I have started doing some work on removing the dependency on rooted device, specifically, busybox. This is no where near complete, and is buggy, at best. As you can see from the screenshot, you can see most of the folders, but if you try to go in to some of them, you will not see any files. This is my Nexus 6P, which is not rooted, connected to Droid Explorer. I do not have busybox or anything else special installed.
It doesn’t look like much, but this is a big change to the code base. I have been removing code from the Core.CommandRunner, the code that handles 99% of the communication between your computer and your device. Instead it is making use of madb, which minimizes the need for adb, and only uses it to act as the adb server. While the old code used adb as the server, but also depended on the adb client to do the communication to the device. Madb is the client, and it does all the communication to the adb server.
No binaries available yet, as I stated, this is very early. The code will be available on the Droid Explorer Github soon.