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  1. Android News

    Chainfire has already been able to get SuperSU working on the new Android O developer preview

    Google released the new developer preview update for supported Nexus and Pixel devices earlier today and Chainfire has been able to get SuperSU working on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Pixel XL. The update isn't available yet, but he promises to release the updated app soon.
  2. Android News

    Chainfire releases v2.82 of SuperSU, drops support for Android 2.1 and 2.2, fixes bugs and more

    Some of the latest updates to SuperSU have been rather buggy, but a new update fixes some issues that had been reported and also includes the following changing. . . - supolicy: Newer libsupol version used - su: Fix sdk parameter not always being passed to supolicy in system mode (zip and...
  3. Android News

    SuperCleaner is a new RAM booster application from the company who acquired SuperSU

    SuperSU acquired by a Chinese company a while back and they've slowly been transitioning over to this new company (even though Chainfire is still working on it). However, this same company just published a new application in the Play Store called SuperCleaner that claims to speed up your phone...
  4. Android News

    Chainfire says to stick to SuperSU v2.79 for now

    If you get a notification to update to version 2.80 or 2.81 of SuperSU, it's probably best if you ignore the update for now. There have been a number of reports about these two updates having issues and the developer currently advises that you stick with your version (or 2.79 being the latest).
  5. Android News

    The latest SuperSU update asks for some additional permissions

    If you go to update your SuperSU application from the Play Store, you may notice that it's asking for permissions to things like location, photos, WiFi connection etc. Chainfire has said this is for bug reporting and analytics, but even those permissions seem excessive at first. Then again...
  6. Android News

    An alpha version of SuperSU is ready for Android O DP1 on the Nexus 5X and 6P

    Earlier this week Chainfire announced that he had achieved root access on Android O, but there were some bugs to work out. Today, the man has released the an alpha build of SuperSU for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on Android O with multiple people confirming that it works.
  7. Android News

    This is why some kernels don't work with SuperSU when data is formatted to F2FS

    With multiple OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users formatting their data partition to F2FS, many were having trouble rooting their device with F2FS. Arter97 writes a forum post on XDA to detail why this issue is happening and instructs developers how on how resolve the issue.
  8. Android News

    An updated version of SuperSU is now available, includes Pixel fixes and more

    Chainfire has just released an updated version of SuperSU that comes with the following changes. . . - Fix 'Full Unroot' on slot-based systems - sukernel: replace system symlink with bind mount - sukernel: add missing slot check for system_root import - sukernel: fix ramdisk backup...
  9. Android News

    You can now root the LG V20

    The folks on XDA-Developers have come through again, releasing the first root method for the LG V20. The posted method allows users to install TWRP and flash SuperSU to the V20. As always, proceed with caution since rooting your LG V20 will void your warranty.
  10. Android News

    Chainfire releases version 2.78 SR1 of SuperSU which patches a vulnerability, and adds fixes

    The popular root manager, SuperSU, has just been updated to version 2.78 SR1 and it patches a pretty serious (albeit rare) supolicy vulnerability. This update also comes with the following changes. . . - subinary: Adjust app_process detection with manipulated mount namespaces - subinary...
  11. Android News

    Chainfire's new app, suhide, is an experimental way to hide root from apps

    Gaining root access to your smartphone can enable you to do way more with your smartphone than you can with traditional apps. The thing is, some apps (like banking apps) will not run if it detects you are rooted and this is what Chainfire's suhide attempts to resolve.
  12. Android News

    SuperSU 2.77 beta available for Note 7 with some exceptions

    Android developer Chainfire has released a new beta of SuperSU that supports the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. There are a few things you'll need to watch out for though, as Samsung has new security measures inherent in the kernel.
  13. Android News

    Chainfire has achieved root access with Android N and will update SuperSU in the coming days

    The biggest tool behind giving your rooted Android device root access, SuperSU is being updated and prepared for release on Android N devices. Considering that Android N was just released this past week, it's crazy to see how fast Chainfire and those in the rooting world are working on making...
  14. Android News

    SuperSU v2.64 is now available

    A new SuperSU update is out. There aren't very many major changes, though there has been an update to the installer which will help certain phones avoid critical issues that may arise as a result.
  15. Android News

    Android Pay Works with Chainfire's New Systemless Root

    There are users who are reporting successful Android Pay usage with the latest experimental root method from Chainfire. Chainfire has actually suspected this and believes that Google will patch it in the coming months.
  16. Android News

    Why Open Source is Important in a Root Manager

    Regardless of which root solution you do use, though, having a fully open source version available, as a strong alternative to any commercial or proprietary offerings, is incredibly important. It actually will benefit users of the proprietary one as well — the mere presence of a viable...
  17. Android News

    Chainfire Releases Systemless Root For Android 6.0

    True to his word, Chainfire is still involved in SuperSU, and he has just released root for Android 6.0 Marshmallow without doing modifications to /system partition. This is being labelled as an experiment as the idea behind it has a few caveats, the major of which is that factory resetting the...