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App name has been changed to "super user / su" to accurately depict the apps purpose. Previously known as Super Switch User.
Requires root - Busybox and SuperSU (or Superuser) to be installed.
Alternative: Use The Rooting App which includes bitcubate su (Super Switch User binary). ***
This Installer installs Super Switch User "bitcubate su" version 0.99 for android ARM to your device.
Super Switch User "bitcubate su" returns a root shell or executes commands as root.
su --> becomes root (starts /bin/sh as root)
su -c '' --> run a command or many commands separated by ; as root.
Super Switch User "bitcubate su" is an app that gives you rooting power.
It is a notification and configuration less higher perfromance alternative to SuperSU and Superuser. Super Switch User is geared towards expert users and developers who constantly use rooted apps or write rooted apps and are bugged with the grant permission dialogs.
After it is installed, it will never disturb you with permission popups.
Super Switch User gives permanent elevated privileges to apps that request Super User rights silently, hence Super Switch User is for people who know what they are doing or use only trusted rooted apps.
This installer requires that busybox and SuperSU (or Superuser) is present initially so that the SuperSU (or Superuser) specific su is replaced with Super Switch User "bitcubate su".
Enjoy rooted experience without the headache and self important popups but proceed with caution! Be responsible and use only trused rooted apps from reputed developers after installing Super Switch User.
Source code, apps and binaries are available for free at bitcubate.com, the su binary is a released under a Apache License Version 2.0 by ASOP with modifications by me.
Smartphones are more like computers - my goal is bring the GNU/Linux experience here...
If you like this app, please consider downloading or purchasing my other apps (C Compiler), support keys or leaving constructive feedbacks/ratings...
Remember with great power comes great responsibility!
Wish you a a great experience... Feel free to send any support e-mails.
- Robert Nediyakalaparambil
The su command, also referred to as substitute user, super user, or switch user, allows a computer operator to change the current user account associated with the running virtual console. By default, and without any other command line argument, this will elevate the current user to the superuser of the local system. --Wikipedia
The superuser is a special user account used for system administration. In Unix-style computer operating systems, root is the conventional name of the user who has all rights or permissions (to all files and programs) in all modes (single- or multi-user). Regardless of the name, the superuser always has user ID 0. The root user can do many things an ordinary user cannot, such as changing the ownership of files and binding to network ports numbered below 1024. The name "root" may have originated because root is the only user account with permission to modify the root directory of a Unix system and this directory was originally considered to be root's home directory.
Some operating systems, such as Mac OS X and some Linux distributions, allow administrator accounts which provide greater access while shielding the user from most of the pitfalls of full root access. In some cases the root account is disabled by default, and must be specifically enabled. In mobile platform-oriented Unixes such as Apple iOS and Android, the device's security systems must be cracked in order to obtain superuser access. In a few systems, such as Plan 9, there is no superuser at all. --Wikipedia
1. Rewrite and distribute as GNU/GPLed program.
2. Add logging and optional UI similar to other super user apps. <-- one step closer
Tags: superusersu files, супер юзер 99, установлены файлы su и busybox, super su android, www.bitcubate.com.
Recently changed in this version:
22.02.2013 made it more silent / less output clutter, changed app name (v 1.00)
31.01.2013 made free forever!
29.01.2013 made free for limited time
11.01.2013: First Release of Super Switch User (v.99)
1. Type su on command line to get a root shell: 'su'
2. Execute commands as root: su -c ''
1. Use su -c '' instead of su -c
2. Other Super User apps keep re-installing their 'su' on reboot.