Most believe that in order to do interesting things with Android, I must necessarily root the device. To put an end to this myth, we've separated 7 Android apps that don't require root permissions and make your device much more useful. Check it out below:
1. Record voice calls
Do you work in some secret service and need to record conversations from time to time? Even if it's not James Bond, recording conversations can be very useful, especially when we want to save instructions, addresses or have evidence against the rude call center attendant.
2. Install Linux on Android smartphone
Install a computer operating system on your Android device. Your smartphone is much more powerful than you believe. It is possible to install a Debian Linux distribution on it without having to be an expert on
hacking. Best of all: no root permissions required.
Install Debian on your Android without Root. / ANDROIDPIT
With the app
Debian at root You can run Linux inside your Android as if it were a normal application. Once opened, you can download and install programs or games for Debian as you would any other version of Linux.
3. Use LED flash as heart rate monitor
As much as you root your device, it will never have a heart rate sensor if you don't already have one. But with this little trick you can do something like your LED flash. The technology that hides behind heart rate monitors is an infrared light that tracks color changes in the skin so that it can measure beats as blood passes.
Heart rate monitor for all smartphones with LED flash. / ANDROIDPIT
With the app
Instant Heart Rate We can do this through the camera's LED flash. The results are not as accurate as those of a heart rate sensor, but give you an idea of ??its frequency. Put your finger on the flash and move it lightly until it catches your rhythm.
Heart Rate Monitor
4. Activate the Edge screen on your Android device.
Of course, the screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge has advanced functions that depend on the format of the smartphone. But to get closer to Samsung's top-of-the-line experience, we can have your color notifications on the edges of our screen with very interesting software that emulates Edge notifications.
S6 Edge Sides on your smartphone. / ANDROIDPIT
With this app you can have side notifications to receive calls. The app developer also promised to add People Edge soon to show their favorite contacts on the sides of the screen.
To download Edge Color Notification, visit the Google Play Store.
5. Access your apps directly from the navigation buttons.
Through veteran Home2 Shortcut app you can assign navigation button combinations to activate your favorite apps at any time. For example, you can configure the file explorer (very useful in most situations) with a double click of the start button, or activate the camera by clicking the Start and Back combination.
Gravity Screen – On / Off
Heads-up notifications for older smartphones
Android Lollipop has introduced a new feature, already present in custom ROMs and as a Xposed module. These are notifications that appear in card format at the top of the screen, showing a portion of your content. Many liked the news, and users without root and without Android Lollipop can have it too! Just download and install the Heads-up notifications app, which has even more configuration possibilities than the native Android function.
Know other apps that make your smartphone more useful?
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