files without unzipping them
I use FX File Explorer and it has pretty much everything for my file management needs
Get FX File Explorer
Won't solve the issue with Files, but it's a better experience anyway.
Alternatively, clear cache/data on files.
I am using FX Explorer Free (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx&hl=de)
Root by Magisk.
Use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx. Access to Termux $HOME can be enabled through menu "Connect to storage".
Check out FX: [link]
Try FX Explorer, it has paid features but is fully functioning for free.
I've been using FX File Explorer for a while, does everything I need.
I use FX File Explorer to connect trough samba for my Windows box.
I like FX Explorer, works perfectly offline
For me, who just recently from a very old device to a newer one, I discovered and started using these apps. They would be the
These are the apps that i have discovered in Last 2 Months and I have them Installed on my device.
Get the fx explorer app (Android) and add nextcloud as a cloud service. Orders of magnitude better.
I use FX File Explorer to transfer files through SSH.
I use FX File Explorer to connect to my server from my phone through SSH.
I use FX, it has sftp capabilities.
Install that and click Fx Connect on the main menu. Works great!
FX is on the Google play store. It's an Android file manager.
Works fine for me, it opens all mkv videos with VLC...
Are you talking about this one? [link]
FX File Explorer. It's not mentioned often, but it's really good and one of my favorite Android apps. Loads of options and a great GUI.
FX [link] is pretty great too
I've used all three of these on my Chromebook; the last one listed below is my favorite:
FX File Explorer (no ads in free version; I went ahead and bought the FX Plus license ): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx
Files by Google (free; maybe not the best file manager, but it's good for identifying seldom-used apps): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.nbu.files
"Smart" File Manager is my favorite (occasional ads in free version; I liked it so well I paid): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cvinfo.filemanager
Maybe you can check out FX Explorer
Yes [link] and yes it works on the go even the unlocker APK works.
I believe nothing can beat FX file explorer in this category:
Hello, what file manager are you currently using ? Maybe you could try another one from the play store. Like this one.
Some file managers have a "recently changed" feature e.g. "FX Explorer" [link]
Can't figure out how to install it. Doesn't show up on ATV's Play Store, and can't install it from another computer via [link]
Verizon and I got this phone around New year's so idk why the cycle count is 1 too unless that's right.
And I use FX file manager
FX File Explorer
FX file explorer
FX File Explorer works very well for this.
I actually forgot I bought this one last year.
FX File Explorer has this feature in the "Cleaning Tools" section and it's free.
FX File Explorer [link]
File Explorer will sort by usage (or size, date, type or name) and it's exceptionally functional with an attractive GUI.
No, when I set up my phone I imported from my Nexus 5 and my desktop is the same as I had before...so all of the stock apps are using their Google counterparts. I never even got the chance to see the OP apps before they got buried in the app drawer.
File Manager: FX Manager
Contacts: Google app
Phone: Google app
Calculator: Google app
Clock: Google app
Weather: Weather Timeline
Keyboard: Swiftkey or GBoard
You should be able to -- I don't own any USB-C flash drives, but I've done this exact thing with a USB-A drive and an A-to-C adapter.
The only thing you'll need is the ability to browse the drive and play videos via an app, as I don't think the stock apps can do that (easily, at least). I personally use FX File Explorer to browse and MX Player to play the videos.
Yes, is's on the Play Store.
The free version will do. Long press the file you want a shortcut to, choose Add Bookmark and in the popup window you can choose a custom app. It will then make a launcher shortcut for you.
This location of this particular file: /system/build.prop
You need a file manager, like this one to get it.
Download a file manager. I prefer File Explorer, but there are numerous good ones.
From there, just hookup the phone to your computer and move files over - you should already have a default Music folder.
FX file explorer is by far the best one I've tried lately.
You have to buy the Pro to access files on local network but since it's so well made I bought the app yesterday. It also has a root addon.
File Explorer, by next app. My favorite file manager so far...
I followed this guide for the Nexus 6 that worked fine. Just be sure to make a backup of your original mixer_paths.xml:
I was able to edit that file with my file explorer of choice:
As far as values, you may have to see what you prefer, but I've set the the HPHL and HPHR (headphones) to 25, and RX1/RX2 (speakers) to 88 without issues.
Lastly, if you edit the already existing file, the permissions will remain intact but I think if you were to copy an edited one into the system folder from your sd card and you have no sound, it's likely a permissions issue. It must have permissions rw-r-r.
> Also, best file explorer?
that would be FX
He forgot FX file Explorer!
The plugins ain't free, but the core is. You'll probably want the pro plugin, which has things like SMB mounting and ... well, would you look at that. As I was typing this, they updated their page.
Here's what the update has to say...
FX Plus adds media, networking, and cloud capabilities to FX File Explorer.
*** FX PLUS IS ON SALE FOR $1.99: A popular "free" competitor to FX just added lockscreen adware to their app. So enjoy a "buck off" the regular price of FX Plus to tell that competitor the same. ***
I lol'd just now.
Edit: Oh, right, I was right in the middle of mentioning it has SFTP over SSH support too. <3
I've been using FX since it was in beta, along with their companion app, SystemPanel.
I just wanna give that a shout out too, because it's actually the application that helped me track down that ES file manager was the lockscreen culprit, by dragging the lock thing back and forth for about a minute straight an looking at which application had CPU spikes. ES got the boot about ten minutes after that (had to struggle to get over to the google play store page to give it a 1 star rating before I uninstalled it...)
FX File Explorer seems to handle PDF's pretty well.
Yes. Go to create a Widget and choose Settings Shortcut.
Download a real file explorer instead of using the built-in one. I recommend FX File Explorer, but Solid Explorer and ES File Explorer are also popular.
FX File Explorer, also good.
These are the steps I have used that worked. Don't think you need a computer to do this. Kinda lengthy but it works.
Download Pure Nexus Rom, PN GAPPS, unsu, and supersu.
Here are the steps I followed when I flashed it:
Are you opposed to paying for apps completely? If not, there is a great file manager called FX file explorer that can transfer files to and from another android device running the app, a computer and your phone, or various cloud storage services and your phone. There is a free version that may also work, but not with cloud services IIRC.
There's also EX file explorer that does mostly the same things, but not as nice and is suspected of sneaky moves, but perhaps unfairly - I don't know because I like FX much better.
No need to ever use a cable except to do things like rooting, etc.
You'll want to use a root file explorer. My preference is FX, with the root add-on. Use System(root), and browse to System>App, mount as R/W, and delete Latin-IME. After doing this you should be able to install the downloaded custom Google Keyboard. :-)
FX works for me, when I connect a pen drive the same way.
I suggest using another file explorer like FX File Explorer
File Explorer by NextApp
I've been using this one for a few months and its great [link]
Disallowing any network access to it will break most of its ftp and networking tools. Isn't there an alternative like FX
I'm looking into that atm looks promising
SD maid works. I found out about FX Explorer and it is very impressive. ([link]). In the tools section it has a biggest files option and listed them all within seconds. Seriously considering buying the premium version because its even better than solid explorer and xplore
It worked for me but you'll need to be rooted and use a file explorer like FX File Explorer (with the FX Root add-on).
Slow, old method:
Ok, so I just went digging through my phone sans Root and got my wallpapers using this method. Using the file manger of your choice (I used FX File Browser) navigate to: /System/system/app/launcherconfig and copy the launcherconfig.apk
From here I backed out and went to my downloads folder and pasted the file there. After that I renamed the file from launcherconfig.apk to launcherconfig.zip, so I could access the files in it.
In there the wallpapers should be in res/drawable-nodpi-v4
Let me know if you need any more help!
Edit: Link to the file browser I used Here
I've been using FX file explorer for about a year now. It's incredibly functional, and looks great as well!
Request: I want a finance app that has the following
As a recommendation, I suggest FX file explorer. It's my favorite file explorer app and even has cloud service support (directly copy/paste to/from Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, etc) root access is handled through a free addon and network/cloud support is added with a cheap paid addon
There's an app for that.
Did you ever used google ?
Yeah OK. I'm already rooted on 5.0.2 firmware with XZDualRecovery v2.8.7. So I installed FX File Explorer (which is actually a really cool file manager!) plus the root add-on. Then through there I was able to mount #system (root) as Read-Write no problem! I didn't even have to install RICDefeat or anything like that; it just worked for me.
/system R/W access works fine for me (or at least it does in FX File Explorer with the root add-on). If you have problems flash the latest version of XZDualRecovery; if it still doesn't work try flashing this RICDefeat zip.
FX File Explorer beats out both imo. Great design and bags of features.
If you can sideload checkout MiXplorer, it's about as light as can be (low ram and the apk is 1MB) on both resources and permissions. Supports network (cloud, samba, sftp, ftp, etc), root, text editor, tabs, regex renaming/searching, built-in http/ftp server. [link]
Fx File Explorer is good but network support is paid (it's worth it): [link] .
Mention for being good guys: the free version has no ads or tracking either.
The plus unlock of FX File Explorer ([link]) provides some really handy network features:
I've had FX for a long time. Don't need file explorer features often, but FX has always done a good job as far as my requirements are concerned.
FX File Explorer [link]
Not open source but free and privacy friendly
If you don't mind paying for another app could you try FX File Explorer (link) with the FX Plus addon and see if that works?
FX is a file explorer built to make working with files and media on your phone or tablet as easy as it is on your computer:
FX protects your privacy:
FX includes a number of built-in editing/viewing applets:
The optional FX+ Add-On module enables more functionality:
Well sorry about that, I had to be more clear. I was talking about this: [link]
> Is it pretty easy to manage files?
That depends on you. Android will make some mess - you can't win this fight. However you can use some smart file explorer. I perfonally loves File Explorer with that I can manage 128GB card without hesitation.
I prefer fx file explorer
I use FX Explorer and I'm pretty satisfied with the design and functionality
Titanium Backup. Buy it on his site. You pay less, he gets paid more and Google doesn't get their cut. You get a key in the form of a text file you can just dump in the internal storage of all your devices. No need to use the key app. They also provide their app for free, and it's the free version, but if it detects that text file (or the key from the Play Store), it unlocks pro.
If I got a new phone, I would root it, install Titanium Backup, installing my file manager of choice, FX File Explorer to do so, if needed, and then let Titanium restore my backups.
I don't use apps I don't consider essential. If they weren't essential, I would uninstall them.
I can't say what apps are essential for others. AdAway would be a top contender, but there are actually idiots out there who don't believe in blocking ads. Like, "Hey, I just spent $200+ on this device, and I'm gonna pay $80+ a month to use it [assuming Verizon], and the advertising industry isn't going to subsidize any of it, but I'm going to let them make money off of me and my connection. Herpa derpa derp."
After that, it only gets more subjective. Unless you're installing malware, you probably can't go wrong with apps that compete with my favorites. The best thing to do is try them and find what you like. I've bought 4-5 launchers, 3-4 music players... plenty of apps I haven't used in over a year, or two. I don't regret a single purchase.
It does. A false alarm or not; can't say. I uninstalled it as well.
FX File Explorer - Best file manager and once you upgrade the app will allow you Web Access. Becomes very easy to browse, and transfer files between both the devices.