SuperSU v2.17 BETA and L retail
Posted on 2014-10-31, 71 comments, 651 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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I'm throwing the 2.17 BETA version out there for you all to enjoy. As usual the flashable ZIP can be pulled from my server, the link is in the box below.

This will probably be the last release before L retail hits, as that is rumored to be available Monday. I am leaving to visit some friends in Germany soon, and I will probably be back late on Monday myself. That could be before or after the L drop, but even I'm back in time I might be too tired to deal with it.

So, let's hope this version of SuperSU works on L retail, but keep in mind that there is a chance that it will not.

Most likely though, even if the trick of removing the seclabel from the install-recovery service in init.rc no longer works, as a last resort the kernel can be switched to permissive mode, until we figure out how to bypass the issue. Your favorite kernel devs know how to do this as well if I'm not here to do it myself.

I don't expect any serious issues, but then again, I know the security guys at Google review SuperSU, so... ;)


Discussion thread for beta releases:


  • Fix inifinite loop caused by forced language change

  • Fix SIGSEGV in daemonsu on sugote close with non-pty STDIN

  • Clear app's data directories after full uninstall - 

  • supolicy now linked dynamically

  • setprop supolicy.loaded 1, and execute /system/xbin/ after supolicy runs at system boot

  • Allow SuperSU GUI to be used without an up-to-date binary 

  • More L theming

SuperSU Download

Kawa Tsang commented on 2014-10-31 at 16:48:

Good work there, appreciated

Oliver Wenzel commented on 2014-10-31 at 16:49:

Viel spaß in Deutschland

Alexey Mitronin commented on 2014-10-31 at 16:49:

Thank you sir.

Ben Clark commented on 2014-10-31 at 16:51:

Thanks, enjoy the trip.

Marc Anthony Alicante commented on 2014-10-31 at 16:58:


Varun Chugh commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:04:

It will take time for us to use word lollipop instead of L, all thanks to google. ? As always thanks, going to flash on android L.

SuperBROKEN81 commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:06:

Bring on android L!!!

James Mason commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:07:

+VARUN CHUGH - It will be a cold day in L...

josh thomas commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:07:

Thanks bro you are very much appreciated! ?

Shane Shepherd commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:09:


Moises Diaz commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:13:

Thank U much

Sunspot DJ commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:14:

Thanks, Awesome App. Have a Fun Weekend...!??

Andre Luiz commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:17:

Thanks man?

NVinside commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:30:


Josh Hayes commented on 2014-10-31 at 17:50:

Work appriciated.

dimitrios frontzos commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:08:

Thanks Clainfire!!!!!

Have a nice weekend!

David Hettinger commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:10:

If it works, it works, if not we'll wait. Have a good trip

Farzad Fallah commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:18:

Thanks ? ?

Joshua commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:35:

Thank you.

Remy prive commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:40:

Dank je!

Calvin H. commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:53:

Can you get the apk off the zip and just install the new version of the app over the old one?

Maike Sanchez commented on 2014-10-31 at 18:56:
Bryan Li commented on 2014-10-31 at 19:04:

Thanks for the update, I flashed on my N5 running L preview, it stuck at bootloader, can't boot up, anyone has any idea?

Horst-G. Thiel commented on 2014-10-31 at 19:30:

Grüße in meine Heimat Germany

Δημητριος Φροντζος commented on 2014-10-31 at 19:36:

thank you Clainfire.

have a nice weekend

Ajay Saxena commented on 2014-10-31 at 20:19:


wafeek alzeadna commented on 2014-10-31 at 20:22:

+Chainfire​ Come to Aachen :)

Joerg Lamberti commented on 2014-10-31 at 20:24:

If you are in Hanburg get in touch. Beer is on me:)

Miguel Ángel Serrano Ripoll commented on 2014-10-31 at 20:43:

Thanks Sir...

Davor Colic commented on 2014-10-31 at 21:13:

solid worx

nana kwejo duah commented on 2014-10-31 at 21:34:

Thnx man, you are best

Yuri Shapovalov commented on 2014-10-31 at 22:05:

Thanks man, kernel devs will be with you till the end, permissive selinux is no problem to set as standard. I have an option in my Stwekas controller for that ready :)

Now i need only LG G2 L build :)


Stephan Schmitz commented on 2014-10-31 at 22:07:

Forget Aachen.. Hamburg is nice. But Cologne is a must-see! ;-) Enjoy your trip anyway! Greets from Germany

Jason Sutton commented on 2014-10-31 at 22:12:

Worked amazingly well on my n4 running lollipop, could not mod system apps until you dropped this so a big thanks from me. Enjoy you're holiday. J

Ernesto Vispo commented on 2014-10-31 at 22:17:


Horst-G. Thiel commented on 2014-10-31 at 23:00:

No Problems on Galaxy S3 :-)

AKSHARA T G commented on 2014-11-01 at 04:20:


Enjoy your time in Germany ☺

Hugo Cisneros commented on 2014-11-01 at 04:52:

thank you CF

Adam Dudash commented on 2014-11-01 at 05:02:

Could you please finally add an "update/re-install SU binary" option? I've had a few updates tell me that I need to update my binary but when I click the notification, it just opens SuperSU like normal and doesn't update or offer to update the binary. This is on a vzw gs5 on the latest update.

jean-christophe manciot commented on 2014-11-01 at 09:28:

Will we be warned when the kernel switches to permissive mode?

Mehmet Ozturk commented on 2014-11-01 at 12:21:

+Chainfire Can you please share the firmware for the Galaxy Note 4 N910CQ (Turkish exynos variant) Thanks in advance...

Onni Härkönen commented on 2014-11-01 at 18:07:

Thanks for making supersu! I wish i could use dogecoins to buy the proversion on google play. I will root soon and use supersu.

johan feli commented on 2014-11-02 at 02:25:


John Villante commented on 2014-11-02 at 08:42:

Have fun

Gregory Dean commented on 2014-11-02 at 18:43:

Do I install the 2.17 zip using safestrap?

مرتضی الملكي commented on 2014-11-02 at 19:10:

Don't install

مرتضی الملكي commented on 2014-11-02 at 20:26:

How install SU data for super su

khaled ahmed commented on 2014-11-02 at 20:37:

Nice work keep it up

Juan Ramón Contreras commented on 2014-11-02 at 21:46:

Hello you think is possible sim unlock the sprint note 4, i bought this phone on ebay by error and need it unlocked to use it in my country, i see one method to unlock the sprint note 3 can be possible do it with a similar process thanks,

Jack Li commented on 2014-11-03 at 05:20:

Thank you sir, enjoy your trip.

Scott Edwards commented on 2014-11-03 at 05:58:

I'm having trouble downloading. It's like 6kb. :-(

Abdel EL commented on 2014-11-03 at 14:55:

Any invites for inbox guys ....i need one thx

Jacques commented on 2014-11-03 at 17:01:

Thanks Chainfire

Rayan Lewise commented on 2014-11-03 at 19:33:

i need root of galaxy trend gt-s7560

please help me !

Kareem Younes commented on 2014-11-04 at 06:35:

Please I want to know how to update su binary out dated by recovery mode PLEASE help

Sérgio Silva commented on 2014-11-04 at 22:41:

+Chainfire​ is the file corrupted?

Crossle Song commented on 2014-11-06 at 08:20:

I use it on Android 5.0 AOSP nexus7(2013) LRX21M, but failed.

I/ServiceManager( 2960): Waiting for service SurfaceFlinger... E/ServiceManager( 176): SELinux: getpidcon(pid=2296) failed to retrieve pid context. E/ServiceManager( 176): find_service('SurfaceFlinger') uid=0 - PERMISSION DENIED

Val Ozuna commented on 2014-11-08 at 01:47:

sorry i must have missed a few posts or something. do we still need an unsecure boot.img to gain root on android 5.0 or does this work by just flashing it? thanks and sorry if it has already been answered!

Philipp Heller commented on 2014-11-08 at 22:12:
Nevem Nincsen commented on 2014-11-12 at 22:36:

On the Oneplus one it make realy long boot time. 15-20 minutes.

Andrew Price commented on 2014-11-13 at 01:02:

Anyone give this a try yet on today's release of Lollipop for the Nexus 5 or Nexus 7?

Kyle Null commented on 2014-11-13 at 01:21:

+Andrew Price

Root is not currently working on Nexus 5.  Shouldn't take long to get going again, knowing how great Chainfire is.

Josh Moore commented on 2014-11-13 at 01:41:

This may be a stupid question, but will the insecure boot.IMG from the Dev preview work with the retail release?

Andrew Price commented on 2014-11-13 at 01:54:
Kyle Null commented on 2014-11-13 at 02:06:

+Andrew Price I prefer to flash SuperSU through TWRP if possible.

Edit: Looks like Auto Root uses SuperSU v2.20, and the highest I could find is v2.19beta.

Manolohd dholonaM commented on 2014-11-13 at 14:59:

all ok for me with cf autoroot

Brian Cowan commented on 2014-11-13 at 23:49:

Installed on my 2012 n7 after updating to lollipop. Its installed, but not in the apps list. Can't clear data either. Will try factory reset and see what happens.

Cédric Monféfoul commented on 2014-11-14 at 11:34:

Super Su pro 2.20 installed on Nexus 7 2013 Lollipop with cf autoroot.. But no apps could be rooted :( super su installed and recognised...

Eduardo Victor commented on 2014-11-16 at 19:44:

Masis top

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