SuperSU

An app management app requiring a rooted phone

4.4

103 Votes

  • Category General
  • Program license Free
  • Version 2.82
  • Size 5 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name eu.chainfire.supersu
  • Program by Codingcode
    1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S in the Wilmington, County of New Castle, 19805), the State of Delaware , United States

SuperSU is the best way to manage superuser access on your rooted Android tablet, phone, and select wearables.

SuperSU gives you everything you need to manage privileges on your device. Need to unroot your device temporarily or even permanently? This app can do that! Need to change permissions for specific apps so you can avoid annoying segfaults and app crashes? It can do that too!

You can also “demote” privileges of apps that you don’t trust or you just don’t want hogging system resources and accessing your phone.

One of the best features of SuperSU is the fact that you can’t launch it by accident; you’ll have to enter in a very specific code into the dialer and know what you’re doing to change settings and permissions for both the system and installed apps.

In the end, SuperSU is a great way to manage both administrative and app superuser permissions on rooted Android phones and tablets.

Pros

  • Temporarily or Permanently Unroot Your Phone Need to unroot your phone temporarily or permanently? SuperSU has you covered! You can also “unroot” apps, so they won’t be able to access higher permissions that you don’t want them accessing.
  • Say Goodbye to Segfaulting Ever had an app just crash randomly? Welcome to the wonderful world of segfaults! Many crashes are caused when a program tries to read or write to an illegal (not allowed) memory location. Elevate specific programs privileges and stop segfaults for good.
  • Launch with Dialer Codes This app launches via the dialer to avoid another user launching the app by accident.

Cons

  • Doesn’t Work on All Devices Some users have reported issues on HTC One and Redmi devices running the program.

V2.82 Bug Fix on installation error and disable feedback

Other permissions

  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • REBOOT: Required to be able to reboot the device.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
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