SUPERSU Posts on XDA

Preliminary Alpha of SuperSU Released for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Running Android O DP1

Google made headlines this week with the release of the first Android O developer preview, and we're expecting the company to release 4 different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release comes later this year. With preview builds like this, some developers stay away since there will likely be tons of changes made...

SuperSU v2.79 SR1 is Available, Focuses on SELinux Changes for Nougat

Yesterday, Chainfire announced the first update after version 2.78 of SuperSU was made stable. As we've mentioned before, the SR updates are basically a different name for beta versions of SuperSU. The name change was put into place as an attempt at reducing the number of people trying to upload beta releases to non-Google Play app...

Chainfire Releases SuperSU v2.78 SR5, Fixing Some Nougat Bugs

Since September, XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire started a new versioning system for SuperSU. This began with version 2.78 SR1 of SuperSU, and today the man has released 2.78 SR5. Instead of labeling them as a Beta, he changed this to a Service Release naming scheme. He felt this would be a good way of reducing the number...

SuperSU Updated to work with TWRP on Pixel and Pixel XL

Last night, the first alpha release of TWRP was announced for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. We delved into much detail about the release, including the changes to the installation procedure as well as what's new and what's broken. One of the caveats we mentioned in the article is that installing TWRP would cause...

TWRP has been released for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

One of the most common reasons that users come to our forums is to flash custom mods, kernels, or ROMs. Developers pour countless hours into customizing their software for the benefit of the community. But none of this work is feasible without having a means to install these modifications. The first step required before you can step...

SuperSU Privacy Policy Updated Under CCMT

About a year ago Chainfire announced that he would be passing on SuperSU to Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC (abbreviated to CCMT). The end user would not see changes to the app they loved, but the change was happening nonetheless. Until now, SuperSU's privacy policy continued to exist under Chainfire's name. Some users expressed concern over this...

SuperSU v2.78 SR1 Released with su Binary Bugfixes and New Versioning Scheme

XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire has released an update to his SuperSU app, involving a few bugfixes and one critical update to supolicy. The critical update to supolicy is best explained in the man's own words: Due to an initialization bug, introduced in v2.68 BETA, some SELinux contexts (including shell and untrusted_app) could be granted sys_module capability. If this happens,...

Experimental suhide Mod for SuperSU Hides su Binary from Applications

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire needs no introduction in the world of third party development, so we'll spare you some time. Today, Chainfire brings to us his latest work -- suhide. Suhide is an experimental mod for SuperSU, one that leverages the systemless installation to give you a way to hide the su binary from applications on a...

Android N Testers: Here’s why your Root Apps Keep Failing

You love to live at the bleeding edge, so you hopped on board and installed Google's new Android N preview builds. If you're running the software as your daily driver (maybe you like things crashing and burning, who knows?) then you've likely noticed many of your favorite apps simply not work at all. You've flashed...

Android Pay no Longer Working with Systemless Root

Tap. Pay. Done. If you're the owner of an NFC enabled Android phone running 4.4+, then you've probably heard of Android Pay. The app supports adding cards from many different banks and works in many major retailers, and it's pretty easy to set-up as well. Google is practically begging you to sign-up! That is, unless, you're a power...

Top 5 News Stories of 2015 – XDA TV

It’s that time of year where you look back and remember the things that happened during the year. You learn from the bad things, and celebrate the good things. It’s been a great year here at XDA TV and we are looking back at some of our favorite items from the year. There have been a...

The Importance of Open Source in Root

Update: Having discussed this with Chainfire, I thought it would be a good idea to add some clarifications here. There are many reasons for software to be open or closed source, and the security of it is not determined by the availability of its source. There's a lot of very secure (and well written) closed...
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