SUPERUSER Posts on XDA

WSL Hello sudo brings Windows Hello authentication to Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an important part of Windows 10. Originally meant for developers building web and cloud applications, WSL nowadays turned into something a lot more powerful that brings two very different operating systems together. Since WSL 2, the Linux layer is powered by a variant of Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology,...

PSA: If your PC runs Linux, you should update Sudo now

Despite the fact that tens of thousands of contributors actively pore over the source code of the Linux kernel and various Unix utilities looking for security flaws, it's not unheard of for serious bugs to go unnoticed. Just a day ago, the folks over at Qualys revealed a new heap-based buffer overflow attack vector that...

LineageOS is dropping its own superuser implementation, making Magisk the de facto solution

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs available for Android devices, if not the most popular custom ROM out there. This custom ROM takes Android as found on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and adds its own flavor on top of it. A lot of custom ROMs tend to then adopt LineageOS...

Chainfire Recommends Staying in SuperSU 2.79 for Xperia Users

It's really hard to imagine XDA without SuperSU. The most popular and essential root application has been providing root access and management on Android devices for years. Unfortunately, the latest versions weren't working entirely properly, so XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire made a statement to shed some light on the problem. Over the last couple of days,...

CyanogenMod Has Integrated Superuser With Privacy Guard

Custom ROMs can't exist without root access. It's needed to flash a ROM, edit a system file, or even gain some app functionality. Since the very beginning of CyanogenMod, the project has been using an external Superuser application by XDA Retired Recognized Developer ChainsDD, which was recently replaced by Koush's app. CyanogenMod 11 seems to be the last version...

Fireplace Market 2.0!

When it was first unveiled on the Portal a few weeks ago, Fireplace Market had started to turn some heads. Many feel that there is a need for an innovative, third-party marketplace for root users. All of the applications in Fireplace Market require root access, and are designed for advanced users. At the time of...