SuperSU updated to v1.80
Posted on 2013-11-26, 76 comments, 379 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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One of the big things of this release is that it stops breaking root on a number of (mostly HTC One) firmwares, as well as various x86 devices.

If you are one of the few x86 users, I would recommend upgrading to this release immediately, even if you have an older working x86 su version. There appears to be a rather serious credential checking failure in the x86 bionic library the su binary is built against - I'm not sure if it's exploitable, but better safe than sorry.

Additionally, some security features have been added.

The attached link goes to the latest ZIP file. Google Play ( ) should start updating in a few hours. The XDA discussion thread is here:


  • Fixed x86 breakage

  • Workaround x86 (bionic) credential checking failure

  • Fixed ZIP oddities that may break installation

  • Binary now denies root if PIN code set previously but GUI not present 

  • Su during boot behavior is now configurable (allow if no GUI installed)

  • Renamed temporary internal shell

  • Added question to disable KNOX popups if present 

  • Added option to enforce ACCESS_SUPERUSER permission

  • Fixed some devices losing root

Assorted personal shizzle

Plumbers managed to cut through one of the hot water pipes in my apartment - with the water still running through it. Quite a bit of water has run through my apartment, resulting in substantial damage.

As I live on the 5th floor, you can imagine the people below me have it even worse, as the water came down through the ceiling for them (and all the floors below).

This is a pretty messy situation and will take a lot of time, effort, and legal pushing and pulling to resolve properly (so many people involved), not even considering the repairs itself (new floors, painting, etc)

Fortunately, my office is still dry, no data has been lost, and I can laugh about it ... but this will definitely put me even further behind on app maintenance and new research and developments than I already am. Arf.

SuperSU Download

Douglas Boehme commented on 2013-11-26 at 17:42:

+Chainfire continuing to be awesome in the face of adversity.  If you guys haven't purchased SuperSU Pro yet, I highly recommend it to support a great dev:

Julio Lagara commented on 2013-11-26 at 17:45:


A. Svet commented on 2013-11-26 at 17:48:

Thanks, +Chainfire, you're the best. Hope your messy situation will be resolved very soon.

Jennifer Song commented on 2013-11-26 at 17:59:

1.8 still giving me the "no SU binary installed" must be and the way I'm installing this. I can appreciate your situation though and am in no rush to get root. Thanks for doing what you do!

Nguyen Alex commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:03:


Francis S commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:05:

Best of luck with your secret lair repairs. 

Joseph Muench commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:09:

Wow what a mess hopefully they had insurance that will cover your losses. Thanks for everything you do for us all

Douglas Boehme commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:15:

+Jennifer Song I had this issue too and ended up downloading, rebooting into CWM Recovery, pushing the ZIP via ADB to /sdcard/0, flashing the ZIP using CWM Recovery and rebooting.

Thomas Martha commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:17:

Playstore already updated my HTCOne. checking root...

Jennifer Song commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:17:

+Douglas Boehme  thanks for the tip! I'll give that a try! :)

Juan Jose Daniel Ludeña Rincon commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:22:

Thanks ;)

Ivica Peresa commented on 2013-11-26 at 18:56:

You are the man

Stefania Poggi commented on 2013-11-26 at 19:18:

+Chainfire thank you.

adler how commented on 2013-11-26 at 19:41:


broken house commented on 2013-11-26 at 19:52:

6 un grande

Joseph Muench commented on 2013-11-26 at 20:23:

+Stefania Poggi I would check support thread over at xda developers

Chris B commented on 2013-11-26 at 20:32:

+Chainfire we had a similar thing happen five years ago. Four months in a motel not good. Hope your neighbors get a good out come.

Ramiro Téllez Sanz commented on 2013-11-26 at 20:35:

Let me just express my most sincere gratitude and wish you the best of lucks with your domestic problems. Don't forget your own life is more important than anything else!

Jona Velasco commented on 2013-11-26 at 21:39:

No descarga los binarios da error

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-26 at 22:31:

Update running fine here on HTC One with Sinless 4.3...

Tarif Iqbal commented on 2013-11-26 at 22:33:

please help me, after update v1.80, it says reboot, but I don't understand hot to do reboot, from where and how ?

Travelling Particle commented on 2013-11-26 at 23:54:

it still doesn't work for me on Nexus 10/Android 4.4 –

java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start receiver eu.chainfire.supersu.NativeAccessReceiver: java.lang.SecurityException: Neither user 10047 nor current process has android.permission.WAKE_LOCK

Mark ter Grote commented on 2013-11-27 at 00:06:

Best dev ever... Bought serval apps from this guy

Eric S commented on 2013-11-27 at 01:21:

Why is the file only 5.17 KB in size whenever I try downloading from my phone using either ESfile explorer or chrome?

Jeremie Lariviere commented on 2013-11-27 at 03:27:

Is there a way I can delete / forget all apps? it I try to look at the details of any all, supersu crashes. If I two the forget button it crashes. I have a few afford, and one entry that shows blank.

Google Nexus 2012 Wi-Fi only, crashes on both rooted stock 4.3 and stock 4.4.


Abel Venegas commented on 2013-11-27 at 03:31:

Gracias muy bueno...saludos

PI X commented on 2013-11-27 at 04:13:

Hi, I bought SuperSU Pro 1.00 but I saw SuperSU free version in 1.80 version. I have only Pro version installed, if I install on top SuperSU 1.80 will it be Pro?  And last question I have an HTC One GPe when OTA will be released if I activate survival mode, if it fails whats the worst that can happen? Thanks!

Boer en Karpers commented on 2013-11-27 at 05:45:

Yes, the Pro you bought is addon for the free version... You need the free version installed...

السيد الحسيني commented on 2013-11-27 at 06:13:

أهداف علي عدنان

Mitvinder Singh commented on 2013-11-27 at 10:16:


Thomas Kempkes commented on 2013-11-27 at 10:41:

SuperSU works fine on my Nexus 7 2013 (kitkat build KRT16S).

Unfortunately I got the kitkat update for my Nexus 4 today. I removed SuperSU with the correspondent menu item (to be sure the update would apply cleanly), and the update to kitkat KRT16S applied fine. Then I reflashed the latest twrp recovery, booted into recovery and flashed SuperSU 1.80 with

adb sideload

But I had no luck with this. No working root can be gained. I flashed several times, installed from play several times, still no luck.

Is there anything I can do to help investigating this problem?

Thomas Kempkes commented on 2013-11-27 at 13:41:

I got it working now. I tried to do the "Uninstall Updates" trick, but I had no updates to uninstall under Apps -> SuperSU. Then I did a clean install from play store, rebootet into recovery, flashed over the clean play install and it now seems to work fine!

Robyn Jeter commented on 2013-11-27 at 22:03:

Clicked the update tab and when phone rebooted it froze on the Samsung logo. Can't get into recovery. Can get into Download  but PC's & phone haven't worked together since beginning so that doesn't do much good. Posted on XDA....bootloop on Samsung....SG2 SGH I777/Framaroot/ SHOstock3./JB....any advise appreciated

PENG ZHAO commented on 2013-11-28 at 03:15:

How can I add the new Supersu to my ROM via Android Kitchen?

Jamie Anderson commented on 2013-11-28 at 04:56:

+Eric S Are you trying to download on your phone, using something other than the browser? The zip link above takes you to a download page, but the URL looks like it's going directly to the file. Make sure you keep viewing the link in a browser until you get to the download page, and then you can use the downloader to get the file.

Zain Don commented on 2013-11-28 at 07:35:

Any plans +Chainfire to add support for I9500? Can't wait to root my cell

Andrew Kaff commented on 2013-11-28 at 08:41:

I'm registered user. How I can recovery my pin-code/ Thanx

Andrew Kaff commented on 2013-11-28 at 11:49:

I've fixed it

Mehdi Teymourlouie commented on 2013-11-29 at 04:56:

I also have problem with my Nexus 7 2012 which have KitKat KRT16S. When I install SuperSu 1.80 with TeamWin, Installed successfully but after reboot, everything is perished. I had this with su1.75 and hoped su1.80 will fix it ?

Andrew Kaff commented on 2013-11-29 at 11:17:

Problem is fixed just today. Requesting for PIN appeared again yesterday. But most negative that true PIN was denied. Over It u can't apply any program to wipe SU's data folder or other steps to recover/uninstall SU's PIN. Last way out was to reset the phone to default and reinstall/recovery all software from very beginning including rooting. During first  turn SU on the code was requested again but my true code (failed for previous SU) was accepted and everything is OK finally. So, to be or not to be PINed?

Anton Chen commented on 2013-11-29 at 12:24:

Nexus 4.4 updata to supersu 1.80 than "su file is lost"

David R commented on 2013-11-29 at 14:34:

htc one and 1.80 = no root, i keep flashing it but to no avail ... any idea what could be going on? supersu (pro) keeps saying no su binary is installed ...

Robert K commented on 2013-11-30 at 02:59:

Finally! 1.80 fixed  my lost binaries issue. htc one back to full root status. Thank you for pushing updates out so quickly!  Running Android 4.3, Sense 5.5, Maximus HD 21.0.0 ROM, ElementalX m7-8.1 Kernal, CWMod Recovery and SuperSu Root.

Daniel Hudoshnik commented on 2013-11-30 at 11:38:

Umm I need help with SuperSU binary.iflashed the 1.8.0 supersu but when I open the app it says that I Dont have binary and supersu can't install it...please help

Knight Langelot commented on 2013-11-30 at 13:18:

ThankYou CF! I'm using a samsung Note 2, so this update is not for me? Play Store did notify me that there was an update to my SuperSU. Should I go ahead? Thanks!

Андрей Погибелев commented on 2013-11-30 at 16:42:

Уже имеем давно..

Robert K commented on 2013-11-30 at 17:55:

+Daniel TechVideos what device are you flashing? Download the supersu zip and place the 1.80update into your root folder. Use can in recovery to install the zip file. You should be good too go.

Robert K commented on 2013-11-30 at 17:56:

Cwm, not can. Damn auto correct

Robert K commented on 2013-11-30 at 17:57:

Be sure to clear your cache first

Андрей Погибелев commented on 2013-12-01 at 01:55:

Денег нет!!!Фигли мне ссылка!!!На Google.и так все имеется!!!

Daniel Hudoshnik commented on 2013-12-01 at 05:35:

+Robert K I'm trying to flash a nexus 7 first generation which is running android 4.4 OTA update (genuine) .

What do you mean by placing it into my root folder ? Since it says that my device isn't rooted I can't download root explorer

Daniel Hudoshnik commented on 2013-12-01 at 05:36:

I tried to place it into downloads and flash it from there and tried to place it out of all the folders but I can't see them in cwm

Daniel Hudoshnik commented on 2013-12-01 at 05:54:

Another thing since I've already flashed it and the app is on my device and I can't I uninstall it only disable it. Will the fact that I already have the app change something? thanks for the help for the help I appreciate it :)

Bob Pluss commented on 2013-12-01 at 21:33:

Has there been any reports of the radios randomly crashing/restarting every so often? I'm using an N5 with stock 4.4.

Luis Alberto Valladares commented on 2013-12-02 at 04:10:

Thank you

Romeo Touchh commented on 2013-12-02 at 04:20:

Disculpa no se si alguien me pudiera ayudar, esque desisntale supersu y cuando lo volvi a instalar me dice que no hay binarios para su instalados y q supersu no los puede instalar...... help me

ramalho fabio commented on 2013-12-02 at 19:09:

+Chainfire it is posible to root galaxy s4 gt-i9505 on android 4.3 MJ7 firmware? any help here please

Kevin Panzke commented on 2013-12-03 at 01:20:

+Chainfire Thank you for providing the ability to disable Knox!

Kevin Panzke commented on 2013-12-03 at 01:26:

+ramalho fabio It works fine on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 with "MK2" Firmware.

ramalho fabio commented on 2013-12-03 at 13:06:

+Kevin Panzke ok thanks e will try tonigh and see hope dont mess anything haha

Daniel Hudoshnik commented on 2013-12-03 at 13:30:

I did it !!! I installed SuperSU on Android 4.4!! Now my nexus 7 2012 edition is rooted perfectly!!!(works on any device for sure) . if you wanna know how to do so , ping me , I'll tell you! ;-)

Ivan Diaz de leon commented on 2013-12-04 at 08:53:

Hello +Chainfire, i did upgrade and wipe/factory to Stock ROM 4.3 (SGH-I733M/Canadian) and before Root via CFAutoRoot , Antutu 4.0 marks 28XXX points in performance, after Root i got slowdown to 23XXX points in performance i tested 3 times. Is this normal? or i did something wrong? Im using SupSU v1.80, thanks for any help with this, it will be great to get again the S4 running full speed.

Kevin Panzke commented on 2013-12-04 at 16:06:

+ramalho fabio I forgot to mention that I use +Chainfire's CF-AUTO-ROOT to root my S4 and then Manually Update Super SU to 1.80 as Sprint does NOT lock the Boot Loader's for their Devices. Sorry about forgetting to mention that.

Ivan Diaz de leon commented on 2013-12-04 at 18:33:

+Romeo Touchh si estas en 4.3 requieres hacer CFAutoRoot o por CWM/TWM eso te genera de nuevo acceso a los binarios

Julieth Gomez commented on 2013-12-06 at 21:50:


Esther Garcia Aguilera commented on 2013-12-07 at 12:16:

In the Catalan translation somebody has entered strings in Arab and Greek. I've already proposed new translations strings in getlocalization. Could you please update to fix this? Thanks for your work.

José Javier Vicente Verdú commented on 2013-12-07 at 15:16:

Hi +Chainfire, I want to ask you something. I updated my Nexus 7 (2012) to first release of 4.4 KK with some bugs (bootloop). I solve it with factory image. Since then, I have no way to root it. I use Autoroot and by flashing SuperSU zip. In several versions of SuperSU. Recently, I updated it to second release of 4.4, but I have the same problem. The script (an flash) seems right, but then SuperSU app it's not installed and there're not SU permisions. How about this? Thanks for your job, It's awesome!

Ning Su commented on 2013-12-10 at 08:50:

does not work in of 4.4.2 version system

Chris Schmich commented on 2013-12-10 at 09:49:

+Ning Su Works for me on my Nexus 7 (2012) 4.4.2.

Ning Su commented on 2013-12-10 at 12:02:

+Chris Schmich I reroot it, and it works now

FAIZAN AHMAD commented on 2013-12-10 at 13:59:

thanks developer

Mohammed Furqan Khan commented on 2013-12-11 at 11:24:

my nexus 4 went from 4.4 to 4.4.2 yesterday and broke my cfautoroot :(

Kyle Simmons commented on 2013-12-12 at 16:07:

hey, would it be possible to build in to SuperSU (possibly the Pro version, i'd legit pay for this feature) to download the recovery zip if the device comes up saying it's unrooted?

Miguel Angel Hermida commented on 2013-12-12 at 21:22:

+Chainfire does this works on android 4.4.2? Nexus 4


Romeo Touchh commented on 2013-12-13 at 13:37:

+Ivan Diaz de leon gracias vos si eso hice tuve q volver a hacer root iwal orales compa

maurizio cassinari commented on 2013-12-18 at 09:45:

After the last update I've lost the root permission. The programs that need root permission don't work, es. titanium, root explore ecc

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