SuperSU v1.72 BETA ready for testing
Posted on 2013-11-17, 78 comments, 233 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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This is BETA version and will not be distributed via Play Store. I ask tech-savvy rooters (those who know how to recover from a bad root) to test this version on every Android device and version they have and report back issues (to the XDA thread, please). Please do not redistribute this version (don't upload it elsewhere, don't include it in ROMs, etc)

I don't normally distribute test versions outside of private circles, but this update is more than the normal dose of fixes and adjustments.

I've been working with security people on hardening parts of the su code. I'd like to stress that this is not in response to new exploits, just maintenance. As this includes adding and changing a lot of code snippets, there's always the chance we've completely broken root on specific firmwares. If that is the case, I would certainly like to know before rolling out this update to a couple of dozen million people.

Notes on ART

I've had various crashes and issues with ART and this version, not sure what's going on here. OAT file is wiped on ZIP installation as well. You should probably just turn off ART for the time being.


  • Fixed OTA survival 4.3 --> 4.4

  • Fixed unresponsive tabs on 2.x devices

  • Fixed white flicker when using dark theme

  • Fixed issue with language resetting on some firmwares

  • Fixed upgrading from CWM SU to SuperSU on 4.3+ without reboot

  • Added mgyun root (vroot) uninstall procedure

  • Added xxhdpi icons (if available)

  • Stop touching .has_su_daemon

  • Several dozen security hardening commits

SuperSU Download

Anthony Martino commented on 2013-11-17 at 13:42:

Thx boss

Hugo Ricardo Aloisio commented on 2013-11-17 at 13:49:

Thanks a lot

David Bürge commented on 2013-11-17 at 13:51:

+Chainfire: Supportet your great work by buying SuperSU Pro. Best regards David

bryan platt commented on 2013-11-17 at 13:54:

+Natasha Felders you should probably go check out xda or try the android communities here on g+ if you really want to root your phone.

Thanks +Chainfire

シJ3CKO commented on 2013-11-17 at 14:08:


L PARK commented on 2013-11-17 at 14:13:

#GAWD_OF_SAMMY_DEVICES thanks Chainfire!!!

Malthe Høj-Sunesen commented on 2013-11-17 at 14:13:

Right, I'm going back to Dalvik for the time being. You'll report back when SuperSU is compatible with ART again, yeah?

Rafael Lopez commented on 2013-11-17 at 14:43:

Thanks. Just flashed it on my HTC One via latest TWRP running ARHD Google Edition rom. Will let you know if any issues. 

Rafael A Nieves commented on 2013-11-17 at 14:48:

Flashed via twrp it flashed OK but did not install after booting up it forced close so I install it via root explorer system/app/Supersu.apk and now its OK this is on my stock sprint sg4

Matthew Lauterbach commented on 2013-11-17 at 14:50:

Works fine on cm11 on jflteatt.

Artem Kistanov commented on 2013-11-17 at 15:17:

Everything works fine, the language does not change, thank you dear Chainfire !!!

Horst-G. Thiel commented on 2013-11-17 at 15:21:

Works fine on S3 with Carbon ROM and Boeffla Kernel. Thank you.

francisco garcia gonzalez commented on 2013-11-17 at 15:30:

Works fine on N4 with KitKat stock google

Joshua Aniobi commented on 2013-11-17 at 15:36:

Downloading now.. Will report on XDA. Btw.. Running Pure AOSP by AOSPA; Nexus⁴

EDIT: Android 4.4

AJ Moore commented on 2013-11-17 at 16:20:
Jonathan Anderson commented on 2013-11-17 at 16:29:

No problem with epic 4g touch running cm 10.1

Marian M commented on 2013-11-17 at 16:33:

No problems here on 4.4 stock n5.

Joel Gallun commented on 2013-11-17 at 16:45:

installed fine on gs3 (i535vrbmf1). Ti Backup and su in terminal emulator still work. adb shell then su works too.  Anything in particular we should test?

Rogelio Carvajal commented on 2013-11-17 at 17:31:

Is working fine at the moment. :) does any of you ever had problems with android 4.3 where game killer or any of this kind of apps just simply doesn't work? I think it has to be related with supersu. I can't make it work :/

Ahmed Elyaqoubi commented on 2013-11-17 at 17:55:

Thanks boss

Filippo Dugoni commented on 2013-11-17 at 18:10:

It's working fine on my Nexus4 with Paranoid Android RC2....thanks!

Talio Sánchez commented on 2013-11-17 at 18:52:

Working fine on my Nexus 4 using SlimKat Alpha 1.2 and Dalvik runtime. Tested so far: TiBu, ROM Toolbox Pro, ES Explorer and Better Battery Stats. Thanks +Chainfire !!

Kev K commented on 2013-11-17 at 19:25:

Thank you sir.

Theo van der Winden commented on 2013-11-17 at 19:48:

S4 on PAC rom OK !

+1 for team ChainFire !

George Petroff commented on 2013-11-17 at 19:53:

Happy to report that all root apps are working normally on my Nexus 7 flo running Pacman nightly. Thank you +Chainfire

lukas k. commented on 2013-11-17 at 20:01:

Ota survival means it will stay rooted after the ota to 4.4 on my n4?

Walter Dunivan commented on 2013-11-17 at 20:07:

The beta is working ok on my Samsung Note quincyatt running a +Jamie Doege 4.4 rom with Uber kernel.

Simon Wilson commented on 2013-11-17 at 20:28:

Working fine on i9300 running wanamlite 7.2 (4.3).

Alexander Sattler commented on 2013-11-17 at 20:59:

Thx, runs nice on gt-n8000, language issues obviously solved and i am happy that after updating with a beta i still have the pro-version. Was worth the money :D

emilio palmucci commented on 2013-11-17 at 21:02:

Hello, s4 with root, on reboot, changes the system language from Italian to French ... why? Thanks

Raymond Reichgeld commented on 2013-11-17 at 21:13:

Working fine on cm11 T-Mobile sgs3 with ART

Hugo Ricardo Aloisio commented on 2013-11-17 at 21:57:

Fine in S4 I9500 with 4.2.2 , thanks chainfire

jorge roberto krzychowiec commented on 2013-11-18 at 00:30:

Ok. In my i9500 with crashrom v 11.thanks

Evan Rae Uri commented on 2013-11-18 at 01:10:

Working fine on my I9305 running rXtreme v14 (4.1.2). Language reset issue now fixed. Thanks +Chainfire!

Bryan Liesner commented on 2013-11-18 at 01:29:

Working fine on my I9505G (4.3)

Stock, stock recovery, installed via sideload.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-18 at 01:30:

I'm going to test in a bit on stock deox Rom for my T-Mobile note 3

Rafael A Nieves commented on 2013-11-18 at 03:45:

it froze up then force closes on sprint sg4 stock 4.3 rom

Steve LeMoine commented on 2013-11-18 at 06:38:

All good here. Tmobile Note 3, stock ROM and kernel, Xposed framework, TWRP

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-18 at 09:05:

Confirm on t mobile note 3 rooted and booted (U.S) running Twrp and bobscat international rom. No problems at all......

Edit: I like how you can change the SU icon and theme to dark nice.....

Mike Gooding commented on 2013-11-18 at 14:51:

Working great on galaxy note 2 (n7100, t03gxx) running leaked android 4.3

Mike Gooding commented on 2013-11-18 at 16:11:

Working fine on Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 (p3110) running slimrom 4.3 b2 official.

Wong Chun Cheung commented on 2013-11-18 at 17:23:

Hi developer, I am using the Nexus 7 2012 (OLD NEXUS 7) with TEMP recovery rooted using nexus root toolkit in the android 4.3 JWR66Y with purchased SuperSU Pro from google play while I enabled the survial mode. I have bootloader UNLOCKED, I have NO custom recovery right now (still STOCK recovery) and I am waiting for the OTA 4.4 kitkat from google officially. (I will NOT use sideload update or the flash system.img to update). I want to make sure that in the V1.69 of SuperSU pro can ENABLE the superSU SURVIVAL MODE in order to OTA and keep root permission WITHOUT re-rooting the device again after the 4.4 update. Thanks fot solving.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-18 at 21:23:

K does anyone has the SU apk before this new beta? For some reason I lost root privileges with this new beta :(

Evan Rae Uri commented on 2013-11-19 at 00:51:

+OSCAR JORQUEZ Have you tried disabling the root then enabling it again in SuperSU? Anyway, I think the one in the play store is still 1.69.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-19 at 00:52:

Thx bro...but I just flashed 1.69 supersu zip and back to normal

Bedjam Rivera commented on 2013-11-19 at 06:20:

Only problem I seem to have with this version is that my Nexus 4 heats up faster and drains the battery. I'm going back to the older 1.69 version

Technology Gurus 4 Life commented on 2013-11-19 at 07:43:

Superuser beta works just fine on my phone using LG Optimus G Pro with root and art.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-19 at 07:46:

I think mines messed up when I was editing my build.prop because before I touched that I had no problems

Mark Janssen commented on 2013-11-19 at 13:31:

This only works on the N7100 with new Indian MK4 firmware if you remove the Superuser.apk from the zip and install Superuser from the market. Flashing the full zip and starting Superuser leads to a FC (ClassNotFoundException)

John O Connell commented on 2013-11-19 at 15:47:

Seems to work fine on a Nexus 7 (2012) Android 4.4

Matteo Mannicci commented on 2013-11-19 at 18:33:

No more language problem with omega rom 4.1.2 on S3

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-19 at 22:38:

Having problems here on HTC One after flashing the 1.72beta version...

When starting app a message pops up, stating that the su binary file is not installed and that I've got to manually re-root the device again...

downgrading to 1.69 version doesn't change that... All rooted apps work though...

Bedjam Rivera commented on 2013-11-19 at 22:42:

+De Karper Boer I had to reflash my current ROM and then flash the older 1.69 version to fix my issue on my Nexus 4. If you decide to do this, don't worry you won't lose your data.

byn gómez commented on 2013-11-19 at 22:51:

corrige efecivamente el problema de cambio de idioma al reiniciar o apagar, probado en I8190N

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-19 at 22:53:

+Bedjam Rivera I won't lose data like mail accounts etc? Because I'm not looking forward in having a new install keeping me busy all evening...

Bedjam Rivera commented on 2013-11-19 at 23:11:

No you won't. I did it to mine and I didn't lose anything. Since you're flashing the same ROM again you don't have to do a factory reset.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-19 at 23:23:

+De Karper Boer just re flash the 1.69 zip that's it that's wat I had to do.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-20 at 02:47:

+Damian Wallace you could do that with root explore

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-20 at 03:22:

+Damian Wallace no it doesn't matter same thing you just pushed it to system instead of flashing

Romeo Touchh commented on 2013-11-20 at 04:11:

Buena onda por hacer el roteo superar mega fácil :) good

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-20 at 06:02:

+Bedjam Rivera Thanks, working like a charm again...

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-20 at 06:02:

+OSCAR JORQUEZ That didn't work for me, needed the reflash...

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-20 at 06:11:

+De Karper Boer yeah I just move the apk file to system/ apps then changed permission reboot and I was good to go.

quentin d commented on 2013-11-20 at 08:52:

How to flash on a stock 4.3 n7105xxuemk5.

i tried to root with cf-root but the root is blocked by the security system.

i tried so many things, what can i do?

I have the stock recovery also.

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-20 at 08:58:

+quentin d sorry bud but you need root.

quentin d commented on 2013-11-20 at 09:40:

That's what i try to do actually! The root is blocked i have a notification that tells me supersu have tried an unauthorised acces and that it's blocked.

That's the problem i can't root it.

I just tryed a factory reset, reflash the rom and reflash supersu just after the flashing of the rom. Will see if it works.

Tell me if you have an advice i definitely need root!!

Thanks in advance

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-20 at 09:46:

Oh k I'm you are rooted if you flashed a custom rom, if so just re flash supersu 1.6.5 then go to the play store and update it which will be 1.6.9

quentin d commented on 2013-11-20 at 09:47:

Before that i was on 4.1.2 stock rooted and now i flash 4.3 stock and i try to root it but no way.

That's the problem

MR PNUT commented on 2013-11-20 at 09:49:

+quentin d k so you got an update to 4.3 which device are you currently using?

quentin d commented on 2013-11-20 at 09:55:


quentin d commented on 2013-11-20 at 09:55:

That's an update I done not an ota update

Maicon Rodrigues commented on 2013-11-20 at 12:01:

S4 I9500 4.3 ok

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-24 at 10:42:

Today a complete reflash and wipe of data and system made version 1.75 work normal on my phone...

Mark Martin commented on 2013-11-30 at 06:03:

Hi can this SuperSu word in a different country, cam you please tell me.

Arash Valizade Shahmirzadi commented on 2014-01-01 at 02:36:

working well with Xperia p. Thanks a lot sir.

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Wakisank Ukelo commented on 2014-03-11 at 19:42:

how do i install?

Love Ur Work(Y)!!

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