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"That isn't a bird, that's a superuser"

Reviewed by / Feb 13, 2013

SuperSU is a superuser access management tool [ROOT]

Root... that magic word. Being root is nothing but having superuser access to your device. The range of actions you can perform with such administrator permissions is just huge and this isn't the place where to list all of them. However, one of the best way of making the most of it is by using a comprehensive app like SuperSU.

It's basically divided in three categories: apps, logs and settings. From apps you can view those apps that you have granted SU permissions, forget them, set notifications and manage logging (Pro only) and force user (Pro only). From logs you can check out the history usage of SU permissions. From settings, a wide range of features can be managed: temporary unroot, re-authentication, ghost mode, clear logs, launcher icon, theme, logging and default access. It allows even unroot your device if needed.

Set in a quite intuitive UI, SuperSU offers those basic tools that an advanced Android user need. If you need something else that what you SU app manager allows you to do, maybe it's time to switch to ChainFire's option.

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Developer's original description available here
SuperSU is the Superuser access management tool of the future ;)

!!! SuperSU requires a rooted device !!!

SuperSU allows for advanced management of Superuser access rights for all the apps on your device that need root. SuperSU has been built from the ground up to counter a number of problems with other Superuser access management tools.

Features include:

- Superuser access prompt
- Superuser access logging
- Superuser access notifications
- Per-app notification configuration
- Temporary unroot
- Deep process detection (no more unknowns)
- Works in recovery (no more segfaulting)
- Works when Android isn't properly booted
- Works with non-standard shell locations
- Always runs in ghost mode
- Wake on prompt
- Convert to /system app
- Complete unroot
- Backup script to survive CyanogenMod nightlies
- Icon selectable from 5 options + invisible
- Theme selectable from 4 options
- Launch from dialer: *#*#1234#*#* or *#*#7873778#*#* (*#*#SUPERSU#*#*)
NOTE: Not all phones take both codes. On some phones you need to use single *# instead of double *#*#

The Pro version additionally offers:

- OTA survival mode (no guarantees)
- Full color-coded command content logging (input/output/error)
- Per-app logging configuration
- Per-app user override
- Grant/deny root to an app for a set amount of time
- PIN protection
- Per-app PIN protection
- Adjust auto-deny countdown

The discussion and support thread can be found on XDA-Developers here:

This is meant to replace Superuser (if installed), you use either one or the other. You cannot combine them. Statements that this breaks Superuser are therefore completely nonsensical.


Superuser access management runs through a so called "su binary". There can be only one of these at a time. So if you install SuperSU, your previous superuser access management solution will no longer operate. So if you want to switch back: (1) Open that application, and search for an option for it to install/update/replace the "su binary". (2) Confirm root-using apps are using the superuser solution you want. (3) Uninstall SuperSU.

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Recently changed in this version

- Fix UID based grants being forgotten on reboot
- Fix display names of some edge cases (excluding in logs), prevent from being forgotten on reboot
- Added some basic material theming for L (no 4.x backport), now default
- Automatic restart app if theme or language changed
- Fixed multilanguage support on L
- Fix sugote crash (NDK builds only) (cause for endless loading on apps/logs tab)
- Fix binary detection if switched from enforcing to permissive after boot
- Fix supolicy requirement < 19

Lists with SuperSU

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, shumuel, Root Tools.

Comments and ratings for SuperSU
  • (72)

    by ZISHAAN on 23/08/2013

    There isnt any SU binary in it.. Help me..

  • (72)

    by jacky8157 on 13/04/2013

    A MustHave App 4 Android Users

  • (72)

    by hkoz on 17/02/2013

    The link tp xda is dead :(

  • (72)

    by Shanto Noor on 14/11/2014


  • (72)

    by mutaz saeed on 14/11/2014

    It's cool

  • (72)

    by Sarath B on 14/11/2014

    Binary is not installed. This is the worst software

  • (72)

    by Melford Birakor on 13/11/2014