Android rooting have been a little thin on the ground just recently and, although we have seen evidence of an rooted update for Android 6, Marshmallow, this is only on the beta firmware. There was some indication that developers would be releasing a root for Android Nougat but this has not been confirmed and we have heard no further news on it. There is a new app that is about to shake things up a little though, and it’s called Extensify.
Image : Extensify APK
Extensify was created by Kevin Ko and Majd Alfhaily. Far from being a rooted android device, it is an app that everyone can use to make modifications to stock android apps, allowing you to apply tweaks to add features or change the way a stock app works – all without having to root your android device.
Extensify Features :
Extensify is not a replacement for rooting but it will prove an adequate stop-gap while we wait for that elusive root to be released. It is also ideal for those who want a few changes to their stock apps but don’t want to go down the route of rooting.
- User friendly UI, easy to use and looks great
- No computer needed. Extensify can be installed directly onto your android device via an .apk file
- Tweaks inside Extensify are called Exos
- When you have installed Extensify on your android device, simply open it and search for the Exo that you want, add it to a queue [ you can have as many as you want ] and install them in one go
- The modified app will be installed to your android device. Instead of taking the place of the stock app, the modified app is downloaded separately and will be given a + sign to denote it. For example, you may install a tweak that modifies the Message app. Once downloaded, you will have two apps on your device – Messages and Messages+. The stock app is not touched at all and can still be used as it is, giving you two versions of one app.
- Extensify contains a whole heap of tweaks for many different stock and other playstore apps. Phantom app for Snapchat below.
- Each tweak is given a description and you can also leave feedback or comments for individual tweaks.
How to Download Extensify for Android :
To download Extensify on Android device, you must download the Extensify APK with .apk extension.
For those that don’t know, an APK is an application package file and it is what we use to get software onto devices. APK’s are zipped files based on JAR and containing a .apk file extension. It is easy to get these onto your android device and you can do it through your email. The file can be downloaded onto your PC, where you would then email it to you and then open the email on your android device.
- Open Settings on your Android device . Tap LockScreen and Security .
- Now put a check in the box beside Unknown Sources Options – this will allow the apk to be downloaded to your device
- Download the APK for Extensify [link]
- Locate the file on your device and tap to install it
- Let it install fully before you continue , and then download apps from Extensify .