Testing time: SuperSU v1.17
Posted on 2013-02-25, 15 comments, 113 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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(This is a testing pre-release and will not be on Play)


  • Added basic tablet theme

  • Changed default theme+icon to light+emblem (you can change it back in settings, if you want)

  • Fixed some issues with the light theme

  • Added TWRP/CWM binary installer

  • Added android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER - no enforcement or warnings yet

  • Several security improvements


Some important code in the su binary has changed. This shouldn't break anything, but please test with as many root apps if you have if they still behave the same.

I've also added a TWRP/CWM binary installer for the many users who are on devices or firmwares that cannot easily update the binary. Please let me know how that works out for you.

As tablet owners will notice, I've adjusted the screen layout somewhat. For smaller tablets this will only be visible in landscape, for large tablets the new layout is available both in portrait and landscape. Let me know how this new layout works for you.

Last and (from a technical point of view) least, I've changed the default theme and icon to Holo Light and Emblem, from Holo Dark and SuperAndy. You can still select the old combination, but this new combo has grown on me so much, I cannot stand looking at the old one anymore. Give it a chance to grow on you too!

From the changelog this looks like a minor update, but more code has been changed than in most updates to SuperSU :)


Feedback is preferred in the XDA thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053 - but obviously I also read comments here.

NOTE As last time, the link will be taken down if a new version (test or public) is available. You will also see this same changelog again with a public release. This is only for people who know what they're doing :)

EDIT: Link removed, v1.18 is available here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113517319477420052449/posts/352zsjLJPgN

Issa Souley commented on 2013-02-26 at 01:34:

I have just installed and test it on my nexus10 and everything works fine. I like the tablet layout. Thank you very much chainfire

Kurt Yang commented on 2013-02-26 at 01:47:

it will be nice on my nexus7.

Sukhjit Bhullar commented on 2013-02-26 at 01:56:

Absolutely fine on my Nexus 7. I like the layout

Issa Souley commented on 2013-02-26 at 02:16:

Yeah works very well on my sgh t989. Cool.

Michael & Sabrina Tidwell commented on 2013-02-26 at 02:44:

Working great on my xt875 so far. Thanks.

Anthony Trip commented on 2013-02-26 at 03:12:

Works perfectly so far. Installed as system, pro for all versions Nexus4, Nexus7 3G, t989 all running 10.1 (4.2.2.)

Patrick Fallon commented on 2013-02-26 at 03:50:

Putting it through the proverbial paces on my HTC One S running CM10.1 nightlies. Thank you.

Junior Villa commented on 2013-02-26 at 04:10:

+Chainfire great work.. Looks nices and plays nice on my s3

Mike N commented on 2013-02-26 at 05:07:

Seems to work just fine, SGS3 WanamLite 5.8 and dual boot with CM10.1 nightly

Muhammad Imran commented on 2013-02-26 at 05:20:

Installed looks good, will report ang bugs if found....

FR 1975 commented on 2013-02-26 at 08:00:

Super Chainfire! BTW running just fine HTC One X tegra. 

Robert Clark commented on 2013-02-26 at 08:11:

Gs3 i535 doing well so far. Installed binary normal. .peace

Ferhat Bülbül commented on 2013-02-26 at 20:47:

There is one bug. Root explorer icon and name is not proper.

Chainfire commented on 2013-02-26 at 22:26:

Try v1.18 I just released - should solve that issue.

Ferhat Bülbül commented on 2013-02-26 at 22:27:

Thank you. It is good now. Will test more :)

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