Droid Tools

Tools for Android

This page contains a mix of geeky tools and security scanners that I find useful or essential.
There are a few alternative App stores, Linux distros and emulators for a few alternative operating systems.
I try to add optional downloads for everything, so people that do not use Google Play have some options.

https://f-droid.org Open Source only software.
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=Security

https://guardianproject.info Open Source Security (repository available in the F-Droid app)
https://guardianproject.info/releases/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=The+Guardian+Project

Antivirus comparisons
https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/mobile-devices/

http://apkinstaller.com (Android and Windows)
Manage APK files from Windows or the Android app

Opera Browser (fast and lower bandwidth use)
https://www.opera.com/mobile

Android Vulnerabilities org
http://androidvulnerabilities.org
Device Analyzer
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.cam.deviceanalyzer
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=uk.ac.cam.deviceanalyzer

Blokada content blocking and DNS changer (Android 4+)
https://blokada.org
https://f-droid.org/packages/org.blokada.alarm/

Disconnect.me (Android 4+)
https://disconnect.me/mobile/disconnect-malvertising

AdAway content blocker (use custom HOSTS file for tracker and ad blocking)
https://sufficientlysecure.org/index.php/adaway/
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.adaway

Adblock Plus (allows some ads) (Android 2.3+)
https://adblockbrowser.org
https://update.adblockplus.org/latest/adblockplusandroid.apk

AppBrain Ad Detector (Android 2.3)
http://www.appbrain.com/app/appbrain-ad-detector/com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.detector
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.detector

Stagefright Detector by Zimperium (Android 2.3.3+)
https://blog.zimperium.com/stagefright-vulnerability-details-stagefright-detector-tool-released/ (Patches are available here)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zimperium.stagefrightdetector
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.zimperium.stagefrightdetector

Stagefright Detector by  Lookout (Android 4.1+)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout.stagefrightdetector
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.lookout.stagefrightdetector

Certifi-gate Scanner (Android 4+)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.checkpoint.capsulescanner
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.checkpoint.capsulescanner

Shellshock Vulnerability Scan (Android 2.2)
http://blog.indiandragon.in/2014/10/shellshock-vulnerability-in-android.html
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=in.indiandragon.shellshock.shellshockvulnerabilityscan
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.indiandragon.shellshock.shellshockvulnerabilityscan

Zimperium Shellshock Scanner (Android 2.1)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zimperium.zshellshock
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.zimperium.zshellshock

Bluebox Security Scanner – bluebox.com – Info (Android 2)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bluebox.labs.onerootscanner
http://getjar.com/mobile/782358/bluebox-scanner
Trustable by Bluebox (Android 4)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bluebox.trust
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.bluebox.trust

Swiftkey – Samsung keyboard vulnerability scanner (Android 4)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trustlook.keyboardvulnerability
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.trustlook.keyboardvulnerability

Recap Vulnerability Scanner (Android 2.1)
http://www.palindrometech.com/recap/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.palindrome.ph
http://apk-dl.com/com.palindrome.ph

Appvigil Vulnerability Scanner (Android 4.1)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.appvigil.android
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=co.appvigil.android

Bluebox OpenSSL Scanner
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bblabs.heartbleedscanner
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.bblabs.heartbleedscanner

Heartbleed scanner (Android 2.2+)
http://apps.opera.com/heartbleed_security_scanner.html
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout.heartbleeddetector
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.lookout.heartbleeddetector

Andrubis Malware sandbox – anubis.iseclab.org (Android 2.2+)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.iseclab.andrubis
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=org.iseclab.andrubis

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (Android 2.3)
http://secunia.com/products/psi-for-android/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.secunia.msi

Attify Mobile App Security Scanner
http://attify.com/appwatch/
http://www.quora.com/Attify-Mobile-Application-Security

Guardian Project – CACertMan – https://guardianproject.info
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=cacertman&fdid=info.guardianproject.cacert
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.cacert

Trust Manager by Bluebox (Cert manager)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bluebox.labs.trustmanager
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.bluebox.labs.trustmanager

GApps Browser Google sandbox (Android 2.1)
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.tobykurien.google_news
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tobykurien.google_news

WebApps sandbox (Android 3)
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.tobykurien.webapps
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tobykurien.webapps

SecUpwN – Android IMSI-Catcher Detector – (Android 4.1 +)
https://secupwn.github.io/Android-IMSI-Catcher-Detector/
http://aimsicd.store.aptoide.com

SnoopSnitch
https://opensource.srlabs.de/projects/snoopsnitch
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=snoop&fdid=de.srlabs.snoopsnitch

SRLabs – Mobile Network Assessment Tools
https://opensource.srlabs.de/projects/mobile-network-assessment-tools
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=security&fdid=de.srlabs.gsmmap

zANTI2 – Network assesment
https://www.zimperium.com/zanti-mobile-penetration-testing
http://dsploit.net (Download)

DNSSetter
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=System&fdid=be.brunoparmentier.dnssetter

Hosts Editor
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=System&fdid=com.nilhcem.hostseditor
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nilhcem.hostseditor

Signal encrypted calls https://signal.org
https://apk-dl.com/signal-private-messenger/org.thoughtcrime.securesms
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms


Xposed framework
http://repo.xposed.info

Total Commander
http://www.ghisler.com/android.htm
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander
PC support
http://totalcmd.net/plugring/android_adb.html – http://www.uniqtec.eu/applications/android-adb.html
http://totalcmd.net/plugring/TotalAndDroid.html

Ghost Commander
https://sites.google.com/site/ghostcommander1
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.ghostsq.commander
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghostsq.commander

Preferences Manager
http://www.simon-marquis.fr/android/android.php
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=fr.simon.marquis.preferencesmanager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.simon.marquis.preferencesmanager

/system/app mover (requires BusyBox) http://www.j4velin.de
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=de.j4velin.systemappmover
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.j4velin.systemappmover

BusyBox Linux extensions – http://wikipedia.org/wiki/BusyBox
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox
https://github.com/Stericson/busybox-free/tree/master/out/production/busybox-free

Lil’ Debi: Mobile Debian Installer
https://guardianproject.info/code/lildebi/

Debian Kit
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.dyndns.sven_ola.debian_kit

aDosBox x86 emulator
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.hystudio.android.dosbox

Java installer
http://borcteam.bplaced.net/en/javainstaller.php
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=julianwi.javainstaller

AndroidVNC (Android 1.5) – Use with http://www.tightvnc.com
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=android.androidVNC
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=android.androidVNC


ApkTrack – Check for updates on Google PlayStore (Android 4+)
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=apktrack&fdid=fr.kwiatkowski.ApkTrack
https://github.com/JusticeRage/ApkTrack

Alternative applications and markets
https://f-droid.org
http://apps.opera.com
http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b/ref=topnav_storetab_mas?ie=UTF8&node=2350149011
http://www.appbrain.com
https://www.aptoide.com/page/apps
https://www.aptoide.com/page/stores

SD-Booster (Android 2.1)
https://github.com/Akusari/SD-Booster
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.mehrmann.sdbooster

WiFi Analyzer
http://a.farproc.com/wifi-analyzer
HeatMapper for the PC is good to use with this

Augmented Reallity GPS Compass Map 3D
http://doctor-kettlers.com/apps/argpsc3d/

Open Camera (Android 4.0.3)
http://opencamera.sourceforge.net
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.sourceforge.opencamera

Tricorder (functional)
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.hermit.tricorder
http://www.geek.com/mobile/cbs-demands-removal-of-moonblinks-android-tricorder-app-1419251/

Project MAXS (Modular Android XMPP Suite)
http://projectmaxs.org
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.projectmaxs.main
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.projectmaxs.main

Trillian messenger (multi network) https://www.trillian.im
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ceruleanstudios.trillian.android

Remoti.co (VLC and MPC remote control)
https://twitter.com/Remotico_app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kdombrovsky.mpcremote

Ampwifi Winamp Remote
http://www.blitterhead.com/ampwifi-android-app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blitterhead.ampwifi

Winamp for Android (plays many formats inc. shoutcast streams and tracker files. Syncs to Winamp on the PC)
http://winampenthusiasts.com

ArmAMP (Android 2.1)
Plays almost all formats. Stream from sites and various web storage. Maximum geek audio.
http://apps.opera.com/armamp.html
https://sites.google.com/site/armampreleases/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.armamp

ABC/Music VK, Last.FM (Android 2.3) (stream your existing music library for free)
http://tgsoft.inhttp://vk.com/abcmusic_club
http://freesoft.ru/mediaplayer_dlya_vk_lastfm (old v2.19 with DL option)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tgs.abcmusic
http://downloader-apk.com/?id=com.tgs.abcmusic

XMPlay Module Tracker (Android 2.1)
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.helllabs.android.xmp
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.helllabs.android.xmp


 

Root/Super User

Chainfire
http://www.chainfire.eu/projects/52/SuperSU/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu

ChainsDD (older phones)
http://androidsu.com
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noshufou.android.su
http://superuserdownload.com

Clockwork Mod – http://www.clockworkmod.com
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.superuser
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=Security&fdid=com.koushikdutta.superuser

Editing

APK Studio
https://apkstudio.codeplex.com

APK Tool
https://ibotpeaches.github.io/Apktool/


Boing AmigaOS

UAE4Droid https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ab.uae
http://www.amigaforever.com/android/
Uae4All2-SDL http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=71330
Omega 500 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.galu.dev.uae – Forum
E-UAE http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=76627
Uae4arm http://boards.openpandora.org/topic/18067-alpha-uae4arm/
http://anddev.at.ua/load/emulators/2

 


 


http://www.cyanogenmod.org

 https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=System&fdid=org.cyanogenmod.oneclick
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/29/how_to_install_cyanogenmod_on_an_android_smartphone/

Ageing techno-hippy armed with a radio show and not afraid to use it.

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