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Just When you Thought SU Was Great, Something Better Comes Along – SuperSU
Superuser, the final frontier for those seeking for root on their devices. These are the voyages of a small tool that surfaced a few years ago based on the idea that some apps required more from our devices to work properly. Superuser has become a standard on xda-developers, much like theming and roms, and definitely a must-have if you want to run things like SetCPU and Titanium Backup. However, as with everything in life, there is always room for improvement and people with vision and skills are the ones who can make said improvements into a reality. In the case of this tool, XDA Recognized Developer and Senior Moderator Chainfire has decided to take it to the next level, and the results of the work gave birth to SuperSU.
So, what is so special about SuperSU? Well, aside from all the goodies that you would normally get out of the regular superuser app, this provides you with more options, power, and flexibility. For instance, the app can be configured on a per-app basis, it can log activity and requests of every app and process, which will save you from going “what is this thing using superuser?”. It will also allow you to temporarily unroot your device, it works in recovery, and runs even if Android isn’t properly booted. There are many more features, and this is just the free version! There is also a pro version available, which offers more functionality such us surviving after an OTA update (over the air), and more.
If you happen to use it and test it, please report any and all feedback on the thread so that the dev can correct any bugs listed or add features if needed.
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.
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