SuperSU updated to v1.69
Posted on 2013-11-13, 41 comments, 358 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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v1.69 has just been released. The link below is for the latest flashable ZIP. Google Play will start updating in a few hours.

This update includes fixes for two exploits that have been found and may allow an attacker to gain root access without prompting. Disclosure of these will take place next Monday, so I advise everyone to update before then.

Just a heads up, there will likely be another update next week.


  • XBIN mode (some new roots need this)

  • Slightly adjusted binary installer

  • Backup script installation now available for all backuptool-capable ROMs

  • Fixed su-ing to a non-root user not working on some 4.3+ firmwares

  • Fixed BOOTCLASSPATH vulnerability (CVE-2013-6774)

  • Fixed notification sanitization vulnerability (CVE-2013-6775)
  • Fixed possible closed special files vulnerability

  • Updated language files

SuperSU Download

Arthur Stingo commented on 2013-11-13 at 10:49:

Chain fire when u can I have a question for ya

Alex Fung commented on 2013-11-13 at 10:51:

after I upgrade via Play, do I need to do anything? I suppose supersu lives in the system partition and can Play write to it?

Hope you don't mind my dumb question.

Alex Coman commented on 2013-11-13 at 10:53:


Nico Fernitz commented on 2013-11-13 at 11:09:


Wei Liang Tan commented on 2013-11-13 at 11:54:

+Alex Fung you will need to open the app in order for the su binary to be updated

Lulseged Hailu commented on 2013-11-13 at 12:16:

Thanks +Chainfire 

gerhard zhao commented on 2013-11-13 at 12:41:


Arvin Atal commented on 2013-11-13 at 12:44:

Will the Nexus 4 auto-root image in your site be updated when the official ota arrives, or will the currently posted one still work in KitKat?

David Woodhouse commented on 2013-11-13 at 13:00:

Thanks. Is there a new CF-Auto-Root (for Galaxy S4) to go with it? And is encryption of the internal store still broken with Android 4.3?

Master Jay commented on 2013-11-13 at 14:15:

Thx +Chainfire

Mario Jarquin commented on 2013-11-13 at 15:19:


Phew ...I feel much safer now ;)

Ivica Peresa commented on 2013-11-13 at 15:57:

Thanks man, you should work for google to bring android to a new level of accuracy, smooth, unbugged, trusted operating system

Andi M™ commented on 2013-11-13 at 16:53:


Darryl Smith commented on 2013-11-13 at 17:12:

Nicely done, thanks

Dennis Wallman commented on 2013-11-13 at 17:26:


Clive Richards commented on 2013-11-13 at 18:40:

If I flash this zip is it going to fix the failure to update problem I have had for almost a year.  It works but I cant update it and so cant access to manually configure.  Also I paid for the premium version wont that be lost if I flash the zip file?

Steve LeMoine commented on 2013-11-13 at 18:59:

+Clive Richards I flashed the zip and I also have the Pro version. No you never lose the Pro version. It's just an unlock for a couple premium features I think. If you open Super Su and go to settings, it will still show Pro version after you flash the update zip

Nate Johnson commented on 2013-11-13 at 21:03:

+Thomas B from what I know its working perfectly on my 4.4 Rom without any trouble :)

Davy Hubrecht commented on 2013-11-13 at 21:27:

Thanks, works on my Nexus 7 on 4.4

Arthur Stingo commented on 2013-11-13 at 22:00:

Does anyone know about this kingo an it's method of rooting verizon s4 4.3 ota ..I'm very skeptical on using it ..any ideas on it

Hoder Jensen commented on 2013-11-13 at 23:02:

OTA update to v4.4 failed for me on my Nexus 7 (2012):

ApplyParsedPerms: chown of /system/xbin/daemonsu to 0 failed: Operation not permitted

ApplyParsedPerms: chown of /system/bin/.ext/.su failed: Operation not permitted

When I got those two files deleted, the OTA went through without any issues. A problem with v1.69, which I was running?


Nevermind, was properly because "Survival mode" was on :)

Mark Gillespie commented on 2013-11-13 at 23:30:

Not playing nice on Nexus7 (2012).  su binary seems to hang.  Apps get no SuperUser dialog, and tying su from adb shell just hangs.

Flashed ZIP from recovery onto KitKat.

mario segura commented on 2013-11-13 at 23:42:

+Arthur Stingo I used it on sprint note 3 no broblem knox 0x0

Markus Birth commented on 2013-11-14 at 00:24:

+Mark Gillespie: I think I have the same problem on my Nexus10. No solution, though.

Arthur Stingo commented on 2013-11-14 at 00:36:

+mario segura okay but what did u do about replacing Chinese su

Jimmy Poteat commented on 2013-11-14 at 05:57:

+Mark Gillespie On my N7 I unrooted in SuperSU, flashed the zip of the OTA in cwm recovery, then immediately flashed the SuperSU 1.6.9 zip.

But it's not taking. I've tried redownloading and flashing the zip several times. No luck. Is this the issue you're having?

Mark Gillespie commented on 2013-11-14 at 07:34:

Yes, and I did the same I unrooted before applying as having supersu installed on my 2013 n7 caused the ota to fail.

Markus Birth commented on 2013-11-14 at 07:45:

I read at xda to flash stock 4.3 recovery, boot, system then sideload the OTA and then install SuperSU 1.69. This should work. I will try it later...

mario segura commented on 2013-11-14 at 08:31:

+Arthur Stingo I left it at 1.95 because 1.69 was giving me problems it updated and lost root used kingo app to root all good at 1.65 Knox 0x0

Kevin Panzke commented on 2013-11-14 at 10:55:

I used this just now on my S4, however I am also running a custom ROM (CM 10.2 nightly builds) so I can not say yes or no for certain about stock recovery on an S4.

John nanomites commented on 2013-11-14 at 22:29:


Colin Whiteside commented on 2013-11-15 at 00:57:

Unfortunately I'm getting regular crashes with a security exception "Unable to start receiver eu.chainfire.supersu.NativeAccessReceiver" due to ": Neither user 10051 nor current process has android.permission.WAKE_LOCK".

Colin Whiteside commented on 2013-11-15 at 01:02:

I should say that's on a stock recovery N4 running 4.4.

Colin Whiteside commented on 2013-11-15 at 01:53:

... aaaand I resolved this by uninstalling all updates then updating it again through the Play Store. Hurrah!

Markus Birth commented on 2013-11-15 at 02:01:

+Colin Whiteside: You don't happen to be user hyperspacey over at xda?

Colin Whiteside commented on 2013-11-15 at 02:04:

Hah! Indeed I am.

Todd Jeffreys commented on 2013-11-15 at 04:20:

I installed via TWRP recovery on my AOSP Galaxy Nexus, but the app doesn't appear in the app list and my device has no root functionality. Any suggestions? I've reflashed several times to no avail.

Chainfire commented on 2013-11-15 at 12:02:
Dek Danu commented on 2013-11-23 at 17:55:

Nice . . .i like it . . . .?

Casey Nate commented on 2013-11-23 at 23:36:

Thank u

d mp commented on 2013-12-14 at 13:05:

Where can i find CWM for s4??

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