SGS4 4.4.2 firmware vs SuperSU v1.89
Posted on 2014-01-10, 74 comments, 360 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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So a few hours ago I was informed there was a Android 4.4 KitKat leak for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Unfortunately they changed some stuff around and SuperSU stopped working.

So I hacked together a minor update to SuperSU to make it work again: v1.89. 

The custom recovery flashable ZIP can be found at the following link (as always):

The CF-Auto-Root has also been updated with this new version of SuperSU, and can be found here:

As always, discussion in the XDA thread here:

I'm not sure yet whether this version will hit the Play Store or not. The only change is Samsung 4.4 compatibility, and there's only one leaked ROM out for that at this time. This update triggers a binary update, and there's always some people losing root in that process, so I'm not sure I'll go there until some more ROMs with this turn up, or I have another reason to update. (Subject to change on my whim, of course)

SuperSU Download

Felix Göhringer commented on 2014-01-10 at 19:44:

You're always first with your root app. I like it.

Jurij Šlajnar commented on 2014-01-10 at 19:54:

What about Odin flashable variant?

Allen Pender commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:02:

If +Chainfire ever retires we're all screwed

Shiv Manas commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:19:

+L.J. Thomas I doubt they would, Koush and CF don't get along very well. :P

Bojan Dragic commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:19:

+L.J. Thomas his working on Omnirom project, far better than Cyanogenmod

Jose Manuel Garcia Morlesin commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:22:

You are the best.


Canad1an Bac0n commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:29:


James Passmore commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:34:

Your speed always amazes me.

Ron West commented on 2014-01-10 at 20:44:

I had a rezound running an unofficial Cm11 build.  I couldn't get SU to work but I downloaded this one and it works like a charm.  thanks!

Rico Gere commented on 2014-01-10 at 21:06:

Thanks a lot.

lenny luciano commented on 2014-01-10 at 21:25:


Александр Дуков commented on 2014-01-10 at 21:28:


Max Koe commented on 2014-01-10 at 21:38:


Anderson Cardoso commented on 2014-01-10 at 21:49:

Awesome!! Tks.

Stanley Chan commented on 2014-01-10 at 21:58:

How about mobile odin? Ever root is working on gs4 kitkat?

Lars Rossetnes commented on 2014-01-10 at 22:15:

Legen.. wait for it.. dary! :-D

Zoran M commented on 2014-01-10 at 22:24:

Hey guys how do I actually apply the update? Do I flash it...or?

Marc P. commented on 2014-01-10 at 22:32:

Great work, thank you.

Ricardo Hernandez commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:08:

Thank you 

Brian Williams commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:17:

Did they intentionally break it? If so that answers why there was a leak...trying to break root and seeing what you would do.

René Mittå commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:18:

Odin Mobile EverRoot anyone ?

heru haerudin commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:25:

terima kasih...

Tyler Raber commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:36:

+Shiv Manas Dass I wouldn't get along with that narcissist either

Tyler Raber commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:37:

+Bojan Dragic CM<Omni<ParanoidAndroid

G Kuhlen commented on 2014-01-10 at 23:41:

+L.J. Thomas Chainfire 's talents would be wasted at Google.

ghanshyam desai commented on 2014-01-11 at 02:39:


Mohd Lukfi commented on 2014-01-11 at 03:38:

+heru haerudin wey ko nya phone version ape...??dh boleh uat root 4.4.1??

Mohd Lukfi commented on 2014-01-11 at 03:39:

my samsung n7000 4.4..1 now can root???

Vein O' Maly Yap commented on 2014-01-11 at 08:14:

Awesomeness !!

Jörg Krause commented on 2014-01-11 at 10:28:


Naman Nehra commented on 2014-01-11 at 16:03:

Will support for i9500 be added to Triangle Away in future? 

Mihai Best commented on 2014-01-11 at 18:53:

yes please can you add i9500 in triangle away, i really want to reset flash counter

Andrea Andreutti commented on 2014-01-11 at 20:07:

Perfect! Thanks!

Erik Nicholson commented on 2014-01-11 at 23:51:

Can I get 4.4 on my nexus ?

Marcelo Costa commented on 2014-01-12 at 00:03:

Chainfire, does SuperSU works on Xperia SP C5303?

Rogers Crack commented on 2014-01-12 at 01:02:

Hi! This work on SM-N900 (note 3 exynos)?

or this work only whit KitKat?

Bladehawk commented on 2014-01-12 at 01:11:

Can't wait for 4.4 on my note 3 and Chainfire, you are the man for making SuperSU and keeping it up to date.  Thanks again for all your hard work! 

HẢI NGUYỄN commented on 2014-01-12 at 05:16:

Rat hay

Per Bernhardsson commented on 2014-01-12 at 13:15:

+Chainfire I have a few logcats from a SuperSU crash (SecurityException) on Nexus 7. Is there any way for me to send them to you?

Andres Sheriff commented on 2014-01-12 at 14:59:


Raymond Lahaije commented on 2014-01-12 at 23:39:

hello can u make a new autoroot for n9005 for 4.4.2 thanks

Ken Wong commented on 2014-01-13 at 06:41:

+Blaise Burrows It will not. Wait for a new one.

Andrew Tan commented on 2014-01-13 at 07:08:

Now waiting for Note 3 Official 4.4.2 ROM root. :D

Raymond Lahaije commented on 2014-01-13 at 10:39:

yes please chainfire note 3 4.2.2 please?

Chainfire commented on 2014-01-13 at 10:57:
Bernardo Haase commented on 2014-01-13 at 12:47:

Ok. In my note 3  with a Jedi v5 your app keeps updating (along with Greenefy), wont stay as a system app and reverts to 1.80, otherwise, app. keeps doing it's thing and all works.  In my s4, with  4.4.2 (Danvdh) 1.86 stays and has stayed as system app.

Cesar Andres Ortiz commented on 2014-01-13 at 14:34:

Whats this app for??

Huynh van Trung commented on 2014-01-14 at 06:04:

Đã root và cài su vào hệ thống nhưng chưa cài recovery cho gionee elife e6 bây giờ mất tập nhị phân supersu và su ko thể cài tập nhị phân nhưng ko thể flash zip vì chưa cài recovery. làm sao root lại và su có tập nhị phân được.làm ơn giúp đỡ.""thank + chainfire

Ben Sentry commented on 2014-01-14 at 14:09:

I'm still on version 1.8.6 with no update available. JellyBean 4.1.2 Xperia Active. Custom Rom.

Smarty Smarty commented on 2014-01-16 at 04:00:
Jay Olajumoke commented on 2014-01-18 at 00:33:

Errrh please am still on jellybean 4.1.2 with no update please help am using a SGS3

Palle Hansen commented on 2014-01-18 at 13:55:

Hi Chainfire, Will there be a CF-autoroot for the smsung galaxy s4 mini GT-I9195 ?

Ad van Rooij commented on 2014-01-18 at 20:22:

I can't install1.89 at the latest how do I install a zip file anyway...thanks

s hall commented on 2014-01-19 at 00:06:

+Ad van Rooij You flash the superSU zip in recovery. And if that's a stock firmware leak and you're flashing a different kernel chase flash the kernel with SU

Ad van Rooij commented on 2014-01-19 at 08:21:

Hi Ano, I did just that and I got 1.89 back on my S4. Thank you. Ad.

Ad van Rooij commented on 2014-01-19 at 08:23:

Of course Stefan, how could I forget that!. Ad.

Ad van Rooij commented on 2014-01-19 at 10:23:

+Ano Theruser Thanks! :-)

JaRoD vel Sebastian commented on 2014-01-24 at 13:47:

Hmmm I have in FNA5 (leaked 4.4.2) Footer Wrong, Signature failed etc etc.

JaRoD vel Sebastian commented on 2014-01-24 at 14:19:

+Ano Theruser uploaded via ?

Std update from boot menu, cwm or odin?

s hall commented on 2014-01-24 at 14:19:

+Michael Pullen My first question was to be whether you had checked the forums for an updated Doomlord exploit for the Xperia Z. Now, I'm inclined to ask if you took the OTA for 4.3?

s hall commented on 2014-01-24 at 15:55:

+Michael Pullen Take it you live Statesside and TMo is your oppressor lol I went thru that ordeal. Well, never stuck with the phone long enough for 4.3 but it was new, sparse development and the TMo variant was the only unlockable bootloader. Sony would even give you the key to unlock your TA partition upon request, which you'd flash thru Emma, Sony's flashtool. Hoping I'm wrong about you being with TMob and that you get root again soon. If you don't have the option to unlock, maybe someone else knows the formula. Tip: Troll, read, troll, read the forums! Boundless suggestions there. Peace

s hall commented on 2014-01-24 at 16:15:

+Michael Pullen That's good news! I'm just not sure which firmware you're on, but this link is first from Sony searching 4.3 unlock. You would be able to backup your TA and relock at will. Submitting a request via email, Sony sends you the string (key) for official Sony flashtool, Emma, to unlock

s hall commented on 2014-01-24 at 16:18:

+Michael Pullen For unlocking, you must use Emma, different from the exploit version. You can gain root after unlocking

R Johnstone commented on 2014-01-26 at 23:13:

Looks like there's a leaked 4.4.2 build for the AT&T S4 (i337) that could use some root love.

Designgears just posted it up on XDA.

R Johnstone commented on 2014-02-10 at 01:53:

No luck rooting 4.4.2 on the i337. I ditched it for a T-Mobile Note 3.

Nuno Cruz commented on 2014-03-01 at 17:40:

worked ;)

GIẢI PHÁP ANDROID commented on 2014-03-13 at 11:46:

Help root I337UCUFMLD 4.4.2 KitKat Leak?

Corsario Info e Cell commented on 2014-03-15 at 15:24:

cf root for i337 4.4.2 please

Antonio Ciarello commented on 2014-03-28 at 16:12:


Samuel Appiah - Agyei KING commented on 2014-04-10 at 11:42:

help root i337UCUFMLD 4.4.2 kitkat leak

ARUN madha commented on 2014-05-24 at 14:14:

samsung i337 UCUFNC1 4.4.2  HOW TO ROOT .PLZ HELP ME

Nuno Cruz commented on 2014-05-25 at 12:45:

you can still use the Auto-Root

Nuno Cruz commented on 2014-05-28 at 09:36:

yes, sure

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