Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
SimpleSU is a Barebones Root Access Control Tool
If you’re here at XDA and use an Android device, you have most likely rooted it and should already know about the SuperUser app. For those unfamiliar, it’s essentially a root access management app that prompts you when another app requests root privileges. It also maintains a list of apps that will be automatically approved and denied access. A few months back, our very own Elite Recognized Developer and Senior Moderator Chainfire developed SuperSU as a SuperUser replacement on steroids, offering more advanced superuser access rights management . Today, we share another root access management app, but one built with simplicity in mind: SimpleSU.
As the name suggests, SimpleSU doesn’t concentrate on packing a lot of features. Instead, XDA Senior Member _n0p_ developed it to be the lightest, simplest, and most barebones root access management app around. In the developer’s own words, “I don’t need and don’t want a separate Java process to control root access. I want a simple way to allow root access for application, but block unwanted.”
SimpleSU offers no GUI and app root access is managed by making entries for the app in a text file. You can learn more, download the app and join the discussion by visiting the forum thread.
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