SuperSU

SuperSU

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Intuitive UI
  • Range of features
  • Logging
Cons
  • Nothing special
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"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:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053

SUPERUSER
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.

NOTICE: A SPECIAL PROCEDURE IS NEEDED FOR UNINSTALLATION. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE APP, DO *NOT* JUST UNINSTALL IT, YOU *WILL* LOSE ROOT.

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.

TRANSLATIONS
Want to help translate SuperSU ? See http://www.getlocalization.com/supersu/ !

Recently changed in this version

v1.94
- Fix FC for latest Note2 and S5 firmwares

v1.93
- Add --mount-master option to su binary
- Fix for am crash (no GUI popups) when daemonsu started from an exceptionally early init.d
- Improved terminal support (changing dimensions)
- Remove daemonsu STDOUT/STDERR noise
- Cleaned custom process names
- Updated language files

v1.91
- New -cn/--context parameter for su binary (devs: see How-To SU update)
- Fixed reading dynamic properties on 4.4 (update ASAP if 4.4 user)


Lists with SuperSU

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

Comments and ratings for SuperSU
  • (74)

    by Abel Davila on 17/04/2014

    I attempted to root my phone and when my phone rebooted from the computer i looked at my apps and i saw this app. So i clicked it and it says it has to update binary so i clicked continue. Everytime i do this it says failed installation. Why does it say t

  • (74)

    by Nhã Tát Khắc on 17/04/2014

    Không chỉ là một trong những ngày đầu năm you want to be the first time in the league and the Heat to low and the Super
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  • (74)

    by Joko Putro on 17/04/2014

    Work very well.,good job

  • (74)

    by Vivek Patsawane on 16/04/2014

    Awesome

  • (74)

    by Samuel Shaw on 16/04/2014

    awesome

  • (74)

    by Ebenezer Odai on 16/04/2014

    Admins my rooted sensationwith ease

  • (74)

    by Sweety Koh on 16/04/2014

    Been using this since my first rooted phone.. And moving the app itself as a system app is a breeze.. Highly recommended to anyone who has a rooted phone..